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    Noir Alley

    Beginning Sunday, March 5 at 10:00AM, TCM will be debuting a new weekly film noir showcase, which will be hosted by the Czar of Noir Eddie Muller, formerly the host of TCM's 2015 Summer of Darkness and here lately the host of on-air spots for the TCM Wine Club. Noir Alley kicks off March 5 with THE MALTESE FALCON ('41). Subsequent titles in the series will include the following: DETOUR ('45, March 12) ACT OF VIOLENCE ('48, March 19) TENSION ('50, March 26) THE BLUE GARDENIA ('53, April 2) SCARLET STREET ('45, April 9) THE SET-UP ('49, April 16) BRUTE FORCE ('47, April 23) HE WALKED BY NIGHT ('48, April 30) TCM hosts Eddie Muller and Ben Mankiewicz in conversation at the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival.
  2. For the third year in a row, TCM Backlot members will select December's Star of the Month. This year, the two options to choose from are Dick Powell and Warren William, pictured below with Joan Blondell in GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933. Who would you like to see as Star of the Month in December?
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    John Landis

    The director of NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE (1978), THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980), TRADING PLACES (1983) and COMING TO AMERICA (1988) will join TCM's Ben Mankiewicz on October 30 to introduce a night of his picks. This gives Landis the distinction of being the first repeat guest programmer in the history of this TCM franchise. Landis was previously a guest programmer alongside Robert Osborne in March 2009. This time around, Landis has picked an eclectic lineup of films and shorts:
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    Neil Simon (1927 - 2018)

    Per: http://www.tmz.com/2018/08/26/neil-simon-dead-dies/ Sources confirm that Neil Simon died early this morning, Sunday, August 26, 2018. He was 91, and had reportedly been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years. After getting his start writing for Sid Caesar's TV show in 1950s, Simon's first Broadway hit was COME BLOW YOUR HORN, followed by a remarkable string of stage hits, which were also adapted to film. Among them: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, THE ODD COUPLE, THE SUNSHINE BOYS, BILOXI BLUES and LOST IN YONKERS.
  5. TCM's Spotlight on The Black Experience in film will be hosted by Shawn Edwards. Edwards is the film critic at FOX 4 TV in Kansas City, Missouri, and the co-founder of The African American Film Critics Association. He was in studio for TCM yesterday to record his wraparounds for September.
  6. A Summer Place (Maine) Lolita (New Hampshire) Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Vermont) Little Women (Massachusetts) King Kong (New York) On the Waterfront (New Jersey) The Philadelphia Story (Pennsylvania) Christmas in Connecticut (Connecticut) Meet the People (Delaware) Shipmates Forever (Maryland) Shenandoah (Virginia) The Night of the Hunter (West Virginia) Cape Fear (North Carolina) The Big Chill (South Carolina) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Washington, D.C.) Key Largo (Florida) Wise Blood (Georgia) The Phenix City Story (Alabama) Inherit the Wind (Tennessee) The Story of Seabiscuit (Kentucky) The Man Who Came to Dinner (Ohio) Anatomy of a Murder (Michigan) Some Came Running (Indiana) The Front Page (Illinois) Primary (Wisconsin) The Music Man (Iowa) Meet Me in St. Louis (Missouri) A Face in the Crowd (Arkansas) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Mississippi) All the King’s Men (Louisiana) Giant (Texas) Cimarron (Oklahoma) In Cold Blood (Kansas) Boys Town (Nebraska) Badlands (South Dakota) The Purchase Price (North Dakota) A River Runs Through It (Montana) Spencer’s Mountain (Wyoming) The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Colorado) Them! (New Mexico) Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Arizona) Wagon Train (Utah) Duchess of Idaho (Idaho) Ocean’s Eleven (Nevada) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Oregon) It Happened At the World’s Fair (Washington) The Silver Horde (Alaska) From Here to Eternity (Hawaii) The Graduate (California)
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    Steve McQueen as SOTM July 2018

    Spend Thursday nights in July with the King of Cool. July 5 THE BLOB (1958) THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960) NEVER SO FEW (1959) SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME (1956) July 12 THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963) SOLDIER IN THE RAIN (1963) BABY, THE RAIN MUST FALL (1965) THE HONEYMOON MACHINE (1961) July 19 BULLITT (1968) THE SAND PEBBLES (1966) THE CINCINNATI KID (1965) NEVADA SMITH (1966) July 26 THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1968) THE GETAWAY (1972) PAPILLON (1973) AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
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    nick clooney: my fav tcm host !!

