Announcement: 3rd annual WHAT A CHARACTER! BLOGATHON

“I was only a leading man for a minute; now I’m a character actor.”

… Robin Williams

Back in 2012 we- as in Aurora, Paula and I- borrowed a catch-phrase from our home of the classics, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to host a blogathon dedicated to those whose names few remember.  The phrase is WHAT A CHARACTER! and the players are actors who rarely got leading parts, exhibiting instead a versatility and depth many leading players wished they had.  We never tire of seeing them or paying tribute and as the previous two installments of this event proved, neither do you.  So let this fun tradition continue with the third annual WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon…

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Contact us:

Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled aka (@IrishJayHawk66)

Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club aka (@Paula_Guthat) and

Aurora, of Once Upon a Screen aka (@CitizenScreen)

We are thrilled to be hosting this event again and we hope you’ll join us in shining the spotlight on the great character actors in the movies.  You know who they are, the Edward Arnolds and Eugene Palettes and Eve Ardens of the world, the ones whose names rarely appeared above the movie title, but who we relish in seeing time and time again.

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.  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 have made their mark since the end of the classic era and deserve some attention as well so the field is wide open.
  • Please include your twitter or FB tag, email address and blog name & URL.
  • Publish the post for either November 16, 17 & 18.  Let us know if you have a date preference, otherwise we’ll split publicizing duties equally among the three days.
  • Please include the blogathon graphic on your blog to help us publicize the event. (See the 3 pretty banners included in this post)
  • Include the graphic and link to 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 simply link to your site’s home page.
  • HAVE FUN and spread the word!  There are many great characters worthy of attention.

PARTICIPANTS:

Ann Doran & Luren Tuttle ~ Theresa guest post on ONCE UPON A SCREEN

Ann Dvorak ~ A PERSON IN THE DARK

Bealuh Bondi ~ A Thousand Words

Burgess Meredith ~ THE LAST DRIVE-IN

C. Aubrey Smith ~ CRITICA RETRO

Cecil Kellaway ~ THE LADY EVE’S REEL LIFE

Christopher Lloyd ~ THE MOVIE RAT

Don Beddoe ~ CHRISTY’S INKWELLS

Dame Edith Evans ~ MARGARET PERRY

Edna May Oliver ~ PORTRAITS BY JENNI

Edward Everett Horton ~OUTSPOKEN & FRECKLED

Esther Dale ~ CAFTAN WOMAN

Frank McHugh ~ THIS GIRL FRIDAY

Grant Mitchell ~IMMORTAL EPHEMERA

Harry Dean Stanton ~ JOEL’S CLASSIC FILM PASSION

Iris Adrian ~ SPEAKEASY

John Ridgley ~ COMET OVER HOLLYWOOD

Leo Carillo ~ PHANTOM EMPIRES

Melville Cooper ~ CLASSIC MOVIE HUB

Rochelle Hudson ~ BUNNYBUN’s CLASSIC MOVIE BLOG

Thelma Ritter ~ CINEPHILED

Thomas Mitchell ~ ONCE UPON A SCREEN

Tony Randall ~ A SHROUD OF THOUGHTS

 

A big thank you – HAPPY BLOGGING!

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Comments

  1. Beulah Bondi, if you please. 🙂

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    • You got it Christy! I’ve got your contact info (email & twitter) and I assume you wish to post on your zchristy.wordpress.com site- if not, just let me know. Next month be sure to alert us when you publish your link so we can promo it. Thanks again, Christy! Can’t wait to read it 🙂

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  2. Kellee, I tweeted, but don’t know if you got it. I’m afraid i am not going to be able to take part as I hoped- I am swamped with work and class. So sorry!

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  3. tammayauthor says:

    Hi there! I’m copying this to all three blogs just in case :-D. I would love to participate in this blogathon. My choice of character actors is Gladys Cooper. I really love her!

    I would prefer to post for the blogathon on Saturday, November 14th because I post every Friday to my blog about classic films, so this would fit my timetable a bit better than later in the weekend.

    Tam
    Blog: Mother Time Musings
    URL: http://tammayauthor.com/index.php/blog/

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