Thanks, Bronxie! We wish you were here with us! There are passholders here from 49 states and 7 countries.
(Nova Scotia and Scotland for sure!) Independent filmnaker John Melville is here from Scotland.
Wonderful post, Lynn, as always!
It has been so much fun to meet and greet with wonderful TCM pals!
I have met the following folks in the last day or so from the Messageboards: kingrat, Kyle, Cinemaven, cinecrazydc, David from Seattle, countessdelave (who looked divine on the red carpet runway, I might add), Hadda from Canada, Emberly, and many of the wonderful facebook crew!
I ran into A.C. Lyles at Graumann's and had a nice chat with him, and he proceeded to explain how Wings changed his life. He will be introducing that film at 9:00 in the morning at the Chinese Multiplex.
I also was able to tell Darcy Hettrich, Vice President of Talent at TCM, how much we all appreciated her diligence in helping to arrange for the thoroughly enjoyable Doris Day voiceover for the video retrospective for Doris Day's Star of the Month. And thank you, Doris Day! That week of her films, and the insightful comments from Robert Osborne were lovely.
Had a wonderful photo op with Ben Mankiewicz, and was able to meet the star of Gun Crazy, Peggy Cummins. She is such a lovely lady, and appreciates that fans still enjoy her movies.
Bob Mackie and Deborah Nadoolman Landis introduced Cleopatra with Claudette Colbert and discussed those fab Travis Banton fashions. It seems Claudette would have nothing to do with the De Mille designers, and demanded that Banton be allowed to create all her costumes. And both presenters lamented the fact that there is no biography of Travis Banton.
Saw wonderful Marge Champion looking lovely, and she said she remembered me from our visit last year. Thank you, Ms. Champion.
Several passholders expressed their disapointment at the cancellation of Shirley Jones to introduce Elmer Gantry.
Met a sweet lady from San Diego named Jessica who explained how she has a special nook in her home devoted to Audrey Hepburn and how she has designed and created several needlepoints devoted to the international fashion icon.
The Shannon Klute and Richard Edwards presentation this afternoon was enlightening and entertaining, and I now have a signed copy of The Maltese Touch of Evil. They discussed the popularity of their podcasts and how popular they have become, and their favorite films noir.
Fashions worn by Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Lana Turner, Julie Andrews, Greta Garbo and Linda Darnell are displayed in glass cases in the lobby of Grauman's Chinese Theater.
And back at Club TCM, the Givenchy dress sported by Audrey Hepburn in the party scene in Sabrina is still very popular with passholders.
Stargazers at the Vanity Fair party were able to schmooze with Liza Minelli, Larry Hagman, Mickey Rooney, and many others!