    Earlier this year, former late night host and TCM guest programmer David Letterman caught up with Nick Clooney and the Iraqi refugee Clooney is sponsoring, for a segment on Letterman's new Netflix series.
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    Keith Carradine

    Actor and Oscar-winning songwriter Keith Carradine (NASHVILLE [1975]) co-hosts an evening of films on September 10. His picks include CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (1937), RANDOM HARVEST (1942) and PERFORMANCE (1970). Carradine previously hosted a month-long festival of westerns on TCM in July 2016, and a few years back narrated TCM's Word of Mouth segment on Greer Garson, his favourite actress and the star of RANDOM HARVEST.
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    Keith Carradine

    Also worth noting that Keith Carradine's father, John, has a supporting part in CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS.
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    Studio era stars that haven't had SUTS tributes

    Audrey Totter as well!
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    Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

    Patricia Morison, the Broadway and (sometimes) film actress who originated the role of Kate in the 1948 production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate, died on May 20, 2018 at her Los Angeles home. She was 103. She also starred opposite Yul Brynner in the Broadway cast of The King and I (stepping in after the death of Gertrude Lawrence). On film, Morison had supporting roles in The Song of Bernadette, The Fallen Sparrow (both 1943), and Dressed to Kill (1946) opposite Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes. Her best film role, at least according to Darryl F. Zanuck, is one that audiences have never gotten to see. Morison was cast as the wife of Victor Mature in the 1947 classic Kiss of Death and her performance was such a knockout that Zanuck predicted she would earn the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. But due to the content of her character's storyline, the censors demanded that all her scenes be removed from the film. The Hollywood Reporter remembers Patricia Morison here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/patricia-morison-dead-kiss-me-kate-star-was-103-783157
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    June 2018 Spotlight: Mad About Musicals

    Ben Mankiewicz and Ball State University Professor Vanessa T. Ament, a leading authority on the history of movie musicals, in studio for TCM on May 11, 2018. Mankiewicz and Ament will be co-hosting the primetime films airing as part of TCM's Mad About Musicals series, each Tuesday and Thursday in June.
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    Margot Kidder has died

    Actor Margot Kidder, the Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve's Superman in the 1978 film and its three sequels, died on May 13, 2018 at her home in Montana. She was 69. http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/14/margot-kidder-dead-dies-bipolar-superman-lois-lane/
  15. British-born Anne V. Coates, a prolific film editor who won an Oscar for cutting David Lean's 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia, died on May 8, 2018 at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. She was 92. Coates also received Oscar-nominations for editing Becket (1964), David Lynch's The Elephant Man (1980), Wolfgang Petersen's In the Line of Fire (1993) and Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight (1998). She received an honorary Oscar at the Academy Governor's Awards in 2016. Coates' uncle was British film producer J. Arthur Rank and her husband was film director Douglas Hickox, who directed such films as Brannigan (1975) with John Wayne and Zulu Dawn (1979) with Burt Lancaster and Peter O'Toole. Coates' other credits include John Ford's Young Cassidy (1965), Sidney Lumet's Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Richard Attenborough's Chaplin (1992), Soderbergh's Erin Brockovich (2000) and, most recently, Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). Anne V. Coates is remembered by The Hollywood Reporter here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/anne-v-coates-dead-lawrence-of-arabia-film-editor-was-92-908441
  16. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thirsdays in May May 1 - 3 Blondie Blondie Meets the Boss Blondie Takes a Vacation Blondie Brings Up Baby Blondie On A Budget Blondie Has Servant Trouble The Girl from Mexico Mexican Spitfire Mexican Spitfire Out West Mexican Spitfire At Sea Mexican Spitfire Sees A Ghost Mexican Spitfire's Elephant Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Four Daughters Four Wives Four Mothers Maisie Congo Maisie Gold Rush Maisie Maisie Was a Lady Ringside Maisie Maisie Gets Her Man Swing Shift Maisie Maisie Goes to Reno Up Goes Maisie Undercover Maisie Look Who's Laughing Here We Go Again The Great Gildersleeve Gildersleeve's Bad Day Gildersleeve on Broadway Gildersleeve's Ghost
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    May 2018 TCM Spotlight: Movie Series

