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  • Birthday 11/08/1964

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    Movies-(but, prefer "Hollywoods Golden Age" by far!), going online, reading, watching tv, music, used to lift weights & ride a huffy bike, until back pain stopped 'em!) 0f course going to new releases-(of which I've been reviewing between 36 to 60 per year since 1982 at only age 17/18) & have also been an *Oscar oddsmaking/pundit since that same year. Winning iv Variety as it's annual *"Oscar-0racle" for 2002-(plus, won several local newspaper contests too) -(P.S. though did weak this past year of 2015, unfortunately) & have been collecting everything cinema-(memorabilia, books, lists, dvd's,etc) since 1979

    & DESPITE SEVERAL FELLOW TCM-ITE'S ATTEMPTS TO HELP, I STILL CANNOT "PASTE" A PHOTO ON MY PROFILE???

    & to any reading this, please also feel free to contact me at (Jeffshannon50@gmail.com) I corresponded w/many over 16yrs mostly about cinema

    THANK YOU

    & my personal favorite's in THE MOVIES-(sept. 2016)>

    (DVD Time Capsule): (*-denotes *Oscar winner)
    1. "The Godfather (l90l-90) Trilogy-(non theatrical release)
    2. "Citizen Kane" (l94l) (RKO Radio)
    3. "Captains Courageous" (l937) (M-G-M)
    4. *"Casablanca" (l943) (Warner Bros.)
    5. "City Lights" (l93l) (UA)
    6. "Dumbo" (l94l) (Walt Disney/RKO)
    7. "It's a Wonderful Life" (l946) (RKO)
    8. "The Searchers" (l956) (WB's)
    9. "Vertigo" (l958) (Paramount)
    10th "The Quiet Man" (l952) (Republic)

    Actors:
    1. *Spencer Tracy (l900-l967)-(NOTE: Also No. 1 & 2 are my top two idol/heroes!)
    2. *Frank Sinatra (l9l5-98)
    3. *James Cagney (l899-l986)

    Actresses:
    1. Natalie Wood (l938-l98l)
    2. Greta Garbo (l905-90)
    3. *Katharine Hepburn (l907-2003)

    Directors:
    1. *John Ford (l895-l973)
    2. Alfred Hitchcock (l899-l980
    3. *Woody Allen (l935-) & Howard Hawks-(l896-l974)

    & worst:
    1. "Plan 9 from 0uter Space" (l959)
    2. "Glen or Glenda" (l956)
    3. "Myra Breckinridge" (l970)

    & though they are very rarely even written about anymore the 1980's (fake) "Faces of Death" were, as Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel always ranted about, as arguably the most disgusting ever produced!)

