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  1. Thank you so much for your reply, I don't believe that TCM is aware or has any of this material though I could be very wrong but i've been told that attempts to contact TCM about this have been made but so far no luck. I'd like to see this these resurrected because if you know the series it's a who's who of old Hollywood and I've just received Richard Lamparski's the author of the series who is still with us contact info ( letter mailed today). These recording are housed at Pacific Radio Archives and they deserve a home and rediscovery people like us and so many others who have a true appreciation for them will hear memories that really will take you back to another era, and for some this was the only time their voices were heard. Yesterday I listened to Dorothy Davenport talk about her husband Wallace Reid so you can understand my interest but her reminiscing what early Hollywood was like was trip through time. Don't mean to be over passionate but any help, thoughts, ideas from you or members of this board is greatly appreciated.
  2. I came across this radio archive website that has the What Ever Became series by Richard Lamparski. Never given the credit for his series he did what Kevin Brownlow did for Hollywood by publishing and recording well know & obscure silent, sound stars and entertainers while they were still alive. Some of these recording are the only sound of their voices since they never appeared in sound films. I know that Brownlow's series ( yet to be released on DVD) is one of the most amazing and informative programs on Hollywood, but these recordings should see the light of day and as a classic film fan it would really be something to have them somehow incorporated into the TCM Film Festivals or at least as a program on TCM when one of these stars movies are being shown. The stars that are represented here from Mary Miles Minter to so many others forgotten about all together. It would really be something to have these recordings rediscovered, anyway let me know what you all think and wouldn't this add to the excellent programing TCM already has? .http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org/keyword-search?search_api_views_fulltext=richard+lamparski&=Search http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org/series-list/Whatever%20Became%20of...
  3. I see the announcement that the CFUB is closing as of 1/11/2016, is it closing to new members or being eliminated all together and if so is this a cost cutting move? I understand things change but the time it took to post photos on the site are they all going to be deleted or is their away to save all of them? All assistance would be greatly appreciated
  4. Katie welcome, your going to have the time of your life, as I like to say this is the one place you have something in common with everyone. A few things getting in touch TCM has a presence on social network, twitter & Facebook, through the message board as well. SueSueApplegate does an amazing job under general discussions keeping everyone up to date on the festival so be sure to check back often. As for the passes it’s really what you want to get out of it but let me put this out here for everyone when you go and queue up for an event Spotlight pass holders have preferential treatment over everyone so you can get to an event at the crack of dawn and think your 1st in line but it doesn’t work that way since they are put in front of you no matter what time they get there and if the event has limited space you can only hope to get in, I’ve been lucky and only been shut out of a few of them. Personally I’ve always had the Classic and it works fine for me but if you are going solo or with someone that can figure into it as well and what you don’t spend on the Spotlight you can direct the funds toward other things for shopping, dining lodging. The Roosevelt where the festival is held is sold out (as always) I stay at the Comfort Inn on Sunset Blvd, it has free parking, breakfast and is safe, very reasonable and 5 min from the festival and you are in the thick of Hollywood since I’m only in the room to sleep and rest up since I spend most of the time watching movies and at Club TCM ( I can’t wait) or other festival venues. Finally the staff is very helpful as is anyone attending, I’ve been to many an event but I can say with all honesty here you’re going to meet the nicest people and strangers become friends and 4 days go by in what seems like the blink of an eye
  5. Well the 2015 film festival is about to get underway and I'm not able to attend this year. To everyone I met over the last 2 festivals and to all the newbies your going to have an amazing time, this is truly the one festival where you have something in common with everyone, the love of classic film ( we are a class act) see you all in 2016 and Mr. Osborne get well soon, you've always been very generous with your time and I've always appreciated the time you give to all the attendies, never turning anyone away. Regards WRJ
  6. Hey everyone check this out: I came upon this link about the famous night club fire from Nov 28th, 1942. I was aware and had heard of this but after doing further research found not one feature film had ever been made about it even though one of Hollywood's own cowboy star Buck Jones perished in this fire. With lack of originality in Hollywood these days I thought why not? Why not make a movie about this and the way this screenplay is written it seems to have the sports, love story, mystery, and like it says: The Boston story that has never been told. In a triangle between love, coincidence & corruption, only two make it out alive. https://www.facebook.com/cocoanutgrovethemovie http://www.cocoanutgrovethemovie.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoanut_Grove_fire So tell me what you think, check out the links and see if you feel the same.
