It’s almost here, folks! This Sunday, December 22, send in your posts for Backlots’ third annual Dueling Divas Blogathon and tune in to see those divas go at it! We have some great posts to look forward to this year. I will be writing on Margo Channing vs. Eve Harrington in All About Eve, with a focus also on the real life competition between the two actresses at the 1950 Academy Awards.
Here is the rest of the list:
MOVIES, SILENTLY: Mary Pickford’s dual role in Stella Maris
SILVER SCREENINGS: Edward G. Robinson’s dual role in The Whole Town’s Talking
CHRISTY PUTNAM: June Allyson vs. Joan Collins in The Opposite Sex
LOVE IS A FIRE: Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford
OUTSPOKEN AND FRECKLED: Josephine vs. Daphne in Some Like It Hot
STARDUST: Joan Crawford vs. Norma Shearer in The Women
ONCE UPON A SCREEN: Greta Garbo vs. Marlene Dietrich
MOVIE STAR MAKEOVER: Rita Hayworth vs. Kim Novak in Pal Joey
CRITICA RETRO: Rita Hayworth vs. Linda Darnell in Blood and Sand
SEPIA STORIES: Olive Thomas vs. Mary and Charlotte Pickford
THE HOLLYWOOD REVUE: Bette Davis’ dual role in Dead Ringer
GIRLS DO FILM: Olivia de Havilland in The Dark Mirror
If you have not yet signed up to participate, it’s not too late! Send in your request and I will add you to the list. I always look forward to this blogathon, and if this year is anything like the previous two, it’s going to be a lot of fun.
To tide you over while those divas sharpen their claws for Sunday, here is a video from those dueling-est of dueling divas, the ladies from George Cukor’s 1939 classic The Women.
See you on Sunday!