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  1. Well, there is still no official word concerning the TBA programming listed on the monthly schedule for December 13 here.  Stay tuned!

    There are no films listed from 8 p.m.  December 13, until 6 a.m. December 13, the next day.

    Could there be a block of special interviews from the TCM Film Festival? Could they be announcing a new permanent host? Could there be special editions of Private Screenings with Robert Osborne interviewing former guests? Guess I'll have to tune in and find out. :D

     

     


  2. Christmas double feature is tonight!

    A Christmas Carol (1951) and Scrooge (1935) are coming you way this evening.

    I heard from TCM Moderator1 earlier in the week. I had reported that while on the TCM Message Boards that we had previously been able to access the main TCM web page while clicking on the TCM logo in the top lefthand corner of the page, and that functionality has been lost since the update a few months ago. They are looking into the issue.

    Thank you!

     

    As far as reversing the post order so that the newest post is seen first in a thread (instead of currently showing the beginning post in a thread, which might be several years old) as had been the procedure before the update, the post order will not change. So the latest post will be listed on the final page of a thread. Currently my new posts are on page 46. Guess I've been writing on the TCM Festival Forum for a while!

    I hope that's clear. 

    Passes are still on sale for the TCM Film Festival 2018. The only pass currently sold out is the Essential.

    To order a pass, go to: https://festival.tcm.com/tcm/


  3. Director Alexandra Dean is currently online to answer questions about her ground-breaking documentary, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story at The Silver Screen Oasis: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=130&t=7013&p=165668#p165668

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    Director Dean conducted the last onscreen interview with beloved TCM Host Robert Osborne, who was a close friend of Hedy's. Hedy Lamarr was also a "Hidden Figure" concerning her contributions to current technology making cell phones and even this website a viable venture. Come join us this weekend!


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    Visiting with the Los Angeles TCM Backlot group was so much fun! This lovely photo was added to the TCM Backlot images for the Casablanca screenings article!  I had a wonderful time visiting with Trudy, Lawrence, Linda, Ruth, and Jessica at the film! Thanks, TCM Backlot fans.:)

    I've also enjoyed all the films in the monthlong celebration of the talents of Jimmy Stewart. Tweeting along with some of the films with #TCMParty enhanced the experience.

    Exploring films of Blacklisted entertainment professionals in November also included the final visit this month with Lee Grant, actress, director, writer and producer. It's amazing the career she's had, inspite of the travails of being blacklisted. I'm grateful that TCM decided to focus on a previously neglected topic in such a thorough manner. Writers and historians as Guest Programmers always add to the interesting factual research that highlight selected films.


  5. Expenses always vary at the TCM Film Festival depending upon a myriad of factors, and I find that the choices I make always reflect what's available in my pocketbook. Los Angeles is an expensive town to visit, but during the festival there are important factors to take into consideration. Complaints about costs at the TCM Film Festival have always been a topic due to the expense of arriving, lodging, and dining at such a popular venue. Yet fans come, and festival attendance has blossomed every year.

    For me, it is always connecting with like-minded fans of classic film and visiting with friends I've made at every festival since 2010. There's actually no way to attach a price tag to the treasured memories I've collected while celebrating with my friends at events, at films, at private dinners, at visits to local historical sites, and in Club TCM.

    I believe an estimate of $8850 or $7500 is an inflated projection. I travel from Texas, have purchased an Essential pass a few years and never spent more than $2,000. Putting a price tag on a precious memory is always a personal choice, so if enormous expenses are your highest priority, daily vociferous complaining about costs will certainly impede an expectation of festival enjoyment. Personal priorities should always orchestrate a decision to attend.

    Wrighbar, who has only made one post here on the Message Boards, is correct. There are ways to economize if you are more serious about attendance than cost. ArchieLeachJr, I'm sorry to hear that the cost estimates you have devised seem to preclude your attendance in 2018. Since you have made only 8 posts here on the Message Boards, maybe reviewing all the posts on the forums threads or making an internet search for TCM Film Festival topics by reporters, journalists, and bloggers will help you overcome such financial reluctance, however well-conceived.

