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  1. Just wanted to say thanks to TCM for showcasing Norma Shearer today. She really deserved it. She may not have been the greatest actress of the golden age, but she was arguably the greatest star. I'll never forget the first time I saw her in "The Women". She blew me away with her beauty and performance. She outshined Crawford and all the other great ladies in it. She really had it all and she's far too forgotten today. The lineup of movies was great too. It was nice to see some of her more obscure titles which are never aired. And celluloidkid, Kathryn Grayson was AWESOME. I'm so glad TC
  2. Wow, a great tribute to a fine actress. She's always been a favorite of mine simply because of "Dodsworth" which is one of my all time favorite movies. I think the chemistry between she and Huston is some of the best I've ever seen on-screen. Two powerhouse actors. It was a great production courtesy of Goldwyn and with a fine supporting cast that was on par with the brilliance of Chatterton and Huston. Another great film of hers that I wish TCM would play is "Anybody's Woman". I saw it at the Museum of Modern Art a few years ago and it's a great pre-code. She tears up the screen in this s
  3. This is awesome. I was shocked to see the lineup in the monthly schedule. They rarely show her movies anymore. I've got the DVD recorder working overtime! Interesting to see that "One Romantic Night" is actually titled "The Swan" when it began a little while ago. Perhaps that was the original title, or British title? I wonder where the print originated from. There was also a break between the title and the cast lineup that was clearly different, indicating that it was probably spliced together from remaining film elements. And I guess this is the original version of the story which was remade
  4. Hi Moira! And hi again Liz! Thanks for the warm welcome. It's so nice to see you two still here, and Mongo! I swear if he ever leaves the board will just have to shut down and start all over again! He's been the driving force... I do hope to be posting more. It's nice to see that there are still good discussions going on here. When I drifted away the board was really in the doldrums (which is why I drifted). But I see that there are a lot more people here then when I left, and that's great! Nice to see that there are more classic movie fans finding it. And Moira you might be righ
  5. Hi Liz! Thanks for the welcome back. Things are fine, and I hope to be posting more on the boards. I see that Moira is around again and that Mongo is posting great stuff as always! Nice to see that you guys are still here!
  6. Thanks filmlover for the tip! I was about to place an order, good thing I read this thread first! I'm also very pleased to read that "Strange Interlude" looks good, whoever it was who mentioned it. I'll be sure to order it now. I'm so glad to see four Norma Shearer titles in the mix thus far. For years now I've been hoping for a full fledged box set of her movies but I think she's too forgotten to warrant that kind of release. The last one they did was for Natalie Wood (deservedly) but a box for Shearer wouldn't draw enough buyers, even though every movie is an A list MGM production. So hopefu
  7. Was anyone else surprised that Mary Boland was not mentioned once during Osborne's intro for "Ruggles of Red Gap"? The theme for tonight (and the rest of the week) is funny ladies, meanwhile the "funny lady" star of this movie is not mentioned once, and only Zasu Pitts is mentioned. Granted, Pitts is also funny and deserves mention, but why would Mary Boland be left out? She was hilarious in this as well as many other films of the 30's, most notably as the Countess de Lave in "The Women". She was also very funny in "Six of a Kind" which featured an all star cast of Paramount comedians, includi
  8. Did anyone else watch it tonight? I was very pleasantly surprised. I intended to watch it since it was Mary Pickford's last movie, and boy did she deliver. It's a shame that she didn't continue to make films, since she was a very talented actress who had no problem in transitioning from silents to sound. Leslie Howard co-starred with her as well as Ned Sparks and C. Aubrey Smith. The other players I was not familiar with. I won't go into details on the story since the synopsis is in the database, but I have to say, in spite of the story sounding somewhat trite and predictable, it was pull
  9. I have not visited these boards in months, and this morning I had OVER 700 emails from the "tcm watch forums" nonsense. I have taken myself off of the email list for every forum I had unknowingly been watching, and I am still getting these reminder emails. And I had not received a reminder email in quite a long time, until being besieged with them this morning. This is a serious problem that you must address NOW. I am not going to spend my day deleting these emails, filtering through to find the important ones that I do need to read. And I am not sending a generic email complaint to T
  10. I just want to add my two cents regarding this years segment. I have to say, it's a lot better and much more appropriate than last years. I enjoyed the song as well. And we can always count on TCM to mention the more forgotten stars that the regular media leaves out. MSNBC had a nice pictorial tribute to stars who have passed, but they failed to mention many of the stars that TCM befittingly included. And regarding the presentation of it, perhaps TCM paid attention to the high level of negative feedback that they received from last years tribute which was not half as respectful as this one is.
  11. Yes, "Broadway Bill" was released, as was "Platinum Blonde" and "Lady For a Day," although I think "Lady" has since been taken out of print. I'm grateful for this set because as you stated Edge, the films will be remastered. Also, some of the prices for the previous releases of these films were a little high, and I had to think twice about buying some of them, and most I didn't buy at all. I was VERY disappointed in the print of "You Can't Take It With You," arguably his best movie, and the retail price was something like $30. On deepdiscount it was $22 and change, and even that's a lot
  12. Happy Birthday Jayne Meadows! Mongo, you're absolutely right about her energy and genuine love of life. I met her at a convention in California this past January, and she was amazing. It's hard to believe she's 86! She was telling story after story, wonderful anecdotes, and it was a pleasure to hear her reminisce. I hope she will write, or is writing a book about her incredible life.
  13. I'll miss it too, but things seem to change very quickly at TCM and without much reason so far as I can see. It was a nice "old fashioned" intro, and I also perked up or walked over to the T.V. (if I was doing other things) when I heard it, since I knew I was going to be in for something special, or at least unique, as some of you also mentioned. In retrospect I don't mind the change so much, since I know it's inevitable, so it doesn't really shock me anymore when the station changes things. My only request is that they don't change the morning "Look for the Silver Lining" intro with the
  14. pktrekgirl, to answer your question, her relationship with Valentino was greatly covered in this documentary. It spoke of how they met, their romance, and how they were the epitome of 1920's Hollywood glamour. Regarding his death, the documentary stated that she bid him farewell in California before his train trip that led him to New York where he died. The documentary even had footage of his funeral procession, with the mobs of people just trying to touch the passing hearse. It also showed footage of Pola, in black, in a state of total despair. It mentioned how she was the first "woman in
  15. Edge, thanks for this great news! I had asked in another thread if anyone knew of what became of this promised set. Since it was advertised in the Cary Grant set done by Columbia, I was anticipating its arrival. Thanks so much for filling us in. I'm gonna check deepdiscountdvd right now to see what kind of a price they're offering it at.
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