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#41 CarolAirey

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:12 AM

Great photo of the dress, SueSue. Thanks for sharing it. There are so many reasons why this is one of my favourite movies, but I think this dress was what made me fall in love with *SABRINA* when I first saw it in my youth in the late 60s. It was so different from anything I'd ever seen ... and still stands out today as a knockout dress! It will be a thrill to see it in Hollywood.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:42 PM

So THAT'S the dress. I thought it was one of those tasteful little black numbers.

Thanks for the illustration, SueSue.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:01 PM

I love classic film fashion, so I am pleased to learn about the upcoming exhitibit:

*The Art of Costume Design*:

Sketches from the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library

TCM is proud to present this selection of sketches from the archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, reflecting the art of costume design. From Travis Banton to Edith Head, these sketches represent the contribution of costume designers who help create the vision of these film characters. Special thanks to Anne Coco, Randy Haberkamp and the Academy for their support of this exhibit.

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And, TAH-DAH, the Hubert de Givenchy dress from *Sabrina* donated by the Audrey Hepburn's Children's Fund! ([www.audreyhepburn.com|http://www.audreyhepburn.com])

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:23 PM

Check it out!
Club TCM Panels...films...AMPAS...and more!

http://i.cnn.net/v5c...31920121057.pdf

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:12 PM

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The costume party at the Basil Rathbones' required one to dress as someone you most admire, so Marlene Dietrich had Travis Banton devise this lovely costume for Marlene, and as Leda, she couild be draped by a lovely swan all evening.


To Marlene's left is Clifton Webb, but I will have to check my archives for the name of the woman to her right, who obviously chose Marlene as the person she most admired.


It is supposed to be one of Banton's most admired creations, on or off the screen...

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:44 PM


The festival is indeed a great deal of fun, wouldbestar, and you are just as enthusiastic about it now as I remember you had been when I met you last year! I will try to keep everyone informed about all the antics, excitment, and information as I possibly can. We will miss you!





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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

Anybody who has any doubts about this festival being anything but a glorified promo for TCM need only look at this lineup to have them put away. These are serious, big-time members of the industry who have and are contributing to its success. And this is only a partial list. I could listen to A. C. Lyles share his knowledge all night and he's just one. You folks are definitely getting your money's worth, and then some, this year. If only I had enough to join you this year, have a great time for me as well as yourselves.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:45 PM

*Robert Wagner, Dick Van Dyke, Editor Thelma Schoonmaker, Producer A.C. Lyles, Shirley Jones, Angie Dickinson, Director Norman Jewison, Stanley Donen,Serge Bromberg, Costume Designer Debra Nadoolman Landis, Rose McGowan, Makeup Designer Rick Baker, Bela Lugosi Jr., and Sara Karloff!!!*

*Check out the complete UPDATE!!!*

*http://i.cnn.net/v5c...30820120206.pdf*

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:03 PM

What an update!

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The 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival will honor actress Kim Novak with a multi-tiered celebration of her extraordinary career. Among the events, Novak will have her hand and footprints enshrined in concrete in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater. She will also join TCM host Robert Osborne for an in-depth conversation to be taped in front of a live audience for airing on TCM later. And she will introduce a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's suspenseful classic Vertigo (1958).

Follow this link for the entire update and Kim Novak biography!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:51 PM

Have ya heard?

"You're passing up a great opportunity. Where I spit, no grass grows...ever!"


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:08 PM

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I think the update might be just around the corner!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:20 PM

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{font:Calibri}Thanks so much for the pics. It always amazes me to see photos of actors whom I only knew from films done in their latter years -- such as the ghoulish Vincent Price in the 60s horror flicks, or the buffoonish Jack Elam in the 70s westerns. Harder still to realize how incredibly good looking they were when they were young and just starting their Hollywood careers! {font}

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{font:Calibri}Hope this doesn’t sound chauvinistic, but as for Drew Barrymore, she certainly has blossomed into a stunningly attractive young woman – impossible for me to imagine when I was watching E.T. ! Drew can certainly hold her own with the Veronica Lakes, the Rita Hayworths, and the fair damsels of yesteryear whom we all cherish and adore !!!{font}

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

Thank you, darrylfxanax! Your comments are always appreciated. :)

Did anyone watch Dave last night? I was so happy that Alec Baldwin and David Letterman were both singing praises of Robert Osborne, The Essentials, and the Turner Classic Movie Channel!

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And they were both welcoming wonderful Drew Barrymore!

