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Everything posted by SueSueApplegate

  1. Theresa Brown shares her thoughts on Ava Gardner for her Summer Under The Stars Celebration Today..... "It’s here folks! One of TCM’s signature programming events and one of my favorites: Summer Under the Stars! For August, TCM features one movie star a day and programs a full 24 hours of their films. I can’t think of a better way to get a sweeping overview of a film star’s career. Let me tell you a bit about my pick........"(for more, click here.)
  2. Sue Sue chats #TCMFF Festival Themes... What will it be this year? Last year's announcement came on Tuesday, August 28! ACTION STATIONS AUGUST!
  3. TCM has included this documentary during Ava Gardner's Summer Under The Stars Tribute at 8 p.m. EST....AVA GARDNER: THE GIPSY OF HOLLYWOOD.....
  4. UCLA - Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture is the planned program in September... Wonder if we might see any of these films at the fest?
  5. Robert "Mike" Berry from Williamsburg, VA TCM Backlot highlighted one of our favorite #TCMFF pass holders--It's Mike!
  6. Comings and Goings.... First Robert Osborne Memorial Award Recipient Martin Scorsese reunites for a collaborative screen effort with old friends.... Scorsese's secret weapon in New York City... Star Trek TMP Returns Thanks to Fathom Events... 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' | Courtesy of Sony Pictures Violence Against Women in Tarantino Films from THR..... Tarantino Box Office.... August is #TCMFF2020 announcement time! Last year the announcement came towards the end of the month. Be ready to reserve your rooms!
  7. SHARIt'sE: *The wonderful tribute to Albert Finney is tonight! Annie, Tom Jones, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Dresser, and Night Must Fall begin tonight at 7 CST and 8 EST.... AND your titillating tidbits du jour.... *Cari Beauchamp's wonderful biography of Frances Marion, Without Lying Down, is now an audiobook... *Adjusting the top ten boffo box office bonanzas for inflation.... *Not Faye Dunaway's first time at the rodeo. Bucked off again! * Patsy and Loretta together again! A new film on the way...
  8. IT'S HERE!! The Schedule is ready! Lots of new stars this year!
  9. From the Hollywood Reporter.... From left: David Fincher, Gary Oldman, Herman Mankiewicz Gary Oldman to Star in David Fincher's Biopic of 'Citizen Kane' Co-Writer Herman Mankiewicz
  10. LAST YEAR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE FESTIVAL DATES APPEARED ON AUGUST 28! Here are a few TCM Fanatics from the 2010 Festival..... Announcements in August, Passes in November, Excitement is obvious, Airfare in December! The weakness of the rhyme Belies the importance of the time! “Action Stations August!”
  11. #TCMFF Presenter and New York City Film Forum director of programming Bruce Goldstein is bringing his Pre-Code show to Houston, Texas, this summer! Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent in 'Baby Face' Photo: Warner Bros. Ginger Rogers in 'The Gold Diggers of 1933' Photo: Warner Bros. Bruce Goldstein loves movies from the Pre-Code Era. Give him 30 minutes, and he’ll give you the entire history of it. As the founding director of repertory programming at New York’s Film Forum (as well as the founder of Rialto Pictures, a film distributor that has restored and re-released many classic films in its 22-year history), Goldstein has made it his thing to hip people to the provocative films that were released in the early 1930s. This was before the Motion Picture Production Code -- aka the Hays Code, after Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA) president Wil H. Hays -- along with the Production Code Association (PCA) and American Roman Catholics, forced studios to crack down on movies with questionable subject matter. When he grew up, Goldstein watched films that he says were more about “twin beds and chaste kisses.” All that changed during his teen years. “I went to a repertory screening in New York and I saw ‘Gold Diggers of 1933,’” remembers Goldstein, “and said, ‘Wait a minute -- this is rather racy! We don’t see these films on TV!’” “Gold Diggers of 1933” and many other films of that time will be shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as part of a month-long series called Cracking the (Pre) Code. The baker’s dozen of films that will be screened (either on 35mm film or on digital) delved into what was considered the sinful stuff back then: homosexuality, promiscuity, profanity, violence, etc. These