Take Your Seats, Ladies and Gentlemen! The Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon is beginning today!
In honor of Claude Rains’s 131st birthday, which would have been November 10, we are honoring this great actor’s talent for three days, November 9-11. This is our third year celebrating one of Hollywood’s few A-list supporting actors, who was as famous for his thousand faces as for his velvety voice.
As in the first year we hosted this blogathon, one of the dates happens to be Veterans’ Day, formerly known as Armistice Day because it is the anniversary of the end of World War I. This is a convenient coincidence, since Claude Rains was a World War I veteran. His distinct voice and droopy eye were characteristics he acquired from a gas attack during his service. Thus, this is also a good opportunity to honor one of the many classic actors who risked his life during the Great War.
Please link your contributions to this post during the three days. We look forward to reading all your tributes.
Happy Birthday, Claude!
The Roster So Far
Thanks A Lot, Claude Rains – Ruth of Silver Screenings
Claude Rains in The Invisible Man – Kevin Maher of Top 10 Film Lists
Sealed Cargo – Rob of MovieRob
#Noirvember: Robert Mitchum and Faith Domergue are on the run- ‘Where Danger Lives’ (John Farrow, 1950) – Virginie Pronovost of The Wonderful World of Cinema
Movie Review: Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – MovieCritic of Movies Meet Their Match
Notorious – Kristen Winiarski of KN Winiarski Writes
Claude Rains, Ann Todd, and Trevor Howard in “The Passionate Friends” (1949) – Carissa (Regency Woman) of Musings of an Introvert
Take 3: Angel on My Shoulder Review – Sally Silverscreen of 18 Cinema Lane
Four Daughters from 1938; A Musical Father – Tiffany Brannan of PEPS
THE THIRD ANNUAL CLAUDE RAINS BLOGATHON: Alfred Hitchcock Presents The Diamond Necklace, 1959 – Patricia Nolan-Hall of Caftan Woman
A HUMAN VILLAIN: CLAUDE RAINS IN MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) – Megan Chappie of The Pen and the Cross
Vive La France – Rebecca Deniston of Taking Up Room
Claude Rains in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” from 1939 – Rebekah Brannan of PEPS
Thank you, all!
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