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Happy to celebrate one of our 2009 TCM Guest Programmers, lzcutter!


That other Birthday Girl, Cinemaven, and other TCM Message Boards members Filmlover, Mongo, Miss Goddess, and the late Kyle Kersten are also featured in this photo taken at the cocktail party on the Atlanta set of TCM in 2009.


Wonder when we will learn about the new crop of 20 Guest Programmers who will grace the stage with Robert Osborne for their own personal moment in the TCM fun?


Here's an article about the first 15: http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/entertainment/celebrity-news/tcm-invites-guests-for-anniversary-celebration/nQybf/


And another: http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/236714%7C0/TCM-15th-Anniversary.html


The TCM Message Boards Thread devoted to the Guest Programmers: http://forums.tcm.com/thread.jspa?threadID=140648&tstart=0&messageID=8214640#8214640


A Partial list of Guest Programmers from 2005 -2012: http://www.robertosborne.com/content/guestProgrammer.html


A discussion from 2009 on The Silver Screen Oasis about the first 15: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3004&start=0


A secret hello to HH!

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It's Jerry!




TCM Classic Film Festival to Honor Legendary Actor, Filmmaker and Humanitarian Jerry LewisTribute to Include TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX Hand and Footprint Ceremony, Screening of The Nutty Professor (1963), On-Stage Interview Conducted by Illeana Douglas and Q&A Session with the Audience.


The 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will honor legendary actor, filmmaker and humanitarian Jerry Lewis with a multi-tiered celebration of his remarkable career. Highlighting the tribute, Lewis will have his hand and footprints enshrined in concrete in front of the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX. In addition, Lewis will be on-hand for a screening of one of his most memorable films: The Nutty Professor (1963). Marking its fifth year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will take place April 10-13, 2014, in Hollywood. The gathering will coincide with TCM's 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.




"Jerry Lewis is a very important name whenever movie comedy is discussed and enjoyed," said TCM host Robert Osborne, who also serves as the official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival. "Jerry has provided the world with great merriment and laughter, while also showing, in such films as Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy, what an exceptional dramatic actor he can be. Add to that his many credits as a popular director, producer and writer, and you see the reasons we are pleased to be able to honor him for his more than 60 years of contributions to the world of motion pictures."




Lewis' hand and footprints ceremony will take place Saturday, April 12, in front of TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX. This marks the fourth consecutive year TCM has featured a hand and footprint ceremony at the legendary theater. In 2011, Peter O'Toole was the honoree, followed by Kim Novak in 2012 and Jane Fonda in 2013.




Following the hand and footprint ceremony, Lewis will attend a screening of his comedy hit The Nutty Professor, which he also directed. As a special prelude to film, Lewis will join award-winning actress Illeana Douglas on-stage for an interview about his extraordinary career, as well as about the making of the movie. After The Nutty Professor, Lewis will stick around to answer questions from the audience.

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I am loving tonight's tribute to Jane Withers! Robert Osborne made several appreciative comments about Jane Wither's devotion to Turner Classic Movies and the TCM Film Festival.


One of Jane's favorite films is *Paddy O'Day,* coming up next!


Here's the link to my interview with Miss Withers at the Turner Classic Film Festival 2013: http://suesueapplegate.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/tcmff-2013-jane-withers-interview/

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Indiewire's Thomson on Hollywood reporter Meredith Brody's article reveals that at Saturday night's screening of the Film Noir Festival in San Francisco, Treasurer of the Film Noir Foundation Alan K. Rode announced that Eddie Muller, President of the Film Noir Foundation, has been signed as an on-air host of Turner Classic Movies: http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/turner-classic-movies-adds-film-noir-programmer-eddie-muller-as-on-air-host-exclusive


Johnny Stokes and Eddie Muller at the 2013 Vanity Fair Party

(Photo Courtesy of Sue Sue)


Eddie Muller has presented several films at the TCM Film Festival, on the TCM Cruise, and was also a TCM on-air host last January for a "Night in Noir City," and also returned in June to host the Friday Night Spotlight series.




Welcome to TCM, Eddie!

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Dear Wolf,

I am just as anxious as you are! I believe we might get another notice late this afternoon or tomorrow.


There was an update about Jerry Lewis, screening of *The Nutty Professor* with host Ileana Douglas, and Jerry's Footprint Ceremony, but I am hoping for more information about other screenings, just like you! :-)


Many popular films are having their 50th anniversary this year: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_in_film


What 50th Anniversary films that haven't been screened at the Turner Classic Film Festival have principal actors who might could appear at this year's gathering?


