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Hi Sue Sue, Great list. I'd love to see a lot of those, especially His Girl Friday, The Letter, and Night of the Hunter. I hope you find time to whittle the list down and jump in on my pool. The first official entry showed up this evening. Chris

 

Seeing The Night of the Hunter on the big screen would be something.    The opening of the The Letter also,  but after that most of the scenes are indoors.    

 

All 3 of these movies are shown on TCM fairly often.

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Chris, I added your contest information to my Facebook page! I'll be "whittling."

 

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James, I was lucky enough to see Night of the Hunter at the Turner Classic Film Festival in 2012. TCM's Shannon Clute had a fabulous introduction, and he discussed much of its history and significance. Seeing the film on the big screen revealed so much more than we normally encounter when viewing the film on television. The majesty of Stanley Cortez's painstaking details when lighting each scene, and the development of several techniques that Laughton used make this such a wonderful film to see in a theatre.

 

Author Preston Neal Jones was also in attendance at the screening in 2012, and he visited with fans after the screening. I highly recommend his book, Heaven and Hell to Play With. He interviewed 12 of the principals involved in the filming, and his research and commentary illuminates much of the pre-production activities, actual events during the filming, and much more.

Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Hell-Play-With-Filming/dp/0879109742

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Will McKinley has also written an article updating the corporate restructuring at TCM and its parent company, Turner Broadcasting: http://willmckinley.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/job-cuts-announced-at-tcm-parent-turner-broadcasting/

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Thanks, for promoting the pool. I look forward to see what you come up with.

 

That is such a cool poster. Only saw Night of the Hunter the first time in the last year or so. The part with Shelly Winters under water and Mitchum singing Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, made all the more creepy because we sing that at our church.

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I love the poster, too, Chris, and it's nice to know you go to church! :-)

 

Yes, "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" provides such a great counterpoint of good and evil when both Lillian Gish and Robert Mitchum are singing it together during the film.

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The art on the book cover is even spookier...

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Soon to be trending on social networks...#DontTouchTCM!

 

Classic Film Blogger and TCM enthusiast Elise Crane Derby's campaign to keep TCM the wonderful network we know and love is chronicled in Will McKinley's latest article: https://willmckinley.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/as-turner-layoffs-loom-one-fan-says-donttouchtcm/

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Dear TCM Film Festival Friends,

Here is my article for the Hollywood Hispanic Heritage Blogathon about "Cesar Romero, More than Just a Latin Lover"...http://suesueapplegate.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/cesar-romero-more-than-just-a-latin-lover/

 

Hope you enjoy it . I enjoyed writing and researching it.

 

 

Glad the Message Boards are back up and running. I had some frantic messages from forum members concerning its inaccessibility, and I am relieved that all seems well. :-)

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Someone we know is getting married soon, and I was invited to the lovely bridal shower. Yes, it's our favorite Red Carpet celebrity....

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Surrounded by her many friends, Butterscotchgreer is all smiles... (And her friends all love TCM!)

 

For more photos, visit this thread:http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/topic/44452-festival-adventure-dribbles/?p=1033090

 

For the latest on Time Warner's investor day on Wall Street:

http://deadline.com/2014/10/kevin-tsujihara-time-warner-investor-day-warner-bros-ceo-presentation-851823/

 

And The Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/time-warner-to-lay-out-its-plan-forward-1413311998

 

All I have to say is, #DontTouchTCM!

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This Saturday in Austin, Texas, saw the excitement of the TCM Film Festival Fan Wedding of the Century. Our very own Theresa, the Queen of the Red Carpet and all things vintage, wore her grandmother's wedding dress when she married Joe, the man of her dreams, in a historic St. Mary's Cathedral, situated in the heart of the city just a block or so from the pink granite Capitol building.d108be4e-a649-4add-ad63-32b1e3b81101_zps

St. Mary's Cathedral in Austin, Texas....

 

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Theresa and Joe saying their "I do's."

 

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Mr. and Mrs. .......

 

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A little bit of all the fun and ambiance from the church and Villa St. Clare, the reception venue...

