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If you could select 31 actors and actresses for August's Summer Under the Stars, which ones would you choose?

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 So what are your thoughts?   Which 31 movie stars and/or film character actors and actresses would you choose for an August Summer Under the Stars? 

(You can select a particular star for each day of the month if you want to, but that is optional.)

 

 

The following is only one of my three or four ideas for a SUTS in August:

 

August 1st - Spencer Tracy

 

August 2nd - Ann Sheridan

 

August 3rd - John Ireland

 

August 4th - Van Heflin

 

August 5th - Leslie Howard

 

August 6th - Carroll Baker

 

August 7th - Greta Garbo

 

August 8th - Sidney Poitier

 

August 9th - Donna Reed

 

August 10th - Laurence Harvey

 

August 11th - Susan Hayward

 

August 12th - Julie Christie

 

August 13th - Edmund Gwenn

 

August 14th - Fred Astaire

 

August 15th - Nelson Eddy

 

August 16th - Ida Lupino

 

August 17th - Kim Novak

 

August 18th - Ruth Hussey

 

August 19th - Montgomery Clift

 

August 20th - Janice Rule

 

August 21st - James Garner

 

August 22nd - Carol Lynley

 

August 23rd - Jane Russell

 

August 24th - Yvette Mimieux

 

August 25th - John Garfield

 

August 26th - Russ Tamblyn

 

August 27th - Eleanor Parker

 

August 28th - Martha Scott

 

August 29th - Jane Wyman

 

August 30th - Jerome Cowan

 

August 31st - Joan Leslie

 

 

I'm sure I'll back with some more ideas.    How about your ideas? 

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Hi, Classic aficionado;

That's an interesting idea. "Summer Under the Stars" is always kind of a fun month.

 

I see you've got some unusual suspects mixed in with some more well-known stars. That's always refreshing.

To come up with 31 actors and actresses I'd program for August's SUTS will take me a while, I'm not very good at thinking of stuff like that off the top of my head.

Thanks for a fun thread idea !

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Hi, Classic aficionado;

That's an interesting idea. "Summer Under the Stars" is always kind of a fun month.

 

I see you've got some unusual suspects mixed in with some more well-known stars. That's always refreshing.

To come up with 31 actors and actresses I'd program for August's SUTS will take me a while, I'm not very good at thinking of stuff like that off the top of my head.

Thanks for a fun thread idea !

And thank you!   I'm happy you like this thread idea and that you think this first idea is refreshing.   I think I'll be posting a few more SUTS ideas in a few days. 

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And thank you!   I'm happy you like this thread idea and that you think this first idea is refreshing.   I think I'll be posting a few more SUTS ideas in a few days. 

I really dig 'laundry' lists of everyone's favourite this and that.  Thank you.

Maybe our unseen programming Gods will look over some of the ideas with favour for their 2016 selection for the August 2015 schedule may be up pretty soon.

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The following is only one of my three or four ideas for a SUTS in August:

 

 

August 17th - Kim Novak

 

 

 

If Kim Novak is honored this year maybe TCM will air THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE again.

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 So what are your thoughts?   Which 31 movie stars and/or film character actors and actresses would you choose for an August Summer Under the Stars? 

(You can select a particular star for each day of the month if you want to, but that is optional.)

 

 

The following is only one of my three or four ideas for a SUTS in August:

 

August 1st - Spencer Tracy

 

August 2nd - Ann Sheridan

 

August 3rd - John Ireland

 

August 4th - Van Heflin

 

August 5th - Leslie Howard

 

August 6th - Carroll Baker

 

August 7th - Greta Garbo

 

August 8th - Sidney Poitier

 

August 9th - Donna Reed

 

August 10th - Laurence Harvey

 

August 11th - Susan Hayward

 

August 12th - Julie Christie

 

August 13th - Edmund Gwenn

 

August 14th - Fred Astaire

 

August 15th - Nelson Eddy

 

August 16th - Ida Lupino

 

August 17th - Kim Novak

 

August 18th - Ruth Hussey

 

August 19th - Montgomery Clift

 

August 20th - Janice Rule

 

August 21st - James Garner

 

August 22nd - Carol Lynley

 

August 23rd - Jane Russell

 

August 24th - Yvette Mimieux

 

August 25th - John Garfield

 

August 26th - Russ Tamblyn

 

August 27th - Eleanor Parker

 

August 28th - Martha Scott

 

August 29th - Jane Wyman

 

August 30th - Jerome Cowan

 

August 31st - Joan Leslie

 

 

I'm sure I'll back with some more ideas.    How about your ideas? 

 

John Ireland and Edmund Gwenn, for two, are unusual choices. But good ones.

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I believe I made a similar list in another thread a few weeks ago, but these lists are always fun to make.  Here's mine, which I'm sure is quite different than the one I made in the other thread:

 

1- Errol Flynn (I don't care that I've seen most of his movies.  I love him.  He deserves a day.)

2- Myrna Loy

3- Claude Rains

4- Angela Lansbury

5- Anne Baxter

6- George Sanders

7- William Holden

8- Jean Arthur

9- Gene Tierney

10- Fred MacMurray

11- Jean Harlow

12- Ann Sheridan

13- Ida Lupino

14- Charles Coburn

15- Olivia de Havilland

16- Rosalind Russell

17- James Cagney

18- Joel McCrea

19- Richard Widmark

20- Lucille Ball

21- SZ Sakall

22- Tony Curtis

23- Jack Carson

24- William Frawley

25- Dean Martin

26- Jack Lemmon

27- Eddie Albert

28- Joan Blondell

29- Hayley Mills

30- Agnes Moorehead

31- Eve Arden

 

I had three other picks: Vera-Ellen, Mitzi Gaynor and Judy Holliday, but I don't know if these ladies made enough films to fill a full SUTS day. 

