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Everything posted by SueSueApplegate

  1. Here are some good bets for the #TCMFF from Beth Ann Gallagher who does social media for film noir, and other aspects of the fest.... (L-R) Special Guests Joie Lee and Oscar-winner Ruth E. Carter speak onstage at the screening of 'Do the Right Thing' at the 2019 TCM 10th Annual Classic Film Festival. PrevNex ANNOUNCED 2020 SPECIAL GUESTS CRAIG BARRON - Visual Effects Artist SERGE BROMBERG - French Archivist and Preservationist MEL BROOKS - Director, Producer, Writer, Actor
  2. New Films! NEW FILMS ANNOUNCED FOR 2020! THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T (1953) Dr. Seuss wrote his only Hollywood screenplay about a young boy who dreams that he is held captive by his evil piano teacher and is forced to play piano for eternity. BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT (1926) John Gilbert stars as a womanizing swashbuckler who falls in love with the woman after he bets he can marry her in this silent romance. THE FLAME AND THE ARROW (1950) Burt Lancaster stars as a swashbuckling hero waging
  3. NEW SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2020!!! * *JULIE ANDREWS *CRAIG BARRON - Visual Effects Artist *SERGE BROMBERG - French Archivist and Preservationist *MEL BROOKS - Director, Producer, Writer, Actor *BEN BURTT - Sound Designer *GEORGE CHAKIRIS - Actor, Dancer BRUCE DERN MICHAEL J. FOX - Actor, Author, Advocate BOB GALE - Producer, Writer, Director *STEPHEN HORNE - Silent Film Composer and Accompanist PIPER LAURIE *RUTA LEE - Actress, Dancer CHRISTOPHER LLOYD - Actor LEONARD MALTIN - Film Critic and Historian FLOYD NORMAN *MARGARET O’BRIEN *MINK STOLE *RUSS TAMBLYN LE
  4. Baby Peggy (Diana Serra Cary) (1918-2020) In case you missed this homage to Diana Serra Cary.... She was Hollywood's first female child star, trailing only "The Kid" (1921) juvenile Jackie Coogan and charming moviegoers 10 years before Shirley Temple. The cherub-cheeked, bob-haired Baby Peggy starred in a series of two-reel fairy tales for Century Pictures, among them "Little Red Riding Hood" (1922) and "Hansel and Gretel" (1923), and famously lampooned adult silent film stars Clara Bow, Pola Negri and Rudolph Valentino. In 1923, she signed a $150,000 contract with U
  5. IT'S TONIGHT! TCM FILM TRIBUTE - MARCH 5 (ALL TIMES EST) 6:00 AM (ET) The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) 8:00 AM (ET) Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) 10:00 AM (ET) The Story of Three Loves (1953) 12:15 AM (ET) Along the Great Divide (1951) 2:00 PM (ET) Out of the Past (1947) 3
  6. Historic thread bump! Look for an interview from Charles Tabesh above!
  7. The latest news concerning #TCMFF fans who will be attending for the eleventh time.... Connie Crump has tentatively discussed a Thursday brunch meeting at Mel's Diner... MORE LATER.....
  8. The 11th year of the TCM Film Festival is an exciting milestone in festival history. The 2020 season has already announced several exciting guests! I'm bumping up this thread in case festival fans want to revisit some of my coverage from previous festivals beginning in 2010. ANNOUNCED 2020 SPECIAL GUESTS BRUCE DERN MICHAEL J. FOX - Actor, Author, Advocate BOB GALE - Producer, Writer, Director PIPER LAURIE CHRISTOPHER LLOYD - Actor LEONARD MALTIN - Film Critic and Historian FLOYD NORMAN LEA THOMPSON - Actor, Director LILY TOMLIN - Actor
  9. SHARE FESTIVAL FANS THRILLED WITH THE ADDITION OF PIPER LAURIE AS A SPECIAL GUEST! Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, to parents of Russian and Polish ancestry. Piper had been studying acting with Benno and Betomi Schnider for three years when she auditioned for Universal Studios, who signed her to a long-term contract. They made more than 20 films starring the teenage girl opposite such actors as Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson and Tyrone Power. Disgusted with the lack of serious roles, Laurie finally broke her lucrative Hollywood contract, moved to New York, l
