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Your 2011 Summer Under the Stars Suggestions

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Here's mine:

 

Lon Chaney

Lillian Gish

Richard Barthelmess

Lionel Barrymore

Van Heflin

Orson Welles

Wallace Beery

William Powell

Dick Powell

Robert Redford

James Cagney

Jack Carson

Marlene Dietrich

Jeff Bridges

Charles Bronson

Eleanor Parker

Patricia Neal

Melvyn Douglas

Laurence Harvey

Richard Harris

Jean Simmons

Richard Burton

Leslie Howard

Lilli Palmer

Madeleine Carroll

John Garfield

Alexis Smith

Dean Martin

Joan Fontaine

Arthur Kennedy

Sydney Greenstreet

Karl Malden

Dorothy Malone

 

Edited by: sweetsmellofsuccess on Feb 1, 2011 1:26 PM

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JOEL McCREA !

JOEL McCREA !

24/7, for 31 day (s) !

 

well, that might be a bit much even for the most ardent JOEL McCREA ! fans. Should I go back to haikus?

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Better non-stop Joel McCrea than non-stop Greta Garbo.

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Tyrone Power

Dana Andrews

William Bendix

Edmond O'Brien

Victor Mature

Janet Leigh

Alice Faye

Richard Widmark

Robert Mitchum

John Garfield

 

that's all I can think of for now, TCM blew me away last year with Gene Tierney.

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Greta Garbo show some of the incredible silents she made and As You Desire Me with Gable

Joan Crawford

Bogart

Tracey'

Kate Hepburn

John Wayne

Bette Davis

Barbara Stanwyck

Robert Taylor

Marlene Deitrich

Gary Cooper

Charles Boyer

Leslie Caron

that is all i can think of now, but i think they are pretty good!

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A cinematic masterpiece such as "The Great Dictator" is always welcome whenever it is scheduled for our viewing pleasure. It may be noted that the first screening of this film was scheduled at Midnight Eastern Time when many of us were in bed and the second screening was scheduled at 3:00 P.M. Eastern time when many of us were at work or taking care of other daily activities.

 

Thankfully "The Great Dictator" will not become the new "To Kill A Mockingbird". TCM use to schedule "To Kill A Mockingbird" about once per month. The next screening of "The Great Dictator" is scheduled for Sunday morning April 17.

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Assuming Universal-Paramount titles are available......

 

EVELYN ANKERS

LIONEL ATWILL

CLARA BOW

RORY CALHOUN

JOHN CARRADINE

NANCY CARROLL

JEFF CHANDLER

LON CHANEY

LON CHANEY, JR.

RICHARD DIX

W.C. FIELDS

DWIGHT FRYE

WILLIAM HAINES

HUGH HERBERT

BELA LUGOSI

VICTOR MATURE

MONOGRAM PICTURES

GEORGE NADER

J. CARROLL NAISH

RAMON NOVARRO

ZASU PITTS

RITZ BROTHERS

GLORIA STUART

THREE MESQUITEERS

HELEN TWELVETREES

MAE WEST

JAMES WHALE (director)

FAY WRAY

WHEELER & WOOLSEY

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Joel McCrea (if he's not going to be a SOTM this year)

Spanky!

Nate Pendleton

El Brendel

James Gleason

Harry Carey, Sr (thanks for the reminder, MsG!)

 

Edited by: lzcutter

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Will Rogers

George Sanders

John Barrymore

Harry Carey (Sr)

Ward Bond

Victor McLaglen

Thelma Ritter

Walter Brennan

Maureen O'Sullivan

John Payne

Rod Taylor

Sandra Dee

 

Edited by: MissGoddess on Feb 1, 2011 10:02 PM

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Some of these have already been mentioned.

 

Lon Chaney Sr.

 

Mary Pickford

 

Rita Hayworth

 

Janet Gaynor

 

John Barrymore

 

Alice Faye

 

Adolphe Mejou

 

Betty Hutton

 

Betty Grable

 

Douglas Fairbanks Sr.

