“What’s great about being a character actor is you know that you can survive forever. It’s not about the gloss of your eyebrows.” – Martin Short
We’re back for a fifth consecutive year to honor the versatility and depth of supporting players with the WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon. Based on a phrase borrowed from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) the WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon is an event that many look forward to each year. Your enthusiasm for paying tribute to the oft nameless faces that appear in countless beloved classic movies is admirable. Aurora, Paula and I extend a sincere thanks to all the bloggers who have joined us in the previous four years and invite you all to help us make the fifth anniversary extra special.
By now you know the drill. This is for the Louise Beavers and Eddie Andersons of the world, the 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.
-We will not accept repeats since there are so many greats worthy of attention, but your choices are not limited to classics. You can choose any character actor from any era and from the medium of television, which featured a number of talented regulars. Scroll down to see the list of chosen characters.
-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 December 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 one of Paula’s beautiful event banners on your blog to help us promote 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!
#WhatACharacter Roll Call
Outspoken & Freckled – Joan Blondell
Cindy Bruchman – Eileen Brennan
Blogferatu – John Carradine
Film Noir Archive – Elisha Cook, Jr.
Wanna Be Film Critic – Jack Davenport
Critica Retro – Margaret Dumont
Shadows and Satin – Hope Emerson
Immortal Ephemera – Stanley Fields
The Last Drive In – Ruth Gordon
Old Hollywood Films – Sidney Greenstreet
Once Upon a Screen – Edmund Gwenn
The Midnight Drive-In – John Hillerman
Movies Silently – Edward Everett Horton
The Wonderful World of Cinema – Arthur Kennedy
A Shroud Of Thoughts – Charles Lane
Gary Pratt/ guest post on Outspoken & Freckled – Victor Mclaglen
Anna, Look! – Ben Mendelsohn
In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Agnes Morehead
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – Mildred Natwick
Wolffian Classics Movies Digest – Una O’Connor
RealweegieMidgit Reviews – Alan Rickman
Life’s Daily Lessons – Margaret Rutherford
Christina Wehner – Takashi Shimura
Movie Movie Blog Blog – JK Simmons
CineMaven’s Essays From The Couch – Art Smith
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – George Tobias
Jack Deth/ guest post on Paula’s Cinema Club – M Emmett Walsh
Blog Of The Darned – David Wayne
Thoughts All Sorts – Michael Wincott
Caftan Woman – Cora Witherspoon
A big thank you – HAPPY BLOGGING!