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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

Saturday August 1, 2020

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Barbara Stanwyck's day on TCM

gambling lady (1934)
annie oakley (1935) 
b.f.'s daughter (1948)
crime of passion (1957)
the moonlighter (1953)
east side west side (1949)
the two mrs. carrolls (1947)
clash by night (1952)

ball of fire (1941)
double indemnity (1944)
meet john doe (1941)
the mad miss manton (1938)
lady of burlesque (1943)

Awesome selection. Especially looking forward to DOUBLE INDEMNITY.

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Sunday August 2, 2020

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Rock Hudson's day on TCM

winchester '73 (1950)
something of value (1957)
a fine pair (1969)
all that heaven allows (1955)
the golden blade (1953)
written on the wind (1957)
ice station zebra (1968)
pillow talk (1959)
magnificent obsession (1954)
giant (1956)
pretty maids all in a row (1971)

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

Sunday August 2, 2020

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Rock Hudson's day on TCM

From the set of the "Thriller" video shoot, am I correct?

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5 minutes ago, sagebrush said:

From the set of the "Thriller" video shoot, am I correct?

Good question. It must have been, given the red jacket MJ is wearing. And it looks like it was outside.

According to the wiki page for the Thriller video:

"It was filmed at the Palace Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, the junction of Union Pacific Avenue and South Calzona Street in East Los Angeles, and at the Angeleno Heights neighborhood at 1345 Carroll Avenue."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson's_Thriller_(music_video)

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12 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Good question. It must have been, given the red jacket MJ is wearing. And it looks like it was outside.

According to the wiki page for the Thriller video:

"It was filmed at the Palace Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, the junction of Union Pacific Avenue and South Calzona Street in East Los Angeles, and at the Angeleno Heights neighborhood at 1345 Carroll Avenue."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson's_Thriller_(music_video)

This copy of the photo has more context clues:

Rock Hudson and Marc Christian visiting Michael Jackson during the filming of the music video for Thriller. Photo by Douglas Kirkland. Facts About Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson Rare, Michael Jackson Thriller, Thriller Video, Thriller Books, Thriller Album, Rock Hudson, Jackson Family, Jo Jackson

The photo was taken outside the Palace Theatre, just in front of the pedestrian crossing.  There's a "Kinney Shoes" sign visible in the photo.   The Palace was part of the Orpheum  vaudeville circuit (referenced in the musical Gypsy) until 1926, when they built a newer theater down the street.   You can still see the Orpheum name above the theatre marquee today, and if there's an old theatre in your town with that name, it likely was built and operated by the vaudeville circuit.   

The Orpheum circuit merged with the Keith-Albee circuit to become KAO.  KAO then was combined with Joseph Kennedy's Film Booking Offices of America, under majority ownership of RCA, to become the RKO Corporation.  The "O" in RKO stood for "Orpheum" (Radio-Keith-Orpheum).  The film studio was a subsidiary of the larger corporation.

The blonde man with a mustache Marc Christian, who sued Hudson's estate, and became tabloid fodder for much of the late 1980s.

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32 minutes ago, txfilmfan said:

This copy of the photo has more context clues:

Rock Hudson and Marc Christian visiting Michael Jackson during the filming of the music video for Thriller. Photo by Douglas Kirkland. Facts About Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson Rare, Michael Jackson Thriller, Thriller Video, Thriller Books, Thriller Album, Rock Hudson, Jackson Family, Jo Jackson

The photo was taken outside the Palace Theatre, just in front of the pedestrian crossing.  There's a "Kinney Shoes" sign visible in the photo.   The Palace was part of the Orpheum  vaudeville circuit (referenced in the musical Gypsy) until 1926, when they built a newer theater down the street.   You can still see the Orpheum name above the theatre marquee today, and if there's an old theatre in your town with that name, it likely was built and operated by the vaudeville circuit.   

The Orpheum circuit merged with the Keith-Albee circuit to become KAO.  KAO then was combined with Joseph Kennedy's Film Booking Offices of America, under majority ownership of RCA, to become the RKO Corporation.  The "O" in RKO stood for "Orpheum" (Radio-Keith-Orpheum).  The film studio was a subsidiary of the larger corporation.

The blonde man with a mustache Marc Christian, who sued Hudson's estate, and became tabloid fodder for much of the late 1980s.

