Thursday, August 3, 2017

ANNOUNCING the Duo Double Feature Blogathon!

Last week The Flapper Dame came up with a fun idea for a blogathon and asked if I would like to co-host it with her. The idea is two stars who made only two films together, or, the Duo Double Feature Blogathon. In the Golden Days of Hollywood, it was common for certain stars to make several movies together (usually stars that were part of the same studio). Some made as many as 14 films together (William Powell and Myrna Loy) while others only made two films together. Those are the films we want to explore in this blogathon. Whether they were memorable pairings (James Garner and Doris Day) or lesser known ones (Errol Flynn and Brenda Marshall), as long as they made only two films together they are okay. The blogathon will run from Sept. 22-24.

Here's a list of some great duos to get you started. Keep in mind that they don't have to be romantic pairings (Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy; Robert Redford and Paul Newman). Have one not on the list? That's fine too!
P.S. If you see a pairing on this list that made more than two movies together please let us know so we can remove it. Mistakes happen!
William Powell and Jean Harlow
William Powell and Hedy Lamarrt
William Powell and Rosalind Russell
William Powell and Luise Rainer
Carole Lombard and John Barrymore
Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy
Cary Grant and Sophia Loren
Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant
James Stewart and Jean Arthur
James Stewart and Myrna Loy
James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara
Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara and Natalie Wood
John Wayne and Donna Reed
John Wayne and Gail Russell
Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth
Barbara Stanwyck and William Holden
William Holden and Glenn Ford
William Holden and Audrey Hepburn
William Holden and Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby
Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable
Clark Gable and Loretta Young
James Garner and Doris Day
Rod Taylor and Doris Day
Dorothy McGuire and Tommy Kirk
Paul Douglas and Jean Peters
Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball
John Wayne and Dean Martin
James Stewart and John Wayne
Robert Redford and Paul Newman
Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan
James Stewart and Kim Novak
James Stewart and Myrna Loy
Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman
Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell
Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake
Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman
Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich
Errol Flynn and Eleanor Parker
Errol Flynn and Bette Davis
Errol Flynn and Brenda Marshall
Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins
James Cagney and Bette Davis
Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine
Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio


1. Once you have chosen your Duo Double Feature, let us know in the comments below or on The Flapper Dame's blog. PLEASE include the LINK to your blog (because sometimes I click on a commenter's name and it brings me to their Google Plus page and I end up having to Google their blog).

2. No duplicates. There are so many great Duo Double Features that we want to get as many as possible in here (I will cross out names above as they are taken).

3. Rather than do a super in-depth summery of the two films, you might prefer to do a quick summery and focus on the magic/chemistry between the two stars or share funny stories or scenes of the stars on the set or real-life.

4. Take a banner below and share on your blog to spread the word!



Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Judy Holliday and Jack Lemmon
The Flapper Dame: Natalie Wood and Robert Redford
Critica Retro: Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: William Holden and Audrey Hepburn
Thoughts All Sorts: Paul Newman and Robert Redford
That William Powell Site: William Powell and Ronald Colman
Caftan Woman: Susan Hayward and Tyrone Power
Story Enthusiast: Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: John Wayne and Lauren Bacall & Ethel Barrymore and Joseph Cotton
Charlene's (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews: Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon
Realweegiemidget Reviews: Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger
The Midnite Drive-In: Peter Weller and Nancy Allen
Movies Meet Their Match: Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy
Little Bits of Classics: Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
dbmoviesblog: Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
Anybody Got a Match?: Cary Grant and Sophia Loren
Love Letters to Old Hollywood: Vera Ellen and Fred Astaire AND Gene Kelly
Moon in Gemini: James Stewart and Kim Novak
Old Hollywood Films: Bette Davis & Miriam Hopkins
Sat in Your Lap: Cary Grant and Jean Arthur
The Wonderful World of Cinema: Margaret Lockwood and Stewart Granger
Words Seem Out of Place: Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino
Taking Up Room: Betty Grable and Don Ameche
Film Noir Archive: Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell
Random Pictures: William Powell and Jean Harlow
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: James Cagney and Doris Day
Silver Scenes: James MacArthur and Janet Munro


  1. Hi. Could I pick Robert Redford and Paul Newman please?

    1. You've got it! I'll add you to the roster in the morning :)

  2. Love this premise.

    I would like to write a piece on Susan Hayward and Tyrone Power, and their two collaborations 1951s Rawhide and 1955s Untamed. Thanks.

    1. A double duo I didn't know about! Thanks for joining :)

  3. This is so cool! I still have to think of what to do, but when I do I'll let you know!!

    1. Eager to hear your choice!

    2. I have decided I would like to do Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy, if they are not already taken!

      Movies Meet Their Match

    3. Great! I'll put you down :)

    4. I just learned that I can't do them. I have always seen Father of the Bride in our library, but it turns out that it is the remake! I'll come up with something else.

