Announcing: The Duo Double Feature Blogathon

Hello all! I know I’ve been a tad AWOL lately, but like most of you, I’ve been doing the TCM Hitchcock class, and devoted time to viewing his films I’ve never seen before. Its sad it’s nearing the end- but never fear, as both Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and I are excited to announce a new Blogathon, The Duo Double Feature Blogathon.
We’ve all at some point in our movie watching sessions have come across two actors who are just magical together- whether it be a romantic couple or a buddy- buddy/best friends pairing- there’s so many great ones- Doris & Rock, Olivia & Errol, Bill & Myrna- but then you have the lesser known but equally fabulous pairings- Doris & James Garner, Grace Kelly & Bing Crosby- and they again- just have that magic- then somewhere along the line you look up the two stars and say to yourself, MAN only TWO movies together??? Why? They should’ve made 10 more together- and that’s just what this blogathon is about- Two stars who only made Two movies together, no more no less- just 2 (note-we are not counting the brief cameos in films such as Thank Your Lucky Stars or Variety Girl- we are talking actual characters/ roles in a film) . It will run from September 22-24.

The rules are simple- Just choose a screen pairing that only made two movies together. Rather than giving a super in depth summary of both films (as this would be super long!) maybe do a quick summary of each and spend more time talking about the magical chemistry between the two- maybe mention a funny story or some favorite scenes/ moments from real life and/or the films they made.  Remember- these are two people we wish did way more films- what makes them so amazing together? (No repeats please- plenty of dous to write about!)

Need to double check about a duo? Here is a simple list to get you started- (You may sign up with me, at Laura’s blog, or message either of us on twitter!)
-Robert Redford and Natalie Wood- TAKEN BY THE FLAPPER DAME
-William Holden and Grace Kelly
-William Holden and Audrey Hepburn- Maddy Loves Her Classic Films
-Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
-Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable
-James Garner and Doris Day
-Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio (yes- in the future we want this to change)
-Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman- Little Bits of Classics
-Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball
-James Stewart and John Wayne
-Robert Redford and Paul Newman- Thoughts All Sorts
-Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan
-James Stewart and Kim Novak- Moon in Gemini
-James Stewart and Myrna Loy
-Jean Harlow and William Powell-Random Pictures
-Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy- Critica Retro
-William Powell and Rosalind Russell
-Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant
-Cary Grant and Sophia Loren- Anyone Got a Match?
-James Stewart and Jean Arthur
-James Stewart and Maureen Ohara
-Henry Fonda and Maureen Ohara
-John Wayne and Donna Reed
-Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood
-Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth
-Barbara Stanwyck William Holden
-Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake
-Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon
-Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman

  • Errol Flynn and Bette Davis
  • Errol Flynn and Eleanor Parker
  • Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon- Charlene’s Mostly Classic Movie Reviews
  • Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson
  • Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins
  • James Cagney and Bette Davis
  • Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy- Movies Meet their Match
  • Lauren Bacall  and John Wayne- In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood
  • William Powell and Ronald Colman- That William Powell Site
  • Susan Hayward and Tyrone Power- Caftan Woman
  • Brenda Marshall and Errol Flynn- Phyllis Loves Classic Movies
  • Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci- The Story Enthusiast 
  • Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton- Realweegiemidget Reviews
  • John Wayne and General Sterling Price- Midnite Drive in
  • Julia Roberts and Richard Gere- dbMoviesblog
  • Vera Ellen and Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly – Love Letters to Old Hollywood
  • Joseph Cotten and Ethel Barrymore- In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood
  • Cary Grant and Jean Arthur-Sat in your Lap
  • Margaret Lockwood and Stewart Granger- The Wonderful World of Cinema
  • Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins- Old Hollywood Films
  • Words Seem Out of Place: Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino
    Taking Up Room: Betty Grable and Don Ameche

If you want to do a duo not on this list- that’s fine! Just make sure they only made two movies together! (seriously- we have just scratched the surface in terms of this list!!)

Feel free to grab one of the FABULOUS banners made by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies- aka my fabulously awesome  co-host and close friend! (note- you can also use the one at the top of this page- the one with Jean and Myrna)

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Hope to see you there!!!!!


37 thoughts on “Announcing: The Duo Double Feature Blogathon

  1. Gill Jacob

    Hi can I do a post on Michael Caine and Sally Field? They were in Surrender and Beyond the Poseidon Adventure together? Thanks, Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

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