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If any of you are TCM Backlot members, there is a recently announced Backlot VIP Experience at TCMFF.  The prize includes 2 Free Spotlight passes. (I believe if you purchase a pass, as many folks are doing today, it will be refunded when you win!) 

Here’s the link: 

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And it looks like Spotlights and Essentials have sold out during the Citibank presale.... More tomorrow when passes go on sale to the public...


Stay tuned, and purchase your pass if you are coming to share in the excitement of "Powerful Words,"our theme this year....

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I'm currently in Los Angeles researching Thelma Ritter-Hollywood's Favorite New Yorker, and I've run into several of our TCM Film Festival regulars during my travels around town. Everyone is excited about the upcoming festival, the announced films, and involved in the pass-buying frenzy.


Currently, the Essential pass is sold out during the sale to the public. For more festival pass questions, check out the link:


Hoping to catch Casablanca with the Los Angeles branch of TCM Backlot tomorrow. If you're in LA, I hope to see you!

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Author and Film Noir Foundation kingpin Alan K. Rode is having a book sigining for his tome on Michael Curtiz on Saturday at 2 at the illustrious Larry Edmunds Bookstore on Hollywood Boulevard, conveniently next to Bordner's...

Saw film writers Kim Luperi and The Essentials author Jeremy Arnold while plowing through stacks of clippings and  research, hunting and pecking out details for Thelma Ritter: Hollywood's Favorite New Yorker....seems Mr. Arnold is hush-hush on his new book for Turner Classic Movies coming sometime in 2018.... are a few photos from the exciting Julien's Auction featuring jewelry from Joseff of Hollywood and items from the Judy Garland collection.....





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