UPDATE – November 21: WHAT A CHARACTER! Day 1 Posts are here.
UPDATE – November 13:
The WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon has been postponed until next weekend, November 21-22-23. We will promote everyone’s post as usual during those three days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
WE’RE BACK for number 4!
WHAT A CHARACTER! — a phrase borrowed from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) so that we could dedicate a blogathon to those whose names few remember, but whose faces are familiar – honors the players who rarely got leading parts, exhibiting instead a versatility and depth many leading actors wished they had. Aurora, Kellee, and I never tire of seeing them show up in films or paying tribute to their talents, and as the previous three installments of this event have proven, neither do you. So here we are with the fourth annual WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon.
To say we’re thrilled is an understatement, and we hope you’ll join us in spotlighting the Eugene Pallettes and Gail Patricks of the world, whose talents never got above-the-title credit. If this is right up your movie alley, then give us a shout out…
We ask that you please adhere to the following:
- Let one of the hosts know which character actor is your choice. Since there are so many greats worthy of mention, we won’t take any repeats and we’re not limiting these to “classic” actors. Great character actors who have made their mark since the end of the classic era deserve some attention as well, so the field is wide open. Note also that classic TV actors are fair game this year as well.
- Don’t take it for granted that we know exactly who you are or where your blog resides – please include the title and url to your blog in your comment, tweet or FB post.
- Publish the post for either November 14, 15 & 16. Let us know if you have a date preference, otherwise we’ll split publicizing duties equally among the three days.
- Please include one of the three blogathon graphics on your blog to help us publicize the event and also include it in your post.
- It would be really helpful if you can send any of us the direct link to your post. Searching on social media sites can lead to missed entries.
- HAVE FUN and spread the word! There are many great characters worthy of attention.
Now Voyaging – Robert Barratt
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Ethel Barrymore
Girls Do Film – Louise Beavers
Four Star Films – Noah Beery, Jr.
Aperture Reviews – Whit Bissell
Movies Silently – Elmer Booth
Smitten Kitten Vintage – Joe E. Brown
Caftan Woman – Harry Carey and Harry Carey, Jr.
Once Upon a Screen – Leo G. Carroll, a Hitchcock Favorite
Speakeasy – Eduardo Ciannelli
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – Charles Coburn
Tales of the Easily Distracted – Lloyd Corigan in THE BIG CLOCK and BOSTON BLACKIE
Another Old Movie Blog – Jerome Cowan
Hometowns to Hollywood – Harry Davenport
Silver Screenings – Daffy Duck
Tales From the Border – Dwight Frye
Movie Movie Blog Blog – Ned Glass
Classic Film and TV Cafe – Sydney Greenstreet
Flickin’ Out – Charlotte Greenwood
Critica Retro – Wilson Grey
I See a Dark Theater – Marsha Hunt
The Motion Pictures – Allen Jenkins
Mrs. Charles – Tommy Lee Jones
Silver Scenes – Allyn Joslyn
Spellbound by Movies – Tom Kennedy
Immortal Ephemera – Guy Kibbee
The Wonderful World of Cinema – Jessie Royce Landis
CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – Peter Lorre
The View From the Back Row – Marjorie Main
Second Sight Cinema – Dickie Moore
The Last Drive-In – Agnes Moorehead
A Shroud of Thoughts – Frank Morgan
Shadows and Satin – Clarence Muse
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – Margaret O’Brien
Joel’s Classic Film Passion – Una O’Connor
Movie Fan Fare – Maria Ouspenskaya
Outspoken & Freckled – Franklin Pangborn
Just a Cineast – John Qualen
LA Explorer – Rags Ragland
Old Hollywood Films – SZ ‘Cuddles’ Sakall
Portraits by Jenni – C. Aubrey Smith
Le Mot du Cinephiliaque – Harry Dean Stanton
BNoirDetour – Helene Stanton
Movie Classics – Zeffie Tilbury
Wide Screen World – Shelley Winters
Sister Celluloid – Roland Young