When I first embarked on my journey into the world of classic cinema, I discovered a myriad of stars who I greatly admire, but before any of these individuals entered the picture, I became acquainted with two prominent figures whose names had been etched in my memory – they are known universally as Katharine Hepburn ( 1907 – 2003 ) and Spencer Tracy ( 1900 – 1967 )

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy are two of the greatest stars to ever have their presence adorn the silver screen. Today they are best remembered for their dynamic and magnetic partnership, but outside of their story-book romance, the two nurtured successful careers of their own, and triumphed in every genre.

Kate and Spence are two of my personal favorite stars. It is because of this reason that I have decided to shine the spotlight on both of them with a blogathon for the second time. When the idea sprang to mind, I simply couldn’t pass it up. For this years edition, my fellow Kate enthusiast and friend Michaela from Love Letters To Old Hollywood is joining me as co-host.

Before I proceed with the rules, I want to say that its rather fitting that I’m hosting this blogathon tribute. I’m currently conducting a blog series and film marathon on Kate, and at the end of it, I’m hoping to get my own weekly or monthly feature writing about Kate films in some sort of publication, if all goes well.



1. This blogathon is not just restricted to the nine films that Spence and Kate made together. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the indelible legacy and illustrious filmography of both stars. Bloggers are welcome to write about any film that starred Kate or Spencer or any topic pertaining to Hepburn or Tracy.

2. Due to the diversity of the subject matter, we are allowing no more than two duplicates per topic. I know this sounds extremely fair, but we want to give everybody the opportunity to participate. If you have a topic in mind, act fast. Also, you are welcome to write more than one entry if you wish. However, we are limiting it to three posts per blog.

3. This blogathon is a loving tribute to both Kate and Spence. All bloggers are welcome to participate, but we will not accept any post that appears derogatory or disrespectful to either star. I also want to state that entries focusing on Kate’s head tremor will not be allowed. By all means, you are welcome to mention it in your articles, but posts that are strictly about that subject are verbatim.

4. All contributions must be new material only. Previously published posts will not be accepted.

5. The blogathon will take place on October 11th- 13th, 2019. Please submit your entries on either of these days or early if you wish. For those of you posting early, just remember that your entry won’t be linked until the event starts. We understand that these are not birth or death dates for either star, but we simply couldn’t wait for any anniversary. Besides, Kate and Spence are important enough to be celebrated any time of the year.

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. Please take one of these beautiful banners that were designed by Michaela, and advertise in on your blog. We look forward to seeing you in October.


PAT AND MIKE ( 1952 )



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In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – Kate and Spence: A Memorable Partnership & TBD.

Love Letters To Old Hollywood – Stage Door ( 1937 )

The Stop Button – Adam’s Rib ( 1949 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews – Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? ( 1967 )

Caftan Woman – Keeper Of The Flame ( 1942 )

Critica Retro – Desk Set ( 1957 )

A Shroud Of Thoughts – The People Against O’Hara ( 1951 )

Pop Culture Reverie – TBD.

Pale Writer – Undercurrent ( 1946 )

18 Cinema Lane – One Christmas ( 1994 & It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World ( 1963 )

Dubsism – Pat and Mike ( 1952 )

Vintage Genevieve – Katharine Hepburn and Fashion.

Taking Up Room – The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )

Poppity Talks Classic Film – Spencer Tracy Double Feature: The Mountain ( 1956 ) and Broken Lance ( 1954 )

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – The African Queen ( 1951 )

Anybody Got A Match? – Katharine Hepburn’s legendary status with the Academy

Retro Movie Buff – Pat and Mike ( 1952 )

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – The African Queen ( 1951 ) and Spencer’s costumes. 

Screen Dreams – Woman Of The Year ( 1942 )

The Wonderful World Of Cinema – Quality Street ( 1937 )

Linda Pacey: Guest post on In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner ( 1967 )

Movie Critic – The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )




      1. I want to do one topic on Ethel and the other on John. For John, I’m thinking of “A Bill Of Divorcement”, as I’m doing a Katharine Hepburn series, which could lead to a weekly column ( maybe ), and for Ethel, I was thinking like a top ten list of my favorite films of hers. I haven’t fully decided on it yet though.

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  1. Hi Crystal! Thanks for inviting me to join the blogathon! I’d like to review “One Christmas” (starring Katherine Hepburn) and “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (starring Spencer Tracy).


  2. Hello there!

    I have participated in a few of your blogathons before and I was wondering if I could participate in this one. Would it be possible for me to write about Katharine Hepburn and fashion?

    Thank you from Vintagenevieve. 🙂


  3. Hello!

    I recently went to the National Art Gallery in D.C two weeks ago and I saw Katharine Hepburn’s Oscars! Is it okay if I do a piece on her legendary status with the Academy? Thanks again!


  4. Dear Crystal,

    I would love to join this blogathon! May I write about “The African Queen?”

    By the way, I would like to invite you to a blogathon my sister is hosting, “The Phantom of the Opera Blogathon.” Taking place on September 23-25, it will be dedicated to all things “phantom.” I don’t know if you are a “phan,” but we would love to have you join us!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan


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