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Everything posted by midnight08

  1. There were actually 28 films in the Blondie series running from 1938-1950. I'm ecstatic that TCM is finally playing them. I hope they'll eventually play all 28.
  2. Does anyone have access to a photo of Helen from the 1940's or 1950's? All the photos I've ever seen of her are from the early 1930's.
  3. HI still watch Frasier on Hallmark channel. I loved John as Martin Crane. He brought an earthiness to the show. He was a good counterpart for his snobby pretentious sons. He will certainly be missed. Was he ever married? None of his notices or info ever talk about a wife or any family members (kids, siblings, etc.)
  4. I agree. No one will ever really know what happened. People like to keep conspiracies alive though. Look at Marilyn Monroe. All the conspiracies surrounding her death yet we'll really never know the actual story.
  5. Colin Live really appeared to have aged badly in the 7 years from his debut in Journey's End to History Is Made At Night. I saw a photo of him from the 1920's and he was quite a handsome man. BTW I just finished posting to the topic of Helen Chandler and remembered that they co starred in Christopher Strong. He played her father even though in real life he was only 6 years older than she.
  6. I liked Helen Chandler. It's a shame that her career never went very far or for very long. It's also a shame that all she's mainly known for is "Dracula". She had a fragile, feminine and very vulnerable beauty to her. I find her life to be very tragic.
  7. Phillips Holmes comes to mind as he started with Paramount with much promise. He was handsome and brooding, the forerunner of Montgomery Clift. He starred in "An American Tragedy" the first version later filmed as "A Place In The Sun". He starred opposite many of the Paramount cuties of the early 1930's. Then he switched gears moving to MGM. His roles became smaller and more insignificant till finally MGM dumped him. There were a few more roles for lesser studios and he acted in a few plays before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force and was tragically killed in a mid air collision. I wondered
  8. I remember my Mom watching her every Tuesday and Thursday night on Peyton Place.
  9. I am also a fan of Carole Landis. I don't think she got the roles she deserved. I especially enjoy her in "Turnabout". If you can, try to see it as it's it's very funny.
  10. I agree with both Speedracer and Tikisoo. I'm a big Jean Harlow fan. Several years ago Film Forum ran a festival of Fox pre code films. Jean starred with Spencer Tracy in Goldie, her only Fox film. I had read where the film was cheaply made, silly and downright awful but I still wanted to see it bad enough to travel to NYC to see it. It's never been on TV or video and probably won't ever be. I guess I 'm one of those "true cinephiles". LOL.
  11. I have to disagree. TCM is "Turner Classic Movies". It's a movie channel with no commercial interruptions during the films. Why begin mixing in TV specials and a horde of other TV memorabilia? There are other stations for this such as Get-TV, Antennae-TV, Me-TV, etc.
  12. I agree with Tiki. I was very disappointed when I saw it the first time. I anticipated a film full of laughs and fun from these two actors but the movie fell flat.
  13. I never heard of Susan Fleming (Angela from Million Dollar legs) but she resembled Ruby Keeler. When I looked her up I was surprised to read that she was married to Harpo Marx from 1936 till his death in 1964. They had 4 children. I also wondered why I never heard much of Lyda Roberti till I read that she died of heart failure in 1938 at the age of 31. Interesting!
  14. Tomorrow night TCM presents 4 W. C. Fields films; two from Paramount and two from Universal. The first film, Million Dollar Legs, is a TCM premiere. I remember seeing this movie at a film festival many years ago and I couldn't stop laughing. The other three are also very good and worth watching. Don't miss them!
  15. I wondered the same thing; especially since "Becky Sharp" is an RKO film. I'd understand if it was a Universal, Paramount or Fox film. Why doesn't TCM show it?
  16. I couldn't believe it but yesterday I received my first TCM monthly newsletter in my email. I had signed up months ago. I had all but given up that I would receive it until yesterday.
  17. I wish that TCM would have a day dedicated to Alice Faye. I know she was a Fox star so I don't expect her to ever be SOTM but it would be nice to give her a day. Same for Tyrone Power.
  18. I registered for it a second time over the Labor Day weekend and I still haven't heard or received anything from TCM. Very aggravating.
  19. Same here. No email from TCM. Only it's now 12:24am on Saturday 9/2.
  20. I registered for the email version of "Now Playing" several weeks ago and here it is, Sept. 1, and still no email. I will probably need to re-register. For Sept. I had to manually look thru the schedule and write down the films I want to see along with the days and times they're being shown.
  21. Due to a sudden illness I was unable to attend Capitolfest this year. I was searching the forum for anything on this topic but no one thus far has made any mention of it. Did anyone on this forum attend the film festival? If so, how was it? What were the highlights? I know that Fay Wray was the main star being honored this year. Also, was it mentioned who the main star will be for next year?
  22. I was surprised when I saw she died in 1975 but then looked it up and she actually died in 1992. Still very young though.
  23. A few days ago when I received the May edition of my "Now Playing" magazine and saw Ben's article on Robert Osborne I felt so saddened I had to post a reply on the Robert O. thread. It seemed to me like the magazine would never be the same without Robert's column on the first page talking about the star or theme of the month. Now I find out the magazine itself is being cancelled. How ironic! It's like the magazine will die with Bob O's passing. I can't remember for sure but I believe I've been receiving the magazine for about 18 years. As soon as I'd receive it I'd skim thru the schedul
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