    Kingrat, a TCM Film Festival veteran, has made some valid comments about costs at the festival, too. I enjoy seeing and visiting with him every year, and listening to him discuss classic film with his encyclopedic knowledge of topics that every classic film aficionado would enjoy.

     

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    TCM Backlot members Skyped with Ben yesterday...

    Wendy Vick, from Texas, chose Gigi (1958)....

    Chris Mich chose Test Pilot (1938)

     
    Christopher Cooney, youngest TCM Backlot member to be a Guest Programmer, chose The Petrified Forest (1935). 
     

    And...LeeAundra Keany chose the 1932 pre-code, One Way Passage....
     
    If you are interested in becoming a Guest Programmer with Ben Mankiewicz via Skype, join TCM Backlot and enter their periodic contests: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/
     
    (Photos courtesy of TCM Backlot)
     
    Alan K. Rode's fabulous new book about Michael Curtiz has received several wonderful reviews....

  7. Director Alexandra Dean visits The Silver Screen Oasis  this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story has screened in Dallas, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, and several other venues in the United States.


    Following her PBS experience, she became a series and documentary producer at Bloomberg television. She co-created the long running Bloomberg series Innovators. Her Bloomberg documentary, The Player, an investigation of the gambling industry, received a New York Press Club Award and was described as a “breakout” by the channel and received 4 times Bloomberg’s usual viewership.


    The Silver Screen Oasis: http://www.silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=7011&p=165635#p165635

    New York Times Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/movies/bombshell-the-hedy-lamarr-story-review-.html?ribbon-ad-idx=6&rref=movies&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Movies&pgtype=article

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  8. Director Alexandra Dean visits The Silver Screen Oasis  this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story has screened in Dallas, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, and several other venues in the United States.


    Following PBS she became a series and documentary producer at Bloomberg television. She co-created the long running Bloomberg series Innovators. Her Bloomberg documentary, The Player, an investigation of the gambling industry, received a New York Press Club Award and was described as a “breakout” by the channel and received 4 times Bloomberg’s usual viewership.


    The Silver Screen Oasis: http://www.silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=7011&p=165635#p165635

    New York Times Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/movies/bombshell-the-hedy-lamarr-story-review-.html?ribbon-ad-idx=6&rref=movies&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Movies&pgtype=article


  9. 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... https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Curtiz-Life-Screen-Classics-ebook/dp/B06WVDXBQV/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1488236553&sr=8-2&keywords=curtiz

    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....

     

    AND....here 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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  10. 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: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/attend/

     

    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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    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....


  12. Almost Time To Buy Your PASSES!!!

    CITI MEMBER EXCLUSIVE PRESALE

    10AM ET, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 – 10AM ET THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 AT CITIPRIVATEPASS.COM

     

    2018 PASSES ON SALE TO PUBLIC

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 AT 12PM ET

    The ideal way to experience the TCM Classic Film Festival is with a Festival pass. There are four levels of passes: The Palace, The Classic, The Essential, and The Spotlight. Whichever pass you choose, you’re sure to have the classic cinema experience of a lifetime at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival.

    Need help deciding which pass is right for you? Click here to compare pass levels and benefits. 

    2018 FESTIVAL PASS INFORMATION:

    Passes for the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival are set to go on sale to the public in November 2017.  Fans will be able to purchase them through the TCM Classic Film Festival website.  The number of passes available is limited, especially for top-level “Spotlight” passes.

     

    THE LINK FOR THE TCM FILM FESTIVAL HAS NOT YET BEEN POSTED ON THE CITIPRIVATEPASS.COM WEBSITE..... as of 8:28 today.


  13. "Lynn Zook's dynamic examination of Las Vegas history--including its relevance to film--continues with the release of her second volume of GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. This engaging ebook tells the story of corporate and individual achievement in the fabulous desert resort city, illustrating this ever-changing story with nearly 30 videos that can be played in the book featuring the men and women who worked, played and entertained on the glamorous stages and behind the scenes. Maps of the area of casino development in the latter part of the era, and touch-screen galleries that feature rare and historical images have also been added to this volume.. The book, which also touches on how the neon-lit city affected the author as she grew up there is a heady blend of show business, adults at work and play, as well as the changing nature of American society in a remarkably tumultuous period."

