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Thank you, dear wouldbestar!

 

And the deed is done.

 

Christopher Plummer's Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre as part of one of the many special events at the TCM Film Festival 2015 here in HOLLYWOOD: http://www.examiner.com/article/oscar-winner-christopher-plummer-immortalized-cement-at-tcl-chinese

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Thank you, dear wouldbestar!

And the deed is done.

Christopher Plummer's Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre as part of one of the many special events at the TCM Film Festival 2015 here in HOLLYWOOD: http://www.examiner.com/article/oscar-winner-christopher-plummer-immortalized-cement-at-tcl-chinese

Having a great time! Went to Christmas in July and Man Who Would Be King today. Going to Dream Machine tonight!

We were at Plummer's ceremony, too! My wife and I were last folks let into the Spolight Pass sitting area!

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Hope to see you at the party tonight, rhodesisland! :-)

 

I'll be posting photos in a few days! :-)

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Sue, Sorry we never got a chance to meet. Making connections with other folks is one of the areas I was a bit disappointed with during the festival. But it's probably my own fault, I can be a little reserved at times like that.

Overall I had a great time. Saw 9 films and a few very interesting Club discussions. It was great to have the stars and guest speakers introduce their films!

Maybe in a few years we'll go again. It's a very expensive vacation for us; the travel expense alone is over 5K!

 

I'll look forward to watching your future posts during the next festival! Take Care!

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Rhodesisland, I am so sorry I missed you, too! I was very busy being a TCMFF Social Producer, and I should have sported a red carnation or let you know when I was wearing my cowgil outfit to the Calamity Jane screening!

 

I'm back at my real job now, and busy grading college essays, but here is my latest article that recaps some of the best articles and blogs about year 2015: http://www.examiner.com/list/top-articles-and-blog-posts-chronicle-the-tcm-film-festival-2015

 

More about my personal experiences soon, and throughout the year! In the meantime, mozy on over to the Silver Screen Oasis thread and read Izcutter's recaps about some of our fun: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=6654&start=30

 

I am so grateful that you had a wonderful time, rhodesisland!

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Sheana Ochoa, author of STELLA!: Mother of Modern Acting, visits The Silver Screen Oasis for a Q & A from Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26. Ask about Stella Adler's relationships with Lee Strasberg, Marlon Brando, Shelley Winters, Warren Beatty, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro, Mark Ruffalo, the Actor's Studio, the Group Theatre, and more!

 

Read all about it here: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=6857

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I've been very busy back at work and haven't had a chance to complete articles about my personal experiences as a TCM Film Festival Social Producer and my own brand of festival fun, but I did compile some of the best blogs, articles, videos, and published entries concerning the excitement of 2015: http://www.examiner.com/list/top-articles-and-blog-posts-chronicle-the-tcm-film-festival-2015

 

More later from me personally. In the meantime, if you haven't ever attended one of the festivals, let me encourage you to start saving up for a trip to LA next spring so you can indulge in all the classic cinena cavorting with all the other passholders. :-)

 

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Christopher Plummer gives a triumphant "Thumbs up!" when he finallly finished his immoralization in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre during the TCMFF 2015. What a devlish smile he has!

 

(Photo by SueSue--the only exclusive photo published in the media showing Plummer giving the "Thumbs up!" as he expressed his gratitude to the crowd. I can't believe I was the only one to capture it! )

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Dear TCM Message Board Friends,

Yes, I know I've been naughty. But that's why you like me, right? :-)

My personal schedule has been even busier of late, but I did want to start posting about some of the fun I've had. Thank you all for continuing to read Sue Sue II, and Sue Sue's original thread.

Sincerely,

Christy

 

TCMFF 2015: Memories of 2010

Dateline: HOLLYWOOD, Tuesday, March 24

 

Meeting my dear friend, the Countess De Lave, on my first day back in LA since 2014 afforded us a joyous reunion. I met her at the very first TCM Film Festival in 2010. She has a rental car, and a very comfortable ride it is. As she zooms away from our good friend Mark at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Valet Portico, she has a devilish smile, and I realize she has been up to something. What that something is definitely constitutes a lovely surprise.

 

As she tools down Orange St., away from the hubbub of arriving TCM Film Festival 2015 passholders, I am experiencing the excitement of a new adventure.

