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  1. 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

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    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!
     
     
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  2. The fabulous TCM Ambassadors who are still writing, Tweeting, blogging and Instagramming about the #TCMFF 2019....

     

     

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    TCM's Jennifer Dorian with some of the TCM Ambassadaors from local area universities...

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    Two more TCM Ambassadors thrilled to be a part of the social media team!

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    TCM's Steve Denker and TCM Ambassadors...

     

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    TCM's Steve Denker with  Journeys In Film's Kristen Lopez.

     

    Look for me in the group photo above... 😉

     

     
     

  3. 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!

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  4. 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! 

     

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    And thanks to Director and Producer Gary Freedman and his team for such an inspiring tribute.
     
     
     

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    TCM Spotlight: Fan Dedications

    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

  6. April 10.....Jump-starting the #TCMFF!

    Wednesday afternoon pool party at the Hollywood Roosevelt!!

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    Theresa and Michelle....
     
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    Karin, Theresa, and Sara....
     
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    Heather, Wendy, and Linda...
     
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    Director Alexa Foreman and actor Ted Donaldson....
     
    Were you there? I hope so! 
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  7. Writer Cari Beauchamp will be in conversation with Robert Osborne Memorial Recipient Kevin Brownlow at the iconic Larry Edmunds Bookstore on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Both will be signing their books after the discussion...


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    “Thank you, Turner Classic Movies,” a film by Lynn Zook and Alexa Foreman, the director of Scandal: The Trial Of Mary Astor, will screen Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in Club TCM at the #TCMFF. Celebrating 25 years, dedicated fans, both here and abroad, share stories and memories of TCM...

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  9. The children of Sydney Pollack have been added to the roster of Special Guests.....

    And Donald Lee, Jr., producer of Sleepless in Seattle...

    As well as Alan Zweibel, and Christopher Radko....

    Check here for updates....


  10. For those members going to the TCM Film Festival in Hollywood, California: Mark your #TCMFF schedule grid for the Lynn Zook/Alexa Foreman short film, "Thank You, TCM" on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Club TCM featuring friends and fans you may know....Kelly J Kitchens Wickersham, Christy Putnam, Theresa Madere Barrera, Sheryl Birkner, Paula Forselles, Vickie Gleason, Wendy Mahaffey, Pam Reck Bouchard, Mary Mallory, Michelle Curtis, Steve Hayes, Karie Bible, Fedo Coke, Glenn Taranto, Rome Mendheim, Peter Bosch,  J. B. Kaufman, and Sam Mahin....
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  11. Reckon there'll be speechifying in this movie?

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    LIFE BEGINS AT 40(1935)

    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | SATURDAY, APRIL 13 
    CHINESE MULTIPLEX HOUSE 6
     A CELEBRATION OF 20TH CENTURY FOX

    Studio head William Fox lost control of Fox Film Corporation after the stock market crash of 1929. The newly formed, rebranded 20th Century Fox survived after the Great Depression thanks in part to the popularity of its top star, Will Rogers. His homespun vehicles, in which he usually played a small-town philosopher on the side of the common man, were exactly what American audiences wanted during that period of economic upheaval. They presented an idyllic vision of small-town life as the American dream while trumpeting values of kindness and fair play. Rogers had enough power that he was able to pick his own properties, so he told Fox executives he’d like to do a film version of Walter B. Pitkin’s best-selling advice book. Then screenwriter Lamar Trotti created the story of a small-town newspaper editor who defies social leaders to help out an ex-convict (Richard Cromwell) falsely accused of stealing from the local bank. That wisp of a story provided an excuse for Rogers to take on his usual enemies, big business and blue noses. It also provided showcases for supporting players like George Barbier as the closed-minded banker, Jane Darwell as a sympathetic neighbor, Slim Summerville as the local hick and Sterling Holloway as Rogers’ sidekick. Rogers was always generous with supporting players, but they had to think fast to keep up with him. He improvised most of his dialogue and hated doing more than one take. (d. George Marshall, 85m, 35mm)


  12. Ted Turner's favorite film screens Sunday at 4:30.....

     

    Film News Roundup: ‘Gone With the Wind’ Sets Event Cinema Record  By DAVE MCNARY
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    CREDIT: SELZNICK/MGM/KOBAL/REX/SHUTTERST

    In today’s film news roundup, “Gone with the Wind” sets a new record, “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles” is acquired, and Tracy Oliver signs with Topic Studios.

    EVENT CINEMA RECORD

    The 80th anniversary release of “Gone with the Wind” has grossed $2.23 million in six nationwide screenings on four dates — a record as the highest-grossing classic film for Fathom Events.

     

    The previous record was set in January by Fathom’s re-release of the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” with $2 million. Fathom said its re-releases of “My Fair Lady” and “Dirty Dancing” in February have given it $5.5 million at the classic film box office in 2019.

    Both “The Wizard of Oz” and “My Fair Lady” were presented as part of Fathom Events’ TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Turner Classic Movies. The series continues with “To Kill a Mockingbird” in March; “Ben-Hur” in April; and “True Grit” and 1989’s “Steel Magnolias” in May.


