The Unhappy Valentines Blogathon is Here!

Happy Valentine’s Day?

Clara Bow looks pensive about St. Valentine’s Day

Ladies and gentlemen, our February blogathon has now arrived, The Unhappy Valentines Blogathon! This weekend, we are celebrating the ill-fated, star-crossed, lovelorn, unrequited, isolated, jilted, separated, unfulfilled, rejected, and generally unsatisfied individual sweethearts and couples in movies. With all that unhappy romance, it hardly seems appropriate to say Happy Valentines Day. Maybe Unhappy Valentines Day would be more appropriate for the characters our guest bloggers are reviewing this weekend!

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Although Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) are the famous couple from this film, Scarlett (left) pines for Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) throughout the film, despite his marriage to Melanie Hamilton (Olivia De Havilland).

The gloomy aspect of this blogathon is appropriate for February of 2021, when the pandemic closures and restrictions continue to make us all feel a little star-crossed and isolated. Focusing on so many lonely and disappointed lovers will surely lift our spirits by making us realize that we aren’t that badly off! Also, a tragic romance can be so beautiful.

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If you’re participating in this blogathon, please publish your Valentine post sometime during the weekend, linking to this article and including one of the lovely posters Rebekah made. I’ll add your Valentine to the roster as soon as possible. If I don’t respond to you right away, don’t think I’m jilting you! I’ll try to respond to each Hollywood love letter as soon as possible.

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Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds in Holiday Inn (1942), the perfect film for this weekend, since it features three February holidays, Lincoln’s Birthday, Valentine’s Day, and Washington’s Birthday!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Spend the holiday watching your favorite romantic film, happy or not, hopefully with a loved one. I wish you better luck in love than the characters featured in this blogathon!

Shirley Temple, young love

The Roster

FILMS… Harold and Maude (1971) – Gill Jacobs of Real Weegie Midget Reviews

The Unhappy Valentines Blog-a-Thon: Oscar & Lucinda – Charity of The Sacred in the Secular

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Vertigo featuring Kim Novak and James Stewart – Kristen Winiarski of KN Winiarski Writes

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Elwood P. Dowd and Nurse Kelly from “Harvey” (1950); Love Finds An Eccentric, a Nurse, A Psychiatrist, and a Pooka – Tiffany Brannan of PEPS

The Unhappy Valentines Day Blogathon – One Day (2011) – Rob of MovieRob

The Unhappy Valentine Blogathon: Gone With the Wind – Charity of The Sacred in the Secular

KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS (1948) – Eric Binford of Diary of a Movie Maniac

Sports Analogies Hidden In Classic Movies – Volume 100: “Romeo and Juliet” – J-Dub of Dubsism

Take 3: Another Man, Another Chance Review – Sally Silverscreen of 18 Cinema Lane

The Unhappy Valentines Day Blogathon – An Affair to Remember (1957) – Rob of MovieRob

CRISS CROSS (1949) – Eric Binford of Diary of a Movie Maniac

The Unhappy Valentines Day Blogathon – Hamlet (1990) – Rob of MovieRob

PRETTY IN PINK: A LESSON IN UNREQUITED LOVECarissa of Musings of an Introvert

The Course of True Love – Rebecca Deniston of Taking Up Room

Send your post, as Natalie Wood is sending her valentine!

More Coming Soon!

Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

John Wayne and Claire Trevor celebrate Valentine’s Day a la Stage Coach.

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12 thoughts on “The Unhappy Valentines Blogathon is Here!

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