Great detective work. I know where that theater is located in downtown L.A. I used to walk right by it on my way to get a bus. I never knew Thriller had been filmed there. Learn something new everyday!

The photos I selected for the Summer Under the Stars honorees involve the honoree and a loved one (spouse or companion) that they seem happy to be with, even if a breakup or divorce occurred later. This was the only photo I could find of Hudson & Christian together, where it seemed like they were out in public having a good time. The fact that Hudson is meeting Jackson and shaking his hand gives it a little extra value!

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Monday August 3, 2020

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Rita Hayworth's day on TCM

renegade ranger (1938)
susan and god (1940)
affectionately yours (1941)
the strawberry blonde (1941)
the happy thieves (1962)
my gal sal (1942)
down to earth (1947)
cover girl (1944)
the lady from shanghai (1948)
gilda (1946)
pal joey (1957)
you were never lovelier (1942)
the wrath of god (1972)

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48 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Monday August 3, 2020

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Rita Hayworth's day on TCM

renegade ranger (1938)
susan and god (1940)
affectionately yours (1941)
the strawberry blonde (1941)
the happy thieves (1962)
my gal sal (1942)
down to earth (1947)
cover girl (1944)
the lady from shanghai (1948)
gilda (1946)
pal joey (1957)
you were never lovelier (1942)
the wrath of god (1972)

Brilliant choice of films, especially as the vain and shallow Virginia in THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE.

GILDA and PAL JOEY are really good films as well.

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On 8/2/2020 at 3:24 PM, Bethluvsfilms said:

Brilliant choice of films, especially as the vain and shallow Virginia in THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE.

GILDA and PAL JOEY are really good films as well.

I love GILDA. I also love AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD (1952).

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Tuesday August 4, 2020

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S.Z. Sakall's day on TCM

it's a date (1940)
cynthia (1947)
san antonio (1945)
romance on the high seas (1948)
tea for two (1950)
the daughter of rosie o'grady (1950)
embraceable you (1948)
never say goodbye (1946)
in the good old summertime (1949)
christmas in connecticut (1945)
seven sweethearts (1942)
lullaby of broadway (1951)
the student prince (1954)

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11 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Tuesday August 4, 2020

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S.Z. Sakall's day on TCM

it's a date (1940)
cynthia (1947)
san antonio (1945)
romance on the high seas (1948)
tea for two (1950)
the daughter of rosie o'grady (1950)
embraceable you (1948)
never say goodbye (1946)
in the good old summertime (1949)
christmas in connecticut (1945)
seven sweethearts (1942)
lullaby of broadway (1951)
the student prince (1954)

Interesting selection of films. Don't recall seeing LULLABYE OF BROADWAY or THE STUDENT PRINCE, will have to check those out.

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Just watched EMBRACEABLE YOU for the first time. Hey, that was a pretty good flick!

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14 hours ago, sagebrush said:

Just watched EMBRACEABLE YOU for the first time. Hey, that was a pretty good flick!

Glad you enjoyed it.

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Wednesday August 5, 2020

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Ann Miller's day on TCM

room service (1938)
you can't take it with you (1938)
tarnished angel (1938)
too many girls (1940)
reveille with beverly (1943)
watch the birdie (1950)
the great american pastime (1956)
the opposite sex (1956)
hit the deck (1955)
on the town (1949)
kiss me kate (1953)
easter parade (1948)
small town girl (1953)

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NOIR THURSDAY is back on Movies! over-the-air channel (free with antenna): https://moviestvnetwork.com/

Blonde Ice (1:25 am Pacific) (4:25 am Eastern)

I Died a Thousand Times

Johnny Eager

Red Light

The Fallen Sparrow

The Strange One

Overexposed

Detour

Lady in the Lake

The Brothers Rico

The Dark Past

The Night Holds Terror

Scarlet Street

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Thursday August 6, 2020

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Burt Lancaster's day on TCM

vengeance valley (1951)
jim thorpe all-american (1951)
the flame and the arrow (1950)
the crimson pirate (1952)
brute force (1947)
seven days in may (1964)
the train (1964)
elmer gantry (1960)
birdman of alcatraz (1962)
from here to eternity (1953)
atlantic city (1980)

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3 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Thursday August 6, 2020

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Burt Lancaster's day on TCM

vengeance valley (1951)
jim thorpe all-american (1951)
the flame and the arrow (1950)
the crimson pirate (1952)
brute force (1947)
seven days in may (1964)
the train (1964)
elmer gantry (1960)
birdman of alcatraz (1962)
from here to eternity (1953)
atlantic city (1980)

Really terrific selection of the best of Burt, and on my birthday too!

