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    #TCMFF Social Producer 2015/2016, Content Creator @tcm, Writing about the Turner Classic Film Festival since June of 2010 with more than 1 million views on various sites. More than 600 published articles in various publications, Silver Screen Oasis Administrator/Moderator, Administrator of "Sue Sue's TCM Festival Friends" on Facebook, @suesueapplegate on Twitter. SUE SUE has had more than 200,000 views on the TCM Message Boards since June of 2010!
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    Actor Denny Miller discusses Dean Martin, Vincent Minnelli, and Some Came Running (on TCM right now!) during my interview with him on The Silver Screen Oasis...
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    It's tonight! Keith Carradine as Guest Programmer! “I'm a TCM addict," says Keith Carradine, TCM Guest Programmer for September. Carradine tells host Ben Mankiewicz that he loves classic films, and especially those shot in black and white: "I realize that not everything TCM plays is in black and white, but if I see black and white, I always stop. I love old films, I love the craft of them, I love the masterful storytelling." Carradine comes by his devotion to the classics naturally, as part of an acting dynasty headed by his father, John Carradine (1906-1988). One of Hollywood's most accomplished and best-loved character actors, the elder Carradine was a member of the Cecil B. DeMille stock company and later appeared in 11 John Ford films. He had roles in hundreds of movies including such legendary titles as 1939's Stagecoach, 1940's The Grapes of Wrath and 1956's The Ten Commandments. Along with Keith, the Carradine acting clan includes three more of John's sons: David, who died in 2009; Robert; and Bruce. Four of John Carradine's grandchildren either are or have been actors, including Keith's daughters Martha Plimpton and Sorel Carradine. Keith's maternal half-brother, Michael Bowen, is also a well-known actor. Keith Carradine was born in San Mateo, CA., and studied English and drama at Colorado State University. He performed onstage for a year in the original Broadway version of Hair (1969), then entered films with Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971). A high point in his career came with Altman's Nashville (1975), in which he played a country-Western performer and won an Oscar® for writing the haunting song "I'm Easy." In addition to dozens of other films, including several for Altman protégé Alan Rudolph, Carradine has won praise for his appearances onstage, including a Tony award for The Will Rogers Follies (1991); and on television, where he was Emmy-nominated for his role in Chiefs. Among dozens of other television appearances is his current role as President Conrad Dalton in the CBS series Madam Secretary. Here are Carradine's movie choices as Guest Programmer: Captains Courageous (1937) is MGM's black-and-white adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling novel, with John Carradine playing Long Jack in a cast headed by Freddie Bartholomew and Oscar® winner Spencer Tracy. Keith remembers his father saying, "You know, I've been in some of the best pictures ever made, and some of the worst." (This one went into his "best" category.) Films made during this period, when John was in his 30s, provided Keith with a glimpse into his father's early years. "You know, he was 43 when I was born, so by the time I was coming of age he was an older guy." In addition to his dad's youthful appearance, he is struck by the "contemporary" feel of his acting: "There's nothing dated about what he's doing." Random Harvest (1942), adapted from the James Hilton novel, is another of the black-and-white classics enjoyed by Carradine. His reason for choosing this one? "Greer Garson. She has a timeless beauty, and she invites you in [to her performances] in a way that few actors do." Carradine also notes that male lead, Ronald Colman, is "the quintessence of urbanity," and that, together, the two stars manage to make an "outlandish" plot seem believable and touching. "I burst into tears every time," he admits. "I'm both embarrassed by that and kind of proud of it!" Performance (1970), described by Carradine as "psychedelic noir," is a British crime drama with Mick Jagger in his dramatic film debut as a rock star involved with a murderous London gangster (James Fox). Directed by Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell, the film originally created controversy because of its mix of violence and sex but has since been recognized as a serious and influential work. Carradine says he first saw Performance in a theater at the time of its original release and was so stunned that he sat through it a second time. He was hesitant to include the film since he wasn't sure how it would fit in with the usual TCM programming. "But I do believe it has become a bona fide cult classic." Thieves Like Us (1974) is another movie that made our Guest Programmer "trepidatious" to choose, since one of the stars is none other than...Keith Carradine. Mankiewicz acknowledges that it took a bit of "arm-twisting" to get Carradine to include this one. He gave in because of the chance to talk about Robert Altman, who directed this study of doomed young lovers (Carradine and Shelley Duvall) during the Depression era. "I couldn't believe that I was being invited to play a role like this for this director," says Carradine, who credits Altman with "putting me on the map." One of the secrets of Altman's success with actors, according to Carradine, was that "He would create this space where you felt completely safe and had the security of taking chances." by Roger Fristoe