*What A Way to Go* (Shirley Maclaine)

*A Hard Day's Night* (Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney)

*Marnie* (Tippie Hedren)

*Topkapi* (Maximilian Schell)

*Man's Favorite Sport* (Paula Prentiss)

*Viva Las Vegas* (Ann-Margret)

*Mary Poppins* (Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke)

*The Carpetbaggers* (Carroll Baker)

*Father Goose* (Leslie Caron)

*A Shot in the Dark* (Elke Sommer)

*A Fistful of Dollars* (Clint)

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I think the snow storm that clobbered Atlanta may have also impacted the scheduling of announcements this week. There were reports on Facebook of staffers stuck in traffic and snow for hours, abandoning their cars at work in favor of four wheel drive vehicles and from the sounds of things, a great deal of mayhem.


That said, I think one of the reasons that there have been fewer announcements than previous years is that because this is a milestone year for the channel and the festival, they may be holding off on announcements until they are able to get confirmations of guests and films.




*Doctor Strangelove* is also celebrating its 50th anniversary, this month in fact!

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Wolf and Izcutter,

There is an announcement about the sponsors, alas, but not any new information about added films and guests for the TCMFF2014:


TCM Classic Film Festival Set for April 10-13 in Hollywood, Coinciding with TCM's 20th Anniversary


Delta Air Lines, Citi, Bonhams and Vanity Fair will return as sponsors for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, which is set to take place April 10-13 in Hollywood. All four companies have supported the festival in previous years, with Delta and Vanity Fair participating since the very first festival in 2010. This year's gathering will mark the fifth anniversary of the TCM Classic Film Festival, with the star-studded event set to coincide with TCM's 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.


"The TCM Classic Film Festival wouldn't be possible without our sponsors, who each year help us create four days and nights of unforgettable Hollywood magic," said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of digital, affiliate, lifestyle and enterprise commerce for TCM, TNT and TBS. "We want to thank our partners at Delta Air Lines, Citi, Bonhams and Vanity Fair for being a part of this year's festival as we celebrate TCM's 20th anniversary. We are especially grateful to our friends at Delta and Vanity Fair, who have supported the festival from the very beginning."


The following is the roster of partners set to sponsor the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival:


Delta ? Founding Partner

In recognition of Delta Air Lines status as an original festival partner and their increasing annual support each year of the event, TCM has named Delta Air Lines exclusive Founding Partner of the TCM Classic Film Festival. The official airline partner of the TCM Classic Film Festival, Delta Air Lines provides air travel for many of the festival's VIP guests.


Citi ? Lead Partner

Citi, which returns for its second year as a Lead Partner, is the official card of the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival. In addition to offering an exclusive festival pass pre-sale to Citi cardmembers, attendees who use their Citi card to purchase festival passes will receive an exclusive gift when they arrive at the festival. Citi will also be the presenting sponsor of several films during the festival.


Bonhams ? Official Program Partner

Returning for its third year as a festival partner, fine art auction house Bonhams will provide items to be exhibited in Club TCM, the central gathering point for festival attendees. Bonhams, which worked with TCM on a major sale of movie memorabilia in November, will also host a valuation session for festival attendees in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. In addition, Bonhams will sponsor several films presented during the TCM Classic Film Festival.


Vanity Fair ? Official Partner

Vanity Fair returns for its fifth consecutive year as an official partner for the TCM Classic Film Festival. As it has done since TCM's very first festival in 2010, the magazine will support the festival's opening-night gala, including the red carpet arrivals and screening at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX and the opening-night after-party. During the festival, Vanity Fair will also serve as the presenting sponsor of several films.

(Will this be the year they add actual photos of the TCMFF Vanity Fair Party to the actual magazine or just post them online? It is TCM's 20th, you know.)


And, yes, lzcutter, *Dr. Strangelove* is on the list of films having its 50th! That would also be nice additiion to the lineup. Maybe we will have a more detailed announcement later this afternoon, but with the "Icemaggedon" in Atlanta, it may be next week...

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has invited 20 super fans to help introduce their favorite movies on-air this April in celebration of TCM's 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film. Leading the pack is Tiffany Vazquez of New York City, who was recently chosen as the winner of the TCM Ultimate Fan Contest. Tiffany and 19 other super fans will serve as Fan Guest Programmers during the week of April 7, introducing their favorite films on-air with TCM host Robert Osborne.