 

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Each table had it's own bouquet with a different "classic" Hollywood couple...

 

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The first dance was to Louis Armstrong's "A Kiss To Build a Dream On." (Lots of 'oohs' and 'ahs' were heard all over the room....)

 

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A special treat for all the guests made signing the guest book even more personalized and touching. Each guest posed for a silhouette rendered by Cindi, and then the guest kept the portrait, but the silhouette frame was pasted into a huge guest register, and each guest wrote a special, personal message for Joe and Theresa beside the silhouette. (The one posted here is mine!) A lovely, unique gift for each guest and the wedding couple!

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"SueSue," Butterscotchgreer," and "Coopsgirl" all met originally on the TCM Message Boards, and "Coopsgirl" and I felt so lucky to share the experience of such a beautiful ceremony and a lovely day with our friend.

 

Congratulations to Theresa and Joe!

 

We'll all be able to see the newlyweds in LA for the TCM Film Festival 2015.

 

And, yes, I danced the night away!

 

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Frank and Ben Mankiewicz on Father's Day, 2013, on TCM...

 

We are all very saddened by the death of Frank Mankiewicz, Ben's father. For those wishing to express their condolences, many TCM fans have chosen to add a comment to the TCM Facebook page. If you have not done so, I have provided the link:

https://www.facebook.com/tcmtv?fref=nf

 

Here is the link to The New York Times obituary for Frank Mankiewicz:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/us/politics/frank-mankiewicz-press-secretary-to-robert-f-kennedy-dies-at-90.html?_r=0

 

Those wishing to send an actual card of condolence might address it to Ben Mankiewicz, c/o TCM Headquarters, 1059 Techwood Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30312

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Here's the link to a fabulous wedding video from Theresa and Joe:

The TCM fans gathered in Austin to celebrate!

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Meeting TCM Film Festival friend Preston Neal Jones at a screening of Night of the Hunter during the Turner Classic Film Festival 2013 was a lovely treat for me, and I am happy to write that he will visit The Silver Screen Oasis this weekend, November 1 & 2.

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If you have ever wondered about the filming of Director Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter, you might want to read Preston Neal Jones’ Heaven and Hell to Play With: The Filming of Night of the Hunter if you haven’t already, or listen to the commentary on the Criterion DVD of the iconic 1955 film that is now being required viewing in some freshman college classes.

 

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If you are a Star Trek fan, you might enjoy Jones' latest book, Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek, The Motion Picture.

 

Author Preston Neal Jones, originally from Connecticut, calls himself a producer-writer-actor-director-teacher-artist-lyricist-poet-raconteur-bon vivant. "In New York, a producer is someone who has a show running. In Hollywood, a producer is anybody who knows a writer. I know myself, and that's why I call myself a producer."

 

In high school, Jones produced and directed Masters' Spoon River Anthology at the University of Bridgeport and acted onstage in Death of a Salesman as Willy Loman opposite future troubadour Loudon Wainwright III as his son Biff.

 

Jones has studied directing, writing, and acting at Carnegie Mellon University alongside future thespic luminaries including Judith Light, Francesca James, Sonya Monzano and William Atherton, and production notables including producer Paula Wagner, composer Stephen Schwartz and playwright John Michael Tebelak. He originally came to Hollywood after being an early winner on The 10,000 Pyramid, and calls his relocation funds, "a grant" courtesy of the game show. He also worked as a Columbia Pictures Television executive, a free-lance script analyzer, and a play doctor making minor contributions to Godspell.

 

As a production assistant in Connecticut, Jones worked on the films The Swimmer with Burt Lancaster and Man on a Swing with Cliff Robertson and Joel Grey.

 

Jones has also hosted and introduced screenings at UCLA and American Cinematheque, as well as lecturing on film music at UCLA in Society of Film Music events.