    5. If you're ok with watching movies online, the first one can be watched here and the second one is in the public domain so it's easy to find. There are several copies on YouTube. But if you want to pick a different duo that's fine too :)

    6. Youtube and that other site aren't working on my computer, thank you though. I'll try to think of another one.

  4. Though I love classic films and you've listed some great duo's I would like to cover Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci please. My website is

    1. That's a fantastic choice! I would have listed more modern duos but it would have taken me too long to think of any ;)

  5. Great idea. Please put me down for Lauren Bacall and John Wayne. Thanks.

    1. I can't believe I forgot about them!!! Great choice!!

  6. What a cool idea! I'd love to participate! Please put me down for Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney!

    1. The Blogathon is about two stars who only made two films together. Sorry if that wasn't clear. Do you have another choice?

  7. Oh dear, hmmm... I don't currently have another choice but I'll think about it! :)

  8. Being the quirky person I am, my first thought was to suggest John Wayne and General Sterling Price, the cat who appears in "True Grit" and "Rooster Cogburn (...and the Lady)" But I wasn't sure if that would fly, and I couldn't supplement the blog entry with any anecdotes about their off screen relationship if I did it. OK. I'm pretty sure the only two movies in which Peter Weller and Nancy Allen starred were the first two RoboCop movies. (Unless you are willing to accept General Sterling Price link...)

    1. I love it!!! Let me check with my co-host :)

    2. John Wayne and General Sterling Price is a go! 👍 Can't wait to read it!!

  9. Hi, this sounds to be such a great idea for a blogathon! I would like to write about Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, if it's possible. I do hope there're only two films they made together!
    Domi from Little bits of classics

    1. Someone has already picked them and we're not allowing duplicates. Do you have a second choice? Bill and Grace Kelly haven't been picked!

    2. Oops, I didn't notice that. Thanks for your tip, but I think I'll leave them for someone else and write about Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman instead. Are they still available?

    3. I'll put you down for them. Sorry about that again :)

    4. Not a problem, thanks for your help :)

  10. A great idea for a blogathon. If I am not mistaken Julia Roberts and Richard Gere made only two movies together. May I write about them? Thanks.

  11. What an interesting topic! It took me a few days to figure my choice out, but I think I got it. I'd like to do one big post about Vera-Ellen's partnerships with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Should be fun!

  12. I'll delve into Bette's other feud with Miriam Hopkins for Old Hollywood Films.

    1. Looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for joining!

  13. This is intriguing! Couple of questions: when would we need the blog post to run, just any day during that stretch of Sept 22-24? And just to clarify, we'd run the post on our own blog and you'd link to it? Sorry for the questions I'm just excited at this opportunity and want to make sure I understand it fully!

    Once you answer those questions...can I have Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino (who costarred in Frankie and Johnny and Scarface)? As of this writing I think I can make your due date but it might be tough - I have a vacation and a work trip between now and then.

    And my blog is:

    1. Yes, you can publish your post any day during the Blogathon or even before. Once you publish your post just comment on this post or the post I will put up the morning of the 22nd with a link to your post. Also, don't worry if your post ends up being a day late. I will still be happy to link it.

      I'll put you down for Pfeiffer and Pacino. Glad to have you in the Blogathon! Let me know if you have any more questions :)

    2. Terrific, thank you! This is such a great idea, thanks for putting it out there for other bloggers to participate.

      I only discovered your blog recently, plus at my own blog I've been revisiting the essential performances of Michelle Pfeiffer this is all very fortuitous!

  14. This is a cool idea! I'd like to do Peter Lawford and Fred Astaire in "Royal Wedding" and "Easter Parade," please. They were also both in the first "That's Entertainment," but I don't think that really counts, right? Here's my blog:

    1. Sounds great!! I'll add you to the list in a bit :) Thanks for joining!

    2. You're welcome, Laura--thanks for adding me! :-)

  15. Hi again, Laura! I'm gonna have to change mine to Betty Grable and Don Ameche, if that's OK. Unfortunately, in Royal Wedding Lawford and Astaire are barely ever onscreen together, so it's not going to work. Derp. Oh well. :-)

  16. Lots of dynamite duos here! Love the idea. I'd love to do Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell, and the blog is Film Noir Archive per usual, at Thanks!

  17. Hi there sorry to be a pain but can I change my post to Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger.. from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

  18. Hi me again - not changing my choice but can you mention my change to the flapper dame as my comment doesn't appear to have gone through - thaanks

  19. I'm can't seem to find the motivation to do the entry for which I originally signed up. Truth be told, I was just trying to be quirky, but I really don't know how to justify the pairing for this blogathon, since the cat only appears briefly in one or two scenes each movie. I think I'd like to save this double feature for a later date and go with my second choice instead, Peter Weller and Nancy Allen in Robo Cop and Robo Cop II. Sorry to be a PITA...

  20. Hello! My post on Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino is now live. Enjoy, and thank you for this wonderful cross-promotion! I can't wait to read everyone's contributions to this feature.

    1. Great, I'll add it to the post going up after midnight :)