It’s that time of year again when the legendary Bette Davis is the celebrated star of my frequent blogathons. With the success of the two previous blogathons, I’ve decided to shine the spotlight on Bette for the third consecutive year.

As we all know, Bette Davis would be celebrating her 110th birthday this April 5th, and what better way is there to celebrate the special occasion than hosting a blogathon?



1. Now we all know the drill. Bloggers are welcome to write about anything relating to Bette Davis. There are a wealth of topics available, so the list is endless. As always, I encourage people to be imaginative and think outside the square. Instead of writing about her movies, you might want to provide a detailed analysis on another aspect of her life and career.

2. Because the life of Bette Davis is brimming with stories, I am allowing no more than two duplicates. If you have a topic in mind, act fast.

3. The blogathon commences on Bette’s birthday on April 5th, and finishes on April 7th. On the day of the blogathon I will publish a new post where bloggers can submit their entries. I only ask that you please send me your articles on either of those days or early if you prefer, and I’ll happily promote them.

4. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog, along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please choose one of the banners and advertise it on your blog. I look forward to seeing you all in April to celebrate all things Bette Davis.

Bloggers please note: Dark Victory, Now Voyager, All About Eve, Mr. Skeffington and Death On The Nile has been claimed the maximum number of times, and is no longer available. 

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In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: Bette Davis profile ( Life story ) and TBA

Love Letters To Old Hollywood: A Stolen Life ( 1946 )

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: Now Voyager ( 1942 )

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: All About Eve ( 1950 )

Critica Retro: The Petrified Forest ( 1936 )

Prince Of Hollywood: Another Man’s Poison ( 1951 )

Anybody Got A Match?: The Star ( 1951 )

Outspoken and Freckled: Now Voyager ( 1942 )

Old Hollywood Films: The famous red dress scene in “Jezebel” ( 1938 )

The Midnight Drive-In: The Watcher In The Woods ( 1980 ) and Return From Witch Mountain ( 1978 )

In The Vintage Kitchen: Bette Davis’ recipes, and Kathryn Sermak’s book, Miss. D & Me.

Taking Up Room: The Bride Came C.O.D. ( 1941 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews: Death On The Nile ( 1978 )

The Dream Book Blog: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? ( 1962 )

The Stop Button: Dark Victory ( 1939 )

Vitaphone Dreamer: Dark Victory ( 1939 )

A Shroud Of Thoughts: The Man Who Came To Dinner ( 1942 )

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Mr. Skeffington ( 1944 )

Caftan Woman: Bette’s guest appearance on The Virginian ( 1962 )

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Mr. Skeffington ( 1944 )

Pop Culture Reverie: Death On The Nile ( 1978 )

Karavansara: The Virgin Queen ( 1955 )

What The Craggus Saw: The Watcher In The Woods ( 1980 )

Christina Wehner: Strangers ( 1979 )

Silver Screen Classics: Marked Woman ( 1937 )

Vinnie H: Watch On The Rhine ( 1943 )

I Found It At The Movies: All About Eve ( 1950 )

Whimsically Classic: Beyond The Forest ( 1949 )

Elizabeth Nelson: Guest post at In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: Bette Davis vs. Tallulah Bankhead.

Portraits By Jenni: Bette Davis’ guest appearance on Perry Mason.

The Story Enthusiast: Winter Meeting ( 1948 )

Vintage Geneive: Bette Davis’ film costumes.



  1. Michaela

    Glad to see this is back! There are so many good choices, but I think I’ll go with A Stolen Life (1946).


  2. Hello Krystal! This is so timely because I’m just reading a new book about Bette Davis written by her personal assistant. I’d love to participate with a blog post about some sort of food-related topic regarding Bette Davis along with a review of the book, Miss D & Me if you are okay with that?


      1. Oh my goodness Crystal! I’m so sorry I spelled your name wrong before. I’m Katherine with a K and people also spell my name a zillion different ways. I also try to take such care in the proper spelling of other people’s names. I think my brain has officially checked out for weekend.


  3. Dear Crystal,

    In response to your comment, this looks like a swell blogathon! I’m strongly considering joining, and I’m contemplating watching and reviewing “Mr. Skeffington,” since I’ve read a lot about it, and it sounds like a great film. I will give you a definite answer after my blogathon is over.

    Good luck with your article! I look forward to seeing it.


    Rebekah Brannan


    1. Dear Crystal,

      I see that you put us on the roster. I’m glad! I was just about to send you a comment asking you to. We would love to participate with this great movie. It will give Rebekah and me an excuse to watch it. We look forward to receiving your article whenever it is ready.

      Yours Hopefully,

      Tiffany Brannan


  4. Dear Crystal,

    I just wanted to send you a little reminder note about the banners. Since you’re writing about a movie with just Jeanette MacDonald, please use the third banner in my article, which features a picture of Jeanette by herself.

    Thank you!


    Rebekah Brannan


      1. Dear Crystal,

        We’re looking forward to your entry in our blogathon and to your Elizabeth Taylor Blogathon, plus your Bette Davis blogathon. You have some great birthday blogathons!

        Speaking of blogathons, I have an idea for a new one in July. I would be honored if you would co-host it with me. It will be called “The Perfect Code Film Blogathon.” I described it briefly at the bottom of the Singing Sweethearts Blogathon roster: I just put it out as an idea now, since I want to see if there’s any interest before I make an official announcement. All you’d have to do is post it on your website and maybe host one day. I’d be thrilled just to have your experience and prestige involved.

        Thank you for your support, Crystal. I really appreciate it.

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan

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      2. Hi Tiffany. I’m looking forward to reading your articles for the two blogathons, and I’m happy to be writing my post for your blogathon. I’m really sorry that it’s so late again, but it will definitely be coming.

        I am honored that you’ve asked me to co-host the blogathon with you. It’s a marvelous idea and a wonderful topic, so I would love to collaborate with you. Thanks for asking.

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      3. Dear Crystal,

        Thank you so much for saying that you would like to co-host my blogathon. It means a lot to me. Since I want to see if there is interest in the topic before I make banners and publish the official announcement, do you think that you could say something about the idea at the end of your article for the “Singing Sweethearts Blogathon?” You could copy what I said at the bottom of the Singing Sweethearts roster. You’re website is just so much more popular than mine. If you could promote the idea that way, we could see if people are interested in participating.

        Thank you again!

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan


  5. Dear Crystal,

    I’m afraid that I will not be able to participate in your blogathon. I have actually never seen “Mr. Skeffington,” and, since I don’t have much experience at writing articles, I’m afraid that it would be very hard for me to write about film right after seeing it for the first time.

    I’m sorry that I didn’t contact you sooner, but I’m sure that somebody else will be able to write an article about this great film.

    By the way, do you think that you will be submitting your article on “Naughty Marietta” sometime? I know that you’re very busy, so if you don’t manage to do it, I understand.

    Good luck with your blogathon, I know it will be a big success!


    Rebekah Brannan


  6. Hello,
    I was wondering if there is still a chance that I could be a part of this blogathon. Basically I haven’t been a part of one before however I would really love to be a part of this one. My blog name is: Vintagenevieve and my URL address is: Finally, the subject that I would love to cover is in regards to Bette Davis and costume design choices in relation to her being a ‘character actress’.


  7. I’ve just realized that, through sheer coincidence, I’ve unwittingly contributed to this blogathon! A couple of months ago I scheduled a post to appear in the early hours of yesterday morning (which it did) on The Bad Sister (1931), in which Bette starred (her first screen role) alongside the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Sidney Fox. My piece, in case anyone’s interested, is here.


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