 

"I've made reservations," she coyly reveals as we wait at the first of several stoplights.

 

"You have made reservations. Hmnn. That means we are going somewhere special!" I delighted.

 

"Yes, we are," she said.

 

"And will you tell me where we are going before we get there, or will you keep me in suspense like a Hitchcock mystery? Where will we find our maguffin?"

 

"I have made reservations for us to lunch at....Chateau Marmont!"

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I squeal in delight. I know not how she wrangled such special treatment for two gadabout gals who love to laugh, dine, and discuss the events of the day with a wink and a cocktail or two.

 

As we drive, I wonder who will be there. The Chateau Marmont is the Bide-a-Wee hideaway for some of the actual movers and shakers of the film industry currently and during it's heyday, and a serious stop on the way up or down from the peculiar pecking order established by A-listers and B-wannabes. Will Michelle Grammer be there plotting her next reality show? As well-dressed tourists, we don't have to worry about where we fit in. We just need to have enough cash to tip and cover the bill.

 

As we drive through the traffic, the Countess and I discuss how much fun the first festival had been. That's when we met, the very first night. As we chatted about the first festival, I looked up the list of all the celebs that graced the stages, attended the parties, and chatted during panels at Club TCM:

 

* Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo

* Editor and author Peter Biskind

* Film director and historian Peter Bogdanovich

* Film historian and author Donald Bogle

* Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine

* Actor, producer, director and writer Mel Brooks

* Producer and director Frank Capra III

* Noted filmmaker John Carpenter

* Author Cheryl Crane

* Actor Tony Curtis

* Producer and Director Stanley Donen

* Emmy-nominated actress Illeana Douglas

* Photographer, writer and editor Curtis Hanson

* Screenwriter and actor Buck Henry

* Actor, writer, director and producer Darryl Hickman

* Award-winning actress and director Anjelica Huston

* Award-winning actor Danny Huston

* Writer and editor David Kamp

* Editor and writer Sam Kashner

* Actor Martin Landau

* Actor, director and producer, Jerry Lewis

(Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regretfully announce Jerry Lewis has cancelled his appearance.)

* Actor, producer and director Norman Lloyd

* Film historian and author Leonard Maltin

* Actress Nancy Olson

* Actress Luise Rainer

* Director, producer and writer Richard Rush

* Academy Award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint

* Academy-Award winning visual effects artist Douglas Trumbull

* Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight

* Actor Eli Wallach

 

 

My first Thursday in LA found me atop the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel anxiously awaiting my Fan Perspective Interview conducted by TCM's Tim Reilly and photographed by FX's premiere cinematographer currently working on the Syfy network's Face Off, Bruce Dorfman. I was nervous. I told stories. I sang a song. I couldn't hardly see a thing as the sun was in my eyes. The handsome assistant attaching my mike got awfully frisky, and I asked him if he needed a medical degree for what he was doing.

 

My friend, Lynn Zook, kept giving me the "thumbs up." I stopped chatting and asked director Tim Reilly what to do, and he laughed and smiled, and said, "just keep talking." For some reason, when I'm nervous in LA, it just doesn't feel the same as when I'm nervous in Texas.

 

Here's the youtube link to my interview that is still periodically screened on TCM:

 

Lynn and I had met previously in Las Vegas in 2007 when I was presenting a seminar at the National AP Conference at the Venetian. We had known each other online for quite some time because of our association on the TCM Message Boards, and her enthusiasm for classic film and her encyclopedic knowledge is so inspiring. The first festival ensured that we connected with all our TCM Message Board crew like Kingrat, Filmlover, and Kyle in Hollywood. What a joyous, well-versed group of friends to be met! And I'm happy to say we all still connect online and in person.

 

The only member of our group who no longer can celebrate with us is the late Kyle Kersten, who unfortunately passed away in 2013. But all of his threads created on the TCM Message Boards are archived on the site here:

http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/forum/140-remembering-kyle-in-hollywood/

 

The very first Gala Premiere at the TCM Film Festival in 2010, saw Judy Garland on the screen at Grauman's Chinese Theatre tantalizing the audience with her songs, dances, and genius. Robert Osborne introduced the film, and Joey and Lorna Luft, who were in the audience. Afterward, Alec Baldwin joined Robert Osborne on stage for some cute banter and schtick.