Tiffany was one of hundreds of contestants who submitted videos of themselves introducing their favorite films. As the grand prize winner, Tiffany will receive a trip for two to Hollywood for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, including airfare, accommodations and a pair of festival passes. Once there, she will be invited to introduce one of the films screening during the star-studded event, which will take place April 10-13.


"The response to the TCM Ultimate Fan Contest demonstrated the enormous passion TCM's fans have for classic movies," said Jeff Gregor, general manager of Turner Classic Movies and chief marketing officer of TCM, TNT and TBS. "That passion, which is also shared by everyone working at TCM, has been the driver of our success for the past 20 years. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to Tiffany and all the rest of the fans chosen to be TCM Guest Programmers. We especially look forward to introducing Tiffany to TCM fans from around the globe at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival."


Judges of the TCM Ultimate Fan Contest were greatly impressed with Tiffany's video, from the content to the staging to the creative use of effects. The result is a video that actually looks like the movie she discusses: the seminal crime procedural movie, The Naked City (1948). Tiffany's submission video can be seen online at http://fancontest.tcm.com/entries/add.


Tiffany will join Robert Osborne to introduce The Naked City on TCM Monday, April 7, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Her appearance will kick off five straight nights of Fan Guest Programmers, with a total of 20 super fans introducing their favorite movies. Thirteen of the super fans competed with Tiffany in the TCM Ultimate Fan Contest, and six were hand-picked by Turner Classic Movies staff. The following is a complete schedule for TCM's Fan Guest Programmers, celebrating TCM's 20th Anniversary:


Monday, April 7

8 p.m. *The Naked City* (1948) ? Co-hosted by TCM Ultimate Fan Contest Winner Tiffany Vazquez (New York, N.Y.)


9:45 p.m. *A Face in the Crowd* (1957) ? Co-hosted by Craig Shemin (New York, N.Y.)


Midnight *Show People* (1928) ? Co-hosted by Michelle Curtis (Winter Garden, Fla.)


1:30 a.m. *Them!* (1954) ? Co-hosted by Steve Hayes (New York, N.Y.)


Tuesday, April 8

8 p.m. *The Catered Affair* (1956) ?

Co-hosted by Pat Hill-Yandell (Plano, Texas)


9:45 p.m. *Witness for the Prosecution* (1958) ? Co-hosted by Dominique Breckinridge (Plano, Texas)


Midnight *Modern Times* (1936) ? Co-hosted by Shane Fleming (New York, N.Y.)


1:45 a.m. *A Woman Under the Influence* (1974) ? Co-hosted by Whitney Matheson (New York, N.Y.)


Wednesday, April 9


8 p.m. *Waterloo Bridge* (1940) ? Co-hosted by Stephanie Del Papa (Miami, Fla.)


10 p.m. *The Philadelphia Story* (1940) ? Co-hosted by Kim McShane (Tallahassee, Fla.)


Midnight TCM Premiere: *Went the Day Well?* (1942) ? Co-hosted by Glenn Taranto (Culver City, Calif.)


1:45 a.m. *12 Angry Men* (1957) ? Co-hosted by Onalee McGraw (Front Royal, Va.)


Thursday, April 10

8 p.m. *Young at Heart* (1955) ? Co-hosted by Hanna Kass (New York, N.Y.)


10:15 p.m. TCM Premiere: *A Man Called Adam* (1966) ? Co-hosted by Petri Hawkins Byrd, Judge Judy's bailiff (Elk Grove, Calif.)


Midnight *The Bad and the Beautiful* (1952) ? Co-hosted by Matt Roush, TV Guide critic (Los Angeles, Calif.)


2:15 a.m. *The Umbrellas of Cherbourg* (1964) ? Co-hosted by Robert Best (Los Angeles, Calif.)


Friday, April 11


8 p.m. *Summer Stock* (1950) ? Co-hosted by Sara Harmon (Wichita, Kan.)


10 p.m. *Sunday in New York* (1963) ? Co-hosted by Laura Ackerman-Pauze (Granville, Ohio)


Midnight *The Nights of Cabiria* (1957) ? Co-hosted by Alberto Ferreras (New York, N.Y.)


2:15 a.m. *The Adventures of Robin Hood* (1938) ? Co-hosted by Peter Tulba (New York, N.Y.)


