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    ClassiCategories

    This is a new game. The main idea of each round will be stated up front. Like if I said the category was 'Married to Liz Taylor,' then we would list all her husbands. Bonus points could be earned if someone mentioned people she was engaged to but did not marry. That sort of thing. Categories will be related to Hollywood movies (and in some instances television programs).
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    Double Feature

    GOODBYE MR. CHIPS (1939) Next: CHIPS (2017)
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    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Louise, Anita
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    Actor/Movie Association Game

    SIERRA BARON (1958)
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    Movies with descriptive titles

    THE EXTRAORDINARY SEAMAN (1969)
  6. A few to get things started: THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER (1944) BITTER RICE (1949) THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974)
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    WICKED WOMAN (1953)
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    ONE word titles

    From 1995
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    ONE word titles

    A few examples to get things started: FRANKENSTEIN (1931) NINOTCHKA (1939) PINNOCHIO (1940) SHAFT (1971)
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    Movies That Make a Statement

    I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE (1949)
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    UNCLE SILAS (1947)
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    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Johnson, Arte
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    ONE word titles

    From 1931
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    Movies with descriptive titles

    THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (1952)
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    SANDERS OF THE RIVER (1935)
  16. In the 1931 film DEVOTION we see Leslie Howard enjoy a nice hot cuppa. I'm sure it's been done on screen by men in other movies. Actually it occurs often on soaps (British soaps definitely but American soaps too). On a recent episode of The Young and the Restless 25 year old Kyle Abbott was sitting in a restaurant sipping coffee from fine china. Maybe it depends on the genre. But wouldn't it seem out of place for Leslie Howard to have a brew if he was in an Ernest Hemingway type adventure yarn? Interested to read others' thoughts...
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    MARION DAVIES for STAR OF THE MONTH

    TCM borrowed the Star of the Month idea from AMC. In the 1980s AMC began this tradition of honoring one star each month and showing a wide selection of their films. The old AMC also printed a monthly magazine, another idea TCM borrowed, where the month's star graced the cover. I remember this because my grandparents, who introduced me to classic films, subscribed to AMC's magazine. Not long ago I looked on eBay and found some copies of the AMC magazines that were published in the 80s and 90s. One indicated Audrey Hepburn was AMC's Star of the Month. So we know that in addition to the times TCM has honored her, AMC also honored her. I wonder how many silent film stars AMC featured as Star of the Month.
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    MARION DAVIES for STAR OF THE MONTH

    Right...so I don't buy this as a bias against silent films. They'll get around to honoring Marion Davies. It just requires patience and time.
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    A to Z of Characters

    Wagner, Richard -- played by Richard Burton in the TV miniseries Wagner
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    QUIZ SHOW (1994)
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    MARION DAVIES for STAR OF THE MONTH

    Garbo's been Star of the Month three times. Her film career was over by 1941. Half her output was silent films.
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    MARION DAVIES for STAR OF THE MONTH

    Do younger people know much about Dean Martin?
  23. I started at age 28. I never drank it in college. I mostly drank water, juice or soda in college. But when I was in my late 20s, I took on a second job that was completely different from the type of work I normally did. It was a much more frenetic sort of environment where people were under a lot more pressure...and needed their caffeine fix. Since I was the newbie in that office, I was given the task of making the coffee each morning. Of course I had to sample it to make sure it turned out okay...and voila, I was hooked. I only worked at that place for a year, but took a lifelong coffee drinking habit with me when I left. I made up for lost time and drank a lot of coffee in my 30s!
  24. Even that seems silly now. Teenage kids drink coffee with their parents these days more than before. It's no longer considered a rite of passage. It's just something people do like it's no big deal.
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    Scarlet Empress

    Technically THE SCARLET EMPRESS is not a Universal film. It's a Paramount film now owned by Universal. Universal bought most of the Paramount library of films up to 1949, originally to show them on television. They have only put the ones featuring the most famous directors and stars on home video. At any rate when you see the modern Universal logo play before the film starts that is just indicating Universal controls the rights and has leased it to TCM for a broadcast. I would imagine they've also leased these particular titles where Dietrich collaborated with Von Sternberg to Criterion for the most recent restorations, but still retain the rights.

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