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Passes arriving on Friday will be wonderful, and the schedule grid surprises are being polished as we speak!

 

@TCM just tweeted about my Guest Programmer article:

http://www.examiner.com/article/tcm-s-20th-anniversary-guest-programmers

I am so tickled about this!

 

Kingrat, we are going to have so much fun this 20th Anniversary year!

 

Carson on TCM tonight! I've got to go!!!

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Club TCM events have been announced! and there are some great additions:

 

I will be spending lots of time at Club TCM at the Roosevelt and the other special venues (Ricardo Montalban Theater, etc).

 

My favorite on the list: *20 Years of TCM* looking back at the graphics of the channel. WHEEEWWWW!!!!!!!!!

 

Here's the line-up

 

*2:00PM - 3:00PM - MEET TCM: SPECIAL ADDITION*

*Venue: The Egyptian Theatre (6801 Hollywood Blvd.)*

 

As TCM celebrates its 20th Anniversary, this special edition of the popular Meet TCM session will feature TCM staffers sharing insights on the network and its 20-year legacy. They?ll also look ahead at the next 20 years to see what?s on the horizon for TCM.

 

*3:30PM - 4:30PM - SONS OF GODS AND MONSTERS*

*Venue: The Hollywood Museum (1660 N. Highland Ave.)*

 

From the silent era and the Universal Studios cycle of the 1930s, to the Hammer horrors of the 1950s and ?60s and the creature features of today, monsters in the movies have scared the wits out of moviegoers for decades. They even inspired young fans to become formative artists and creators of their own monstrosities. Oscar winning makeup artist Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Ed Wood, The Nutty Professor) and director Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins) will discuss the legacy of classic movie monsters, including Frankenstein?s monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man and many others.

 

*5:00PM - TCM: INSPIRED BY THE CLASSICS*

*Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)*

 

TCM Host Robert Osborne will be joined by actresses Kim Novak and Jane Seymour, as well as actor/playwright Charles Busch, to kick off the opening of Club TCM and the special exhibit, TCM at 20: Inspired by the Classics. Novak, Seymour and Busch are among the artists featured as part of this exclusive display celebrating what inspires them about classic film, will join Robert onstage to talk about their work.

 

*FRIDAY, APRIL 11*

*12:30PM - 1:30PM - A CONVERSATION WITH CARL DAVIS*

*Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)*

 

The Festival offers this rare opportunity to hear the world-renown composer and conductor Carl Davis talk about writing scores for silent films. Davis will present the world premiere of his latest work at the Festival, a new score for the Harold Lloyd film WHY WORRY? (1923). His output as a composer has included a multitude of notable work in film and television. It is his work on silent films, however, that has been a distinguishing part of his career, with more than 50 scores for such films as Napoleon (1927), Ben-Hur (1925), Intolerance (1924) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925), to name a few.

 

*2:00PM - 3:00PM - A CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD DREYFUSS*

*Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)*

 

Academy Award?-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss will speak with acclaimed actress Illeana Douglas about his extraordinary career in this hour-long conversation. From his memorable roles in films like Jaws (1975), THE GOODBYE GIRL (1977) and MR. HOLLAND?S OPUS (1995) to his passion for politics and education, Dreyfuss has made singular contributions to the field of entertainment and continues to do so today.

 

*2:00PM - 4:00PM - ASK ROBERT, WITH TCM HOST ROBERT OSBORNE*

*Venue: The Ricardo Montalb?n Theatre (1615 North Vine Street)*

 

In a rare opportunity for Festival passholders, TCM Host Robert Osborne will talk about his life and career. He will also take questions from the audience. One of the most popular events on recent TCM Classic Cruises, this event will be brought to the TCM Classic Film Festival for the first time.

 

*4:00PM - 5:00PM - A CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM FRIEDKIN*

*Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)*

 

Responsible for some of the most intense scenes in film history, William Friedkin will discuss his career, as well as sign copies of his autobiography, The Friedkin Connection. Friedkin is long an admirer of classic Hollywood and French thrillers, including 1953′s The Wages of Fear, which he remade in 1977 as SORCERER. His other films include the Oscar-winning The French Connection (1971) and the blockbuster The Exorcist (1973). Friedkin will be interviewed by film historian Eddie Muller.

