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Everything posted by SueSueApplegate

  1. 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
  2. A short blog post from Christy's Inkwells sharing photos from the Ten-Timer's first meetup at Mel's Diner is here.
  3. 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
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Aaaannd that polished purveyor of produce, Carmen Miranda, in That Night in Rio (1941) has been added....
  11. 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......
  12. You are a rascal, jamesjazzguitar! But that's why we love you!!😉
  13. Yes! There are actually two chapters in Houston, one near Tomball, and the other in Webster. Both have Facebook pages.
  14. 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.
  15. Kim Luperi shares her fabulous interview with director Alexa Foreman on TCM's Tumblr!
  16. It’s Leonard!!! Leonard Maltin to receive The Robert Osborne Memorial Award!!
  17. 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
  18. Scandal: The Trial of Mary Astor, Directed by Alexa Foreman, former Head Researcher TCM, premiered at the #TCMFF in 2018, and airs tonight at 8 p.m. on TCM! The documentary, championed by the late Robert Osborne, has screened at several film festivals like the Dallas Docufest and the Sedona Film Festival. Read Roger Fristoe’s article here and look for “Sue Sue” in the credits, too!!
  19. My latest review of a TCM Running Press offering— Cinematic Cities: New York!
  20. TCM has to go back! For a network that has made an art of returning to the past, it’s time to go back to the future. On Wednesday, TCM announced that a 35th anniversary screening of Back to the Future will kick off the 11th annual TCM Classic Film Festival this spring. Stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson will join co-writer/co-producer Bob Gale for the gala opening, which will also mark the world premiere of a new 4K remaster of the film. Fox famously portrays Marty McFly, a high school kid who finds himself mixed up in a time-traveling adventure with the h
  21. NEW FILMS ANNOUNCED!!!!!*********** BACK TO THE FUTURE IS OUR OPENING NIGHT FILM FOR #TCMFF 2020!******* When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future – and leave him trapped in the past. THE BISHOP’S WIFE (1947) Cary Grant is an angel in human form that comes to the aid of a bishop (David Niven) whose obsession with constructing a new cathe
  22. All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson by Mark Griffin in now in paperback. Just in time for Christmas surprises! Quintessentially tall, dark, and handsome, legendary movie star Rock Hudson epitomized all-American manhood at the pinnacle of his fame. The country's favorite leading man in the '50s and '60s, he exuded charm, strength, virility, and charisma in classics like Magnificent Obsession, Giant, and Pillow Talk. His mainstream appeal translated into box office success during the last hurrah of Hollywood's Golden Age. And yet, this Oscar-nominated talent's
  23. Ben Mankiewicz and Mel Brooks together again on CBS Sunday Morning tomorrow!
  24. Essentials are gone for another year! 😥 But plenty of Spotlights, Classics, and Palace passes available!
  25. Your passport to classic film excitement can begin tomorrow! Passes to the #TCMFF 2020 go on sale tomorrow for Citi exclusive members! CITI MEMBER EXCLUSIVE PRESALE 10AM ET, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 — 10AM ET THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019 AT CITIENTERTAINMENT.COM 2020 PASSES GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AT 12PM ET
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