films will also feature some of the era’s heaviest hitters: sexual-innuendo virtuoso Mae West (“I’m No Angel,” “She Done Him Wrong”), angel-faced vamps Barbara Stanwyck (“Baby Face”) and Jean Harlow (“Red-Headed Woman”), German temptress Marlene Dietrich (“Shanghai Express”), perennial smart-alecks the Marx Brothers (“Duck Soup”) and, last but not least, Warren William (“Gold Diggers of 1933,” “Three on a Match,” “Employees’ Entrance”), whose rep for playing unscrupulous, nefarious men made him known as the “King of Pre-Code.” Says Goldstein, “I think all the ones I chose are really some of the most important films of the era.” Goldstein will be in town this weekend introducing several of his faves, including “Entrance,” “Blessed Event” and “Blood Money,” films he has also introduced at the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles over the past few years. He will also be doing post-screening discussions on each film. Goldstein got together with the MFAH thanks to film/video curator Marian Luntz, a friend of Goldstein’s for nearly 40 years. She feels it’s about time the museum did a Pre-Code series. ““It’s certainly the first spotlighted series focusing on Pre-Code that we have done in a long time,” says Luntz. “I think we have probably shown some of these films here and there, but I just became excited sort of following Bruce’s programming and hearing, seeing other programming -- something always seem to pop up on TCM about the Pre-Code -- and it just seems to be a great occasion to have Bruce here, have people meet him and I hope this is the first of numerous times that we’ll be able to bring Bruce back and have him choose what he is passionate about and show it to our audiences.” Luntz is very aware these problematic but still fascinating films may turn off more sensitive viewers. “Bruce and I spoke about it a little bit that the audience here is gonna be different from an audience that sees the film in New York,” she says. “You hope that people will appreciate that this is of a period… I think it’s a moment for people to see the films, to think about what it reflected of our history and our society at that time.” “I hope they get to understand the era a little better also,” adds Goldstein. “That’s the one thing about these movies: they really are reflective of the times. They’re not escapist the way Hollywood movies were after the enforcement of the Code. They are reflections of the Depression, and that’s why some of them are a little depressing -- but entertaining.” Craig Lindsey is a Houston-based writer. Cracking the (Pre) Code When: Beginning Friday-July 12 Where: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St.
  12. It's July. Is it time to start worrying about when the 2020 festival dates will be formally released? Will we see a film like Anna Boleyn celebrating its 100 -year anniversary at the fest? Directed by Ernst Lubistch..... Answer to these intriguing questions will eventually follow after a word from our sponsors... Popular ads from the 1920s.....
  13. Tonight is the last night for WWII in the Movies with Ben and WWII Museum historian Robert Citino...... This is the end of a fabulous series put together by the wonderful team of producers, researchers, host, and guest programmers....Thank you, TCM! THURSDAY, JUNE 27 2:00 PM Sahara (1943) 4:00 PM The Gallant Hours (1960) 6:00 PM The Wings of Eagles (1957) BIOPICS 8:00 PM To Hell and Back (1955) 10:00 PM The Story of GI Joe (1945) 12:15 AM Hell to Eternity (1960) 2:45 AM PT 109 (1963) 5:15 AM Above and Beyond (1952) SHARE: WWII IN THE MOVIES: ALLIED POWERS - THURSDAYS IN JUNE D-Day (June 6, 1944) marked the date on which more than 156,000 Allied troops of World War II invaded northern France to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, signaling the beginning of the end of Hitler's grip on Europe. TCM continues to pay respect to the armed forces of WWII and the 75th anniversary of D-Day with Never Surrender: WWII in the Movies, this month looking at the Allied Powers and some of the numerous movies made about their struggles and victories. Here's a link to my 2015 article about The Story of G. I. Joe with Burgess Meredith and Robert Mitchum...
  14. Hope you all had a chance to enjoy Thelma Ritter's fabulous performance as 'Moe,' on Noir Alley this weekend with the great Eddie Muller. I've been taking some time off from social media to continue working on Thelma Ritter: Hollywood's Favorite New Yorker . I'll be posting more photos from the TCM Film Festival 2019 later in the month. Enjoy your summer!