 

Afterwards, I quietly slipped out of the screening to head to the Hollywood Roosevelt Pool.

 

Then I went to the Esther Williams and Betty Garrett pooside bash. Ben Mankiewicz introduced them and had a short discussion with those lovely ladies before the film began. Unfortunately, Esther Williams was in a wheelchair but seemed in good health and quite perky. She was wearing a cranberry red sequined jacket, and sparkled when she spoke. Still a feisty gal, and still has her bathing suit business because the Aqualillies were sporting her little red swimsuits. They had a great show,doing some of the same Esther Aquatics we've known and loved.

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Betty Garrett was having a little trouble speaking due to a cold or something, but she was so cute, too, and seemed quite energetic. Esther left shortly thereafter, and so did Betty. But after the movie started, and the double duets of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Esther and Ricardo Montalban, and Betty and Red Skelton came on, Betty stepped back out on her patio from her private cabana at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and Garrett wistfully watched this sequence. As many of the viewers around the area saw her standing there, they turned and gave her a round of applause, and it looked like she teared up, and disappeared again into her suite. Besides meeting many new friends at the 2010 festival, the moment when Betty Garrett received applause during one of her greatest screen scenes while she stood on her cabana patio was my favorite moment during the first festival in 2010.

 

In 2015, I was chosen to be one of the premiere TCM Film Festival Social Producers, and had to miss the wonderful premiere of the 50th Anniversary edition of The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer introducing the film, but I was finally able to see The Man Who Shot LIberty Valance with my good friend Lynn, and her husband Jon. Keith Carradine sported a quick but enthusiastic introduction, and I cried at all the same places that I always do, especially when Vera Miles, as Hallie, reflects on her first love. The flowering cactus resting atop Tom Donafan's casket still reaches deep into my soul, and elicits those liquid reflections of my appreciative emotions. It was a film I had longed to see on the huge silver screen of my dreams.

 

The first Vanity Fair party I attended was in 2010 and was held in Kress & Co., and I was the date of a very sweet man from D.C. whose wife was ill with cancer, and couldn't accompany her husband. As we were walking in, I ran into Eva Marie Saint and her husband as they were exiting the festivities. Cher had come and gone in a white leather ensemble, and Hugh Hefner had made an appearance with a blond beauty. (Isn't that the same newsflash from 40 years ago? )

 

Diane Baker had been escorted to the Vanity Fair party by her good friend, Robert Osborne, and I had a few moments to chat with her, as well as Jaqueline Bisset. There was even an Alec Baldwin moment when he told me "Hi, how's it going?"

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As I sat with Countess DeLave in the lovely Chauteau Marmont restaurant enjoying the canned music, and the "lightning-fast service" reminiscent of Harmonia Gardens in Hello, Dolly, I laughed and laughed. I couldn't believe we were actually enjoying these delicious salads, and flavorful entrees in such an emotionally-charged atmosphere of the Hollywood pecking order. The moment when we walked inside the restaurant area, about 65% of all the diners turned toward us, looked to see if we were "anybody," and then slowly resumed their conversations and appetizers.

 

We even were allowed to see one of the suites just in case we decided to stay there in the future. Riding up in the elevator is even a transparent adventure in the "Who is that?" culture of the "in crowd." Both elevators have windows in them so passengers can see who is riding up to their rooms or down to the lobby. If I ever stay here, I think I'd be afraid to walk down the hall in my bathrobe without makeup to find the ice machine in the middle of the night.

 

Best Advice: Always keep a lipstick in the pocket of your jammies when you stay at Chateau Marmont. A girl always needs to perk up her look, and she might need to leace a message on a mirror. :D

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In honor of those who served, I wish to thank TCM for its Memorial Day Marathon...30B0E0ED-2450-499C-BCA3-FD790DFFB9B4_zps

Here's a photo of my father, First Lieutenant C. C. Putnam, 802 Tank Destroyer Battalion in the European Theatre, last associated with the Third Army. Dad remembered hearing General George S. Patton speak to the troops.