    THANK YOU & SEND ANY & ALL COMMENTS

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  1. hSaw this other evening & wanted to chime-in but was & still am still feeling just to crappy sorts fans! It is about flix that did or is it ones that never aired on the network? If it's the latter, they have not aired 1930's UP THE RIVER for quite sometime! Or 1931's QUICK MILLIONS I don't believe has ever been aired? same goes for anther Tracy picture in 1933's POWER & THE GLORY? & I AM ALMOST POSITIVE I;M RIGHT IN REGASRD TO THE 1951 *F. March version of DEATH OF A SALESMAN & though not ultra ancient have they ever broadcast 1989's FABULOUS BAKER BOYS? Let alone Marveloius Michelle's 1988 MARRIED TO THE MOB? WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR THE ROSE THE LAST WALTZ THE RIGHT STUFF & how about Winona's GIRL, INTERRUPTED? & I fondly remember 1970's WATERMELON MAN as a kid of about 7, it was on all the time back then Tough in this pc era it's unlikely that comedy will ever see light of day again & most are taken back when I tell them I've yet to see 1937's war film-(foreign) GRAND ILLUSION< but it's also rarely aired And so many more can be included here My major one that I think TCM has not broadcast **** single time is *Sinatra;'s 1956 western JOHNNY CONCHO??? Has anyone even seen that rarely known Western?
  2. Need anyone's input advice on this topic please rely either way I just discussed this a wee-bit with TopBilled Is there still what was once a famous book selling service called "THE CITADEL FILMS OF SERIES..." Is it still alive & kicking??? A few yrs back I called them & they had out of print "FILMS OF BOOKS" Tp dste I was lucky enough over the yeas to get the oness on SPENCER TRASCY, CASGNEY, GABLE, HITCHCOCK, SINATRA, BOGART
  3. less from Amazon though buddy
  4. NOWAY BUDDY DO I LIKE ANY TELL ASLL THINGS!!! I despise thst typre of garbage & on tv as well. isethattypoe of gargage. (NOTE:Almost got blocked out of here again?) This was abut the 7th time it occurred in 24 hrs Virtually all my movie books-(approx. 150 td) do not contain one type of those gossip type books among that library, what gave you that idea? I cross reference suff first & all the time. You kinda' made it seem as though I enjoy things such as the enquirer or something, how come ol friend? though agai let me know if above data helps you out & if you want to run over to Reel cowboys or not. it;'s ow more designed like an old western town then back around 2004 & even earlier. Very nice graphics (FINAL NOTE & QUESTION: I;ve asked sooo many times for any info on that once tremendous the citadel films of book series, even writng them in Philly, no I;m wrong, Harvest Books in PA has out of prit Films of seriss books or did. CAN YOU LOCATE ANY TIPS???
  5. NOEASYIronically looking at it's cover right now & the full dope on it is titled> SPENCER TRACY: A LIFE IN PICTURES By Brenda Loew, editor It has more little stats on it's cover too, such as Rare, Candid and 0riginal Photos of the Hollywood Legend, His Family and Career (New England Vintage Film society, inc) Cover shot of him looks to be of him about age 33 to 35 at best certainly a far cry from yrs later huh. & man, man, o, man I just noticed something very tiny also on it's frt I also have some seeing troubles sometimes buddy. See greatly in the dark & up close, but not from far away, have glasses but 4-get to wear the? In very small print it also lists something about my old friend CYNDI TRACY-(l962-) the lady that was at the time married to *Spencer's grandson JOE! She got me into a western fan club still goin to "Reel Cowboys.org" that got me in free & got me a membership fan club called by that name. See, Cyndi was 180 more into the legendary actor then Joe-(his grandson & the one that ruined *Spencer's chance at getting 1 of those LEGENDS OF HOLLYWOOD U.S. POSTAL STAMPS IN THST FAMED & GROWING SERIES. -(long story) but when *Tracy's deaf & later blind son John passed away in 07 they all split up from living in Acton, Calif. Back to this point though on this grand book & Cyndi. It has her phrasing an homage on the front as well & says by Cyndi Tracy & the Spencer Tracy family I lost touch with them a few yrs back though, they even owned as website dedicated to the legendary actor &* other stuff these folks I knew also took his daughter Susie T to court & won, had a lot to do w/her snubbing them during the UCLA award in his honor & more items too. she's 86 herself thesedays. HOPE THIS LONG TIP HELPS YOU ON THIS BOOK, It'S NO COFFEE TABLKE SIZE BOIOK, BUT JUST RIGHT>& search for REEL COWBOYS. oRG Cyndi was it's super & desperately wanted *Duvall to accept it's highest honor-(SILVER-SPUR AWARD, though it never happened RJ Wagner, *Borgnine & others did though. the site itself has tons of tv & movie cowboys all over it. THANK YOU & KEEP ME UP TO DATE! & speaking of huge coffee table books I surprised my mum & gt her 1 on ELKVIS, but underestimsted it's size & details. This book is as large as a large dinner table tray
