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  1. freerein

    As I Watch A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, ...

    I was in a record store (yes, we still have a couple), and two girls were arguing whether or not Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings. *thud* I felt ancient.
  2. freerein

    As I Watch A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, ...

    My first concert was The Beatles at The Coliseum in Memphis. A 13th birthday gift from my Grandfather. 13th birthday, 13th row center. I was in heaven. I loved watching AHDN last night.
  3. I'm good with Alec Baldwin taking over "The Essentials". He and Robert Osborne jelled. I really enjoyed those two together, the camaraderie and the good natured sparring on some topics, especially in a couple of the outtakes we had privy to. If the baton has to be passed, I am glad it's being passed to Alec Baldwin. That being said, I'll miss Mr. Osborne to the core of me.
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    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    I just saw the thread re: Alec Baldwin hosting "The Essentials", on Saturdays. I'm good with that. He and Robert Osborne jelled. I really enjoyed those two together, the camaraderie and the good natured sparring on some topics, especially in a couple of the outtakes we had privy to. If the baton has to be passed, I am glad it's being passed to Alec Baldwin. That being said, I'll miss Mr. Osborne to the core of me.
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    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    I don't know about the continuation of Private Screenings, but I saw this article the other day. If it's been previously posted , my apologies. https://willmckinley.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/tcm-to-release-robert-osborne-interviews-on-dvd/ I hope the link works.
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    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    From what I've read (extensively on the 'net), they are keeping it secret for now to keep the general public away so the stars can pay their respects, either in person or flowers sent. I also read he was cremated. So who knows. I think folks are just guessing at this point. Very private, as he was. Suits him, doesn't it?
  7. freerein

    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    This morning I woke to TCM's Tribute to Roberts Osborne. During the night, I had dreamed I was sobbing because he was gone, and I missed him terribly. I was walking down a cobblestone sidewalk, and I saw his 3 apartments (all on ground level and in an L-shape), and I thought I saw him in a window. I ran in looking for him, only to realize it was just a painting of him hanging on the opposite wall of the window. I felt so let down, until these two gentleman, whom I did not recognize, walked in. One asked me why I was so dispirited, and I told him, "He was my idol. I never got to meet him and get to know him, and now I'll never have the chance". He reached for a book from the shelves holding all of Robert Osborne's vast collection, opened it, and pulled out four seed packets, and handed them to me, saying, "Sow these seeds and you will know everything you ever needed to know about him". The first seed packet was "Kindness", the second packet was "Integrity", the third was "Grace Through Humility", and the fourth was "Humor". I asked this gentleman, "Where do I plant the seeds?" His reply was, "Everywhere". Yeah, Robert Osborne in seed form to be planted "everywhere". Thanks for the memories, Mr. Osborne. Thanks for letting us in. Even if it was only virtually, we did know the person you truly were from the seeds you planted in everyone's life....even ours.
  8. freerein

    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    I think I got so excited, I posted my thanks twice! lol
  9. freerein

    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    Thank you for posting this!
  10. freerein

    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    Thank you for posting this!
  11. freerein

    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    Yes. Please. In the tribute on TCM, "TCM Remembers", someone said, "Robert Osborne was a gift". Indeed. He was a gift you unwrapped every time you turned on TCM. He became a friend from the very first time he said, "Hi, I'm Robert Osborne, your host.......". He was a gentleman in every sense of the word, and it came through my TV screen right into my living room and into my life..those many years ago. For all of those years, I can think of only a few times TCM was not on my TV 24/7. I can think of no one who consistently made me feel completely at home and comfortable. A hot drink, a snack, a blanket, and an evening with Robert Osborne's TCM made me slip into a world where everything was okay and right. A gift he gave us all. What a blessing.
  12. freerein

    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    I agree. Mr. Osborne kept his personal life very private. I don't think this is the time nor the place to expose what he never did. I find it disrespectful.
  13. freerein

    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    I knew he was ill, but still I am shocked by his passing. My heart is breaking. I have watched him on TCM since day one. He brought more than his knowledge and his insight to TCM, he brought class. Real class that will never be seen again. Just as the Golden Age of films will never happen again, so the personification of that era and of TCM will never be heard again. TCM's voice has been silenced. Rest in peace, Mr. Osborne. You have been and will be tremendously missed.

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