 

*6:00PM - 7:00PM - A CONVERSATION WITH QUINCY JONES*

*Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)*

 

In his six-decade career as a Grammy-winning arranger, producer and bandleader, Quincy Jones has worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson. Jones has also composed scores for more than 30 feature films, including THE PAWNBROKER (1965), In the Heat of the Night (1967), THE ITALIAN JOB (1969) and The Color Purple (1985). His film work has garnered Jones seven Academy Award nominations, and his philanthropy and activism earned him the Academy?s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Leonard Maltin will host this conversation with one of the most celebrated talents in entertainment as TCM highlights Jones? career in film.

 

*SATURDAY, APRIL 12*

*12:30PM - 1:30PM - MOM AND THE MOVIES: A CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD CORLISS*

*Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)*

 

Time magazine movie critic and film historian Richard Corliss will be on hand for the official book launch of his brand new book Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), from TCM and Simon & Schuster. Corliss will discuss the process of writing the book, while also touching upon his lifelong fascination with the movies and his career as a renowned critic. After the conversation, he will sign copies of Mom in the Movies.

 

*2:30PM - 3:30PM - A CONVERSATION WITH THELMA SCHOONMAKER*

*Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)*

 

Having first met Martin Scorsese in film school, Thelma Schoonmaker helped him edit his first feature film, Who?s That Knockin? At My Door (1967), and has edited every one of the director?s feature films since 1980?s Raging Bull, for which she won the first of her three Oscars. This past year, the two longtime collaborators famously cut down hours of improvised dialogue into the 180-minute The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Schoonmaker will share stories about her career, and also talk about the legacy of her husband, British film giant Michael Powell (The Red Shoes, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH).

 

 

 

*4:30PM - 5:30PM - HOLLYWOOD HOME MOVIES: TREASURES FROM THE ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE*

*Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)*

 

The Academy Film Archive shares some gems from its collection with a screening of specially selected home movie footage from Hollywood?s Golden Age. The home-movie craze extended to Hollywood?s film professionals, including stars and directors who captured their families, friends, parties and vacations, as well as behind-the-scenes activities on their film sets. The Academy Film Archive houses a wide variety of home movies and will present a selection that includes Alfred Hitchcock and his family; Florenz Ziegfeld and Billie Burke; cast and crew ?film families? on the sets of OKLAHOMA! (1955) and The Geisha Boy (1958); the wrap party picnic for It?s a Wonderful Life (1946); and much more. Special guests for this presentation of unique and rarely screened footage include John Kimball, son of animator Ward Kimball; Miriam Nelson, choreographer and former wife of actor/dancer Gene Nelson; and Tim Zinnemann, son of director Fred Zinnemann. Hollywood Home Movies will be hosted by Randy Haberkamp, managing director of programming, education and preservation for AMPAS, and Lynne Kirste, special collections curator at the Archive.

 

*6:30PM - 7:30PM - A CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD SHERMAN*

*Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)*

 

When the BBC commissioned a national poll in 2007 to determine the top 10 favorite children?s films of all time, four movie musicals penned by the Sherman Brothers made the list: MARY POPPINS (1964), THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), and The Aristocats (1970). Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Richard Sherman, one half of the famous Sherman Bros. songwriting team with his brother Robert, will share personal memories and stories of working on these films with Walt Disney and many other notables. Leonard Maltin hosts.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

*12:30PM - 2:00PM - JUDY GARLAND: A LEGENDARY FILM CAREER*

*Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)*

 

Her on-screen life spanned five decades, and her ability to involve, entrance and excite cross-generational audiences has only grown. Emmy Award-winning producer and best-selling author John Fricke celebrates Judy Garland and her remarkable capacity for song, dance, comedy and drama in an hour packed with many less-familiar motion-picture excerpts from 1929 to 1963.

 

*3:00PM - 4:00PM - 20 YEARS OF TCM ON-AIR*

*Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)*

 

For 20 years, the TCM on-air creative team has endeavored to create work that complements and highlights the classic movies we program. Working with innovative designers, musicians and other artists, the goal of the On-Air group has been to offer a visual environment that is as rich as the movies, themselves. This hour will take passholders on a journey through the best of this work, from the early days of the network?s launch to the team?s most recent efforts.

 

*SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS at Club TCM*

*TCM AT 20: INSPIRED BY THE CLASSICS*

In celebration of TCM?s 20th anniversary, the network invited a select group of artists to create a visual work illustrating their classic movie inspiration. The result is this special exhibit, on display only at the TCM Classic Film Festival. These artists were encouraged to consider performance, cinematography, direction, location or even mood. The resulting art demonstrates that although it is a mass medium, movies undoubtedly make a very personal and lasting impact. TCM is proud feature a diverse group of actors/performers, writers, artists and fashion designers represented in this exhibit, including Tony Bennett, Manolo Blahnik, Charles Busch, Jules Feiffer, Joel Grey, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Kim Novak, Todd Oldham, Jane Seymour and Burt Young.

