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(Really) early suggestions for SUTS 2013?

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Now that Summer Under The Stars is done for 2012, how about some nominations for 2013? To help you out, here's the SUTS roster for each of the first 10 years:


*August 2003*

James Stewart, Clint Eastwood, Peter O'Toole, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire, Robert Mitchum, James Cagney, Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Jack Lemmon, Frank Sinatra, Greta Garbo, Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Katherine Hepburn, Steve McQueen, Gene Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Clark Gable, John Wayne, Myrna Loy, Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, Paul Newman, Doris Day, William Holden


*August 2004*

John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, Bob Hope, Debbie Reynolds, Sidney Poitier, Lucille Ball, Katherine Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, Ava Gardner, Henry Fonda, Jean Harlow, Laurence Olivier, Doris Day, Humphrey Bogart, Burt Lancaster, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Peter Sellers, James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland, Ginger Rogers, Charles Chaplin, Shirley MacLaine, Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Gregory Peck, Esther Williams, Kirk Douglas



*August 2005*

Lauren Bacall, James Cagney, Joel McCrea, Alec Guinness, Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, Judy Garland, Shelley Winters, Ray Milland, Lena Horne, Kirk Douglas, Jane Wyman, Cary Grant, Glenn Ford, Fred Astaire, Donna Reed, James Garner, Irene Dunne, Marlon Brando, James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Joan Crawford, Basil Rathbone, Sophia Loren, Norma Shearer, Randolph Scott, Spencer Tracy, William Holden, Constance Bennett, Deborah Kerr, Humphrey Bogart



*August 2006*

Angela Lansbury, Groucho Marx, Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, Doris Day, Burt Lancaster, Claire Trevor, Jane Powell, John Garfield, Katherine Hepburn, Rock Hudson, Walter Matthau, Lana Turner, Richard Dix, Joseph Cotten, Carole Lombard, Bela Lugosi, Audrey Hepburn, Lee Marvin, David Niven, Rita Hayworth, Van Johnson, Ann Sothern, James Stewart, Cary Grant, John Wayne, Hedy Lamarr, Ingrid Bergman, Sidney Poitier, Barbara Stanwyck



*August 2007*

Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O’Toole, Joan Crawford, William Holden, James Stewart, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Vincent Price, Doris Day, Alan Ladd, June Allyson, Ernest Borgnine, Joan Bennett, Elvis Presley, Maureen O’Hara, Spencer Tracy, Errol Flynn, Rosalind Russell, Gary Cooper, Ann Miller, Jane Fonda, Ronald Reagan, Broderick Crawford, Kirk Douglas, Loretta Young, Roy Rogers, Mary Astor, Buster Keaton, Sean Connery



*August 2008*

Michael Caine, Charlie Chaplin, Gregory Peck, Marie Dressler, Claude Rains, Anne Bancroft, Greta Garbo, James Garner, Fred MacMurray, Doris Day, Richard Widmark, Kim Novak, Peter Lorre, Greer Garson, Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Jack Palance, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Ava Gardner, Trevor Howard, Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, Henry Fonda, Ingrid Bergman, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Charlton Heston, Marlon Brando, Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy



*August 2009*

Henry Fonda, James Mason, Marion Davies, James Coburn, Harold Lloyd, Judy Garland, Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Dirk Bogarde, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Gloria Grahame, Sidney Poitier, Deborah Kerr, Elvis Presley, Jennifer Jones, John Wayne, Red Skelton, Miriam Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Sterling Hayden, Angela Lansbury, Fredric March, Merle Oberon, Yul Brynner, Ida Lupino, Frank Sinatra, Peter Sellers, Jean Arthur, Claire Bloom



*August 2010*

Basil Rathbone, Julie Christie, Steve McQueen, Ethel Barrymore,. Woody Strode, Ingrid Bergman, Errol Flynn, Bob Hope, Warren Beatty, Kathryn Grayson, Walter Matthau, Norma Shearer, Robert Ryan, Gene Tierney, Margaret O'Brien, Robert Stack, Maureen O'Hara, Ann Sheridan, Walter Pidgeon, Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, John Mills, Elizabeth Taylor, John Gilbert, Lauren Bacall, Lee Remick, Olivia de Havilland, Peter O'Toole, Henry Fonda, Thelma Todd, Clint Eastwood



