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Everything posted by AllenJenkins

  1. Here is the most juvenile, elaborate synopsis of TCM Fest you're going to find - about fifty percent veers off the festival path into a booze soaked discovery of forgotten Los Angeles.... [Life at the 2011 Classic Film Festival: An Ode to Old Los Angeles|http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2011/05/life-at-the-2011-tcm-classic-film-festival.html] Have fun!
  2. Vito Scotti vs. Jay Novello in a character acting steel cage match to the death.
  3. Here is the photo. Blurry at best. [On the wall|http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/tcmtv] .
  4. Oh, you must be thinking of Walter Pidgeon. He's the one from Montreal. Deanna Durbin is the one from Toronto in case you were wondering. Douglas Dumbrille? He's the one from Hamilton, Ontario... not to be confused with Ned Sparks from Guelph. or Edward Dmytryk from Grand Forks/Nelson British Columbia.
  5. I snapped a muddy pic of Tony embracing Eli Wallach upstairs at the Roosevelt when I first arrived. They were speaking to each other in Yiddish! Tony Curtis was, for me, the saddest part of the festival last year. I think most of us felt that his cognizance, or lack thereof, was a sign he was not long for this world.
  6. I will be traveling from the city where comedian Jack Carter first met comedian Morey Amsterdam. I'm sure we all know where that is.
  7. *home of Ed McMahon author of ?Here?s Johnny!?, ?When Television was Young? and ?For Laughing Out Loud: My Life and Good Times?.* I love how this Ed McMahon description infers that he was known for being a literary figure.
  8. I heard that he canceled as soon as he heard Jerry Mathers was coming. He was afraid that he would be victimized by that young punk - re: senior abuse.
  9. And it sure would be a treat to see ANY Nigel Bruce - Basil Rathbone Holmes movies on the big screen.
  10. Well, Forbidden Planet would be fun to see on the big screen - maybe as one of those midnight shows - and Leslie Nielson is alive and well, always game and always looking for work. Maybe Robbie the Robot could be brought in - sci-fi collector Bob Burns could probably arrange to have him crash through a brick wall (oh, wait that's the Kool-Aid man i'm thinking of).
  11. Hope our friends at the Meet the People Behind TCM Panel are reading this as they often say they do. I think I've got THE idea for next year. See if you don't agree. Being the world's biggest old timey comedy fan I suggest... A Large Panel Discussion - one hour (perhaps we'll need two hours?) with the surviving cast members of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. How much fun would this be? Still alive. Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Stan Freberg, Marvin Kaplan, Mickey Rooney, Peter Falk and Jonathan Winters on stage talkin' hilarious anecdotes prior to a screening of the film. And who would yo
  12. The week was so busy, I was barely able to file reports longer than a couple paragraphs. Well, I've finally made up for that. I hope you will all find it entertaining. From Ann Rutherford to Jim Backus, Corn Beef Sandwiches to Bob's Big Boy. [Here It Is|http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/04/live-blogging-from-my-home-after-the-tcm-classic-film-festival-part-seven.html] .
  13. My news and views are posted [here|http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/04/live-blogging-from-the-tcm-classic-film-festival-part-one.html] [here|http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/04/live-blogging-from-the-tcm-classic-film-festival-part-zero.html] [here|http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/04/live-blogging-from-the-tcm-classic-film-festival-part-two.html] [here|http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/04/live-blogging-from-the-tcm-classic-film-festival-part-five.html] [here|http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/04/live-blogging-from-the-tcm-classic-film-fest-part-five.html] and [here|http://blog.wf
  14. And Papoos hot dog stand is featured in invasion of the body snatchers: http://dearoldhollywood.blogspot.com/2009/01/papoos-hot-dog-show.html
  15. is this true? Rain in sunny Los Angeles, yet again, expected for much of this week - in particular - thursday evening?
  16. We see right through you BeatleBrandon. Your emergency is leaving early to make sure you get a seat at something else you really want to see! Don't worry, we're all in the same boat.
  17. Leapin Lizzards - that's one for the Little Orphan Annie Festival.
  18. Invaluable, thank you. Can't hit up all of this on this trip, but will try and soak up as much as possible. The Sunset Tower looks amazing.
  19. So I am going to do my best during the week to eat like a REAL AMERICAN. I'm staying not far from the Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, so I'll be hitting that up. Directly across from the Big Boy is a still functioning hot dog stand that was featured in the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I would like to make a jaunt at some point to Pink's Hot Dog Stand on La Brea. I get in on Weds and intend on being a tourist in the Broadway Theater & Commercial District snapping pix of the the theater facades - and then eating pie at Clifton's Cafeteria. I will later in the week be staying at a frien
  20. Although I am not above drinking at a bar alone (if it was good enough for Orson it's good enough for ME), it'd be lovely for you to join me. Seeya at the fest!
  21. I quit drinking ages ago and I am actually, haha, going to start drinking again a bit for the fest cuz I wanna slug a couple back at the bar of Musso and Frank's! To Orson? To Orson!
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