 

*THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF GONE WITH THE WIND*

Presented in partnership with the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, the home of the David O. Selznick archive, this exhibit features a selection of storyboard and concept art paintings created for the production of GONE WITH THE WIND (1939). These works and others from the archive will be a part of the upcoming exhibition The Making of Gone With the Wind, which will run at the Ransom Center Sept. 9, 2014 ? Jan. 4, 2015. Additional information about the exhibition and its printed catalog can be found at www.hrc.utexas.edu/tcm.

 

*HOME MOVIES BY HOLLYWOOD: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE ACADEMY?S MARGARET HERRICK LIBRARY*

TCM is proud to present these rare photographs from the archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This fascinating collection features classic film stars and directors in candid shots at home, on vacation and at play, as well as shots of them filming their own personal movies on the set and at home. Special thanks to Randy Haberkamp, Matt Severson and Jane Glicksman for their support of this exhibit.

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Thanks, lzcutter, for posting this very important update!

 

Hollywood Heritage member Mary Mallory posted an event announcement on Facebook, and I wanted to share...

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Hollywood Heritage will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the immortal film "Gone With The Wind" at our next Evening @ the Barn on Wednesday, April 9th at 7:30PM.

 

Steve Wilson, Curator of Film, Harry Ransom Center, the University of Texas at Austin will discuss the casting process for the film in a presentation entitled "The Search for Scarlett". Accompanying the talk, he will be showing rarely seen film clips from the Harry Ransom Center's Selznick Collection of the Scarlett O'Hara screen tests themselves.

 

Actress Marsha Hunt, who was considered for the role of Melanie, will also be on hand to share memories of testing for that coveted part. In addition, Daniel Selznick, son of the film's Producer, David O. Selznick, will give us some insight into the film's legacy.

 

The museum is planning to display some unique memorabilia related to the film in its main gallery. This is a must-attend event for the many fans of this beloved classic!

 

Purchase tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/608548

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Oh, rats! I've seen some of the *GWTW* screen tests and would love to see more as well as hear the lecture. While I can't fault Gable or Olivia I still think there had to be American actors who could have played Scarlett and Ashley as well as Vivien Leigh and miscast Leslie Howard. Of course, it's probably still the most famous Hollywood movie ever made so what do I know? Have a geat time, folks!

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Wouldbestar, your enthusiasm will be missed! I know how much you love classic film! I will try to post more goodies here during the festival...

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Here's my latest article on The Examiner about fan reactions to the newest revelations concerning our favorite festival hangout: http://www.examiner.com/article/latest-tcm-festival-2014-announcement-thrills-fans?cid=db_articles

And Ben Mankiewicz discusses the loyalty of TCM fans....

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Don't forget to enjoy all the Irish-themed films tomorrow on our favorite channel!

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*The Key, 1934*

*The Irish in Us, 1935*

*The Flying Irishman, 1939*

*Little Nellie Kelly, 1940*

*My Wild Irish Rose, 1947*

*Rising of the Moon, 1957*

*Young Cassidy, 1965*

*Finian's Rainbow, 1968*

 

Here's a link to my latest Irish-themed article:

http://www.examiner.com/article/monday-s-films-highlight-irish-heritage

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Turner Classic Film Festival 2014 Guest Cari Beauchamp has a special connection with Mary Pickford.

 

Beauchamp (pronounced Beacham), the resident Mary Pickford scholar, writes articles that are posted on the Mary Pickford Foundation website. To see her latest about Pickford and Mr. Zukor (as A.C. Lyles always called him), follow the link: http://marypickford.org/home/cari-beauchamp-articles/

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The link is up and running now!

 

http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/festival-schedule/?scheduleDay=4

 

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The Pool Party Screening the first evening will be *American Graffiti*, and two films by Ginger Rogers have been added Thursday evening ( *5th Avenue Girl* and *Bachelor Mother* ), as well as Olivia de Havilland in *The Heiress.* Also on Thursday's grid notice is *Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Cheaper By The Dozen* and *Johnny Guitar.*

 

Robert Osborne happily announced to a grateul audience at the Washington screening recently that *The Great Gatsby*, starring Alan Ladd would be screened!