  7. Hello everyone with Mickey Rooney gone now one of my 1st thoughts was he was the last actor mentioned in Celluloid Hero's by the Kinks to pass not really a happy song but one that talks about Hollywood and how hard it can be, well Mr. Rooney lived it, bless you Mickey. I'm happy to hear he'll be remembered at this years festival. See you all at the Roosevelt
  8. With the festival getting closer and we all converge into Hollywood (sounds so cool) meet up, catch up, look at all the history, walk of fame, watch the greatest films ever made, shouldn't we have a toast to all those we've recently lost? I have to say though I never meet or knew them( only through at 1st the old UHF channel) and then well you know the story. Seeing our special celluloid hero's in black and white, color etc., when they leave as strange as this sounds it effects me in away that is hard to explain and as time goes on and more leave us it's a great way I think to let them know we will never forget them. Call me a sentiment or romantic at heart but that's how I kind of see it. Your thoughts and feedback are always appreciated. See you in April Cordially WRJ
  9. How many people attend? It's like it's own little city, safe to say hundreds since you see in lines, on the street's in the stores, at the Roosevelt, in the theaters, in a classic kind of way I'd almost call it spring break for we classic movie lovers, who love the classic film( were a little more low keyed) but can still enjoy with the best of them. Cordially WRJ
  10. Hi Emma: Your not low on the TP, 1st you have a pass and your going to the festival, it's a great way to go around, mingle, and you'll have no problem getting in to see films you want to see though I admit sometimes you have to get into the queue early. The discussions with the panels and remember the best part of this festival is you know you have something in common with the person next to you. Enjoy
  11. It's really something to be able to stay close, I've found that the Comfort Inn 7051 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA is very close, safe and reasonable. It's about a 3-5 minute walk to the festival and it has all the amenities, shops, food, etc. near by. Another perk is the free parking..I've come back to my room late at night from the festival and never had a problem. I know it's not as fancy as some of the others but it still puts you right in the heart of the city...
  12. Olivia de Havilland with the passing of her sister you wonder if she'll be at the 2014 film festival not only for GWTW but maybe for her Joan ? Of course this FB page https://www.facebook.com/oliviadehavilland.tcmfans?sk=photos Edited by: WRJ on Dec 18, 2013 5:05 PM Edited by: WRJ on Dec 18, 2013 5:07 PM
  13. Life is good, this morning purchased my pass and am looking forward to seeing old & new friends alike, we are that rare breed that truly understands and appreciates the classic film. See you in April, and wouldn't it be an honor and a privilege if our wishes come true and Olivia De Havilland returns to Hollywood once more.
  14. Well if anything we can all toast at the Roosevelt, lets all just have a great time, 20 years Wow TCM now that's entertainment.... Suggestions anyone for just having a time to remember...
  15. Good morning: Well glad to see we might have something here, I'll be looking to see what else the area has to offer for us, hidden gems, maybe not so well know, all suggestions and idea's are greatly appreciated . Consider Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street: It's four corners of a Hollywood hubbub peppered with at least five important things to cover -- perhaps on multiple LA Date Nights (that might even include a show at the nearby Pantages Theatre!). Cleo as mentioned The Middle Eastern fare at less-than-a-year-old Cleo -- the attractive restaurant inside The Redbury Hotel -- is too easy to swallow. At first, it's just hummus and falafel that you might recognize, but dare your palate to go further. A dip is a must (get the Lebaneh & Feta) -- if only for the warm bread in the bag that's made fresh in Cleo's wood-burning oven. Kebabs of lamb, pork belly and shrimp are just $6, but it's worth it to go big with a roast lamb entree or a seasonal mushroom flatbread. Cleo, 1717 Vine Street, at Hollywood Boulevard (323-962-1711 or cleorestaurant.com) Katsuya: LA sushi-****, you know of the strip-mall, original-gangsta Katsuya in the Valley. This Katsuya -- whipped into architectural shape with a Philippe Stark going-out look -- is where Hollywood's Hollywood folk go for Hollywood sushi. It's a big scene -- which is exactly what you wanted! You'll graze over an order of the signature Crispy Rice With Spicy Tuna, of course, and still, your tight LBD won't ever feel too-too tight. Katsuya, 6300 Hollywood Boulevard, at Vine Street (323-871-8777 or sbe.com/katsuya/hollywood) Wood & Vine: The intersection's newcomer boasts the sexiest outdoor drinking area not affiliated with a hotel conglomerate. For libations, Wood & Vine offers abundant California-local wines and beers, plus classic, masculine drinks like a Sazerac and a Black Manhattan. Small plates of ingredients sourced locally are terrific for picking at together -- we recommend the potted foie gras and two cheeses all for a mind-boggling $8). Wood & Vine, 6280 Hollywood Boulevard, at Vine Street (323-334-3360 or woodandvine.com) Frolic Room: A dive bar! Yes! The drinks are stiff, cheap and straightforward (read: no surprise yuzu stirred in). It's directly adjacent to the aforementioned Pantages Theatre, but it's very rarely packed with Broadway goers; expect a brewing of skeevy regulars and, of course, hipsters. Where to spend your money: The awesome jukebox. Frolic Room, 6245 Hollywood Boulevard, at Vine Street (323-462-5890) Bardot: But if you've reserved this LA Date Night to the almost lost art of "clubbin'," then it's Bardot you must go. Though Monday, billed as "School Night!", is our fave night at Bardot (featuring live music and KCRW DJ Chris Douridas), every night at Bardot is a party -- manageable even if you're a grown-up. It's a cavernous, multi-level club, so there's plenty of nooks to hide and make-out, or (do it!) hit the dance floor. 1737 Vine Street, at Hollywood Boulevard (323-462-1307 or bardothollywood.com)
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