Discovering new stars is like stumbling across a pot of gold. There is something rewarding about exploring the illustrious filmography and witnessing the indelible talents of a completely different actor who we haven’t unearthed before on screen.

Are you looking to explore the body of work from a legendary talent from the pantheon of notable stars? Well here is your chance to unleash those actors who we once dismissed and take a dive into their filmography. The reason for this is because my friend Virginie from The Wonderful World of Cinema and myself are teaming up with Samantha from Musings of a Classic Film Addict to present The Marathon Stars Blogathon for a second consecutive year.


For those who are interested in joining, there are some rules that must be adhered to.

1. Due to cinemas large constellation of stars who all hail from the highest magnitude, we are allowing no duplicates. If there is an actor or actress who you are eager to explore, act fast to make sure you get the person of your choice.

2. If you are hoping to discover more than one pot of gold by discovering more than one star that is fine. However, we are allowing a maximum of two entries per person.

3. The blogathon will take place between March 14th – 16th. Please submit your articles during any of these days or early if you prefer. In the meantime, explore and unearth those cobwebs of cinema.

4. The purpose of this blogathon is to discover stars that you have seen very little of. If you’ve seen a certain actor or actress in more than three films than they are not applicable for the blogathon. THE STAR OF YOUR CHOICE MUST BE SOMEONE WHO YOU HAVE SEEN IN THREE FILMS OR LESS OR SOMEONE WHO YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IN ANY FILM. Also, we are not limiting you to classic film stars only. If you want to write about a modern star that is fine. If you do choose a modern star, they must have appeared in motion pictures before the year 2000. We are also allowing movie stars of any kind. Character actors are most welcome.

5. If you are interested in joining, please let us know the movie star of your choice along with your blog name and URL. Once your topic has been confirmed, please take one of these banners that were created by Virginie, Samantha and myself and promote it on your blog. We suggest that you register as soon as possible. You must allow yourself plenty of time to watch the movies of the star of your choice. Also, we recommend that you watch a minimum of five films or more. These films must be movies you have never seen before. Of course, you are more than welcome to include the films that you have seen of your chosen star in the article, but the films you watch for this blogathon must be ones that have escaped you. We look forward to hearing who you choose. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at Thank you.

P.S. If you haven’t already, please be sure to check out my Fourth Annual Bette Davis Blogathon that I will be hosting in April. Click on the this text to visit the announcement post.

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In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: Linda Darnell and Janet Gaynor.

The Wonderful World of Cinema: Tallulah Bankhead.

Musings of a Classic Film Addict: Pier Angeli.

Poppity Talks Classic Films: Irene Dunne.

Overture Books and Films: Joan Leslie.

Widescreen World: Amitabh Bachchan ( Bollywood actor )

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Rosalind Russell.

Pale Writer: Laird Cregar. 

Whimsically Classic: Yvette Mimieux. 

The Dream Book Blog: Geraldine Fitzgerald. 

The Stop Button: Luise Rainer. 

Critica Retro: Gloria Swanson. 

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Champagne For Lunch: Dolores Del Rio.

Vintage Genevieve: Clara Bow.

Taking Up Room: Bela Lugosi.

The Midnight Drive-In: Faith Domergue.

Popcorn and Flickers: James Cagney.

Movies Meet Their Match: Katharine Hepburn.


  1. This sounds utterly fantastic! I would love to write about Irene Dunne. She is someone with whom I am largely unfamiliar and so this is the perfect opportunity to get to know her. 😁
    I hope you enjoy discovering Linda. She is one of my all-time faves. 🧡


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      1. Rich

        Then I’ll take Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan! His peak was the 70s and 80s, and I guarantee you I never even heard of him before today, much less seen a movie of his.


  3. Sorry but didnt read this properly and just noticed have to watch five films with your review choice, wont have time to do this sorry. So will have to withdraw from the blogathon, sorry but looking forward to discovering more talent through this. Will you run this next year so I can be better prepared?


    1. The objective of the blogathon is more to discuss the chosen actor’s performance. Yes you have to watch 5 films, but you don’t necessarily have to discuss every elements of them. Just what you thought of your chosen actor performance is enough! 😉

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  5. It occurs to me that the only movie I’ve seen with Faith Domergue is “This Island Earth” and even that was only the MST3K take on it, not the uncut original. This legendary “scream queen” deserves a post, I think.


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