What with the festival looming in April, and a new season approaching, there is much to be gratful for on the TCM Classic Film Channel horizon in 2012.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

What a fascinating backstory, SueSue! Wonderful photos, as well. I would've loved to have a close look at one of my "faves" in action....Miss Barbara Stanwyck. Thanks for sharing Bill's memories with us. Keep 'em coming!
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:55 PM

Back at St. Mary's Lodge and Resort, my friend Bill seemed amazed that at the tender age of 16 that he had been thrust into the midst of an RKO film location, but he accepted his surroundings, and went about his duties near Glacier National Park.
















































































































































At the cozy lodge restaurant, they mainly served steaks and roast beef secured from the Pendergast Ranch, where most of the cattle scenes had been recorded. Most of the film crew would go to the dining room for their meals, but Barbara Stanwyck was rarely seen there. Bill supposes that she had many meals sent to her suite.

















































































































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As for those horsebackriding scenes, Stanwyck was obviously proud of her prowess and courage, according to Axel Madsen's biography, Stanwyck . But Stanwyck also had back trouble, and Bill claims that she was much "bumpier" in the saddle than Ronald Reagan that summer in Montana, and he stated that she "looked" like a greenhorn in the saddle, especially compared to Reagan, who seemed "born to the reins" and rode all over the resort and park areas.

















































































































As for Allan Dwan, about seventy years of age during the Montana shoot, Bill knew he was around because if he had ordered something done, staff was rushed into service to meet the demands, but he sheepishly admitted that " If I saw him, I wouldn't have known him from a hole in the wall," and that's not such a surprising revelation coming from someone who was only 16. Many of the young teenagers spending their summers at St. Mary's Lodge and Resort came to earning money money for college, and 17 or 18 of those students had arrived from a seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, hometown of lodge proprietor Hugh Black.

















































































































"That summer for some of those seminary kids was a real eye-opener," and especially for one young lady that Bill remembers. "Some of those folks were pretty wild and rowdy, and one young lady from the seminary school was even afraid to go and clean their rooms because she was afraid that she might get pregnant or catch some sort of incurable disease." But such crises were averted as other staffers volunteered to take those dangerous custodial duties.

















































































































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Jack Elam was definitely a boisterous and rowdy character, and Bill always remembers him laughing and joking with the film crew and hotel staff as well. "He was always cracking a joke, and he definitely had an eye for the ladies. Oh, yes. He was popular." Link to Jack Elam article: http://www.nytimes.c...ies/23ELAM.html













































































































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Barbara Stanwyck wasn't the type to shy away from anything, but Bill's encounter during that summer of 1954 revealed that she was quiet, kept to herself and her rooms, but still did most all of her stunts.

















And she always looked great in her western gear...

















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And as of yet, I haven't heard of any of Miss Stanwyck's films being presented at the TCM Film Fest 2012, but I do know that I am happy that one of the world's loveliest stylicons is heavily featured in the doings, and was known to don a little western gear from time to time...

















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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:20 AM

David,

You don't need a curator. From past years' experiences (I go every year), it only takes about 15 minutes to walk through, and it's free.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

Cinerama Dome, here we come!
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Dear Kyle,

Thank you for those lovely "Baby Peggy" posters. And I can't wait to see Debbie introducing *How The West Was Won* in Cinerama. Please feel free to visit anytime! :)

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Thank you so much for the tour information. My plans are not yet completely "firmed" up, but I will certainly keep this enticing excursion on the front burner. (I'm always cooking something up!) :)


Dear wouldbestar,

It was so wonderful to meet you last year! Send me a PM. If you come to Texas, maybe we can meet for lunch! :)

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

Sue Sue and all you other fashion fans, I posted this on another thread...

How about a curator-led tour of this year's exhibit "20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design" at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising's Museum? Includes the 2011 Oscar winner for Costume Design along with 99 other costumes from 2011 films AND a number of costumes that might include Liz Taylor's costume from Cleopatra and Austin Power's groovy costumes.

Minimum fee is $200 for 10 or less and $20 per person for anything over 10.

Any interest?

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:41 PM


{font:Times New Roman} Sue: {font}{font:}{color:black}I'm so glad there will be people like you reporting on the goings-on in April. I'll be with you all in spirit if not body.{font}


{font:Times New Roman} {font}{font:}{color:black}I've been reading about all the scheduled events and almost wishing I'd waited until this year to go. I did say almost. I knew last year it might be my only opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and would not have missed anything I saw or meeting you, Lynn, Kyle and Meg for anything. My finances are almost non-existent this year so a return is out. I'm trying to put together a few hundred dollars to finally see my sister in Texas.{font}


{font:Times New Roman} {font}{font:}{color:black}I know the Festival will be great and hope you all have a marvelous time as I did last year. {font}


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:52 PM

> > > But I think the authentic Cinerama screening of How The West Was Won in the Cinerama Dome is the big winner in this latest announcement<<<
I think so, too! Showing my age here, but I was lucky to have seen This is Cinerama! --as a kid in the 1950s, at a downtown Chicago theater. The opening roller coaster ride sequence was amazing. I'll never forget it. Short film here:

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