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Receive any Classic films for Christmas?


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How many of you received classic films as Christmas gifts this year?


I am happy to say that I now have 13 new films to watch.


I received


Errol Flynn Signature Collection Vol 1 containing:

-Captain Blood

-Dodge City

-The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

-The Sea Hawk

-They Died with Their Boots On


Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection containing:

-Manhattan Melodrama

-Love Crazy

-Evelyn Prentice

-Double Wedding

-I Love You Again


Rock Hudson & Doris Day Collection containing:

-Pillow Talk

-Love Come Back

-Send Me No Flowers


Plus I also have an Errol Flynn documentary to watch and I also received the "I Love Lucy" Color Christmas Special to go with my collection.


Suffice it to say, I'm going to be very busy watching (and rewatching a few) my new movies.

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That's a great bunch of box sets you got there!


My goal is to have fewer DVDs though.


TCM occasionally broadcasts a film I've never seen (or heard of) that stars a fave of mine, and THAT'S a present in itself for me.


December it was a Bob Hope film PRINCESS & THE PIRATE and January Eddie Cantor & Ethel Merman in STRIKE ME PINK. Yay!

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I lucked out this year. I've seen all of these before, but I wanted them for my DVD collection:


It's Love I'm After

Pat and Mike

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

The Heiress

The Caine Mutiny

The Incredible Shrinking Man

"Cult Camp Classics" (includes Caged)




Plus, I bought the following for myself ;) :


History is Made at Night

Elmer Gantry

Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3 (book)

Old Hollywood 2014 Calendar

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I only asked for one - - Fanny. Reason, in addition to really liking this film, I plan to have my second movie night with my 17 year old grand niece. Since the first film was Gigi, thought I'd stick with Leslie Caron plus hoping she will enjoy the romance.

By the way, I did get a very unexpected gift (from family, no less) in Robert Osborne's new book on Oscar. It's a beautiful book and will make a great reference.

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No DVDs, but close --- a CD. I got the complete original soundtrack score from *It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World* (1963). This 2-disc set features music cues not found on the 1963 LP version, which was actually a re-recording of the film's score by the Hollywood Studio Orchestra (which makes up disc 2 of this set). On disc 1 --- the music from the film's original 6-track composite soundtrack, as performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by composer Ernest Gold himself. Thank you, Ray Faiola!!

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Sorta, Kinda, but not really ;)

I finally got the TCM coffee mug I've been asking for from my children.

I like to buy my own classic movies as I just recently purchased:


* Shane

* Come Back Little Sheba


To give credit to my kids, they would never be able to even take a guess for the exact movies I'd like and the list would be too long for them to choose from.

I have over 200 classic films in my library now and counting.

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I'm glad to say I got a whole bunch in the form of two singles and three box sets:


Individual DVDs:

We're No Angels (SO GLAD to finally have this)

North by Northwest

Mary Poppins


I got a 10 disc one with a bunch of classics:

Dinner at the Ritz

Anna Karenina (Leigh)

Farewell to Arms

Inspector General

Life with Father

Till the Clouds Roll By

Penny Serenade

Father's Little Dividend

Meet John Doe

My Little Princess

My Favorite Brunette

Made for Each Other

Snows of Kilimanjaro


The Smallest Show on Earth

At War with the Army

The Flying Deuces

Outpost Morocco

Eternally Yours

Of Human Bondage


Henry Fonda collection with:

Battle of the Bulge

Advise & Consent

Mr Roberts

The Wrong Man


TCM Leading Ladies Collection:

Now Voyager

For Me and My Gal

Father of the Bride

Dial M for Murder

Mildred Pierce


My kind of holiday :)

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