WHAT A CHARACTER! 2014 – Day 2 – Monday posts

The Third Annual WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon — hosted by myself, Aurora of Once Upon A Screen, and Kellee of Outspoken and Freckled — is now in its second day of informative and entertaining posts, as the movie blogosphere spotlights those unsung actors on the periphery of the screen, bringing them to the center of attention.

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Vienna’s Classic Hollywood give overviews of not one, but two, unsung character performers, Charles Lane and Fritz Feld.

Sister Celluloid declares that Kathleen Howard “as W.C. Fields wife…took henpecking to operatic heights.”

Caftan Woman celebrates Esther Dale‘s “ability to take even a few seconds of screen time…and turn it into something memorable.”

Aurora at Once Upon a Screen sets out to prove that Thomas Mitchell is “synonymous with versatility.”

Joel’s Classic Film Passion takes a look at two of Harry Dean Stanton‘s many important films, Repo Man and The Straight Story.

Grand Old Movies highlights “that darling boy” whose face you know, but name you might not… Chester Clute.

Movies Silently writes that “One saving grace of Souls for Sale [1923] is its wonderful cast of character actors,” including Mae Busch.

Silent-ology pays tribute to the “funniest drunk of them all,” Arthur Housman.

Second Sight Cinema recalls Peter Lorre, “a great artist who is beloved, but only for a fraction of his gift.”

Silver Scenes investigates Dennis Hoey, the actor best known for portraying Inspector Lestrade in Universal’s Sherlock Holmes series.

Amy’s Rib inventories her favorite films among Charles Coburn‘s work.

Tales of the Easily Distracted finds that Agnes Moorehead was “was practically bulletproof with her chameleon dexterity.”

12 thoughts on “WHAT A CHARACTER! 2014 – Day 2 – Monday posts

  1. Hey Paula,

    My Peter Lorre post has been up since yesterday—I must have neglected to do something on your to-do list (I thought if you didn’t get a specific link from me the day before posting you were going to just post the website home page link).

    Is it still possible to get linked?

    http://secondsightcinema.com/acting-is-a-ridiculous-profession-notes-on-peter-lorre/

    You can say I’m looking at Lorre beyond murderers, maniacs, and monsters…

    Sorry for the misunderstanding, hope I can still be on your list.

    thanks…

    1. Hi Bunny, Your post is listed in Aurora’s Day 3 post. Your original post wasn’t published so we got our signals crossed about which day we would be listing you. Thanks!

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