 

A list posted by mavfan on Facebook has a more complete listing:

 

ACADEMY CONVERSATIONS: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD ( 1938 )"; "

5TH AVENUE GIRL ( 1939 )"; "

ALICE DOESN?T LIVE HERE ANYMORE ( 1974 )"; "

AMERICAN GRAFFITI ( 1973 )"; "

BACHELOR MOTHER ( 1939 )"; "

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF ( 1958 )"; "

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN ( 1950 )"; "

EAST OF EDEN ( 1955 )"; "

EASTER PARADE ( 1948 )"; "

EMPLOYEES? ENTRANCE ( 1933 )"; "

ERASERHEAD ( 1977 )"; "

THE FAMILY BUSINESS: A TRIBUTE TO HUBLEY ANIMATION ( 2014 )"; "

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

( 1971 )"; "

FREAKS ( 1932 )"; "

THE GODFATHER PART II ( 1974 )";"

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY ( 1966 )"; "

THE GREAT GATSBY ( 1949 )";

HANNAH AND HER SISTERS ( 1986 )"; "

A HARD DAY?S NIGHT ( 1964 )"; "

HAT CHECK GIRL ( 1932 )"; "

THE HEIRESS ( 1949 )"; "

HER SISTER?S SECRET ( 1946 )"; "

HOBSON?S CHOICE ( 1954 )"; "

HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY ( 1941 )"; "

I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER ( 1970 )"; "

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS ( 1956 )"; "

THE JUNGLE BOOK ( 1967 )"; "

THE LION IN WINTER ( 1968 )"; and many, many more.

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Tentatively:

 

Thursday:

The talks and the welcome party

*"American Graffitti"* (hoping for Chris Isak or Tom Brown to do the hosting with guests)

 

Friday:

*"Stagecoach"*

Conversation with Carl Davis

*"A Matter of Life and Death"* (MrC has never seen it)

*"Double Indemnity"* or *"Paper Moon"* or convo with Quincy Jones

*"Blazing Saddles"* (with Mel Brooks and hopefully, Tom Brown)

 

Saturday:

*"Jungle Book"*

*"Mary Poppins"*

The big dilemma:

Convo with Thelma (I've missed all the others)

"Hollywood Home Movies" (one of my faves)

OR

*"The Great Gatsby"*

OR

*"The Family Business"*

OR

*"How Green Was My Valley"*

*"A Hard Day's Night"* or *"Bell, Book and Candle"*

*"The Pawnbroker"* or *"The Women"*

 

Sunday:

Academy Conversations

Judy Garland

20 Yrs of TCM On-Air with Scott McGee

*"The Quiet Man"*

*"WOZ"*

 

At least that's the plan at this moment.

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There are so many wonderful choices, and I haven't had a chance to decide yet. I love the ones you've chosen, lzcutter, and I know I'll be seeing you at the theatre for several of your choices!

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I am excited that Lance Brisson, Rosalind Russell's son, will be a Guest Star at *My Sister Eileen.* Here's a link to his impressive business profile:

http://www.winnerandassociates.com/experiencedteam_bio.aspx?subpage=page3&bio=Lance%20Brisson

 

I'll definitely be at the talks and the welcome party on Thursday, and *A Matter of Life and Death* (with Thelma Schoomaker, widow of Michael Powell, the director), *Blazing Saddles,* *Mary Poppins,* Academy Conversations, 20 Years of TCM, and WOZ. So excited about this!

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French poster for Stagecoach. Lovely, isn't it?

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If you've already seen *The Thin Man*, *East of Eden*, and *Stagecoach*, don't overlook the other movie showing Friday morning: *On Approval*, an English comedy in the manner of Ernst Lubitsch's *Design for Living*. Beatrice Lillie, better known for her stage and television appearances, stars as the insufferable Maria (pronounced like Mariah Carey). Two couples decide to live together before marriage "on approval" to see if they are compatible. I remember enjoying this film on television a number of years ago. I don't think it's ever been shown on TCM.

 

Three of the films which had interested me the most--*Sorcerer,* *The Pawnbroker*, and *Her Sister's Secret*--are, naturally, being shown at the same time.

 

I also need to remember to schedule time for meals. Food is now available inside the Chinese mallplex, so that makes things a little easier.

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Kingrat, thank you for those insightful comments! There are always difficult choices, and your thoughts concerning festival venues are always helpful. I can't wait to see you! :-)

 

Wolf, if Facebook comments and emails I've received are any indication, many pass holders hope the interview will be with Maureen O'Hara. I keep hoping that since *The Italian Job, Hannah and Her Sisters*, and *Zulu* are being screened, that Sir Michael Caine might make an appearance, but it's all speculation at this point. I'd be tickled either way, and since Jerry Lewis is the honoree at this year's footprint ceremony, he might also be the celebrity interview. :-)

 

We can all visit soon in person at Club TCM!