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    Dawson City: Frozen Time originally screened at the TCM Film Festival 2017 and is screened tonight at 7 p.m. CST..... A fascinating discovery of a cache of silent films.... From ROTTEN TOMATOES: Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s. Discovered buried under a hockey rink in a former Klondike Gold Rush town, their story reveals the links between the movie business and Manifest Destiny in North America. Dawson City: Frozen Time Directed by Bill Morrison
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    COMING SEPTEMBER 8 & 9 to The Silver Screen Oasis Facebook page! It’s a closed group, but all are welcome to join. AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN MARY MALLORY VISITS THE SILVER SCREEN OASIS FACEBOOK PAGE FOR A Q & A ABOUT HER LATEST BOOK--"LIVING WITH GRACE-: Life Lessons From America's Princess." Mary will be welcoming questions beginning Saturday, September 8! Mary Mallory is a film historian, photo archivist, and researcher, focusing on Los Angeles and early film history. She writes theatre reviews for "The Tolucan Times" and blogs for the "LA Daily Mirror." Mallory served on Hollywood Heritage, Inc.'s Board of Directors, and acts as a docent for the Hollywood Heritage Museum. As a member of the Studio City Neighborhood Council, she produced the events, "Mack Sennett and the Birth of Studio City," "80th Anniversary of Republic Pictures," and "50th Anniversary Celebration of CBS Radford Studios," and helped produce the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Republic Pictures. She has given presentations on a variety of historical topics at Hollywood Heritage Museum, Pasadena Museum of History, Conference of California Historical Societies, Egyptian Theatre, Book Soup, Pasadena First United Methodist Church, Will & Ariel Durant Library, and the Studio City Library. "Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays" has been named one of the best film books of 2015 by both Huffington Post and Ain't It Cool News. Her latest book, "LIVING WITH GRACE: Life Lessons From America's Princess." From Lyons Press: Poised, cultured, and unforgettable, Grace Kelly had the aura of a princess, even before she was crowned. She exuded grace, polish, flair, and serenity as a fashion icon, actor, and humanitarian. Living with Grace is a captivating look at this elegant woman who has been an inspiration for many and whose legacy enlightens a new generation of fans. Seldom seen photos and outtakes are complemented by inspiring quotes from and about Grace and the famous roles she played. These words and images highlight what made her so iconic on film and in life. (Lyons Press)
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    TCM Film Fest 2019 Dates: April 11-14! Theme: Follow Your Heart-Love At The Movies!
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    Festival Themes is the topic of my latest article...
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    Announcements in August, Passes in November, Excitement is obvious, Airfare in December! The weakness of the rhyme Belies the importance of the time! “Action Stations August!”
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    The TCMFF 2019 Announcement is sure to come this week!!
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    Need some “Inspiration for #TCMFF 2019?” Check out Sue Sue's recap of 2018!
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    Memba this gorgeous display from 2014, the 20th Anniversary Fest? Maybe this year staff will create a wall of guest programmer icons, a mural of previous pass holders, or previous fest celebs. A mock background drop of the studio with the comfy chairs could also allow pass holders to be pretend guest programmers... Action Stations during August! It won't be long until we find out #TCMFF 2019 dates....
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    ACADEMY NEWS: Show's "No's" Grows Woes... Oscars Revamp! More Book News: Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film : A new book by Don Graham......
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    Coming September 18, 2018....Lorna Luft: A Star is Born-Judy Garland and The Film That Got Away from TCM....
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    After the SRO screening of Director Alexa Foreman's documentary, SCANDAL: THE TRIAL OF MARY ASTOR, at the TCMFF 2018 on Friday, August 27, the Atlanta Journal Constitution has this to say....
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    It's Action Stations August! Be ready for the latest TCMFF 2019 announcement. Do you have your hotel on speed dial?
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    Authors Kendra Paul and Anthony Uzarowski chat about Vivien Leigh and Lawrence Olivier on their latest podcast edition of Cinescapism.

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