The Golden Age of Hollywood

Let's connect the stars!  I saw this game on a classic film blog and thought it would be fun to play here.  This is not a closed group...any and all of you are welcome to jump in at any time.  

The object is to connect two stars in as few "moves" as possible. For instance, let's say we are trying to connect John Garfield and William Holden.  (Those who know me would not be surprised that I have used them in the example.)

The next person will take a Garfield film (Gentleman's Agreement) and another star from that film  (Gregory Peck).

The next person will take a Gregory Peck film (Duel in the Sun) and another star from that film (Jennifer Jones).

The next person can then "connect the stars," by playing Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (which stars William Holden).  Then they pick the next 2 stars to connect.

So, it would play out like this:

1.  Connecting John Garfield to William Holden

2.  Gentleman's Agreement/Gregory Peck

3.  Duel in the Sun/Jennifer Jones

4.  Love Is a Many Splendored Thing/connected to William Holden

     (then they would start back at 1, with 2 new stars to connect)


Of course, if the 2 stars have a common film, they will be connected in 1 play, but other times, it may take awhile to connect them.  Such as if different films or different stars of that film are chosen.  If Celeste Holm had been chosen for Gentleman's Agreement or if Four Daughters had been chosen as the Garfield film instead, it would all play out differently and may take longer.

It doesn't just have to be the major stars...the supporting stars are fair game as well; in fact, this will be a great way to get to know the character actors a bit better...and to discover just how prolific their careers were.  

You're welcome to add stills and videos if you want, but it's not required.

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Patti I may ruin this round, but I need to see if I understand how this game works.  Jigsaw (1949) stars Franchot Tone and also has Marlene Dietrich in a very small, almost walk-on role, but she is billed in the film.  Then I take Marlene Dietrich, select the film "Blonde Venus", in which she stars, along with Herbert Marshall.  Did I now connect Franchot Tone and Herbert Marshall?  Is there another step?  I really would love to play, so pardon my "thickness" if I'm not understanding the process straight away!

Oh, thank goodness for you, Renee!  Now I don't feel so awkward if I already messed up the first round, lol!

Oh, ok so I do get how its played least I was aware that I was playing everyone's turn here, but just so I could see how it played through to the end, lol!  Now I've got it!  I hope Renee does, too. I hope Renee sees this and comments if she gets it now. After that, may we start with a clean slate and you begin again with 2 performers? :)

Well OK then!  Joan Crawford and John Gilbert.

Our Blushing Brides, 1930 with Robert Montgomery and Joan Crawford

I've just discovered this game today.  And it looks like it will be good fun.  Its reminding me of how to play dominoes, where someone needs to link the end domino.  Anyway, I'll read through the entries and try and have a go.

Beery was in Grand Hotel with Greta Garbo (1932).

#9 Queen Christina (1933) with Greta Garbo and John Gilbert

This is fun Patti!  I'm game for another round.  Ok:

Gloria Swanson, John Wayne

I know I'm going to muck this up. I was still trying to calculate Joan

Crawford with John Gilbert when it was solved.

"Tonight or Never" (1931) - Gloria Swanson and Melvyn Douglas

4. Lady Takes a Chance(1942)  with Jean Arthur and John Wayne (?) 

...And away we go

#1. Pola Negri and Tyrone Power



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