  15. How D-Day Is Defined By Movie-Laced Memories War films may have been only “based on a true story.” But they did justice to the essential truth of what happened on the ground. By Ben Mankiewicz Mr. Mankiewicz is a journalist and the prime-time host of Turner Classic Movies. June 5, 2019 Tom Hanks, right, and Tom Sizemore, left, in “Saving Private Ryan” (1998).CreditDavid James/Dreamworks, via Associated Press Read Ben’s wonderful article here. .
  16. These lists are thorough! You put some time in on this compilation, my friend! Thank you for all your hard work, cinecrazydc!!! 😍
  17. Doris Day's Star Of The Month Promo... Doris Day discusses her friendship with Rock Hudson....
  18. Don't forget about today's ‘Date With Doris’....
  19. It's Robert Osborne's Birthday, today! Classic film fans celebrate today with their favorite ice cream cone! I took this photo last year, and I’ll have another ice cream cone sometime today! #RaiseAConeForRobert FYI: It's also Mary Astor's birthday, and Robert enjoyed sharing his day with her! Watch Robert's picks tonight on TCM! Dodsworth, another Osborne favorite, just screened on the channel!
  20. The fabulous TCM Ambassadors who are still writing, Tweeting, blogging and Instagramming about the #TCMFF 2019.... TCM's Jennifer Dorian with some of the TCM Ambassadaors from local area universities... Two more TCM Ambassadors thrilled to be a part of the social media team! TCM's Steve Denker and TCM Ambassadors... TCM's Steve Denker with Journeys In Film's Kristen Lopez. Look for me in the group photo above... 😉
  21. Some Rooftop Ramblers at the Ten-Timer's Roundup! Christy, Linda, Paula, Peter, Jon, Lynn, Ben, Wendy, Sam and David on Friday, April 12, from 6:30-8:30. Wine, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, tributes, laughs, hugs, and more!
  22. Meanwhile, on the #TCMFF Red Carpet 2019...No one notices Meg's opening night bracelet. They are too busy being stunned by the talent of the female producer, director, and actor.
  23. Hope you enjoyed The Best of Private Screenings!!! So many of Robert Osborne's interviews with celebrities allowed them to reveal themselves in a way that they might have never done otherwise. Thank you, Robert! And thanks to Director and Producer Gary Freedman and his team for such an inspiring tribute.
  24. FAN DEDICATIONS - 4/15-4/19, 4/22-4/26 In celebration of TCM's 25 years on air, we have handpicked 25 fans who entered our Fan Dedication Contest to introduce a film of their choice on air with Ben Mankiewicz. Each fan's choice is dedicated to a special person that they have chosen. Our 25 fans come from all walks of life and backgrounds brought together through their love of classic film and TCM. Each night during the 3rd and 4th weeks of April, each winner will discuss their pick with Mankiewicz. Here are the fans and their films: King Kong (1933), Robert Lappe Bullitt (1968), Lori Shutrump What's Up Doc? (1972), Janine Paver The Gold Rush (1925), Roger Bow Gettysburg (1993), Jared Frederick The Thin Man (1934), Kadesh DuBose A Guy Named Joe (1943), Vanessa Giordano Raffles (1939), Rowan Tucker-Meyer The Quiet Man (1952), Terry Sullivan The Graduate (1967), Christopher Malcolm Wuthering Heights (1939), Brenda Rogers Kitty Foyle (1940), Moe Resner Calamity Jane (1953), Lyndsay Rouzer-Squyres The Yearling (1946), Patti Pierucci The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Karen Snow Random Harvest (1942), Michelle Rhodes A Star Is Born (1954), Gary Pierrot The Music Man (1962), Ken Cooper North by Northwest (1959), Ernie Mannix Brief Encounter (1945), Matthew Myrick The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Christopher Carhart Gigi (1958), Greg Joseph High Society (1956), Jonathan Chapman Johnny Belinda (1948), Annelisa Purdie Soldier in the Rain (1963), Steve Kallick by Roger Fristoe
  25. April 10.....Jump-starting the #TCMFF! Wednesday afternoon pool party at the Hollywood Roosevelt!! Theresa and Michelle.... Karin, Theresa, and Sara.... Heather, Wendy, and Linda... Director Alexa Foreman and actor Ted Donaldson.... Were you there? I hope so!
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