In the films, Legolas was blond. Was he also blond in the books?
I now know he wasn't, he was brown haired. Thank you Arvana for looking this up.
It set me pondering. How about a database of character appearance and short histories or biographies. That way questions like that will be easily answered.
The way I envision this, a simple mysql database, into which subscribed members can add entries, and the council members can moderate. Each entry would take the following format:
Place of Origin
Book first seen in
The database could then be used to answer questions like the one asked today, or even just compare your own mental image with the one Tolkien obviously had of them.