WE’RE BACK for number 4!
To say we’re thrilled is an understatement and we hope you’ll join us in spotlighting the Edmund Gwenns and Spring Byingtons of the world, the oft forgotten names that never appeared above the title. If this is right up your movie alley then give us a shout out…
Kellee at Outspoken & Freckled and (@IrishJayHawk66) and Kellee Pratt
Paula at Paula’s Cinema Club and (@Paula_Guthat) and Paula Guthat
Aurora at Once Upon a Screen and (@CitizenScreen) and Citizen Screen
And 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. AND… since the medium of Television has featured such greats through the years as well we’re widening the field to include small-screen characters this year.
- Don’t take it for granted we know exactly who you are or where your blog resides – please include the title and url to your blog.
- 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 the blogathon graphic on your blog to help us publicize the event and 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.
Participating blogs and chosen Character Actors
|Now Voyaging ~ Robert Barrat|
|In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood ~ Ethel Barrymore
Girls Do Film ~ Louise Beavers
|Aperture Reviews ~ Whit Bissell|
|Movies, Silently ~ Elmer Booth|
|Smitten Kitten Vintage ~ Joe E. Brown|
|Caftan Woman ~ Harry Carey & Harry Carey Jr.|
|Speakeasy ~ Eduardo Ciannelli
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies ~ Charles Coburn
|Mother Time Musings ~ Gladys Cooper
Tales Of The Easily Distracted ~ Lloyd Corigan (in BOSTON BLACKIE and THE BIG CLOCK)
|Hometowns to Hollywood ~ Harry Davenport|
|Silver Screenings ~ Daffy Duck|
|Tales From the Border ~ Dwight Frye|
|Movie Movie Blog Blog ~ Ned Glass|
|Classic Film & TV Cafe ~ Sydney Greenstreet|
|Critica Retro ~ Wilson Grey|
|I See A Dark Theater ~ Marsha Hunt|
|The Motion Pictures ~ Allen Jenkins|
|Guest post on Once Upon a Screen ~ Tommy Lee Jones|
|Silver Scenes ~ Allyn Joslyn|
|Spellbound By Movies ~ Tom Kennedy|
|Immortal Ephemera ~ Guy Kibbee|
|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|
|Joel’s Classic Film Passion ~ Una O’Connor|
|Outspoken & Freckled ~ Franklin Panghorn|
|Just a Cienast ~ John Qualen|
|Cinematic Catharsis ~ Michael Ripper
Old Hollywood Films ~ SZ “Cuddles” Sakall
|Portraits by Jenni ~ C. Aubrey Smith
Le Mot Du Cinephiliaque ~ Harry Dean Stanton
|BNoirDetour ~ Helen Walker|
|Once Upon a Screen ~ Mary Wickes|
|Wide Screen World ~ Shelley Winters|
|Sister Celluloid ~ Roland Young|
A big THANK YOU – HAPPY BLOGGING!
The faces on the banner:
Row 1: (L-R) Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Margaret Dumont, Edward Arnold, Albert Dekker, Ann Miller, Leon Errol
Row 2: (L-R) Dan Duryea, Eugene Palette, Aline MacMahon, Charles Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Billie Burke
Row 3: (L-R) Spring Byington, Walter Brennan, Hattie McDaniel, Gene Lockhart, Margaret O’Brien, Edgar Kennedy
Row 4: (L-R) Eric Blore, Franklin Pangborn, Frank Morgan, Guy Kibbee, Gloria Grahame, Jane Darwell
Row 5: (L-R) Judith Anderson, Edward Everett Horton, Eve Arden, S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall, Thelma Ritter, Louis Calhern
Row 6: (L-R) Charles Lane, Kim Hunter, David Wayne, Louise Beavers, Cecil Kellaway, Shemp Howard
39 thoughts on “Announcement~4th annual WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon”
Would love to cover Harry Davenport on the 16th. I run “Hometowns to Hollywood.” Thanks! 🙂
You got it, Annette~ Harry’s all yours! Looking forward to your post. (I host on the 16th, too!)
Hi Kellee, could a person do a cartoon character, as in Daffy Duck? I ask because I just saw the Warner Bros short “You Ought to be in Pictures” which combines cartoon characters with human actors. Daffy was a fabulous antagonist. If this doesn’t fit the parameters of the blogathon, I will happily choose someone else Thanks!
– Ruth at http://silverscreenings.org/
Hmm- interesting! Let me confirm with my co-hosts and get back to you shortly! … Kellee
Ruth, we are all very excited to hear you will be tributing Daffy Duck for a deliciously whacky WAC entry!
Really? Great! Thanks so much. 🙂
I would like to cover Joe E. Brown if he has not been taken already. 🙂
Joe E. Brown is all yours! So glad you can join the fun!
Hello, I’d really like to do Marjorie Main
Marjorie’s all yours, Hayley! Welcome aboard the WAC train!
Can I take Marsha Hunt? Any day works for me, though the 16th is preferable, if possible 🙂
-Kim (I See A Dark Theater)
Marsha Hunt on 11/16 is yours! (I happen to be the host on the 16th, too.) Kim, could you please remind me of your twitter handle and I’m happy to promote you. Thanks!
Has anyone claimed Tom Kennedy yet?
I sincerely hope Tom Kennedy gets “claimed”
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SPELLBOUND BY MOVIES just snagged Tom Kennedy, Bill. About an hour before you asked- lol!
It has happened! 🙂
Tom is yours, Beth! Excellent snag!
Awesome! Thanks, Kellee!
Hi Kellee. I’d like to write about S.Z. Sakall if that’s OK. Thanks
Amanda from Old Hollywood Films
Amanda- you got it! Looking forward to your ‘Cuddles’ post!
Don’t forget that I’m writing about LLoyd Coigr Corigan, from THE BIG CLOCK and BOSTTON BLACKIE!
Updating my list now- thanks, hon!
Any time, pal! *Smile!
Can I do Zeffie Tilbury?
Hey! I’m down for Harry Davenport, but can I actually swap out for Una Merkel? I run “Hometowns to Hollywood.” Thanks!
Sorry for the delayed response- I’ve been very sick but much better now. Let me update this…
Oops, I should have said that my blog is Movie Classics – movieclassics.wordpress.com. I don’t mind which date 🙂
There’s the link for my post for the blogathon. 🙂
Here’s my post on S.Z. Sakall for Old Hollywood Films:
Thanks for hosting
Here’s my “Hometowns to Hollywood” contribution to the blogathon! I profiled Una Merkel. https://home2hollywood.wordpress.com/blogathons/what-a-character-blogathon-una-merkel/
Here is my contribution! https://smittenkittenvintage.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/what-a-character/
Gary from MovieFanFare here. I see you’re handling day three articles, so I wanted to let you know my salute to Maria Ouspenskaya went up this morning. Here’s the link: http://www.moviefanfare.com/maria-ouspenskaya-screen-life-begins-at-60/
Thanks for co-hosting.
Gary from MovieFanFare here, Kellee. As you’re in charge of day three of the What a Character Blogathon, I wanted to let you know that our salute to Maria Ouspenskaya went up this morning. Here’s the link: http://www.moviefanfare.com/maria-ouspenskaya-screen-life-begins-at-60/ . Thanks for co-hosting, and sorry if this double posted.
Thanks so much, Gary! I just added you and posted my “Day 3” post. Could you please remind me of your twitter handle so I can promote you on twitter too? Thanks again for joining in. I enjoyed reading more about Maria.