  6. (*-inidicates ACADEMY (AMPAS) AWARD) (NOE: Not well right now to put it mildly & promise to fill you fellow TCM-ITES & fans of what is still widely regarded as motion picture historys all-time greatest motion picture actor in *"The Great: Spencer Tracy"-(l900-l9677) at a later date. I'm more than sick "sports fans" right now & in dire pain again, promise to get back to this for those that care??? THANK YOU
  7. f you may recall within this post-(think it was this one) I voted for RONALD (WILSON) REAGAN-(l9ll-2004)_BUT THOUGHT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT WAS A GREAT MAN!
  8. ONCE MORE TO MY OL PAL LAWRENCE,A I AM IN NO SHAPE OR FPORKM A LIBRRAL-(I bascally despise them all, to put it mildly) ALL THE WAY MY FRIEND & DESPITE LIKING THIS 1970 COMEDY I;D NEVER PURCHASE IT TO START WITH THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY OTHER FILMS TO BOTHER MYSELF WITH $MONEYWISE$ I enjoyed it last timer it was on tv about 1998 & yrs prior to that, but it's small potatoes when it comes to owning it my friend. Do you have it or plan to? & AS FAR AS POARANOIA ON MY BEHAKLF & ESOECALLY REGARDING SOME FILM & THE WAY THIS COUNTRY IS GOING< I CSNM'T DO ANYTHING ASBOUT IT ANMYWASY & A LOT OF THE TIE JUDST BLOCVK IT ASLL OUTY@!
  9. JUST GOT DELETED AGAIN IN REPLYING TO YOU, IN SHORT WATERMELON MAN IS FUN & I;m NOT POLITICAL OR PARANOID AOUT THER PIGS IN WASHINGTON, I JUST HAVE AS KNACK FOR PEDICTING THINGS Thanks to the adminstrators again, 6th time this happened in 3 days you people!!! This network & or website has never ever done this to me in many years I was taking pt in it & didn't not use any nasty language either?
  10. Are you certain that funny comedy will actually be broadcast again & in this era on that date?
  11. TopBilled, 1981's AC has a kinda personal note for me & my mother. She was working security for another company after getting axed by playboy casino & actually had to work on the exact same street where that club was that *Lancaster went into & that rotating car garage was there then. People said they had only left Atlantic city weeks before we got there & several recalled even seeing *Burt & 1 guy said he looked small & thin though? *Lancaster always did have a system when filming, probably from his days in the circus He'd go off to himself when not in a scene & rest in a corner or something, pacing himself. He had just come down with Cancer a couple yrs before filming that superb film, but obviously beat it for yrs. LOU PASCO & I sound un pc in this era, but *Sarandon is still very hot at age 72! But back to the funny pt BB King was playing in that club & my mother had his limo towed!
  12. Where she uttered the immortal line "WHAT A DUMP"
  13. THE QUIET MAN IS TO ST. PAT'S DAY WHAT IT'S A WOINDERFUL LIFE IS TO CHRISTMAS!
  14. Funny jazz, ironically I was only writing about 1970's very un pc nowadays anyway WATERMELON MAN It may never play again o any network in this era again though???
  15. AN, as I said on here & most of the time, apparently "The King of Rock and Roll" Elvis (Aaron) Presley-(l935-l977) is just not popular with many thesedays Honest question is it the prescription drugs or his gaining of the lbs that still turn people off, because in reality & this are absolutely official standings And the *Oscars of the music industry the GRAMMY AWARDS apparently were not crazy over him, only winning (3)? by a ridiculous & outrageous comparison though Beyoncé already has taken home over 22 GRAMMYS? ELVIS PRESL:EY STILL RANKS #2nd AS ALL-TIME HIGHEST SELLING RECORDING ARTIST! #1st is The Beatles #2nd Elvis #3rd M. Jackson-(now, I;'m not a big fan of his myself) 4thtake a case MS. CICCONE-(& she by far biggest selling female artist in music history!) #5th place is still Elton John & I'm stunned wheenever I search these records that *:the Chairman: Francis Albert is not even in the top 10 highest selling music artists? especially given 6 decades of music? another item on Presley, he made (29 regular films & 3 docu's) desperately wanting *Marlon, Monty & Clift type of roles, but it wasn't apparently in him to be on their level; of pure acting, though was fine in his favorite film 1958's KING CREOLE (***) & JAILHOUSE ROCK (l957) (***) & Also did a fine Western rom 1960 & with no silly songs FLAMING STAR (***) & I thought Elvis was pretty good in his 1956 debut LOVE ME TENDER (**1/2) But by far his finest works on the big screen were not scripted flix the powerful documentaries, most of all his own mt. summit in 1970's THATS THE WAY IT IS tome this was his highnote performace was too! Cary Grant even attended to check out the singer in Vegas on that evening. His worst may have been nonsense Tom Parker goaded him into such as KISSIN' COUSINS (TRIVIA: His biggest $moneymaker$ 1961's BUE HAWAII)

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