Saturday, May 13, 2017

ANNOUNCING The Second Annual Olivia de Havilland Blogathon + Errol Flynn!!!

Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and I are excited to announce that the Olivia de Havilland Blogathon is back! And this time we've added Errol Flynn!!

Last year we hosted the Olivia de Havilland Centenary Blogathon in honor of Miss de Havilland's 100th birthday. As she is still with us, and since last years was so successful, we've decided to bring it back. Errol Flynn, Olivia's most famous co-star, celebrates his birthday June 20 so we decided to add him to this annual event (he would be 108).

The blogathon will run from July 1st to July 3 with a wrap-up day on the 4th.

Here are the rules:

1. Choose any film or topic pertaining to either or both Olivia or Errol. Up to TWO Duplicates of their films is allowed, so if you see that only one blogger is writing about, say, The Adventures of Robin Hood, you are free to write about it also. Also, feel free to write more than one post! There's a lot of films and interesting topics between these two stars!

2. Once you have made your selection(s), leave a comment below or over on Crystal's blog. Please be sure to include the name and link to your blog (so I don't have to look it up). I'd also appreciate it if you choose a film to please include the year of it's release.

3. Please be sure to acknowledge both hosts in your post with a link back, as there's nothing more frustrating than putting in a bunch of work planning and making banners only to not be mentioned. This has happened to me several times.

4. Lastly, grab a banner and spread the word! We had over 40 participants last year. Let's see if we can top it in honor of these two iconic and beloved stars!


Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: My Journey with Olivia

*In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: Olivia de Havilland and Bette Davis

The Dream Book Blog: The Heiress (1949)

Musings of a Classic Film Addict: Dodge City (1939)

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: Dodge City (1939)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood: Cry Wolf (1947)

*Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews: The Snake Pit (1948)

Realweegiemidget Reviews: The Swarm (1978)

*Pop Culture Reverie: Light in the Piazza (1962)

Old Hollywood Films: Captain Blood (1935)

Life with Books and Movies: To Each His Own (1946)

Movies Meet Their Match: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Hamlette's Soliloquey: Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Critica Retro: It's Love I'm After (1937)

Taking Up Room: Gone With the Wind (1939)

Sat In Your Lap: It’s Love I’m After (1937) & Gentleman Jim (1942)

The Stop Button: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

The Wonderful World of Cinema: Top Ten Olivia de Havilland Movies


  1. Oh my god. If I hadn't been at work when I saw this, I would have squealed. FINALLY AN ERROL FLYNN BLOGATHON. I may be a tad excited...

    I would love to write about Cry Wolf (1947). I might even come up with a second topic if I think I can swing it. This is going to be so great!

    1. Love that movie!! I figured since no one else has done one I'd have to step up ;)

  2. I want to join this, but I do not yet know what I want to review! Also, it's the same time as the Swashathon event that I already signed up for, and I'll have company that weekend. But if I can figure anything out, I'll come back and sign up :-)

    1. Oh, wait! It's NOT the same weekend as the Swashathon! Hmm, then I might be able to swing this, if I can figure out what to post about.

    2. Whatever you can swing is fine with me :)

    3. I've got it! I'll review Santa Fe Trail (1940).

    4. Awesome! Adding you now :)

  3. Hello Phyl!

    This looks super fun, I would love to participate! Can I steal doing one of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)?
    I'm MovieCritic at Movies Meet Their Match (

    This is a really cool blog!


    1. You've got it! I'll add it to the post in the morning.


  4. Hi, Phyl! I see "Gone With the Wind" isn't taken yet. Would that be all right?

    1. Whoops forgot to reply to this! You've got it! I will add it to the roster soon :)

  5. That's OK, no problem, Phyl! Thanks! :-)

  6. Hi
    thanks for a great blogathon and hope you both well, thanks for hosting
    from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

    1. Thank you for participating! Adding your's to today's post :)