The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blogathon has arrived!

It's here! For the next three days, Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and I will be paying tribute to literal drops of sunshine Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with our first joint blogathon! Participants, please leave us a comment below or on Crystal's blog once you are ready to submit your entry and we'll try to post them as soon as we can.

And now, let's face the music and dance with two of Hollywood's most delightful entertainers!

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films starts things off with one of the most adored Fred and Ginger collaborations (and my personal favorite), Top Hat (1935).

For my first entry, I write about the movie Ginger made directly before Top Hat, a delectable mystery-comedy co-starring William Powell called Star of Midnight.

The Story Enthusiast brings us another 1935 classic from Ginger, the tender drama Romance in Manhattan.

The Midnite Drive-In shares some Christmas joy with Fred's TV movie, The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979).

For her first of three entries, Taking Up Room reviews the magical Swing Time (1936).

4 Star Films takes us to Paris for Fred's 1957 charmer Silk Stockings.

For my second and last contribution, I discuss the musical brilliance of one of my favorite films, Holiday Inn (1942).

Realweegiemidget Reviews breaks down her five favorite musical moments from Fred Astaire.

Caftan Woman spends time with our favorite duo with her look at the excellent Follow the Fleet (1936).

The Stop Button talks about the delightful romantic comedy Vivacious Lady (1938).

Movie Rob drops in for some screwball fun with Monkey Business (1952).

Movie Rob returns with a review of the musical biopic Three Little Words (1950).

My co-host Crystal writes about one of Fred and Ginger's most adorable films, Shall We Dance (1937).

Critica Retro embraces the silliness of one of Fred and Ginger's most underrated films, Carefree (1938).

Taking Up Room is back to talk about Fred and Ginger's final bow, The Barkleys of Broadway (1949).

For her last entry, Taking Up Room brought Jane Powell to the party with her look at Royal Wedding (1951).

MovieRob returns one final time to present his thoughts on Finian's Rainbow (1968).

Cinema Cities tells us all about her favorite dances from our dynamic duo.

The Flapper Dame discusses Astaire and Rogers's rare foray into drama, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939).

Musings of a Classic Film Addict gives us her ranking of all ten Fred and Ginger collaborations.

Overture Books and Film invites us to a Weekend at the Waldorf (1945).

Anybody Got a Match? gushes about the slapstick fun of Monkey Business (1952).

Whimsically Classic explores the careers of Astaire and Rogers after their iconic partnership ended.


The blogathon's official dates might be over, but the entries are still rolling in!

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society checks into the Footlights Club for their review of Stage Door (1937).

The Wonderful World of Cinema writes about one of Ginger's funniest films, The Major and the Minor (1942).


  1. Hi sorry seems put this post in wrong place... take 2; here's my entry for the blogathon; from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

    1. You're fine! I've been checking the announcement posts, too, so it's all good.

    2. Thanks,definitely a not with it day, also forgot to add the comments section to my post... now rectified!

  2. Did you realize that the Pacific isn't terrific and the Atlantic isn't what it's cracked up to be?

    1. And to think we joined the Navy to see the world!

  3. Hey Michaela. My first post in live. Here is the link.

  4. Here it is my post - can't wait to read the others!

  5. Here's my post:

    Thanks so much for co-hosting this blogathon! Had a great time revisiting the Astaire & Rogers movies for the occasion. :)

    1. Thanks, I'm excited to read what dances you picked!

  6. Hi Michaela, here is my article finally. So sorry for the delay! And thanks for hosting. I'm impatient to read the articles!


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