 

Renee Adoree

 

Ramon Novarro

 

Merle Oberon

 

Ronald Colman

 

Constance Bennett

 

Vera Teasdale

 

Ann Harding

 

Joan Blondell

 

Glenda Farrell

 

Paulette Goddard

 

Jeanne Craine

 

Gean Tierney

 

Jean Simmons

 

Anne Margaret

 

Jacqueline Bisset

 

Raquel Welch

 

 

Incidentally, the reason *THE GREAT DICTATOR* was on twice is the first time that it was on, it was following the Kevin Brownlow documentary *THE TRAMP AND THE DICTATOR.* Which hasn't been shown for years. This is what they aired in homage of Kevin's honorary Oscar. But I agree they probably should have scheduled it later in the month for the second broadcast.

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Some really great names have already been added, so rather that duplicate their names, I'll only add a few instead to the growing list:

ANITA PAGE

WARREN WILLIAM

EDNA MAY OLIVER

JAMES GLEASON

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Scottman,

 

I would have certainly mentioned Anita Page, but are there enough films? I believe that there are enough films for Renee Adoree.

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_*Wheeler and Woolsey*_ should get a day. Especially if they could air SO THIS IS AFRICA.

 

*_Bing Crosby_* - How about some of those rare early Paramounts?

 

*_Aline MacMahon_*, a great actress showcased well in 1930's WB films.

 

_*George Arliss*_ - Has he ever had a day?

 

_*Guy Kibbee*_ - Featuring the Scattergood Baines Series from RKO

 

_*Hattie McDaniel*_ - Has she ever had a day? If not, it's long overdue!

 

_*Richard Barthelmess*_ Not sure if he ever had a day.

 

Yancey

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My suggestions are guided by the films I would like to see. ROSALIND RUSSELL in THIS THING CALLED LOVE. DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, Jr. in STATE SECRET. DOROTHY LAMOUR in A MEDAL FOR BENNY. CLAUDETTE COLBERT in SKYLARK. ALAN LADD in THIS GUN FOR HIRE.

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It seems that the programmers use a 'formula' when coming up with their selections:

 

There are usually a few who represent the silent era, but they tend to be really popular, like Garbo, Gilbert and Shearer.

 

There is always someone who gained popularity at the end of the production code or in the post-code era...we have had Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood and Julie Christie the last few times.

 

Also, they do tend to pick one African American or hispanic performer to ensure diversity.

 

And the others are safe bets with widespread appeal, like the Kate Hepburns and Errol Flynns.

 

Note: they seldom choose stars whose careers were primarily at Universal or Fox...Gene Tierney was a rare exception. Paramount is iffy. Columbia artists fare better, like Kim Novak and Rita Hayworth. But again, they have to be extremely popular and well-known. Character actors hardly stand a chance.

 

Plus, I think it's accurate to say that if someone has been a featured Star of the Month in the last year or so, they won't be chosen. So we can probably count out Ava, Mickey, Ginger and Donna. And Harlow and Sellers are definitely out.

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SYLVIA SIDNEY

RAY MILLAND

CLAUDETTE COLBERT

JAMES CAGNEY

DOROTHY LAMOUR

GEORGE RAFT

RITA HAYWORTH

JOHN GARFIELD

BETTY GRABLE

CLARK GABLE

CAROLE LOMBARD

CARY GRANT

PAULETTE GODDARD

HUMPHREY BOGART

JEAN HARLOW

FRED MACMURRAY

LAUREN BACALL

GARY COOPER

SUSAN HAYWARD

WILLIAM HOLDEN

ANN SHERIDAN

ERROL FLYNN

OLIVIA DEHAVILLAND

EDWARD G. ROBINSON

JOAN BLONDELL

FRED ASTAIRE

GINGER ROGERS

SPENCER TRACY

KATHARINE HEPBURN

ALAN LADD

VERONICA LAKE

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