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  1. Tomorrow, July 16th, will mark five years since we lost Kyle. I think of you often, Chief, especially when I am excited to share some TCM news. And then I remember. I miss you but you are always in my thoughts and we carry your spirit forward with us. Not a holiday or TCM Film Festival goes by that we don't think of you, share our memories and raise a glass in your honor. Wish you were still here.
  2. He joined these message boards in 2004, shortly after the first iteration of these revamped message boards debuted. He loved classic film and he loved TCM. He was a Fan Programmer for TCM's 15th anniversary and had the opportunity to introduce "Meet John Doe" with Robert Osborne. He was a great guy.
  3. Kyle was a great guy. He was one of the original posters when these message boards were launched back in the mid-2000s. He loved talking film and he loved TCM. He got sick in late 2012 and passed away almost five years ago. He was my friend and I still miss him.
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    Spouses & Festival Passes

    If you are purchasing a "Palace" pass for your wife, be sure to read the restrictions on the pass. (This pass does not grant entry to the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres Multiplex, Club TCM events or official parties and receptions) If both of you want to attend movies at the Multiplex (where many of the classic films are shown or both attend interviews in Club TCM, the Classic Pass would be the better choice.
  5. Here's an interesting article regarding nitrate from Leonard Maltin: http://www.leonardmaltin.com/02-11-02/nitrateFilm.htm
  6. "And I still miss someone" Three years ago this week our lives were changed when we got the news that had we lost Kyle. In October of that year, a group of us got together to remember him at the Formosa Cafe here in the City of Angels. From left to right: filmlover, 15th Anniversary Fan Programmer Rome Mendheim, Genevieve McGillicuddy, Lzcutter, MrCutter, 20th Anniversary Fan Programmer Glen Taranto We miss you, Chief. We wish you were still here making us laugh and sharing your knowledge, wisdom and great images with us, but, in your own way, you are still a part of our lives and always will be. You are and always will be our friend.
  7. The Festival schedule is UP: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/festival-schedule/ Let the teeth gnashing and the decision making begin! For those wondering: Grauman's Chinese (yeah, I know it's supposed to be TLC but I can't do that) seats 932. Chinese multiplex #1 seats 459. Chinese multiplex #4 seats 177 Chinese multiplex #6 seats 232. The Egyptian seats 618 (504 on the floor and 104 in the balcony). The El Capitan seats 1,000. Grauman's underwent a renovation last year after the film festival and an IMAX screen and stadium seating were installed. If you heard rumors or read that the the interior was altered, destroyed or changed from the way it has looked for years, those were just RUMORS. Grauman's Chinese interior looks the same as it has for years. The Egyptian theater is run by the American Cinematheque. The building was badly damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and was red-tagged. The Cinematheque took it over (keeping it from being destroyed) and began restoring the exterior of the theater. The original theater has been altered and is now smaller than it once was, the sight lines changed and other alterations were made. There isn't much leg room so keep that in mind for long movies, The Cinematheque continues to raise money for restoration but you will notice water damage around the building.
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    Johann W. Rush (1942-2015)