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My thinking, too, SueSue, altho my assumption was that it would be someone already announced as attending the festival, which would mean someone like Maureen O'Hara or Jerry Lewis. But you know what they say about people who assume. ;-) TCM could have a total surprise up its sleeve.

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If Jerry is the big interview then why hasn't it been announced? We've known for awhile (longer than we have known about Maureen) that he was coming and is being honored with the handprint ceremony at Graumans so you would think if he was the interview they would have announced it by now.

 

I wonder if it is Maureen the reason it hasn't been announced is they are waiting to see if she feels up to doing it. She is in her 90s and while traveling from Idaho doesn't sound like that big of a deal, when you are in your 90s and not always in the best of health, it probably is.

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I agree, actually, with both of you, lzcutter, and Wolf. If the interview is with Jerry it might have been announced at the initial release of the Footprint Ceremony update, and if it is with Maureen, the concern about her health is the priority. Then again, it might be another total surprise.

 

But Maureen is 97, and I feel grateful that she has been scheduled even if it just for one screening, *How Green Was My Valley.*

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KING RAT writes: Three of the films which had interested me the most--*Sorcerer,* The Pawnbroker, and *Her Sister's Secret*--are, naturally, being shown at the same time.

 

Hi there Brother Rat. I jumped for joy when I saw "Her Sister's Secret" on the schedule. I'd recently met the author of the Edgar G. Ulmer book and Ulmer's daughter up at Lincoln Center during the retrospective of Ulmer's work, and finally saw "Her Sister's Secret" streamed from Amazon. I enjoyed it so much, I watched it three times. I know our tastes are different, but I would strongly recommend that one for you.

 

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...Like I was saying, I jumped for joy when I saw it on the TCMFF schedule...UNTIL my eyes scanned across that same time line and saw "THE WOMEN" playing at the same time. DRAT! Again, my recommendation would be for "Her Sister's Secret." Margaret Lindsay is marvelous. And the movie is uncharacteristically unsettling for a movie from the 1940's.

 

Aaaaah TCM. The torture. The decisions. How dastardly of them to pit "Johnny Guitar" against "The Heiress." Or "Blazing Saddles" next to "The Best Years Of Our Lives." Apples and oranges? Naaaaah.

 

Heeere we go again...

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Hi, Maven! Looking forward to seeing you again at the festival. Thanks for recommending Her Sister's Secret so strongly. That's probably the one I'll go for.

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Cinemaven, I love your photos! Tell us where you were and who you were with!

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*Her Sister's Secret* sounds like a fabulous film, and it's a wonderful recommendation for the TCM Film Festival.

 

From the schedule notice: "Though it was often derided as the most impoverished of Hollywood?s Poverty Row studios, Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) turned out its fair share of interesting films, particularly when working with cult favorite director Edgar G. Ulmer. Although best remembered for low-budget dramas and for the film noir Detour (1945), he also scored with this romantic drama. Nancy Coleman stars as a single mother who gives her war baby to her sister (Margaret Lindsay), only to regret her decision after a few years. PRC upped the budget for this film, advertising it as their ?first million-dollar production,? and Ulmer put every penny of it on the screen. In addition to picking up top talent in the form of stars Coleman and Lindsay, he secured the services of cinematographer Franz Planer, an Austrian transplant noted for his work with F.W. Murnau. He also spared no expense with the sets and costumes. With Planer?s carefully planned camera moves and long takes and the stars? glamorous emoting over what were then labeled ?women?s issues,? the film anticipates Douglas Sirk?s melodramas for producer Ross Hunter.

Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

In attendance: Jan-Christopher Horak, Arianne Ulmer Cipes"

 

Tonight I'm recommending *Indiscreet* with Cary Grant and Ingrid

Bergman. Their steamy chemistry from Hitchcock's *Notorious* is still

heating up the screen!

 

Indiscreet is supposedly Cary Grant's favorite film of all that he made, and he and Ingrid Bergman will also appear later this evening in the suspenseful Notorious.