 

From a "Restricted Memo," G079, Section III in 1944: " Clifton C. Putnam, First Lieutenant, FA, Company A, 802 Tank Destroyer Battalion, for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy on 7 August, 1944, in the vicinity of St. Savant, France. When fifty German paratroopers, determined to avenge the devastation wreaked by First Lieutenant Putnam's platoon on the preceding day, attacked at dawn, First Lieutenant Putnam calmly and vigorously led his men in routing the hostile force. Thirty-nine of the Germans were killed. The eleven who survived were captured. First Lieutenant Putnam's brilliant direction for the defense of his platoon's position reflects great credit on him and exemplifies the highest traditions of military service."

 

I never knew about this memo until about 8 or 9 years ago when my mother had compiled an album of my father's service memorabilia. Dad passed away in 1995.

 

Thank you for your service to our country.

 

Read all about TCM's Memorial Day Marathon here: http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1084940|0/Memorial-Day-Marathon-5-23-25.html

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I'll be winking and winging my way to San Francisco soon. Here's a link to an article I just wrote about the upcoming San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2015:

http://www.examiner.com/article/historian-kevin-brownlow-to-introduce-flesh-and-the-devil-at-sfsff-2015

 

Several guests of previous TCM Film Festivals will be attending like Suzanne Lloyd, Leonard Maltin, and Kevin Brownlow.

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If you've signed up for the online course, INVESTIGATING FILM NOIR, you might want to join in all the fun on the TCM PROGRAMS thread here: http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/forum/149-summer-of-darkness-investigating-film-noir/

 

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If any of you remember Richard Anderson's lively interview preceding the screening of Seconds (1966) at the TCMFF 2012, you will be pleased to know that Anderson's biographer, Al Doshna, will be joining us at The Silver Screen Oasis on Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7. Anderson's first wife, Carol, was the daughter of Alan Ladd, and his second wife was Irving Thalberg's and Norma Shearer's daughter, Katharine, by whom he has three children. Anderson's book is filled with his tales of Classic Hollywood as well as his experiences on hundreds of film and television sets. Come join the Q & A: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php…

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Sue, about the course you mentioned...I see it's sponsored by Ball State and that a certificate of complete is provided; but what do you know about actual course credit? As a teacher, I'm always needing re-certification credits.

I've sent the canvas network folks the same question, but you're always so in the know, I thought you might already know.

Thanks!
 

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Rhodesisland, that is a great question.

 

I think that the course hours, if stated on the completion certificate, might best be evaluated by whomever is in charge of your campus staff development. But if you have posed a question to Richard Edwards, and you haven't heard anything yet, he'll probably be answering your query by tomorrow.

 

If you haven't posted a question to the discussion board, I would encourage you to do so, as I feel that you aren't the only student who might have such a question.

 

Here's the link: https://learn.canvas.net/courses/748/discussion_topics/17684

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Sue, thanks for the answer. I thought the question might be helpful to others on the board too. I heard back from Canvas right away, and they said any cours credit is dependent upon the institution offering the course; and in this case no.

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Your welcome, rhodesisland! Glad you seem to be enjoying the Summer of Darkness on Fridays!

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On July 22, Joan Collins will be the Guest Programmer on TCM! Her choices are "Gilda," "Boom Town," Clair Boothe Luce's "The Women," and "The Opposite Sex!" I've been requesting that Collins attend the TCM Film Festival and introduce The Opposite Sex for several years, and I'm tickled she will be a guest programmer. Collins, once an MGM contract player and famous for her stint as Alexis on the long running series Dynasty, has also written several books including some spicy autobiographies, and is sister to novelist Jackie Collins.

 

"The Opposite Sex" (1956) is one of my favorite guilty classic film pleasures, and is often derided because it is considered a 'remake' of 1939's The Women, but I've long held the opinion that since it s a muscial, has one of the silliest musical numbers ever produced by MGM (an excerpt from a fictional Broadway muscial called 'Yellow Gold' featuring the song "Bananyonaire") and actualy has men acting in it, it really isn't a remake, but more of a do-over.

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Joan Collins in costume for the 'Yellow Gold' number in "The Opposite Sex"

It also features fabulous mermaid-style gowns by the talented costumer, Helen Rose.

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Dolores Gray, Junes Allyson, and Joan Collins...

 

Will Collins even discuss "The Opposite Sex?" Did she even enjoy making it? I'll be tuning in on July 22 to find out.