*August 2011*

Marlon Brando, Paulette Goddard, Bette Davis, Ronald Colman, John Garfield, Lucille Ball, Charles Laughton, Orson Welles, Ann Dvorak, Shirley MacLaine, Ben Johnson, Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Ralph Bellamy, Lon Chaney, Joanne Woodward, Humphrey Bogart, Jean Gabin, Debbie Reynolds, Montgomery Clift, Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, Conrad Veidt, Joan Blondell, Burt Lancaster, Peter Lawford, Linda Darnell, Carole Lombard, Anne Francis, Howard Keel, Marlene Dietrich


*August 2012*

John Wayne, Myrna Loy, Johnny Weismuller, Marilyn Monroe, Claude Rains, Van Heflin, Sidney Poitier, Rita Hayworth, Toshiro Mifune,. Lionel Barrymore, James Mason, Ginger Rogers, Deborah Kerr. James Cagney, Lillian Gish, Elvis Presley, Katharine Hepburn, Freddie Bartholomew, Eva Marie Saint, Anthony Quinn, Kay Francis, Jack Lemmon, Gene Kelly, Irene Dunne, Tyrone Power, Gary Cooper, Jeanette MacDonald, Ava Gardner, Ingrid Bergman, Warren William, James Caan


For this endeavor, try to think as much as like a TCM programmer as you the movie fan. In other words, try to blend a mix of old favorites and first-timers, a schedule that touches as many bases as you can -- time period (from silents to the '60s), maybe an "international" star, or an actor and actress a bit "out of left field." Also, eliminate possible Star of the Month nominees (e.g., Loretta Young, who will probably get an SOTM honor sometime in 2013, the centenary of her birth).


If you want to "program" an entire August, go right ahead -- but for that, let's establish the ground rule that you can't use a star who's been honored the past two years. (I'm sort of penalizing myself as a Carole Lombard fan here, but until TCM can acquire the rights to air some of her early Paramount films, it's rather pointless to have 24 hours full of repeats from a previous SUTS appearance. The same applies to Claudette Colbert.)


Anyway, here are a few of my SUTS 2013 nominees (some of whom have been suggested at other threads):


William Powell (who, inexplicably, has never been part of SUTS)

Robert Montgomery (ditto)

Maurice Chevalier (though it probably won't happen until his Paramount product is more readily available)

John Barrymore (we had Ethel in 2010 and Lionel in 2012)

Glenda Farrell (if Joan Blondell can be honored in 2011, why not her on-screen and real-life best friend?)

Cyd Charisse (the most sensual of the great dancing ladies)

Clara Bow or Colleen Moore (whichever one has 24 hours' worth of surviving film)

Sophia Loren (not in SUTS since 2005)


Your thoughts?

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*If you want to "program" an entire August, go right ahead -- but for that, let's establish the ground rule that you can't use a star who's been honored the past two years.*


A suggestion; since there are many worthy stars NEVER honored, let's keep out as many repeats as possible...I'd make it nobody featured in the past four years, and nobody that has been featured two or more times.


*Clara Bow or Colleen Moore (whichever one has 24 hours' worth of surviving film)*


Assuming there are enough surviving movies, why not both; gie viewers a chance of seeing two distinct flapper types. And as long as early Paramounts are available (so that Bow is a possibility), forget Lombard and Colbert for now, and let's get the more worthy (insofar as never being honored) Nancy Carroll and Sylvia Sidney, although SS may have been on SUTS.


