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Lana Turner as SOTM December 2017

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It will be interesting to see which one they choose. We should mention that Edward Buzzell directed Lucy in BEST FOOT FORWARD, which was originally a Lana Turner vehicle. Lucy stepped in when Lana became pregnant.

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This is an easy choice. 

 

LUCILLE BALL!! 

 

I really want them to replay Beauty For the Asking.  That was a really good film and it's not available on video.  I want to record it so that it can live on my DVR.

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Wow, looking at the two together, you realize just how gorgeous Lucille Ball was. Lucille Ball was definitely the better performer too-in drama and comedies. 

I'd certainly vote for Lucy over Lana.....Lana holds zero fascination for me and most of her movies have been shown regularly on TCM, while many of Lucy's are very rarely shown.

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Barton just private messaged me and said Lana (and her millions of fans) won the contest. He's updated the title of the thread.

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Barton just private messaged me and said Lana (and her millions of fans) won the contest. He's updated the title of the thread.

 

This will be the third time for Lana (Jan 1998 and Oct 2001 being the other two).

 

While Lucy has been once,  in July 1998.   

 

Oh, well,  the voters have spoken.  :D

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This will be the third time for Lana (Jan 1998 and Oct 2001 being the other two).

 

While Lucy has been once,  in July 1998.   

 

Oh, well,  the voters have spoken.  :D

 

Hopefully we'll see some Universal films like PORTRAIT IN BLACK and MADAME X. 

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Hopefully we'll see some Universal films like PORTRAIT IN BLACK and MADAME X. 

 

Yes,  that would be great since Lana's MGM films are show fairly often.   

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I've been curious to see what the December schedule is but TCM has not posted it yet. I'm still hoping some of Lana's Universal flicks are included.

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Tuesday December 5, 2017
THEY WON'T FORGET with Claude Rains
LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY with Mickey Rooney
DANCING CO-ED with Richard Carlson
THESE GLAMOUR GIRLS with Lew Ayres
ZIEGFELD GIRL with James Stewart
HONK-YTONK with Clark Gable

 

Wednesday December 6, 2017
DRAMATIC SCHOOL with Luise Rainer
THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO with Gary Cooper
THE GREAT GARRICK with Brian Aherne
RICH MAN, POOR GIRL with Robert Young
CALLING DR. KILDARE with Lew Ayres

 

Tuesday December 12, 2017
THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE with John Garfield
THE THREE MUSKETEERS with Gene Kelly
JOHNNY EAGER with Robert Taylor
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE with Spencer Tracy
GREEN DOLPHIN STREET with Van Heflin

 

Wednesday December 13, 2017
WE WHO ARE YOUNG with John Shelton
SOMEWHERE I'LL FIND YOU with Clark Gable
TWO GIRLS ON BROADWAY with Joan Blondell
THE YOUNGEST PROFESSION with Virginia Weidler
KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY with Laraine Day
SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS with Robert Young

 

Tuesday December 19, 2017
PEYTON PLACE with Lee Philips
IMITATION OF LIFE with Sandra Dee
THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL with Kirk Douglas
LATIN LOVERS with Ricardo Montalban
A LIFE OF HER OWN with Ray Milland

 

Wednesday December 20, 2017
MARRIAGE IS A PRIVATE AFFAIR with James Craig
WEEKEND AT THE WALDORF with Ginger Rogers
CASS TIMBERLANE with Spencer Tracy
HOMECOMING with Clark Gable
THE MERRY WIDOW with Fernando Lamas
BETRAYED with Clark Gable

 

Tuesday December 26, 2017
MADAME X with Keir Dullea
PORTRAIT IN BLACK with Anthony Quinn
BACHELOR IN PARADISE with Bob Hope
BY LOVE POSSESSED with Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
THE BIG CUBE with Richard Egan

 

Wednesday December 27, 2017
MR. IMPERIUM with Ezio Pinza
THE SEA CHASE with John Wayne
THE PRODIGAL with Edmund Purdom
LOVE HAS MANY FACES with Cliff Robertson
DIANE with Roger Moore
BITTERSWEET LOVE with Celeste Holm

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I been loving this month and all the Lana though I've seen them all before but I'm curious why Flame and the Flesh wasn't included and they never show it? It's an MGM picture so I'd assume in the TCM library and the only one of her films I've never been able to track down. I'm not expecting some lost masterpiece but it couldn't be worse than The Big Cube!

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46 minutes ago, joel6 said:

I been loving this month and all the Lana though I've seen them all before but I'm curious why Flame and the Flesh wasn't included and they never show it? It's an MGM picture so I'd assume in the TCM library and the only one of her films I've never been able to track down. I'm not expecting some lost masterpiece but it couldn't be worse than The Big Cube!

You're right...it remains hidden from view. Just guessing here, but there might be a rights issue. Sometimes the rights revert back to the writer of the original source material and their heirs. So although Turner (Warner) may own the film they may no longer own the rights to the story. In this case, it had been filmed twice before in Europe, so it would be interesting to see if the French versions could be tracked down. If those are unavailable, then it's probably because the author's estate controls the story and has not been able to reach a deal for the films to be shown again.

In the meantime there are a lot of other great Lana Turner films to enjoy!

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