 

I'm looking forward to watching Joan Collins on her first Guest Programming stint on TCM. I hope you are, too! :-)

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For all the saucy tomes little Joanie Collins has written, fiction and nonfiction, see her author page: http://www.amazon.com/Joan-Collins/e/B000APJBIW

 

For more about this guilty pleasure, visit Christy's Inkwells: https://suesueapplegate.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/that-darn-smack/

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Author Jacqueline Lynch visits The Silver Screen Oasis to discuss her book, "Ann Blyth: Actress, Singer, Star": http://www.examiner.com/article/author-jacqueline-lynch-discusses-her-new-book-ann-blyth

 

And Will McKinley discusses another way to enjoy TCM: https://willmckinley.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/tcm-without-cable-or-satellite-on-sling-tv/

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Come join the classic film fan fun!

 

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Writer, speaker, producer and world traveler Cari Beauchamp will join us next weekend on Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28, to discuss her latest book, My First Time in Hollywood: Stories from the Pioneers, Dreamers and Misfits Who Made the Movies

 

Academy Award-winning film preservationist, historian, and author Kevin Brownlow revealed that Beauchamp's latest book is “what every film fan yearns for––first-hand, eyewitness accounts of a Hollywood none of us can remember and all of us wish we’d known. Completely fascinating.”

 

Cari Beauchamp is the award-winning author of Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and The Powerful Women of Early Hollywood. She also edited and annotated Anita Loos Rediscovered: Film Treatments and Fiction by the Creator of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and co-wrote Hollywood on the Riviera: The Inside Story of the Cannes Film Festival.

Her book, Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary: Her Private Letters from Inside the Studios of the 1920s, was published in 2006 and has been optioned for television. Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years, was published by Knopf and Vintage. Her books have been selected for “Best of the Year” lists by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Amazon.

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Cari wrote the 2003 Emmy nominated documentary film The Day My God Died which played on PBS and concerned the horrific abuses of the child sex trade in Nepal and India. She was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Without Lying Down: The Power of Women in Early Hollywood which she wrote and coproduced for Turner Classic Movies.

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She has also been interviewed in over a dozen documentaries including Turner Classic Movie’s Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood and Mark Cousin’s The Story of Film.

 

She has written for Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and various other magazines and newspapers. She has twice been named the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Scholar and is currently serving as resident scholar of the Mary Pickford Foundation.

 

She has appeared as a featured speaker at venues throughout the United States and Europe including The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The British Film Institute, the Museum of Modern Art, The Edinburgh Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The Women’s Museum of Art in Washington D.C. and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

Before turning to writing on a full time basis in 1990, she worked as a private investigator, a campaign manager and served as Press Secretary to California Governor Jerry Brown. She lives in Los Angeles.

 

At this year's TCM Film Festival, Cari Beauchamp moderated the interview with Oscar-winning editor Anne Coates in Club TCM, and introduced the presentation of Calamity Jane with Doris Day, remarking that it was time for Day's honorary Oscar "whether she shows up to accept it or not." (Beauchamp got my vote for "Best Introduction To A Classic Film 2015" for that remark!)

 

Blog link to an excellent account of Cari Beauchamp's interview with Oscar-winning editor Anne V. Coates on Saturday, March 28, in Club TCM during the TCMFF 2015:

http://www.theblackmaria.org/2015/03/30/tcm-film-fest-conversation-anne-v-coates/

 

One of the most interesting articles I've ever read in Vanity Fair was also co-authored by Beauchamp, "Cary in the Sky With Diamonds" : http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2010/08/drugs-in-hollywood-201008

 

And another Vanity Fair article solely authored by Beauchamp about Joseph Kennedy and Hollywood, "The Mogul in Mr. Kennedy": http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2002/04/joekennedy200204

 

TCM partners with Women in Film to Spotlight Gender Inequality in the Film Industry: http://deadline.com/2015/06/turner-classic-movies-tcm-gender-inequality-film-women-in-film-1201445747/

 

Cari Beauchamp's Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Cari-Beauchamp/e/B001IXROKW

 

You can access Cari Beauchamp's web page here: http://caribeauchamp.com

 

Link to my article concerning Cari Beauchamp's upcoming visit: http://www.examiner.com/classic-film-in-national/christy-putnam

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Our visit at The Silver Screen Oasis with TCMFF Guest Cari Beauchamp this weekend was so informative and interesting. She's been at all 6 festivals! Stop by for a visit if you have a chance: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=6885

 

I've just learned from TCMFF Social Producer Director Noralil Fores that I was selected as one of the 20 winners in the #NoirSummer Script Contest on Twitter!