And now that 20th Century Fox movies are more available, with Marilyn Monroe and Tyrone Power this year, and Linda Darnell and Gene Tierney each featured in the previous two years respectively, let's get some of the others that filmed mostly for that company, including: Warner Baxter, Janet Gaynor, Don Ameche, Alice Faye, Richard Greene, Anne Baxter, John Payne, Betty Grable, Jeanne Crain, June Haver, George Montgomery, Cornel Wilde, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Richard Widmark, Richard Conte, Jean Peters, Debra Paget, Paul Douglas. Celeste Holm, Thelma Ritter, Mitzi Gaynor, etc....

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If I can't (are you SURE I can't?) include my future husband Warren William, I have to go with, and if TCM doesn't go with them, they should post on the George Brent's a** thread:


William Powell (who, inexplicably, has never been part of SUTS)

Robert Montgomery (ditto)




The rest of the month is up for grabs, after all, I have to be altruistic some of the time, right?

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I would love to see William Boyd aka Hopalong Cassidy. He has had a few films shown n TCM BC (before Cassidy) but I'd like to see those as well Encore Westerns used to show some of them 7 or so years ago. That could be a good day, for me at least.

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> {quote:title=aimalac wrote:}{quote}

> As I've said many times in the past, Leo Gorcey.


> Also Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Both as a team and as individuals.


Leo Gorcey would be easy enough to do, but Martin & Lewis films are Paramount properties, and up to now Paramount has not really wanted to deal with TCM that much.

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The problem with Paramount and the Martin & Lewis titles needs to get resolved in TCM's favor. But aside from that, Dean Martin has enough titles outside the Paramount umbrella that TCM has aired in the past. Now all they need to do is put them all on in one day.

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While I'll always be grateful for the William Powell month just last year I am rather shocked that he has never had a SUTS day. This HAS to be done this coming year. And I am always supportive of bring some new blood into the SUTS roster, some good character actors/actresses would do nicely. --- I would also like to see TCM start a new event; one month with each day dedicated to honoring a particular year (each day a different year). Today all films from 1955, tomorrow 1948, etc. Even the little in-between fill in stuff (like newsreels) could be from the same year. And the films for each year don't have to be the big time ones, just a nice cross section of A -pictures, B-pictures, a musical, a noir, a comedy , etc. One 24 hour slice of living in that year.

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So you don't like Martin and/or Lewis. Well, this thread is not interested in what you don't like. The thread wants to know who you think should be a SUTS candidate. So instead of shooting down other posters recommendation, why don't you give us an example of your poor judgement of talent and post your recommendation.

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i luv Bette Davis, but come on - she has been on SUTS - i think probably more than anyone else........let us have some more repeats of great ones like Tracey, Crawford, Wayne, Grant, and of course - Garbo and John Gilbert together and apart of both of them on the same day - showing films they made together and apart - that is a unique thought - showing couples and the films they made together that would be novel!

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I'll just use my first-timer list from a previous thread (and maybe add one or two):


Paul Muni

Sydney Greenstreet

Jean Simmons

Dean Martin

Mickey Rooney

Joan Fontaine

Melvyn Douglas

William Powell

Richard Barthelmess

Simone Signoret

Anna Magnani

Jeanne Moreau

Lilli Palmer

Walter Brennan

Madeleine Carroll

Richard Burton

Alain Delon

Walter Huston

Eleanor Parker

Agnes Moorehead

Gena Rowlands

Jason Robards

Herbert Marshall

Arthur Kennedy

Patricia Neal

Eli Wallach

Lee J. Cobb

Warren Oates

Charles Bronson

Harrison Ford

Jeff Bridges

Jack Nicholson


Edited by: sweetsmellofsuccess on Sep 5, 2012 7:19 AM

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Without reading anyone else's posts (sorry if I repeat), here's what I would love:


January: Danny Kaye (it's his 100th birthday that month)

(Feb=Oscars of course)

March: Dean Martin

April: Alec Guinness

May: George Sanders

June: Peter Ustinov

July: Eve Arden

(Aug=SUTS of course)

Sept: Ward Bond :)

Oct: Peter Lorre

Nov: Maggie Smith

Dec: Edmund Gwenn (the greatest Santa of all time)

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