Announcement: 11th Annual What A Character! Blogathon

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Eleven years ago, it began with a spark of inspiration. What practically every film fan can agree upon… what do we all look forward in our cinematic fandom? What is the celluloid glue that holds us all so dearly? Our love of character actors.

From the earliest years of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the network has broadcast interstitial shorts honoring various character actors. Many of the most popular supporting players have been highlighted over the years including tributes to Marjorie MainEdna May OliverBeulah BondiWilliam Demarest, and Butterfly McQueen. Thus, the WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon was born. Paula, Aurora, and I decided to dedicate a blogging event in their honor. Now, for the eleventh consecutive season, 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 11th WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon to all bloggers who appreciate the laughter, the good taste, the double takes, the heart, the tears, and the warmth all the character actors have brought us through the years.

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What better way to kick off your New Year than with a loving tribute to one of your favorite second bananas? A heartfelt thank you to all who have participated in this event so graciously for the past decade. Your dedication, enthusiasm, and passion with which you have approached our beloved character actors are always a joy to read. We hope you will join us again for this special tradition.

The WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon

When: Sunday, January 8, 2023

How:

  • Let the hosts know which character actor you choose by leaving a comment below (or contacting them directly)
  • We prefer no repeats
  • One blogger per character actor
  • Please don’t reuse content from your earlier posts. However, you can write about actors who have been covered in past WAC! blogathons by other bloggers
  • 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 Sunday, January 8, 2023
  • Blogathon contributions will be distributed across a morning, afternoon, and an evening post, each one posted by each host
  • Include the event banner courtesy of Paula Guthat on your blog to help us promote this special event (see attached)
  • HAVE FUN and spread the word!

Who:

PAUL LYNDE … Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled 

EDNA MAY OLIVER … Aurora of Once Upon A Screen 

CHARLES GREY …Gill of Real Weegie Midget Reviews

RUTH DONNELLY …A Person In The Dark

MARY FIELD …Jacqueline of Another Old Movie Blog

MONTAGU LOVE …Donna of Strictly Vintage Hollywood

TAKASHI SHIMURA …Classic Film and TV Corner

JACK CARSON …Terry of A Shroud of Thoughts

DOROTHY MORRIS … Taking Up Room

RICHARD ERDMAN …Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club

ELISHA COOK, JR …Jo of The Last Drive-In 

JOHN HOYT …Vienna’s Classics Hollywood

ALLEN JENKINS …Whimsically Classics 

Banner:

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Comments

  1. Hi, Kellee. I’d like to write about Takashi Shimura please. Maddy

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi, Kellee – Can I do Jay C. Flippen for Shadows and Satin? (shadowsandsatin.wordpress.com)

    Liked by 1 person

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