 

His brushes with greatness include encounters with baseball immortal Jackie Robinson, actors Fred Astaire, Peter Sellers, Joan Rivers, Hans Conried, Barney Miller cast members, composers David Raksin, Miklos Rozsa, Ernest Gold, Henry Mancini, John Barry and Elmer Bernstein, sci-fi authors Theodore Sturgeon, Fritz Leiber, musician/comedían Victor Borge, and actor Hal Holbrook during his appearance as Mark Twain, as well as the muscial group, The Manhattan Transfer. His list of celebrity contacts also include the casts and crews of NIght of the Hunter and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Jones was also befriended by actor Raymond Massey and Hans J. Salter, composer of Universal Monsters fame, about whom he authored the Cinefantastique cover story, "The Ghost of Hans J. Salter."

 

In the 1970s, he served two years as a conscientious objector as noted in Sherry Gottlieb's oral history entitled Hell No, We Won't Go, which also includes comments from Actor Richard Dreyfuss, who was recently a guest at the Turner Classic Film Festival, and the TCM Cruise.

 

Jones' liner notes appear on soundtrack albums for classic film scores by Alfred Newman, Cyril J. Mockridge, and Hans J. Salter, and he has also corresponded with writer Ray Bradbury and director John Huston.

 

His current book projects include interviews with various movie crew members in Los Angeles and other áreas of the country.

 

Join the Q & A this weekend on November 1 & 2:http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=113&t=6791

 

Jones’ Interview with Dan Gunther of Trek Core on Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek, TMP: http://trekcore.com/blog/2014/08/interview-with-preston-neal-jones-authoreditor-of-return-to-tomorrow-the-filming-of-star-trek-tmp/

 

The Criterion Collection: Night of the Hunter: http://www.criterion.com/films/27525-the-night-of-the-hunter

 

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To purchase Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek-TMP, follow the link: http://creaturefeatures.com/product-tag/preston-neal-jones/

 

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To purchase Heaven and Hell to Play With: The Filming of Night of the Hunter, follow the link: http://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Hell-Play-With-Filming/dp/0879109742

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My dear friend here on the TCM Message Boards, Izcutter, the "Überfrau" of researching and chronicling the complex history of Las Vegas, has a documentary being shown tonight on the Las Vegas PBS channel. Classic film enthusiasts recognize her expertise on classic film history, The Silver Screen Oasis, and TCM Message Boards. For a short preview of the program, here's a link to her Classic Las Vegas website: http://classiclasvegasblog.com/classic-las-vegas-blog/2014/10/29/the-story-of-classic-las-vegas-debuts-tonight-at-900-on-vegaspbs

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World Audio Drama Day was yesterday, October 30, and all weekend long special spooky radio shows will be aired on Sound Stages Radio.

 

To listen to the special rebroadcasts of programming highlighting Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds," you can visit here: http://www.audiodramaday.com

 

For a short article listing all the programming, here's the link: http://www.examiner.com/article/special-war-of-the-worlds-planned-for-world-audio-drama-day-october-30th

 

TCM Film Festival Trivia: Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" was screened at the TCMFF in 2011. Peter Bogdanovich, with whom Welles lived for a time, chatted with Leonard Maltin in a Club TCM panel in 2010, and shared his experiences and thoughts about Welles and his career, as well as one of his popular impressions of the famous director/raconteur/bon vivant.

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It's today and tomorrow!

Meeting Preston Neal Jones at a screening of Night of the Hunter during the Turner Classic Film Festival 2013 was a lovely treat for me, and I am happy to write that he will visit us this weekend, November 1 & 2.

 

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If you have ever wondered about the filming of Director Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter, you might want to read Preston Neal Jones’ Heaven and Hell to Play With: The Filming of Night of the Hunter if you haven’t already, or listen to the commentary on the Criterion DVD of the iconic 1955 film that is now being required viewing in some freshman college classes.

 

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If you are a Star Trek fan, you might enjoy Jones' latest book, Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek, TMP.

