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  1. Yes, that was a major Oscar Fail.
  2. lydecker

    Name 10 Facts About This Actor

    3. Was a band singer.
  3. lydecker

    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    The Bad Seed.
  4. lydecker

    It's A Wonderful Town

    Falling in Love (1984)
  5. lydecker

    So . . . Scotty Bowers?

    I notice he always slandered (if it was slander) stars who were long gone, particularly ones with family members who were gone as well so it would be extremely unlikely that he would get sued. He claimed that he "wanted to wait until they were dead to reveal their secrets" but I think they just made easy targets. Too bad we'll never know the real story.
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    So . . . Scotty Bowers?

    RIP Scotty Bowers who died October 13 at the age of 94. I've always wondered how many of his "stories" one should really believe. Walter Pidgeon picking up the gas station attendant on Hollywood Boulevard?? Scott acting as "Hollywood Procurer" for several decades??? I guess truth could be stranger than fiction but me thinks Scotty "embellished" his exploits.
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    Comcast moving TCM to Sports/Entertainment Package

    Same thing happened last night in Pittsburgh. TCM "disappeared" around 1 AM. Calls this AM to Comcast first said: "Yes, you still have it on your package" which then changed to: "No, you would have to upgrade to get TCM and pay more $$ for cable" which contains 90% junk I never watch. Long story short, after hours on the phone with a Comcast rep, we have TCM once again but switched things around so we are actually paying less after "negotiating" a new Comcast package. I hate cable and if it weren't for the fact that our streaming channels (Netflix, Amazon Prime) are such a pain in the A** (half the time they load, the other half the time the don't) I would be cable cutting. The Comcast rep told me that mine was her 10th call this AM ****ing about the loss of TCM.
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    Movies That It Sometimes Feels That Only You Alone Like?

    "Falling in Love" (1984) I love this film and watch it every Christmas. What's not to like? Streep, DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Dianne Wiest, Jane Kazmarek, Manhattan in all its glory AND the Metro North (in a supporting role.) But, the critics didn't like it and I never hear anyone praise it. But, I don't care. I love it!
  9. So pleased to hear this. She's very deserving!!
  10. Perhaps the solution lies in re-naming the program "The Non-Essentials???"
  11. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is 5th?? I guess you can't fix stupid.
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    DECEMBER SCHEDULE UP! SOTM JOAN BLONDELL

    I've been waiting for Joan Blondell as SOTM a long time so I am thrilled. Plus, a salute to Oscar Levant. Looks to be an interesting month -- something I don't usually say about December on TCM.
  13. Really, really want to get to Cobourg one of these days. I understand they do a great Vintage Film Festival and I love Marie Dressler. "Emma" is one of my favorites! (Especially love seeing Myrna Loy being such a petulant brat!)
  14. Not to speak ill of the dead but she was execrable in "Return To Peyton Place," a film I had fortunately never seen until last month during Mary Astor Day. Though Lynley's character is the focal point of the movie her speaking in a non-stop monotone -- "IT-IS-NOT-A-CLUB-LEWIS. IT-IS-A-SECRET-SOCIETY-LEWIS" etc. etc. etc. pretty much made me hit the Mute button every time she appeared on the screen. I vaguely remember her being slightly less wooden in other stuff . . . maybe.
  15. Totally agree. I think Paula Prentiss was enormously talented. She brought something special to every film she was in. She was on a roll there for a while but then seemingly disappeared. A real shame. She had "Old Hollywood" star quality.

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