    Bogie, Kyle was one of the Fan Programmers that helped celebrate TCM's 15th anniversary in 2009. Because of that, his name (which was part of his moniker-KyleinHollywood) became well known around the message boards. I am sorry to hear that FredCDobbs may have passed away. He was one of the long time posters (along with Kyle, Helen,Mongo, MoiraFinnie, Filmlover, myself and a few others) that gave this community legs.. If it's true, Rest in Peace, Fred. We will miss you.
  9. Here's a link to an extensive article about the emergency meeting and the changes to membership and voting rules during the meeting: http://deadline.com/2016/01/oscars-diversity-academy-vows-to-double-number-of-women-and-diverse-members-by-2020-1201688409/ Reaction has been diverse: http://deadline.com/2016/01/academys-historic-changes-elicit-everything-from-praise-to-outrage-to-making-some-members-very-nervous-1201688617/ and will likely not be the last word from the Academy. Gregory Peck, when he was the President of the Academy in the late 1960s, also guided the Academy through some major changes (due to the backlash that the Academy was out of touch with the new wave films from overseas and the films made by young filmmakers that were heralding a break from the studio era). Will Cheryl Boone Isaacs be able to steer the Academy towards the horizon without creating more uproar? Stay tuned.
  10. Merry Christmas, Chief! We miss you and as always, will raise a glass to you tonight! Wishing you were here but knowing you are always with us helps.
  11. Welcome to the new TCM Message Boards. Whether you are just joining us or coming over from the old TCM message board site, we hope you will enjoy the site! There are some new features hopefully will make posting easier to use! 1) Personal Message Boxes/Instant Messaging/Notifications: If anyone is confused about what happened to their PM box: At the top of the page, to the left of your moniker are two icons. The farthest to the left is an open envelope- that is your PM box. Unfortunately, in the migration, everyone's old PMs were not able to be migrated over. The other icon is the Notification center where you can access Instant Message sent to you (and reply to them) and see your PM box. You can also set it up so that you are notified by email when someone responds to your message. Each icon will have a red box with a number on it when you receive a PM or Instant Message. 2) What happened to the old "Watch the Forum/Topic" The old Watch this Forum/Thread has been replaced with boxes on the forum page that says "Follow this Forum" and in each thread is one that says "Follow this Topic". Clicking on those will allow you to follow an entire forum or individual threads. 3) Posting images: This is now much easier and less convoluted than it was in the old forums. There are three methods of posting images. A) The best option is to save the image to you computer and upload it to a picture hosting site like Photobucket. The advantages to that are you are able to organize your photos and reuse them in threads days, weeks and months later without having to search the web again for that one particular photo. Once you have the photo uploaded to Photobucket or another photo-hosting site, click on the Direct code and copy it (usually clicking on it will copy the code). Open a Reply Window here and click on the Image Icon (two to the right of the Link icon). Paste the Direct Code into the URL window. Finish your post and hit the Post button. When you see your reply in the thread it should also contain the photo. B ) As an attachment- Open a Reply Window and Use the Full Editor. Click on the Image Icon (two over from the Link icon on the bottom row) The frame icon is the first one on the left in this screen cap: Upload the images from your computer as attachments, be sure to click on the Attach This File button when you are done uploading. Once they are uploaded, you should see them under the reply window. You can add them to your post, by clicking into the reply where you want one to go. Then click on add to this post and it should appear where you want. Finish your post and hit the Post button. The images will appear as Thumbnails in your post. Posters can click on the images to see them larger. Once the larger image has been used, use the X, to close out and the post should appear normally in the tread. C) Posting from another website: In the Reply Window, you will see two levels of icons. On the bottom level, about half way over, there is a frame icon (two over from the link icon) with green in the middle. Use this icon to post images from other sites. The frame icon is the first one on the left in this screen cap: Click on that and add the URL for the photo to the URL window. Finish your post and hit Post. When you see your post it should contain the image. Be aware that if you use this method, if the original website deletes the image or changes the URL it will affect how it is viewed in this forum. If the URL changes, the photo won't appear but will appear with a warning notice that the person posting it here did not have permission to do so or the image is no longer available. 4) Embedding Videos- Also easier: Open a Reply Window. On the top level of icons, the third from the right is a frame with green highlights. When you hover over it with your mouse, it should say "Special BBCode". Click on the BBCode icon. It will open a small window and choose "Media". Paste the URL in the Media URL box and click OK. It should also then bracket the URL in the Reply Window. When you hit the "Post" button and the video should appear like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSi2gGQoefQ 5) Adding an avatar and changing your time zone. Go to your name at the top of the page and a pull-down menu should appear. Click on My Profile and that should take you the Profile page. Once there, on the right corner you should see the "Edit My Profile" button: Click on that button and it should take you here: Click on the "Change Photo" button to add or change your avatar. Keep in mind that your avatar can only 50kb or smaller. Right under that button is where you can change the time zone to match the one you are in. Just use the pull down menu to find your time zone. Be sure to hit the "Save Changes" button at the bottom before leaving the page. I apologize for the small images but if you click on them, they become larger.
  12. Chief, A group of us gathered last night to celebrate Thanksgiving and drink a toast to you. Miss you and wish you could have joined us in person though you were with us in spirit.
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    TCM Film Festival 2016

    Where are you from? The beautiful City of the Angels for the last 38 years. Are you going this year 2016? Sure am Which pass did you buy? We always get the Classic Pass. Have you gone before? If so, how many times? Been to every TCM Film Festival since the beginning in 2010. Let us know if you have any questions and need advice!
  14. Katie, So glad to hear that you are coming to the Festival next year! It is always a great deal of fun. I have enjoyed having a Classic Pass for the last six film festivals and have never been disappointed. As others have noted, you are able to enjoy all the screenings except the opening night gala film and party but the poolside screening that is held at the same evening usually makes up for that! It also gives you access to all the events and panels at Club TCM including the always informative "Meet the TCM Staff" on Thursday afternoon, the closing night party and the great panels (this year I was able to see Scott Eyman interview Peter Fonda about his father and family as well as Shirley MacLaine and Terry Leonard talking about his career as a stunt man. I usually enjoy the panels more than the films! But, either way, you won't be disappointed. It is a terrific four days in Hollywood where you will be surrounded by people who love movies as much as you do! Don't be afraid to strike up conversations while you are standing in line as that gives you the opportunity to meet others. Be sure to check out Sue Sue Applegate's thread in the TCM Festival General Discussion forum as she always is up on the scoops and generous with details. Also, when you have the time, browse the other threads in that forum as there is a wealth of information about lodging, restaurants, places of interest and previous festivals. See you in April!!!!
  15. Chief, You are and always will be my friend. Missing you, me
  16. Lee J, Thanks for remembering the Chief's birthday. We were in the process of moving that week, so it is wonderful to see that others are thinking of him as well! Lest we forget.
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    Gloria Grahame a complete package