  10. A short blog post from Christy's Inkwells sharing photos from the Ten-Timer's first meetup at Mel's Diner is here.
  11. David, there are many social media pages devoted to the TCM Channel, The TCM Film Festival, and the TCM Cruise. Several are on Facebook, some on Twitter, and TCM also has Tumblr and Instagram pages. The official Facebook page for Turner Classic Movies can be found here. The social TCM Cruise page is here. The TCM Tumblr can be found here. The largest social page for TCM Film Festival Goers is here. The official TCM Film Festival website is here. The social Ten-Timers page is here. This is by no means all of the social media sites devoted to the channel, t
  12. Looking forward to Has Anybody Seen My Gal? This early Hudson/Sirk venture with adorable Piper Laurie is at the top of my #TCMFF screenings list! Piper Laurie is wonderful in this film! She will also be present for a screening of The Hustler with Paul Newman, another wonderful film featuring the great Piper Laurie!
  13. 2020 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL NEWS TCM is thrilled to announce our latest special guests and film additions to this year’s Festival lineup, including tributes to three renowned Hollywood contributors: animator Floyd Norman, actress Piper Laurie and actor Bruce Dern. Norman will be in attendance for screenings of the beloved Oscar
  14. LILY TOMLIN to be honored at the Hand and Footprint Ceremony April 17! Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, video and social media. Throughout her extraordinary career, Tomlin has received numerous awards, including: eight Emmys, with 25 primetime and five daytime nominations; a Tony for her one-woman Broadway show, Appearing Nitely; a second Tony for Best Actress, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics’ Circle Award for her one woman performance in Jane
  15. FYI: This film has been added to the schedule..... SPARTACUS (1960) Kirk Douglas’s performance as the leader of a slave revolt against the Roman Empire continues to inspire sixty years after its original release. Presented here in the world premiere of a new 70mm print from a 4K restoration by Universal Pictures.
  16. Don't forget about the exciting events at the #TCMFF this year if you happen to be a member ot TCM Backlot. Find the list here.
  17. Aaaannd that polished purveyor of produce, Carmen Miranda, in That Night in Rio (1941) has been added....
  19. For Paul Newman’s 95th birthday, his lost cinematic masterpiece will be coming to TCM early next year thanks to Charles Tabesh, TCM's Senior Vice President of Programming and Production..... Find more about the film here......
  20. You are a rascal, jamesjazzguitar! But that's why we love you!!😉
  21. Yes! There are actually two chapters in Houston, one near Tomball, and the other in Webster. Both have Facebook pages.
  22. And we're hoping for more announcements for the #TCMFF2020 coming soon! New Addition to the film schedule..... COUNSELLOR AT LAW (1933) John Barrymore delivers a powerhouse performance in this pre-Code drama as a Jewish attorney with humble beginnings, whose life is shaken up by his wife’s infidelity and a scandal that threatens his career. The film will be preceded by the presentation of the 3rd annual Robert Osborne Award to film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Nitrate print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
  23. Kim Luperi shares her fabulous interview with director Alexa Foreman on TCM's Tumblr!
  24. It’s Leonard!!! Leonard Maltin to receive The Robert Osborne Memorial Award!!
  25. From the Turner Pressroom.... POLA CHANGNON NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES “Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced today that Pola Changnon will become the new general manager of the network. Changnon, formerly senior vice president of marketing, studio production and talent for TCM, will now be responsible for the day-to-day operations of TCM, including all strategy, business development, marketing, branding, digital initiatives, programming and on-air campaigns, as well as overseeing immersive brand extensions such as TCM Classic Film Festival and th
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