In just about a month’s time, we’ll be singing the praises of those amazing actors and actresses who appear in the periphery of our beloved classic films and yet have made indelible marks on our memories. For the second year in a row, we’re putting them front and center. Hosted by Kellee (@IrishJayhawk66) of Outspoken & Freckled, me (@Paula_Guthat) of this-here blog, and Aurora (@CitizenScreen) of Once Upon a Screen…it’s the WHAT A CHARACTER! blogathon 2013!
- Can you count how many scenes Walter Brennan stole from the likes of Duke Wayne or Humphrey Bogart?
- Or the number stolen by Beulah Bondi as she portrayed lovable, meddling moms?
- Would Gone with the Wind be as memorable without the talents of Hattie McDaniel or Harry Davenport?
To those and the many others whose work we admire we dedicate WHAT A CHARACTER!
If you’re interested in participating, and we certainly hope you are, please adhere to the following:
- Let one of the hosts know which character actor is your choice via email [mine is paula.guthat[at]gmail.com], contact form [at the end of this post] or blog comment [below].
- Although we’re inclined to limit these to those considered “traditional” classic actors – or before 1970 just to choose a point of reference – if you have an actor in mind after that time, that’s fine. (My contemporary pick? Stanley Tucci.)
- Please include your twitter or FB tag, email address and blog name & URL.
- If you do not have a blog, one will be provided for you. By that I mean, I will gladly publish your post for you. Leave me a comment or send me an email.
- Publish the post for either November 9, 10 or 11. Let us know if you have a date preference, otherwise we’ll split publicizing duties equally among the three days.
- Please post one of the blogathon graphics on your blog to help us publicize the event.
- Include the graphic and link to one of the host sites in your WHAT A CHARACTER! post.
- If possible, please send any of the hosts the direct link to your WHAT A CHARACTER! post by the day before your due date. Otherwise we’ll link to your site’s home page.
There are many great characters worthy of attention. Won’t you join these stalwart bloggers in honoring these familiar favorites? (Don’t worry if your pick has already been chosen, you can still write about her/him.) List in alpha order according to subject’s first name.
|Kay||Movie Star Makeover||Agnes Moorehead|
|Kerry||Hosted on Paula’s Cinema Club||Bruce Dern|
|Barry||Cinematic Catharsis||Dick Miller|
|The “semi” Daily Maine||Edna May Oliver|
|Aubyn||The Girl with the White Parasol||Edward Arnold|
|Kristen||Sales on Film||Elisha Cook, Jr.|
|Jenni||Portraits by Jenni||Eric Blore|
|Ruth||Silver Screenings||Ernest Borgnine in Marty|
|Paula||Paula’s Cinema Club||Eugene Pallette|
|Christy||Christy’s Inkwells||Florence Bates|
|Paula||Paula’s Cinema Club||Frank McHugh|
|Marlee||Picture Spoilers||Gail Patrick|
|Cindy Bruchman||Cindy Bruchman||George Sanders|
|Le||Critica Retro||Hank Worden|
|Aurora||Once Upon a Screen||Harry Davenport|
|Kellee||Outspoken & Freckled||Hattie McDaniel|
|Cliff||Immortal Ephemera||Hugh Herbert|
|Pam||on Once Upon a Screen||Jane Darwell|
|Monstergirl||The Last Drive-In||Jeanette Nolan|
|Maegan||Hosted on Once Upon a Screen||Jesse Royce Landis|
|Della Street||The 5 AM Show||Jessie Ralph|
|Bogart Fan||Bogie Film Blog||Joe Sawyer|
|Moira||The Skeins||John Hoyt|
|Patricia||Caftan Woman||Joyce Grenfell|
|I Love Terrible Movies||Mary MacLaren|
|Jessica||Comet Over Hollywood||Nat Pendleton|
|Moira||The Skeins||Pert Kelton|
|Matt||TVs Fault||Peter Lorre|
|Stacia||She Blogged by Night||Regis Toomey|
|Annmarie||Classic Movie Hub||Roscoe Karns|
|Terry||A Shroud of Thoughts||Sheldon Leonard|
|Dorian||Tales of the Easily Distracted||Sam Levene|
|Paula||Paula’s Cinema Club||Stanley Tucci|
|Jill||Sittin’ On a Backyard Fence||Sterling Holloway|
|Chris||Family Friendly Reviews||Thelma Ritter|
|Joel||Joel’s Classic Film Passion||Thomas Mitchell|
|Furious Cinema||Timothy Carey|
|Fritzi||Movies, Silently||Tully Marshall|
|John||The Droid You’re Looking For||TBD|
|Diana & Constance||Silver Scenes||TBD|
|Rich||Wide Screen World||TBD|
HAVE FUN and thank you for spreading the word! HAPPY BLOGGING!