    Article by TCM staff writer Roger Fristoe: http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1395298%7C1395299/Movie-Series-Tuesdays-Wednesdays-in-May.html
  18. TCM pays tribute to original host Robert Osborne on what would have been his 86th birthday, with two of his favorite films (DODSWORTH and LAURA) as well as the interview Osborne did with Alec Baldwin on Private Screenings in 2014 and the 2014 special from the TCM Classic Film Festival, celebrating Osborne's twentieth anniversary with the network. Joining Ben Mankiewicz on this special night of programming will be Osborne's good friend Diane Baker, and his cousin Susan Wright (both women appear on the aforementioned twentieth anniversary special).
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    July 2018 Spotlight: 50 States in 50 Movies

    If I remember correctly they did a geography-inspired 31 Days of Oscar festival a few years ago (2013 maybe?). It was more global, though, not necessarily confined to the States. It's a good idea nonetheless
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    "Mad About Musicals" course

    Just June, according to the website. No info on who will be hosting the films on TCM, but I'd bet it'll be Michael Feinstein; he's a friend of the network and seems like the perfect host for a series like this.
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    Harvey J. Kaye

    Harvey J. Kaye, noted author and professor of democracy and justice studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will join Ben Mankiewicz as a guest programmer on May 21. The theme that night is 'The Four Freedoms', which not coincidentally is also the name of Kaye's latest book. Screening that night are three features and two shorts -- THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940, freedom from want), CASABLANCA (1942, freedom to worship God in his own way), THE CUMMINGTON STORY and THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (both 1945, freedom from fear) and DEADLINE USA (1952, freedrom of expression).
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    Michael Douglas on Live TCM slurring his words?

    The actual interviews at the festival run roughly two hours, but for broadcast on TCM they are edited down to about 65 minutes.
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    Jane Powell

    89-year-old Jane Powell, pictured above with Robert Osborne in 2011, joins Ben Mankiewicz on TCM next Tuesday (April 10). Powell handpicked four of her films her co-hosting gig. Powell, incidentally has been a friend to TCM since day one. She was there with Osborne and Ted Turner when TCM launched on April 14, 1994. TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE (1955) A DATE WITH JUDY (1948) HIT THE DECK (1955) NANCY GOES TO RIO (1950)
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    2018 The Essentials

    I could be mistaken, but I don't think Essentials will be back this year. THE CAREY TREATMENT and other titles airing in the 8:00 PM Saturday night slot just don't seem like they would fit as 'essentials', at least in the way TCM has historically defined the term.
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    NEW HOSTS DAVE KARGER AND ALICIA MALONE...

    No, it's just that Ben Mankiewicz does a lot of other stuff on the side, beside his hosting for TCM. He is also a regular contributor to the YouTube channel The Young Turks, hosting TYT Sports and the What the Flick!? movie review show. And unlike Robert Osborne, who was 62 when TCM launched and had no children, Ben Mankiewicz has a young family in Los Angeles. As it is, he already commutes to Atlanta to record TCM segments once every three weeks. Asking much more of him would seem unreasonable. For Robert Osborne, seems fair to say that movies were pretty much his life. With Ben Mankiewicz, talking about movies is certainly something he is passionate about, but he is first and foremost a broadcaster, whereas Osborne was always considered a film historian. Important distinction, I think. Mankiewicz, it seems, wants the freedom to do other things in addition to his TCM hosting duties.

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