 

Visit the SSO here to ask a question: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=113&t=6791

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Passes go on sale 11-11 (Citibank link) or 11-13 (TCM website)

 

 

2015 TCM Classic Film Festival Passes
Exclusive Citi Presale Begins 10 AM (ET) November 11 Passes on Sale to the Public at Noon (ET), November 13
 

 

 

 

Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

has landed four film restorations set to make

their world premieres during the

 

2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place

March 26-29, 2015, in Hollywood. The movies, each from a different era in

cinema history, including Ron Howard's Apollo 13 (1995), Stanley Kubrick's

Spartacus (1960), William Dieterle's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

and Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928). The

Keaton comedy will be accompanied by legendary silent film composer Carl

Davis conducting the world premiere performance of his new score for the film.

Passes for the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival are set to go on sale to the public

Thursday, Nov. 13, at noon (ET)

 

Passes can be purchased exclusively through

the official festival website: www.tcm.com/festival. A limited number of festival

passes will also be available to

 

Citi cardmembers via an exclusive online only

presale at www.citiprivatepass.com. This exclusive presale begins at

 

Here's the latest announcement link:

http://248058275.r.cdn77.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/TCMFest2015_Programming1-Passes-on-Sale_11-03-14.pdf

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Author Sheana Ochoa evokes a Marlon Brando moment with Sue Sue....

 

I was lucky enough to meet Sheana (pronounced 'Shayna' )Ochoa this Wednesday at the Brazos Book Store in Houston as she was winging her way through Houston for her book tour promoting STELLA! Mother of Modern Acting. Here's a link to my Examiner article about the encounter: http://www.examiner.com/article/author-sheana-ochoa-visits-houston-on-publicity-tour-for-stella

 

And don't forget about purchasing those passes to the Turner Classic Film Festival 2015 this week.

On Tuesday, you can purchase passes at the CITIBANK link at www.citiprivatepass.com.

On Thursday, you can purchase passes at the TCM link: www.tcm.com/festival or call 877-TCM-5764 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET.

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Flanked by Clint Eastwood and Liam Neeson, Maureen O' Hara takes the stage...

 

Turner Classic Film Festival 2014 Guest Maureen O'Hara finally has her Oscar!

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Don't forget about purchasing those passes TODAY to the Turner Classic Film Festival 2015!

 

On Tuesday, you can purchase passes at the CITIBANK link at www.citiprivatepass.com.

 

On Thursday, you can purchase passes at the TCM link: www.tcm.com/festival or call 877-TCM-5764 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET.

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IT"S TODAY!

 

Spotlight and Essential passes are sold out for the presale at the Citibank website! I would imagine that all levels of passes will be available today, but who knows for how long!

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Call 877-TCM-5764 or go to the TCM Film Festival 2015 website today at noon if you don't have your pass ordered yet:

http://filmfestival.tcm.com/attend/

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Superfans of "Gone With The Wind" attended a special tour of the "Making of Gone With The Wind" exhibit Friday at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas, and TCM is a major sponsor. TCM Host Robert Osborne wrote the introduction to the exhibition catalog, and this Friday, CBS journalist Bill Geist and his staff from CBS Sunday Morning ventured to the Texas capital to interview experts and memorabilia collectors of the film.

 

Here's a link to my latest article about the event: http://www.examiner.com/article/windies-gather-at-harry-ransom-center-on-friday-for-special-tour

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This just in.....

 

Dateline: Marietta, Georgia

 

The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum is pleased to announce a 75th anniversary screening of the world’s most beloved movie. Through special permission from Warner Bros. the museum will host the screening of Gone With the Wind at the Marietta Performing Arts Center on the exact anniversary date of December 15th. The evening will begin with a short introduction and drawing for door prizes. Tickets are only $10 per person and seating is reserved. The new 75th Anniversary DVD will be available in the lobby and concessions will be sold by the MPAC.

 

Tickets may be purchased online by clicking on this link https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=d7ed8c795520b6e644c266f236e75da6. You may also access www.MPAC.Marietta-City.org or purchase tickets at the MPAC Box Office located on the Marietta High School campus at 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30064.

 

For information about the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, please visit us on Facebook or at www.gwtwmarietta.com.

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