  13. MIDNIGHT FRIDAY--Who's Going?

    "World Premiere of the New Restoration of Santo contra Cerebro del Mal at the 68th Berlinale

    By: Chloë Roddick

    A restored version of Mexican director Joselito Rodriguez’ 1959 film Santo contra Cerebro del Mal had its World Premiere at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on February 20, as part of the Forum section. The film—which has been restored thanks to the work of Viviana Garcia Besne and the Permanencia Voluntaria Film Archive, in collaboration with the Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn and the Academy Film Archive in Los Angeles—was shot during the Cuban Revolution and smuggled out of the country in a coffin just days before Fidel Castro took power. It was filmed simultaneously with Santo contra hombres infernales, a new restoration which premiered in an open air screening at the 15th edition of Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), last year.

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  14. Turner Classic Movies To Honor Founder and Media Icon Ted Turner On Opening Night Of The 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival Tribute Will Include Exclusive Interview with Ted Turner in Honor of TCM’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor its founder and media titan, Ted Turner, on opening night of the 10th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on April 11.

    TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz sat down for an exclusive interview with Mr. Turner where they explored Turner’s cultural impact on the film and television industry, his deep passion for preserving and sharing classic film with future generations, and the special place TCM holds in the entertainment industry. The interview and video tribute will premiere on opening night of the festival with Mr. Turner in attendance. “Without Ted Turner there simply would be no Turner Classic Movies. Ted’s maverick spirit saw the potential in utilizing Hollywood’s great film libraries on a TV network that could serve as a home for these iconic classics,” said Jennifer Dorian, general manager of TCM. “There is no greater place to honor his work and his legacy than at the TCM Classic Film Festival while the brand celebrates its 25th anniversary - a milestone we couldn’t have reached without Ted’s incredible vision.” “Turner Classic Movies was a passion project of mine, born of my love for classic films,” said Ted Turner. “I’m very proud to have played a role in honoring these great works through the years, and hope they continue to provide just as much joy and entertainment to TCM viewers as they have to me.”


  15. Ted Turner comes to the TCMFF! Thursday's the night!

    Turner honored on opening night!

    Ted Turner's love of classic movies brought us 25 years of TCM

    By Chloe Melas, CNN 
     Wed April 03, 2019
     
    Ted Turner will be honored at the TCM Classic Film Festival this month
     

     

    (CNN)It's been 25 years since Ted Turner founded Turner Classic Movies (TCM), something the media titan considers one of his greatest accomplishments. 

    "It's hard to believe it's been that long, but I'm so happy that TCM continues to be a success with audiences today," Turner, who will be honored on the opening night of the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival, told CNN in a recent interview conducted over email. "I think that sense of nostalgia that comes with watching old movies gives people a lot of joy, myself included; and I don't see that changing anytime soon."

    Turner founded Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), the nation's first "superstation" using satellite technology to carry its signal in 1976, just four years before he launched CNN.

    For more about Ted Turner, go here


  16. Thank you, Turner Classic Movies, a film by Lynn Zook and Alexa Foreman, will screen Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in Club TCM. Celebrating 25 years of classic on-air programming and ten years of the TCM Film Festival, dedicated fans, both here and abroad, share stories, memories and love for TCM. Any rained-out poolside screenings may affect the venue and time of presentations.

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    With TCM Message Board friends also on social media: 

    Theresa Madere Barrera, Karie Bible, Sheryl Birkner, Peter Bosch, Pam Reck Bouchard, Fedo Coke, Michelle Curtis, Paula Forselles, Vickie Gleason, Steve Hayes, J.B. Kaufman, Kelly J Kitchens Wickersham, Wendy Mahaffey, Sam Mahin, Mary Mallory, Rome Mendheim, Danny Miller, Christy Putnam(Yours Truly!), and Glenn Taranto ...

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  17. Um. Just because Kurt......

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    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)

    9:45 PM - 11:45 PM | SATURDAY, APRIL 13 
    CHINESE MULTIPLEX HOUSE 1
     DISCOVERIES
     DISCUSSION BEFORE

    Although 1997 came and went without Manhattan being converted into a maximum-security prison, the U.S. premiere of this 1981 action picture remains an audience favorite. When the president’s (Donald Pleasence) plane crashes in the prison of New York City, ex-soldier and federal prisoner Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is dragooned into rescuing him. Ultimately, Snake and the eccentrics who help him on his mission (including Ernest Borgnine, Harry Dean Stanton and Adrienne Barbeau) are more sympathetic than any of the government figures, adding to the rampant cynicism that appealed to post-Watergate audiences. Watergate had been writer-director John Carpenter’s inspiration when he wrote the script in the mid-1970s, but it took the success of Halloween (1978) to get the project funded. Even then, he couldn’t afford to shoot on New York’s streets, so he filmed mostly in East St. Louis, IL, a city filled with abandoned and burned out buildings at the time. The image of a ruined New York, the vivid action scenes and strong performances captured the audience’s imagination, and the film has remained a favorite for decades. It’s one of Russell’s favorite of his own films (his favorite with Carpenter is The Thing), as it finally ended his typecasting as a Disney teen. He and Carpenter would reunite for a sequel, Escape from L.A. released in 1996. (d. John Carpenter, 106m, DCP)

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