My favs are BRUTE FORCE, SEVEN DAYS IN MAY, ELMER GANTRY and FROM HERE TO ETERNITY.

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I recommend ATLANTIC CITY. It's one of his best.

It's nice to see him have such a good role in an "A" film at that stage of his career.

I wish THE SWIMMER would have been included. It's my ultimate favorite Burt Lancaster performance.

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Atlantic City was a really good film. It surprised me when I watched it. I haven’t seen all of his films, but I love every Lancaster performance. It’s hard to find an actor that delivers his lines quite like Lancaster did. He was so intense and precise at the same time. Sweet Smell of Success with Lancaster and Curtis is some of the best acting you will ever see in film. 
 

I’ve been watching a lot of Criterion films lately, so I’m hoping to at least catch Elmer Gantry. 

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8 hours ago, YourManGodfrey said:

Atlantic City was a really good film. It surprised me when I watched it. I haven’t seen all of his films, but I love every Lancaster performance. It’s hard to find an actor that delivers his lines quite like Lancaster did. He was so intense and precise at the same time. Sweet Smell of Success with Lancaster and Curtis is some of the best acting you will ever see in film. 
 

I’ve been watching a lot of Criterion films lately, so I’m hoping to at least catch Elmer Gantry. 

A few weeks ago I started looking online for some of Lancaster's films from the 70s, since I feel that is a somewhat neglected and overlooked period of his career. 

I found TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING (1977) on YouTube.  A decent print. It's long, about two and a half hours. But the concept is intriguing, and Burt leads an all-star cast. I was glad I watched it. He never lost his star quality or that intensity. I think what I love about him most is he was an unabashed liberal and he didn't seem to mind if people didn't share his political beliefs or personal convictions. Those beliefs and convictions fueled his passion and they're what make all his performances so memorable, even roles in lesser vehicles.

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Friday August 7, 2020

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Sylvia Sidney's day on TCM

one third of a nation (1939)
an american tragedy (1931)
city streets (1931)
street scene (1931)
mary burns fugitive (1935)
you only live once (1936)
dead end (1937)
fury (1936)
you and me (1938)
thirty day princess (1934)
sabotage (1936)
les miserables (1952)
summer wishes winter dreams (1973)
the wagons roll at night (1941)

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2 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Friday August 7, 2020

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Sylvia Sidney's day on TCM

one third of a nation (1939)
an american tragedy (1931)
city streets (1931)
street scene (1931)
mary burns fugitive (1935)
you only live once (1936)
dead end (1937)
fury (1936)
you and me (1938)
thirty day princess (1934)
sabotage (1936)
les miserables (1952)
summer wishes winter dreams (1973)
the wagons roll at night (1941)

FURY is a great one. Also have a special fondness for DEAD END.

Recently saw THIRTY DAY PRINCESS on DVD and she was terrific in that.

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21 hours ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

FURY is a great one. Also have a special fondness for DEAD END.

Recently saw THIRTY DAY PRINCESS on DVD and she was terrific in that.

I was glad TCM honored Sylvia Sidney this year. Probably my favorite day on the SUTS schedule.

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Saturday August 8, 2020

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Charlie Chaplin's day on TCM

the rounders (1914)
the knockout (1914)
the pilgrim (1923)
a dog's life (1918)
the kid (1921)
the gold rush (1925)
the circus (1928)
monsieur verdoux (1947)
limelight (1952)
the great dictator (1940)
city lights (1931)
modern times (1936)
a king in new york (1957)
pay day (1922)
sunnyside (1919)
the idle class (1921)
shoulder arms (1918)
a day's pleasure (1919)
mabel's married life (1914)

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22 hours ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

FURY is a great one. Also have a special fondness for DEAD END.

Recently saw THIRTY DAY PRINCESS on DVD and she was terrific in that.

I'm looking forward to Les Misérables. I've never seen this version (I think it's just about the only version I've never seen! 😄)

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