Borrowing a catch-phrase from our favorite home of the classics, Turner Classic Movies, Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled / @IrishJayHawk66), Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club / @Paula_Guthat) and Aurora, of Once Upon a Screen / @CitizenScreen) dedicate a blogathon to character actors for the ninth consecutive year. To the faces, the laughs, the drama presented by these wonderful actors whose names all too often go unrecognized we dedicate WHAT A CHARACTER! 2020.
The hosts extend this invitation to the WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon 2020, a slightly different event than in the past. We will all host the event on one day promoted across all three blogs. Please join us on December 5, 2020 as we pay tribute to the brilliance of the supporting players and the many films they made better.
Our objective with this TCM-inspired event has always been to spotlight lesser-known actors with talent to spare. We hope you are up for this challenge and are ready to have a bit of fun. All you have to do is adhere to the following guidelines and leave a comment with your choice of actor.
- Let at least one of the hosts know which character actor is your choice.
- Do not take it for granted we know exactly who you are or where your blog resides – please include the title and URL of your blog and your Twitter handle if you have one.
- We will not accept previously published posts, or duplicates, 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 movies or television, which has featured talented regulars since the beginning
- Publish your WHAT A CHARACTER! post on or before December 5, 2020.
- Please include the gorgeous event banner in your What A Character! post. It would be great if you could help us promote this event.
- Thank you for sending any of us the direct link to your post once you have published it. Searching on social media sites can lead to missed entries.
- HAVE FUN and happy blogging!
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films – Eve Arden
Second Sight Cinema – Mary Astor
Once Upon a Screen – Beulah Bondi
Caftan Woman – Harry Cording
Lady Eve’s Reel Life – Marcel Dalio
Paula’s Cinema Club – Richard Erdman
Outspoken & Freckled – Barry Fitzgerald
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films – Bernard Hepton
Goosepimply All Over – Herbert Marshall
Wide Screen World – Raymond Massey
Critica Retro – Ernie Morrison
Brizzy Mays Books and Bruschetta – Anne Revere
Real Weegie Midget Reviews – Diana Rigg
Poppity Talks Classic Film – Marjorie Riordan
Whimsically Classic – SZ “Cuddles” Sakall
Outspoken & Freckled – Ned Sparks
Another Old Movie Blog – Tom Tully
Silver Screenings – “Celeste Holm Syndrome: On Character Actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age” by David Lazar
The brain is racing but seems to be circling back to Harry Cording. So, Harry Cording, it is!
PHEW! Was holding my breath until you let me know. 😁
Suspense is all!
May @ Brizzy Mays Bubbles And Bruschetta
Wonderful choice! Thanks and welcome
Never previously participated in a blogathon but this looks a little different. Thankyou 😀
Oh, yay!! Any questions just reach out.
Hi. Can you please add me with Diana Rigg please.. from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews
You got it!
Yay! This time of year! I’m in! Let me take the man behind that voice 🤗 – Herbert Marshall.
SUH-WEET!! I’ll add you in a bit, Tonya. Thrilled you’re joining us.
Yay! This time of year! I’m in! Let me take the man behind that voice 🤗 – Herbert Marshall. http://goosepimplyallover.wordpress.com
Will Raymond Massey do for a subject?
For sure! I’ll jot you down for him, Rich. Hope all is well.
Hello Aurora! I would love to write about supporting actress Marjorie Riordan. 😀
You got it Erica. I’ll add you later this morning. Thank you for joining us.
Do you think Ernie Morrison – aka Sunshine Sammy – fits the description of a character actor? If he does, I’d like to write about him.
Le from Crítica Retro (www.criticaretro.blogspot.com)
Hi Le! I think Ernest is a fantastic choice so yes, definitely. I will add you to the list now. Stay well
Hi Aurora, I’d like to do a review of “Celeste Holm Syndrome: On Character Actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age” by David Lazar. Would that qualify for this event? If not, I will choose something else. Thanks!
Yes, for sure. Interesting! Tha k for joining us, Ruth.
Awesome! Thanks so much. 🙂
Hi Aurora. Is it ok if I write about Bernard Hepton instead of Geoffrey Keen please? Maddy
Sure, no problem.
Hi Aurora. Here’s my piece on Eve. Maddy
Thank you, Maddy! We’ll be promoting all weekend.
Hey Aurora, I just uploaded my post here: https://silverscreenings.org/2020/12/03/the-enduring-appeal-of-the-character-actor/
I was so excited I couldn’t wait! 🙂
Thank you, Ruth!! Exciting
Harry Cording was anxious to join the party: https://www.caftanwoman.com/2020/12/what-character-blogathon-harry-cording.html
And here’s my piece on Bernard Hepton. Thanks for hosting!
Hi here’s my post for tomorrow… https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/remembrances/remembrances-2020/remembering-the-delightful-diana-rigg/
from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews
Joe Flynn is ready to take the spotlight!
Hey, here’s my post:
Thanks, be safe, happy holidays!