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Read more about it here: http://tcm.tumblr.com/post/122977294129/noirsummer-script-contest

 

Thank you, Noralil!

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UPDATE: I've been selected as one of the top 10 winners in the Noir Summer Contest! Thank you, Noir Summer directors, and contest participants. The contest entries were all so much fun!

Here's a link to the announcement: http://bit.ly/1S6W1tG

 

 

And the latest announcement from the SSO Guest Star Forum: If you love ROBERT RYAN, then plan to visit us THIS WEEKEND:

 

On Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, we are looking forward to talking with J.R. Jones, author of THE LIVES OF ROBERT RYAN. Notice the plural in the title: This new biography deals with both the public and private lives of the great film actor Robert Ryan.

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Robert Ryan never became a star of the magnitude of Cary Grant or Humphrey Bogart, but most lovers of classic film come to admire his work, whether he's playing the hero or the villain, the leading man or a supporting actor. Some of his best films, like ACT OF VIOLENCE and ON DANGEROUS GROUND, let him play aspects of both the villain and the hero in the same role.

 

Ryan excelled in a variety of genres. Film noir was a great fit for him, but westerns like THE NAKED SPUR and THE PROFESSIONALS also showcased his talent well. And then there's Ryan in domestic melodrama (CLASH BY NIGHT), Ryan in romantic drama (ABOUT MRS. LESLIE), Ryan in serious drama (THE ICEMAN COMETH). On stage he played Shakespeare's Coriolanus.

 

J.R. Jones is an award-winning film critic and editor for the Chicago Review, and his writing has appeared in many publications, from New York Press to Kenyon Review to Noir City. He did an outstanding job of introducing ON DANGEROUS GROUND at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs this May, and as SSO member kingrat can attest, he enjoys chatting with fans about our classic films.

 

What would you like to know about Robert Ryan? How he got interested in acting, what his favorite films were, how his politics affected his career? Unlike most Hollywood stars, he was only married once, and the marriage lasted until his wife Jessica died of cancer.

 

J.R. Jones has written an informative, easy-to-read biography which I strongly recommend. It should be a lot of fun to talk with him about Robert Ryan."

 

Below are links to explore this essential biography:

 

JR Jones published interview:

 

http://chicagoist.com/2015/05/21/jrjones_explores_the_lives_of_rober.php

 

JR Jones video interview:

 

 

 

JR Jones publisher's site:

 

http://www.upne.com/0819573728.html

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The UCLA Restoration of Her Sister's Secret (1946) is lovely. The crisp shadows in the park scene are a nice Ulmer touch. Hope you're watching it now on TCM!

 

The TCM Cruise Announcement includes Leslie Caron, Louis Gossett, Jr., Eva Marie Saint, Ruta Lee, Randy Haberkamp, Cari Beauchamp, Illeana Douglas and many more: http://www.tcmcruise.com/talent/

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The Houston Press includes Fathom Events' screening of DOUBLE INDEMNITY in "The 5 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend": http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/the-5-best-things-to-do-in-houston-this-weekend-smokey-joes-cafe-and-more-7597424

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Do you have a date with Walter and Phyllis July 19 or 20?

 

Check out your local theatres at Fathom Events: http://www.fathomevents.com/event/double-indemnity

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Tonight, Joan Collins is TCM's Guest Programmer, and she chose Gilda, Boom Town, The Women, and THE OPPOSITE SEX as her selections.

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The fun begins at 7 p.m. Central. Thanks, Charlie​, and Dennis!

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In the meantime, read all about THAT DARN SMACK! between Collins and June Allyson here: https://suesueapplegate.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/that-darn-smack/

 

Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m. Central. It's one of Sue Sue's "guilty pleasure" films. Be there for the fun!

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Actress and author Joan Collins is a TCM Guest Programmer tonight!

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All about the backstories on THE OPPOSITE SEX: https://suesueapplegate.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/that-darn-smack/

 

Joan Collins' Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Joan-Collins/e/B000APJBIW

 

What will she reveal tonight? No telling. But she won't be boring! ;-)

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