‘Tis the season to recognize the names below the title, as our yearly recognition of those supporting players whose faces you know (but names you might not) concludes today.
Check out Day 1 by Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled and Day 2 at Aurora‘s blog Once Upon a Screen. All the nitty-gritty blogathon details are in the Announcement post. Thanks to my partners in cinematic tribute for making this such a fun project and to Turner Classic Movies for the blogathon title and inspiration. And now on with the show…
Vienna’s Classic Hollywood recaps the career of the prolific Ray Teal.
Carole & Co covers burly, bullfrog-voiced Eugene Pallette from his silent days to talkie crowdpleasers like My Man Godfrey.
Sister Celluloid analyzes the “un-chilly elegance” of Frieda Inescort.
Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts reviews the films of the “Queen of Wisecracks,” Thelma Ritter.
Silver Screenings examines the ability of Everett Sloane to steal scenes, even from Orson Welles.
The Dream Book Blog reveals Gladys Cooper‘s surprising past and astonishing true personality.
Taking Up Room details Fay Bainter‘s meteoric, rather late-in-life, success in films.
Nobody’s Attention looks at “one of the most astonishingly versatile character actors to ever grace the silver screen,” Minoru Chiaki.
The Lady Eve unveils another late-bloomer (and phenomenal egotist!), George Bancroft, whose breakout performance came in his mid-40s.
Silver Screen Classics reviews the eternal appeal of “consummate character actor” Alan Hale Sr.
Kellee at Outspoken & Freckled catalogs the many characters of “Hollywood’s lightest heavy,” Elisha Cook, Jr.
“Typecasted, maybe, talented, for sure” – Lê at Crítica Retrô quotes some of Spring Byington’s best lines.
Backstory: A Guide to Classic Film details Elizabeth Patterson‘s determination, creativity, and achievement.
Second Sight Cinema writes a touching love letter to Thomas Mitchell.
Wide Screen World rediscovers Margaret Hamilton, who “sounded like the antithesis of her signature character,” the Wicked Witch of the West.