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About MichelleLorraine

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  1. I took Philip Mershon's Tour, when I was in Hollywood a few months back. I HIGHLY recommend it, especially if you enjoy (very) early Hollywood/Film. It's a 90 minute walking tour, that starts at the corner of Sunset and Vine-close to the film festival action. We'll all have jam packed schedules, but if you have the chance, try to take the tour. I attached the link so you can read more about it. http://www.felixinhollywoodtours.com/
  2. This might be a silly question, but where can I find the 'printable' version of the schedule. If I am not mistaken, in years past, there was an option on the site or a PDF in the press release. I love to print it out and devise my plan of attack ;-) THANKS
  3. For all of us that watched "Private Screenings Robert Osborne", we had a chance to hear about and see the coveted "****" (Mr. O's little black book of movies). I was inspired to start my own version of "****". So, when I recently received a brown TCM journal...my 'Brownie' was born. Does anyone else keep an ongoing log our journal about film? If so, how long have you kept it? ...and have you named it ;-) Edited by: MichelleLorraine on Jan 24, 2014 2:49 PM
  4. lzcutter- What a relief! I just read the hand/foot print description, for the auction, closer (and with my glasses on). Thank you for clarifying. I, like many of you, am passionate about film and Hollywood history--it's good to know that these priceless pieces will stay where they belong. WHEW...:-)
  5. lzcutter- I'm with SueSue. Thanks for the wonderful information on Graumans. It is indeed a relief to know that so much care has been taken to preserve the interior of the theater. It's the auctioning off of some of the most iconic foot/hand prints that rattled me the most. This is the link to the PIH Auction Catalog. You will see the foot/hand prints I mentioned and the other items. https://www.profilesinhistory.com/auctions/hollywood-auction-62/
  6. For those of you that attended last years film festival, you will recall hearing the news that TCL would be 'renovating' our precious Grauman's Chinese Theater. Needless to say, my fellow festival goers and I were NOT thrilled-but I held out hope (even taking the hardhat tour) that they would preserve the historical integrity of the theater. Things looked hopeful until I saw the most recent Profiles in History Auction Catalog! They are auctioning off some of the hand/footprint impressions from the forecourt!! Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly, Humphrey Bogart and even poor Sid Grauman's. Pieces of the roof, artwork and 2 of the wax figures are also on the block. Unreal. I had to share this with all of you that love Film and Hollywood and would understand my disgust.
  7. This will be my fourth year! Can't wait to be among my fellow film lovers, for another incredible festival. I think it will be extra special since TCM is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.
  8. I was waiting for the Festival App as well and was just about to give up hope -until I took a look at my 2011 App and it updated for '12! For those of you that still have the app from 2011, just update and for those folks new to the app, its free on iTunes :-) I've already loaded up my schedule and I can't believe it all starts tomorrow! See you all there!
  9. ...I'm right there with you. There were far more announcements and updates for last years festival. It helped keep the excitment and momentum going. I hate to think that they are struggling to add films or special guests to the line-up-but I have faith in TCM. I'm sure it will be worth the wait-but I wish they'd hurry it up
  10. Last year Delta Airlines and TCM offered a discount on flights out to California for the festival. Does anyone know if they are offering that again this year? I have only seen lodging partner information-nothing about flights or other special offers. Any input would be appreciated.
  11. Hello fellow TCM FF goers- I know this post is only good for a couple of days, but I found this on Groupon.com today (I always get their e-mails for LA-even though I live in FL). http://www.groupon.com/deals/sublime-limousine-service-1?c=dnb&p=4 It may help some of you looking for transportation to/from LAX or even LGB. Kinda fun to arrive to the Film Festival celebrity style -for a no-celebrity price ;-) Hope this helps someone. I know we're all counting the days! Can't wait!
  12. Like many of you, we were disappointed last year when rooms at The Roosevelt Hotel booked up so fast! Looks like the 2012 TCM FF isn't any different. Staying at The Roosevelt was at the top of our list, but happily we stumbled upon another option for TCM FF '11 accommodations. We logged on to www.homeaway.com and rented a great apartment right on the corner of Hollywood and Vine. The historic Pantages Theatre was right outside my bedroom window! We could lounge on the rooftop and see the Hollywood Sign and the Los Angeles cityscape. A real treat. Not to mention, we had our own kitchen and "our own space". The price was far less than the nightly rate for a room at The W (accross the street) and we didn't have to worry about the added expense of hotel meals (bought a few things at Trader Joes) and we had PLENTY of room! The stroll down Hollywood Blvd to the FF festivities (and other sites) was easy. We found another great place to stay again for the upcoming 2012 TCM FF. I highly recommend checking out the "home away" site as well as http://www.vrbo.com/. There are even some larger places, that can accommodate you and your fellow film festival friends/family. When you divide up the payments-many times it is less than a lot of the hotels. Best of luck to everyone! We are counting the days until April 12th 2012!
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