Stats on the Guest Programmer States: 8 from New York, 3 from California, 3 from Florida, 2 from Texas, 1 from Kansas, 1 from Ohio, and 1 from Virginia.


Photo and story courtesy of TCM

Stats Courtesy of Sue Sue..

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Maureen O?Hara, Richard Dreyfuss, Mel Brooks and Margaret O'Brien

Join Lineup for 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival


Festival to Include World Premiere Restorations of A Hard Day?s Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, How Green Was My Valley, Godzilla: The Japanese Original and Stormy Weather;

Recent Restorations of The Lodger, City Lights and; 50th Anniversary Screening of Mary Poppins; and Screenings of Meet Me in St. Louis, Blazing Saddles, The Goodbye Girl and Mr. Holland's Opus


Fifth Annual Festival Set for April 10-13 in Hollywood,

Coinciding with TCM's 20th Anniversary


Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has added an exciting roster of screen legends and beloved titles to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, including appearances by Maureen O'Hara, Mel Brooks and Margaret O'Brien, plus a two-film tribute to Academy Award?-winner Richard Dreyfuss. Marking its fifth year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will take place April 10-13, 2014, in Hollywood. The gathering will coincide with TCM's 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.


O'Hara will present the world premiere restoration of John Ford's Oscar?-winning Best Picture How Green Was My Valley (1941), while Brooks will appear at a screening of his western comedy Blazing Saddles (1974). O'Brien will be on-hand for Vincente Minnelli's perennial musical favorite Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), starring Judy Garland. The tribute to Dreyfuss will consist of a double feature of two of his most popular roles: his Oscar?-winning performance in Neil Simon's romantic comedy The Goodbye Girl (1977) and his Academy Award-nominated role in the music-themed drama Mr. Holland's Opus (1995).


In addition, the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will feature a 50th anniversary presentation of Walt Disney's classic Mary Poppins (1964), plus world premiere restorations of The Beatles' hit A Hard Day's Night (1964), the Frank Capra comedy-drama Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), with Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur; the classic musical Stormy Weather (1943), starring Lena Horne and Godzilla: The Japanese Original (1954). The festival will also host recent restorations of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger (1927), which will feature the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra performing their original score for the film.


Among the many previously announced events slated for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, TCM will honor legendary actor, filmmaker and humanitarian Jerry Lewis with a multi-tiered celebration of his remarkable career. Lewis will have his hand and footprints enshrined in concrete in front of the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX. In addition, Lewis will be on-hand for a screening of one of his most memorable films: The Nutty Professor (1963). This year's TCM Classic Film Festival will also pay tribute to Quincy Jones, who will appear at multiple events during the festival, including a 50th anniversary screening of Sidney Lumet's powerful drama The Pawnbroker (1964), which marked Jones' debut as a film composer.


Other previously announced festival events include a screening of the recently restored Gone with the Wind (1939) and a presentation of The Wizard of Oz (1939) in its stunning new IMAX? 3D format. Both films are celebrating their 75th anniversaries in 2014.


The festival will also include three world premiere restorations: Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944), which will be celebrating its 70th anniversary; Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (1958); and William Wyler's Best Picture Oscar? winner The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). In addition, the festival will feature a screening of the Harold Lloyd comedy classic Why Worry? (1923), with legendary silent-film composer Carl Davis conducting the live world premiere performance of his new original score.


FOR THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT, FOLLOW THE LINK: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/about/latest-news/

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That actually was my first thought when I read the news about Lewis but then assumed otherwise when the "Live" wasn't mentioned. (Then again, you know what they say about people who assume.) We're talking an embarrassment of riches. I somehow can't imagine someone like Maureen O'Hara making the trek "only" to present the one movie. Maybe since she already has her footprints at Grauman's, she gets the "Live" treatment and Jerry gets the footprints? ;-)

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This is fascinating, Sue Sue. I had asked Robert about Maureen at the Roosevelt Hotel pre-festival interviews in 2011 and was informed that Maureen could not or would not travel that distance (I assumed for health reasons), which is what we had heard about Olivia all these years.. Then when her (Maureen's) festival in Glengariff, Ireland, was abruptly cancelled in 2012, I though that was a bad omen.considering her age (now 94) Maybe there were other circumstances at work that caused her festival to be cancelled (and Louise Rainer did make the trek at age 100), so I think it would be absolutely terrific if Maureen is able to show up ! I "hopin' and prayin'"



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