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The 2015 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon


Below the cut you’ll find all the blogs currently scheduled to participate and the given days they’ll be posting. If you’re interested in participating, and want to win some great prizes, feel free to leave a comment below, email or Tweet me, or just write something and send me a link when it’s published. Also, if you don’t currently have a blog, I am willing to host posts emailed to me. In order to give as many stars love as possible, if you currently see a star has people writing on them, please consider writing about someone else. (That’s not a mandatory rule. If you’re planning to write on multiple days, feel free to mix and match between uncovered topics and covered ones.) I will be updating this list all the way daily throughout the month, posting links as they come in. So if you want to know what everyone’s doing, be sure to check back here. I’ll be making this post sticky throughout the month so it’ll always be at the top. Here’s to a great blogathon!


August 1st – Gene Tierney 

A wonderful profile on Tierney over at The Ellie Badge

A Gene Tierney Top 10 over at

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies talks about Laura (1944)

August 2nd – Olivia De Havilland

Valerie Frederick lists her five favorite things about Olivia de Havilland presents a great review of In This Our Life (1942), airing today at 6pm ET

Phyllis Loves Movies discusses her favorite De Havilland films.

A review of De Havilland in A Light in the Piazza (1962) at Backlots

Wolffian Classics Movie Digest reviews The Proud Rebel (1958)


August 3rd – Adolphe Menjou presents a great profile of Menjou’s life and career

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies reviews Menjou in The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957)


August 4th – Teresa Wright

Silver Screenings talks Teresa Wright: Film Noir Superhero

Another Old Movie Blog looks at Teresa Wright’s work on televsion


August 5th – Fred Astaire

Gina Dalfonzo tells us the ingredients used to make a perfect Fred and Ginger movie

Classic Reel Girl looks at Fred Astaire’s best dance sequences

Love Letters to Old Hollywood lists their top 10 favorite Astaire dance partners


August 6th – Michael Caine

Old Hollywood Films reviews The Man Who Would Be King (1975)


August 7th – Katharine Hepburn 

Gina Dalfonzo shows the many faces of Katharine Hepburn


August 8th – Raymond Massey contributes a profile on Massey


August 9th – Robert Walker

The Lady Eve’s Reel Life tells us why Robert Walker isn’t just the boy next door

Rick’s Cafe Texan reviews The Clock, airing tonight at 6:15 ET


August 10th – Joan Crawford

Smitten Kitten Vintage gives a brief overview of Joan Crawford’s life and career

Silver Screen Modes looks at Crawford’s relationship with fashion designer Adrian


August 11th – Rex Ingram presents a profile on Ingram and his career


August 12th – Robert Mitchum

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies explores her history with Mitchum and his films

Second Sight Cinema reviews The Lusty Men (1952)

Christy Putnam honors Mitchum and his Western/noir work


August 13th – Ann-Margret

A Classic Movie Blog reviews Ann-Margret’s autobiography

Movie Mom gives a great overview of Ann-Margret’s career on both TV and film


August 14th – Groucho Marx

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies explores Groucho Marx impersonations and an episode of MASH

Smitten Kitten Vintage profiles Groucho


August 15th – Douglas Fairbanks Jr. 

Read a profile and over of Fairbanks, Jr.’s career at


August 16th – Patricia Neal gives an overview of Neal’s life and career

Rick’s Cafe Texan reviews The Fountainhead (1949)


August 17th – Lee J. Cobb gives an overview of Cobb’s life and career

The Wonderful World of Cinema looks at Lee J. Cobb’s paternal roles


August 18th – Vivien Leigh

 Kendra Bean gives us her top five recommended Vivien films to watch today

Wolffian Classics Movie Digest reviews Storm in a Teacup (1937)


August 19th – John Wayne

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies reviews Rio Bravo (1959)

Cracked Rear Viewer reviews McQ (1974)

Wide Screen World examines Wayne’s contribution to the comic book, Preacher


August 20th – Mae Clarke

Vitaphone Dreamer examines Clarke’s life and career


August 21st – Alan Arkin

Classic Movie Blog reviews The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

Kellee Pratt reviews Catch-22 (1970)


August 22nd – Marlene Dietrich

Smitten Kitten Vintage looks at Dietrich’s life and work in films

More Reel Life touches on Dietrich’s life and career, as well as the Dietrich films worth seeking out

Rick’s Cafe Texan reviews the documentary, Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song

Once Upon a Screen reviews Witness for the Prosecution (1957)


August 23rd – Debbie Reynolds

Java’s Journey reviews I Love Melvin (1953)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood reviews Two Weeks With Love (1950)

Rick’s Cafe Texan reviews The Catered Affair (1956)


August 24th – Warren Oates

Twenty Four Frames reviews The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)


August 25th – Virginia Bruce gives an overview of Bruce’s life and career

Cracked Rear Viewer looks at The Invisible Woman (1940) and its screwball elements

Blog of the Darned reviews The Invisible Woman 


August 26th – Greta Garbo

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies reviews Ninochtka (1939)

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood profiles Greta Garbo


August 27th – Monty Woolley

Old Hollywood Films reviews Woolley in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

The Stop Button also gives their perspective on The Man Who Came to Dinner


August 28th – Ingrid Bergman gives an overview of Bergman’s life and career

The Ellie Badge reminisces on Bergman and her films

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies honors Bergman on her 100th birthday

Classic Movie Blog examines the less than serious films Ingrid Bergman starred in

Rick’s Cafe Texan reviews Bergman’s performance in A Woman Called Golda (1982)


August 29th – George C. Scott

Classic Movie Blog reviews Petulia (1968)


August 30th – Gary Cooper

Christy Putnam discusses her personal connections to Cooper’s film Saratoga Trunk (1945)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood reviews Love in the Afternoon (1957) profiles Cooper and his career


August 31st – Shelley Winters profiles Winters and her career

Rosalind Russell: Dazzling Star gives her thoughts on Winters and her work

OTHER PARTICIPATING BLOGS (Waiting to declare topics or miscellaneous)

Now Voyaging gives us a Guide to Summer Under the Stars

24 thoughts on “The 2015 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon Leave a comment

  1. Hi Kristen. I hope I’m not too late to participate. I hesitated a long time since I’m quite busy these day! Well, if it’s still possible, I’d like to write about Lee J. Cobb on August 17 since nobody is doing so.

  2. Hey Kristen!

    The blogathon roster is fantastic, and it looks just beautiful, thanks for all the hard work!

    I’m going to send you the link to my post at (on Mitchum, for tomorrow 8/12) tonight. Very possibly extremely late tonight. Shd I also send it to you on Twitter or elsewhere?

    One last question: Are we to use the banners on the roster on our posts? Or are there banners for the blogathon itself on another post? I want to advertise it and drive some traffic this-a-way…

    Thanks for your help, and congratulations on pulling this very ambitious bloghaton off in such style.

    • Hi Lesley, I didn’t have time to make up new banners, so feel free to post the ones I’m using for the day you’re doing!

      Thanks for participating!

  3. Hi Kristen, I’d like to jump in too. Oddly, enough, want to do Virginia Bruce, as well, The Invisible Woman. It’s a great little film, kind of a mashup between a Universal Monster movie and a screwball comedy. Please let me know if there is anything else.


    • I’m so happy someone’s reviewing Invisible Woman! I watched it on Svengoolie last year and enjoyed it. Just send me the link when it’s live and you’re good!

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