 

From the Norman Krasna play, Kind Sir, *Indiscreet* has a lovely set. I adore "Anna Kalman's" apartment. According to the TCM database article I found, " The set of Anna's flat, according to a January 1958 New York Times article, was furnished with Pablo Picasso drawings and works by artists Raoul Dufy, Georges Roualt and John Piper that were borrowed from English scene designers Oliver Messel and Roger Furse, and various English art galleries. The automobile Anna's chauffeur drives is a 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, which, at that time, was valued at $23,000. According to a modern source, Grant bought the car after the completion of filming. "

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The main cast...

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Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert, Cary Grant, and Ingrid Berman

 

Phyllis Calvert must have had a difficult time on the set as her husband, actor Peter Murray-Hill, had passed away during filming, and I feel her effervescence and her adorable comments are some of the cutest in the film. Her difficulties during the production don't alter her pixieish appeal.

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British actress Calvert passed away in 2002 after a 50-year long theatrical and cinematic career. In 1951, she costarred with Alan Ladd in a film noir, *Appointment with Danger.*

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Rehearsing on the set for the dance sequences...

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Love the clothes and the jewels.. Costumes were designed by Christian Dior.

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Ingrid, Cary, and director Stanley Donen on the set...

 

It's tonight!

 

For more information about *Indiscreet*, zip over to the voluminous TCM Database for a more in-depth article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/79210/Indiscreet/notes.html

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King Rat writes: Hi, Maven! Looking forward to seeing you again at the festival. Thanks for recommending Her Sister's Secret so strongly. That's probably the one I'll go for.

 

Hi there Brother Rat. I hope to see you at the festival as well, sans buttered popcorn.

( Lesson learned. ) :)"Her Sister's Secret" might be considered a "woman's film" but I enjoyed it very much and I hope you do too if that's your final choice.

 

SueSue Applegate writes: Cinemaven, I love your photos! Tell us where you were and who you were with!

 

I was at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater a few months ago, during their Edgar G. Ulmer retrospective and those photos are me with Ulmer biographer Noah Isenberg, and Ulmer's daughter, Arianne Ulmer Cipes.

 

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. << Sigh! >> That's all. << Sigh! >>

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> On Approval , an English comedy in the manner of Ernst Lubitsch's Design for Living. Beatrice Lillie, better known for her stage and television appearances, stars as the insufferable Maria (pronounced like Mariah Carey). Two couples decide to live together before marriage "on approval" to see if they are compatible. I remember enjoying this film on television a number of years ago. I don't think it's ever been shown on TCM.

 

Love this film. Let me add my recommendation. I'm so glad it's on.

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Cinemaven, thanks for telling us about your fabulous photos!

 

 

Thanks for that resounding vote of confidence for *On Approval,* lafitte!

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Here's the festival page bio for Jeffrey Vance who will introduce the film...

 

"Jeffrey Vance is a cinema historian, producer, film archivist, and lecturer, as well as the author of the acclaimed volumes Douglas Fairbanks (UC Press/Academy Imprints, 2008), Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema (Harry N. Abrams, 2003), Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian (Harry N. Abrams, 2002), and Buster Keaton Remembered (Harry N. Abrams, 2001).

He began his career as an archivist for MGM/United Artists and served the same function for the Chaplin family?s Roy Export S.A.S., The Harold Lloyd Trust, and the Mary Pickford Foundation. As a producer, he packaged the Harold Lloyd Classic Comedies for Turner Classic Movies, later released to DVD by New Line Home Entertainment. As a filmmaker, he produced and directed the short film Rediscovering John Gilbert (2010) which aired on Turner Classic Movies as well as released to home video. He has served as a consultant to virtually every motion picture studio and has appeared in numerous documentaries.

 

He writes for various publications, contributes audio commentary tracks for DVD/Blu-ray, and speaks at venues throughout the United States and Europe including the TCM Classic Film Festival, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, British Film Institute, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Silent Film Festival, ?Los Angeles Times? Festival of Books, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

Vance?s recent audio commentary tracks for DVD/Blu-ray include CITY LIGHTS (1931), The Big Parade (1925), and ON APPROVAL (1944). He is widely regarded as one of the world?s foremost authorities of Charles Chaplin. He is currently writing the definitive biography of Mary Pickford (commissioned by the Mary Pickford Foundation) for future book publication."

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I've just received a short note from the director of the Gone With The Wind Museum in Marietta, Georgia, and the special events planned for the 75th Anniversary of Gone With The Wind June 6-8 in Marietta, Georgia, can be found on the museum website: http://www.gwtwmarietta.com

 

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Author Kendra Bean, who recently penned that wonderful book entitled *Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait,* is scheduled to be a part of the author's forum.

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