BREAKING NEWS! The 10th anniversary of WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon is here!

It all began with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and an interstitial series of dedications the network has aired honoring character actors. You have no doubt seen them, video tributes to Edna May OliverBeulah BondiWilliam DemarestButterfly McQueen, and many other supporting players whose work stands the test of time. With these tributes WHAT A CHARACTER! was born and, unable to resist those actors, Paula, Aurora and I decided to dedicate a blogging event in their honor. Now, for the tenth consecutive year, we continue the tradition.

Aurora of Once Upon a Screen and @CitizenScreen,  Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club and @Paula_Guthat, and yours truly Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled and @Irishjayhawk66, would like to extend this invitation to the 2021 WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon to all bloggers who appreciate the laughter, the good taste, the double takes, the heart, and the comfort all the character actors have brought us through the years.

This entry also serves as a heartfelt thank you to all who have participated in this event so graciously for nine years. The talent, enthusiasm, and passion with which you have approached our beloved character actors are beyond anything we could have imagined. We hope you join us again for this special celebration.

The WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon

When: Saturday, December 4
How:
  • Let the hosts know which character actor you choose by leaving a comment below
    • We prefer no repeats and character actors can be from any era of film or television
  • Please include the name and URL of your blog and your Twitter handle to help us promote your work properly
  • Publish your post on or before December 4
  • Include the event banner courtesy of Paula Guthat on your blog to help us promote this special event
  • HAVE FUN and spread the word!

Giveaways!

A tenth anniversary is a big deal, a fact recognized by Turner Classic Movies and The University Press of Kentucky who have offered books to give away to 10 lucky U.S. and Canada participants of the WHAT A CHACRACTER! Blogathon.

From the TCM Library, we have 5 copies of The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter by Jeremy Arnold with foreword by Robert Osborne. A big thank you to Justin Gottlieb, Entertainment Marketing, Social Media Manager at Turner Classic Movies for securing these books for us.

While you may well be familiar with TCM, you may not know about The University Press of Kentucky, which has a wonderful array of film history-related biographies and analytical studies in its Screen Classics series. For our event, Director of Sales & Marketing, Brooke Raby has offered a sampling of their offerings, one copy of each of the following titles:

Charles Boyer: The French Lover by John Baxter

Natalie Wood: A Life by Gavin Lambert

Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King by Foster Hirsch

Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood by Robert S. Birchard

Radical Innocence: A Critical Study of the Hollywood Ten by Bernard F. Dick

Thank you to Raby Brooke for the terrific list of books.

Before we get to blogging with character, I want to express my appreciation and a hearty congratulations to my friends and co-hosts, Aurora and Paula. One decade down: forever to go. Happy WHAT A CHARACTER! Anniversary!

Chosen Actors & Participating Blogs

Cloris Leachman – Outspoken & Freckled

Hans Conried – A Shroud of Thoughts

Wally Cox – Journeys in Classic Film

Mildred Dunnock and Patricia Collinge – The Last Drive In

Hope Emerson – Shadows and Satin

Valerie Perrine – Real Weegie Midget Reviews

Felix Bressart – Taking Up Room

Jack Carson – Second Sight Cinema

Theresa Harris – Blog of the Darned

George Tobias – A Person in the Dark

Kathleen Harrison – Caftan Woman

Lucille La Verne – The Classic Movie Muse

Elisha Cook, Jr. – Whimsically Classic

Conrad Veidt – Lady Eve’s Reel Life

William Frawley – By Rich Watson

Doro Merande – Trivial History

Edward Everett Horton – Silent Film Music

Eugene Pallette – Top 10 Film Lists

Lillian Randolph – Another Old Movie Blog

Comments

  1. Hello Ladies, Has anyone put dibs on Theresa Harris yet? If not, put me down.
    Chris, @ChrisSturhann

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