    Author and historian Lynn Zook is now answering questions about her fascinating new book at The Silver Screen Oasis: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=7009&p=165607#p165607

     

    TCMFF: Passes go on sale to the general public on November 9! 

    More website information can be found here: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/attend/


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    Thanks to Moira Finnie ( or moira12 )for our announcement!

    The Silver Screen Oasis is pleased to announce that Lynn Zook will participate in an online visit on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun., Nov. 5th at the message board to discuss GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. For two days she will be answering our questions about her examination of Las Vegas's place in The American Dream. Lynn, an archivist, film editor and longtime member of the SSO and the TCM Forums, also regards... Las Vegas as her hometown.

    Lynn Zook's dynamic examination of Las Vegas history--including its relevance to film--continues with the release of her second volume of GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. This engaging ebook tells the story of corporate and individual achievement in the fabulous desert resort city, illustrating this ever-changing story with nearly 30 videos that can be played in the book featuring the men and women who worked, played and entertained on the glamorous stages and behind the scenes. Maps of the area of casino development in the latter part of the era, and touch-screen galleries that feature rare and historical images have also been added to this volume.. The book, which also touches on how the neon-lit city affected the author as she grew up there is a heady blend of show business, adults at work and play, as well as the changing nature of American society in a remarkably tumultuous period.

    In-depth histories of the Aladdin Hotel, Caesars Palace, Circus Circus, The Hacienda, Tropicana, Stardust, Landmark, and International Hotels as well as the singular, original MGM Grand Hotel enrich the tales told in these pages as well.

    LYNN ZOOK has been a Guest Programmer in 2009 on TCM, and has posted regularly on the TCM Message Boards as lzcuttter.

    Congratulations to Lynn on the publication of her latest book!

    More can be learned by joining us here for this event.
    http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewforum.php…

    A video glimpse of the history of this entertainment mecca found in GAMBLING ON A DREAM 1930-1956 can be seen in this brief video as well:

    https://youtu.be/4MP0ru60b3A

    Lynn's blog, Classic Las Vegas website can be seen here:
    http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/

    Please join us on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun.,Nov. 5th at the Silver Screen Oasis for the Q & A with Lynn Zook. All registrants are welcome:

    http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewforum.php?f=69


  15. UPDATE: Passes go on sale soon!!

    10AM ET, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 – 10AM ET THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 AT CITIPRIVATEPASS.COM

     

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    The Silver Screen Oasis is pleased to announce that Lynn Zook will participate in an online visit on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun., Nov. 5th at the message board to discuss GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. For two days she will be answering our questions about her examination of Las Vegas's place in The American Dream. Lynn, an archivist, film editor and longtime member of the SSO and the TCM Forums, also regards Las Vegas as her hometown.

    Lynn Zook's dynamic examination of Las Vegas history--including its relevance to film--continues with the release of her second volume of GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. This engaging ebook tells the story of corporate and individual achievement in the fabulous desert resort city, illustrating this ever-changing story with nearly 30 videos that can be played in the book featuring the men and women who worked, played and entertained on the glamorous stages and behind the scenes. Maps of the area of casino development in the latter part of the era, and touch-screen galleries that feature rare and historical images have also been added to this volume.. The book, which also touches on how the neon-lit city affected the author as she grew up there is a heady blend of show business, adults at work and play, as well as the changing nature of American society in a remarkably tumultuous period.

    In-depth histories of the Aladdin Hotel, Caesars Palace, Circus Circus, The Hacienda, Tropicana, Stardust, Landmark, and International Hotels as well as the singular, original MGM Grand Hotel enrich the tales told in these pages as well.

    More can be learned by joining us here for this event.
    http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewforum.php…

    A video glimpse of the history of this entertainment mecca found in GAMBLING ON A DREAM 1930-1956 can be seen in this brief video as well:

    https://youtu.be/4MP0ru60b3A

    Lynn's blog, Classic Las Vegas website can be seen here:
    http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/

    Please join us on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun.,Nov. 5th at the Silver Screen Oasis for the Q & A with Lynn Zook. All registrants are welcome:

    http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewforum.php?f=69

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