A consummate actor who epitomized the words, tall, dark and handsome, Rock Hudson endured a successful career in motion pictures, and is best remembered today for his romantic on-screen partnership with Doris Day.

Rock Hudson was one of cinemas most acclaimed stars. In a career that spanned forty-two years, Hudson showcased his acting abilities in a diverse range of genres and particularly excelled at comedy, a field in which he was initially reluctant to explore.

Away from the camera, Rock Hudson led a rather storied life. He had forged memorable friendships with Doris Day and Elizabeth Taylor, who both supported him immensely during his final years. Sadly, Hudson passed away on October 2nd, 1985, from AIDS related complications. He was less than two months shy of his 60th birthday.

Rock Hudson made his star-studded debut into this world on November 17th, 1925. To honor this tremendous actor on what would have been his 93rd birthday, Michaela from Love Letters To Old Hollywood, and myself from In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood, are hosting a blogathon dedicated to Rock Hudson and his unparalleled talents.

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1. Bloggers are welcome to write about anything relating to Rock Hudson, from his films, his television appearances, his friendship and collaborations with Doris Day to his personal life. We only ask that all posts must be respectable. We will not accept any article that raises the subject of his homosexuality.

2. Rock Hudson has an extensive resume of films that consists of 74 acting credits, but to give everyone the chance to participate, we are allowing no more than two duplicates. Please check the roster to see if your choice of topic has been claimed twice.

3. When it comes to Rock Hudson, there are so many different avenues to explore, so if you want to write more than one entry that’s fine. However, we are allowing a limit of no more than three entries per person.

4. The blogathon will take place on the dates, November 17th – 19th, so please have your articles ready by then. We also accept early entries.

5. Please submit new material. We will not accept previously published posts.

6. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Michaela’s 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: or by contacting Michaela. 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 spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Below are a few banners made my Michaela, so grab yourself one of the gorgeous banners, and we’ll see you in November to celebrate all things Rock Hudson.

Subjects that have been claimed twice and therefore cannot be chosen again.

Pillow Talk ( 1959 )

Rock Hudson and Doris Day’s friendship.

A Gathering of Eagles ( 1963 )

The Undefeated ( 1969 )

Has Anybody Seen My Gal? ( 1952 )

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In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood : Pillow Talk ( 1959 )

Love Letters To Old Hollywood : Blindfold ( 1966 )

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films : Magnificent Obsession ( 1954 )

The Wonderful World Of Cinema : The friendship of Rock Hudson and Doris Day.

Pop Culture Reverie : Pillow Talk ( 1959 )

Musings of a Classic Film Addict : Seconds ( 1966 )

Caftan Woman : Has Anybody Seen My Gal ( 1952 )

The Midnight Drive-In : The Undefeated ( 1969 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews : Pretty Maids All In A Row ( 1971 )

The Stop Button : All That Heaven Allows ( 1955 )

Back To Golden Days : Rock Hudson’s early years.

Critica Retro : Rock Hudson’s Indian roles.

The Story Enthusiast : The Tarnished Angels ( 1957 )

Dubsism : A Gathering of Eagles ( 1963 )

Silver Screenings : The Last Sunset ( 1961 )

Movie Rob : Tobruk ( 1967 ), A Gathering of Eagles ( 1963 ) and Darling Lili ( 1970 )

Hamlette’s Soliloquy : Giant ( 1956 )

Poppity : Ice Station Zebra ( 1968 )

Anybody Got A Match : Rock Hudson and Doris Day’s friendship.

Mike’s Take On The Movies : Man’s Favorite Sport ( 1964 )

Taking Up Room : Send Me No Flowers ( 1964 )

It Came From The Man Cave : Avalanche ( 1978 )

The Flapper Dame : The Undefeated ( 1969 )

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society : Has Anybody Seen My Gal? ( 1952 )

Pale Writer : The Mirror Crack’d ( 1980 )






  1. maddylovesherclassicfilms

    Rock is awesome. November is a good time for me, so please put me down for a post on Magnificent Obsession. Hope all good with you.


  2. Samantha Ellis

    ROCK! I love him so much, but I need to see more of his films. Please put me down for Seconds (1966). Thank you for the opportunity to check it out, and I’ll be announcing my next blogathon very soon too!


  3. Hi, Crystal! Here it goes an interesting topic: I want to write about the times Rock Hudson played an Indian – and why it wasn’t somethng nice to do. How about?


  4. Dear Crystal,

    I thought that I said I would like to join this blogathon, but I see now that I did not. If I may, I would like to write about “Has Anybody Seen My Gal?” from 1952 if I may. This is a great topic for a blogathon. I also just saw the announcement for the Disability in Film Blogathon. I would like to join that one, too. My topic of choice is “The River” from 1951. This film by Jean Renoir is about a young American who goes to India to visit his cousin’s family, having lost his leg in military service. This situation is very deep because the actor, Thomas Breen, Joseph I. Breen youngest son, had actually lost his right leg in World War II.

    By the way, I would like to invite you to join “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon.” This blogathon, which will be taking place on October 12-17, is a celebration of the Code, its Era, and its enforcer, Joseph I. Breen. We are using this blogathon to honor Joseph Breen on his 130th birthday, which would have been on October 14. However, we are extending the blogathon to October 17 to celebrate the second anniversary of PEPS, which was founded on October 17, 2016. You can participate by breening a film that is not from the Breen Era (1934-1954) or by analyzing a Code films. You can also discuss an aspect of the Code, its influence on Hollywood, or Mr. Breen itself. You can find out more and join here:

    I would also like to invite you to join a blogathon which my sister, Rebekah, is hosting in November. On November 9-11, PEPS is hosting the Claude Rains Blogathon in honor of this marvelous actor’s 129th birthday on November 10. You can read the announcements and sign up here:

    I hope that you’ll be able to join! We could really use your talents.

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan


      1. Dear Crystal,

        Thank you! I look forward to writing these articles. As to the Claude Rains Blogathon, we received your comment! That is a wonderful topic! We will put you on the roster. By the way, I know that it is coming up very soon, but do you think you might want to participate in “The Second Great Breening Blogathon?” We could really use your talent!

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan


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