    Shiftless, so glad you are here! As I noted in Barb's thread, we have finished moving (still in my beloved City of Angels, Valley division), we just moved from Sherman Oaks to Lake Balboa (though the lake is nowhere near here). We are in the process of unpacking, so I am looking forward to posting more here and in Barbs' thread. A girl can't spend all summer unpacking! Happy 4th of July, Molo, Gloria, the Glolos, Mother Molo, Shiftless and the rest of the gang! Enjoy those martinis!
  18. We have finished moving and are in the process of unpacking. Still in beloved City of Angels, Valley edition. Moved from Sherman Oaks to Lake Balboa (no, there is not a lake within walking distance). Hope everyone is having a wonderful July 4th and I look forward to spending more time with y'all in this thread and in the Mighty Molo's Gloria thread. A girl can't spend all her time unpacking! Happy 4th of July!!!!!
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    John Wayne, my hero died 36 years ago today

    The thing to keep in mind is that it wasn't just so many of the cast and crew of The Conqueror who got cancer. The cancer rate in Southern Utah was higher than other parts of the country in the aftermath of the nuclear testing. The one thing they had in common with the cast and crew of the movie was that they were in the path of the fall-out from the above ground testing of the atomic bombs across the state line in Nevada. A number of residents sought to sue the government back in the 1980s. Take a look at Justice Downwind by Howard Ball and Fall-Out: An American Nuclear Tragedy by Philip Fradkin for more information about what happened in southern Utah during the testing.
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    John Wayne, my hero died 36 years ago today

    I grew up in Las Vegas and am very familiar with the above ground testing (it was still in practice when we moved there) and the damage done. Many residents in Southern Utah were caught in the fall-out from the above ground testing. Many of the bombs' payloads were often bigger than expected and the residents of Southern Utah suffered a variety of cancers and other health issues over the years. There is a terrific book out on the subject called The Day We Bombed Utah by John Fuller. It also includes the filming of The Conqueror. It's available from Amazon and I recommend it to any one interested in the subject.
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    L.A. Confidential (1997)

    This is one of my favorite films. The soundtrack is terrific. Jerry Goldsmith does homages to Leonard Rosenman's scores from the 1950s. I had the opportunity to run into Curtis Hanson at the first TCM film festival (we were just leaving an early Sunday morning screening at the Chinese multiplex) and told him how much I liked his work, especially this film. He was very gracious. Loved the opening titles, the City of Angels landmarks and the actors. It is one of those films I never tire of watching. The one weird thing to me is that when Kevin Spacey returns to the Badge of Honor set, that scene looks like it was shot after the main filming with him was over. There is something about his hair in the scene that is different from his other scenes. But that is a minor quibble. Love this film.
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    Can't upload a profile picture

    Tom, The pictures for the avatars have to be a certain size. If they are too big, the system won't allow them to post. That may be why you are having problems. Try making the photo you want for your avatar smaller, that might help, your avatar photo can only 50kb or smaller. Hope that helps!
  23. "When people ask me where I received my education, I tell them it was at MGM-U. The biggest lessons I learned is that acting is a talent. You can't teach it. And even if you have the talent you have to get a part." - Richard Anderson Author Al Doshna, whose background as an actor and writer make him an apt choice to co-write a memoir by veteran actor Richard Anderson, will be joining us Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th at the Silver Screen Oasis. His latest book was written with an actor of exceptional range, whose life on and off the set is explored in Richard Anderson: At Last, A Memoir From to the Golden Years of MGM and The Six Million Dollar Man to Now (BearManor). The book, described by one reviewer as a "fascinating treasure trove of anecdotes from throughout Richard’s amazing life," has been hailed by more than one reader as a book in which "every page [is] like a cozy fireside visit with friends." Al Doshna covers Anderson’s humble beginnings as a young contract actor at that most fabled of dream factories, MGM to his early roles including FORBIDDEN PLANET, SCARAMOUCHE, ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI, and THE BUSTER KEATON STORY. Such legendary figures as Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and Cary Grant are part of his life in each chapter, along with exceptional directors such as John Sturges, William Wellman, John Frankenheimer, and Stanley Kubrick. Anderson was also there for the classic era of television with stints on everything from Disney’s take on Zorro to The Rifleman to The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. And he starred as Oscar Goldman in the classic series, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. The actor, whose debonair style blends nimbly with a natural gravitas, offers his own insights into the changing nature of the entertainment business as he also comments on the artistry and craftsmanship he has witnessed in a career that has spanned over half a century. Please join us on June 6th and June 7 to discuss with Al Doshna this distinctive actor's travels from stage, screen, and television and to explore the wide-ranging interests of the author into the world of entertainment. All are welcome! Al will be at the SSO on Saturday, June 6th and June 7th to take your questions! You can register for an account here: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/index.php Al's thread will be unlocked early Saturday morning so that you can post your questions: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=114&t=6875
  24. The SSO Q & A thread for Al Doshna is now open and Mr. Doshna is in the house! Hope you can join us!
  25. Sorry for the two thread confusion. Not quite sure what happened to create two but either way, there is only one here now!

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