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  1. Please devote a tribute to handsome actor Stephen Boyd. Wonderful and dashing actor who starred in The Robe, The Fall of The Roman Empire, Island In The Sun, The Bible and Voyage to Fantastic Voyage. Were just some of this talented but sadly underrated actor's memorable fims.
  2. Oh thanks. Still would love to see a star of the month in his honor.
  3. Would love to see the films on this handsome and underrated actor.
  4. A continuing TCM look at the silver screens', legendary red-head starlets. A month long film battle amongst the most notable red-heads; Rita Hayworth, Lucille Ball, Greer Garson, Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Moira Shearer, Mitzi Gaynor, Shirley McLaine, Susan Hayward, Maureen O'Hara, Deborah kerr, Judy Garland, Debra Paget, Arlene Dahl, Janet Gaynor, Clara Bow, Rhonda Fleming, Elsa Lanchester, Ann Margret.
  5. I would love to see a month long salute to some of the most legendary and beautiful brunettes of the golden age. All throughout history, brunettes were always deemed as "The Vixen", or relegated to take a backseat to their f lesser talented, but often times overrated "Blonde" constituents. Let's see a TCM battle, of some of the silver screen's most notable brunettes, Elizabeth Taylor, Hedy Lamarr, Vivien Leigh, Ava Gardner, Rosalind Russell, Kay Francis, Joan Crawford, Merle Oberon, Loretta Young, Mryna Loy, Dorothy Lamour, Linda Darnell, Ann Dvorak, Audrey Hepburn, Norma Shearer, Paulette Goddard, Barbara Stanwyk, Ann Blyth, Lena Horne, Ann Miller, Natalie Wood, Dorothy Dandridge, Cyd Charisse, Jane Russell.
  6. I'm through venting, and complaining about this latest theme, within the the Race In Hollywood series. I shared my views with others, and attested that this particular theme, centering on Arab stereotypes in Hollywood films, was purely political, and not thought out well, as earlier ethnic groups. Maybe I would continue to stick around, and watch the rest of the series, if I felt that there was something that I wasn't familiar with, as far as Arab culture is concerned. But what exactly is the viewer suppose to walk away with? That what, Arabs along with other ethnic groups, were unfortunately stereotyped, in numerous classic films? Surprise, Surprise! There are a number of successful actors, of (middle-eastern) decent, who have achieved so much in this country, preferably in the field of entertainment, such as F. Murray Abraham, who by the way, gave one of the most fascinating performances in the fim, Amadeus. Which by the way, earned him an Oscar. Others such as Danny Thomas, Jim Backus, Kristy McNichol and Casey Kasem, achieved popularity and succes in television. There others as well, such as Kathy Najimy, Michael Ansara, Salma Hayek, and Michael Nour, who could have contributed their views on "arab stereotypes in hollywood films It's a shame Dr. Shaheen failed to include highlighting some of their work, as they have found themselves, like most actors, being typecasted within a number of films. I say, enough already, with all of the political correctness, and perennial grievances, centered on years past, which serve no real purpose, other than to motivate certain people to develop deep rooted hatred, towards something that they can never eradicate! TCM should go back to basics. Inform its fans of the talent, hard work and effort, in which many dedicated men and women, took to make Hollywood, one of the greatest, often imitated, but never duplicated, enterprises ever established.
  7. I wont be tuning into anymore of the films for this series on Arab images in film. I guess i'll be tagged as "closed-minded". The stereotyping of any group in classic films were simply reinforced to no doubt, demean the entire race of people. However, I still feel that TCM made a complete misstep in chosing to highlight Arabs in classic films. Unlike Blacks, and possibly Native-Americans, Arabs were not a specifically targeted as some kind of "threat" during this era. These films were a product of the era, and Dr. Shaheen is glossing over the present dangers in which Islam poses on our culture and other countries as well. I was disappointed that he chose such a beloved classic as "Road to Morocco" to make a political point. Even Robert Osbourne was pointing out his admiration of this comedy classic, and you could see the uneasiness in his face, when the professor was continually scrutinizing various parts of the film. I don't get the professors' connection with the word "exotic" and Arab nations. When one hears this word, you imagine lush settings such as tropical beaches, and voluminous gardens. I can hardly bring myself to fantasize about a culture that engages in public stonings of its women, for both minor or major offenses, and prevents them from driving.
  8. I have to be honest with you, I was a little puzzled as to why TCM chose to highlight Arabs in American films, this entire month. It seemed as though, that this was yet another politically-correct attempt, to somehow, "soften" the image of Arabs (muslims) in the minds of most Americans, since 911. I was not particularly fond of many of the film selections as well. I could fully understand the difficulty, that many individuals, from various ethnic groups feel, when watching their race, preferably, in a classic films, being grossly stereotyped. However, the entire Arab culture is primarily centered on the religion of Islam, and I'm not to going to elaborate on this subject too much, other than to wonder what exactly was Dr Shaheen balancing these so-called "exotic" Hollywood stereotypes of Arabs against? I would have prefered a look at the images of Italian-Americans or even polynesians. There is a whole body of entertaining films in which to document on. TCM should not engage in any more of this kind of "propoganda." Inform your fans with accurate subject matter and the identifiable characters, many of have come to respect!
  9. Hello, is somebody asleep at the wheel? What happened to the classic Popeye short, which Dr. Jack inluded after the film? Robert Osborne announced that this classic 17min short was going to air, right after the film, however, a commercial announcement for the July schedule, appeared immediately. I remembered this 1937, colored short, "Popeye Meets Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", and it was quite befitting of Dr. Jack, to suggest it, while directing our attention Arab stereotypes, in classic films.
  10. I am so happy that TCM will be highlighting thw work of kirk douglas, come september. He was a great actor and left a lasting legacy, of great films for all of his fans.
  11. Would love to see a month long salute to the beautiful, but forgotten Dorothy Dandridge. She doesn't have a large catalog films behind her, however, she starred in a number of juke box musical shorts, from the 1940's and perfodmed in a number of popular television shows, such as Ed Sullivan.
  12. I was very saddened that this section was removed, and without warning. It was delight to be able to request a particular film, while sharing film suggestions with other fans. I hope that they post it up again. The format was by far the easiest, and quickest way to request a particular film.
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