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August 20th - Janice Rule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janice Rule is quite an interesting choice.  Not an obvious one as I see on the imdb that most of her work was in television.  But it would be nice to learn more about her via TCM if possible.

 

 

 

I keep touting Max von Sydow.  60 years of international work for top top directors.

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Cool.  I love these. Here's my picks:

 

1.) Michael Rennie

2.) Rex Ingram

3.) Richard Egan

4.) Olivia DeHavilland

5.) Rochelle Hudson

6.) James Shigeta

7.) Irene Dunne

8.) Ruby Dee

9.) Glynis Johns

10.) Dorothy McGuire

11.) Philip Ahn

12.) Ray Milland

13.) Bette Davis 

14.) Harry Belafonte 

15.) Leo Genn

16.) Dickie Moore

17.) Debra Paget

18.) Louise Beavers

19.) Ralph Bellamy

20.) Juano Hernandez

21.) Barbara O'Neil

22.) Walter Slezak

23.) Stuart Whitman

24.) Clarence Muse

25.) Wallace Ford

26.) Bonita Granville

27.) James Dunn

28.) Ethel Waters

29.) J. Carrol Naish

30.) Marian Marsh

31.) Dorothy Dandridge

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Cool.  I love these. Here's my picks:

 

1.) Michael Rennie

2.) Rex Ingram

3.) Richard Egan

4.) Olivia DeHavilland

5.) Rochelle Hudson

6.) James Shigeta

7.) Irene Dunne

8.) Ruby Dee

9.) Glynis Johns

10.) Dorothy McGuire

11.) Philip Ahn

12.) Ray Milland

13.) Bette Davis 

14.) Harry Belafonte 

15.) Leo Genn

16.) Dickie Moore

17.) Debra Paget

18.) Louise Beavers

19.) Ralph Bellamy

20.) Juano Hernandez

21.) Barbara O'Neil

22.) Walter Slezak

23.) Stuart Whitman

24.) Clarence Muse

25.) Wallace Ford

26.) Bonita Granville

27.) James Dunn

28.) Ethel Waters

29.) J. Carrol Naish

30.) Marian Marsh

31.) Dorothy Dandridge

Great list!  A lot of variation and lots of stars that have not been showcased as yet.  

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Thanks, Bogie!  I have a lot of favorite performers who are underrated, so I love imagining that they actually would get a day.

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Marlon Brando

William Holden

James Dean  (maybe 1/2 day with his 3 films)

Vic Morrow

Lee J. Cobb

Dana Andrews

Vincent Price

Ralph Meeker

Aldo Ray

James Cagney

Bette Davis

Vivien Leigh

Frank Sinatra

Montgomery Clift

Charles Bickford

Steve McQueen

Barbara Stanwyck

Humphrey Bogart

Glenn Ford

 

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I believe I made a similar list in another thread a few weeks ago, but these lists are always fun to make.  Here's mine, which I'm sure is quite different than the one I made in the other thread:

 

1- Errol Flynn (I don't care that I've seen most of his movies.  I love him.  He deserves a day.)

2- Myrna Loy

3- Claude Rains

4- Angela Lansbury

5- Anne Baxter

6- George Sanders

7- William Holden

8- Jean Arthur

9- Gene Tierney

10- Fred MacMurray

11- Jean Harlow

12- Ann Sheridan

13- Ida Lupino

14- Charles Coburn

15- Olivia de Havilland

16- Rosalind Russell

17- James Cagney

18- Joel McCrea

19- Richard Widmark

20- Lucille Ball

21- SZ Sakall

22- Tony Curtis

23- Jack Carson

24- William Frawley

25- Dean Martin

26- Jack Lemmon

27- Eddie Albert

28- Joan Blondell

29- Hayley Mills

30- Agnes Moorehead

31- Eve Arden

 

I had three other picks: Vera-Ellen, Mitzi Gaynor and Judy Holliday, but I don't know if these ladies made enough films to fill a full SUTS day.

 

Judy Holliday definitely does not.have enough to do a 24.hour tribute. Vera Ellen seems.to fall just short; maybe a showing of THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT 1 and 2 could fill the schedule. Mitzi Gaynor has just enough, I believe; the trick will be to get her 20th Century Fox titles.

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Tor Johnson.  For his consistency and artistry of the craft.

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Hard to pare this down to 31 stars but here goes:

 

8/1 Aline MacMahon

8/2 C. Aubrey Smith

8/3 Margaret Lindsay

8/4 Joseph Calleia 

8/5 Virginia Bruce

8/6 Chester Morris

8/7 Ann Harding 

8/8 Otto Kruger

8/9 Nat Pendleton 

8/10 Clifton Webb

8/11 Brian Keith

8/12 Jane Bryan

8/13 Regis Toomey

8/14 Verree Teasdale

8/15 Michael Rennie

8/16 Vera-Ellen

8/17 James Whitmore 

8/18 Charles Colburn

8/19 Madeleine Carroll 

8/20 Morgan Freeman

8/21 Marie Prevost

8/22 James Gleason

8/23 Karen Morley

8/24 Ricardo Cortez

8/25 Edward Ellis

8/26 Dorothy Mackaill

8/27 Allen Jenkins

8/28 Edward Arnold

8/29 Lloyd Nolan

8/30 Raymond Massey

8/31William Frawley

 

Lydecker

 

 

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I love Summer Under the Stars but I do wish they would program mostly the lesser known films for each star during their day rather then the old reliables, which I love but I'd much prefer to finally get to see say Housewife or Special Agent on a Bette Davis tribute day then the umpteenth showing of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? or All About Eve. 

 

That being said here are my 31 (I'm using that template of including the performers who have the most unseen films by me)

 

Kay Kendall

Gail Russell

Ann Sheridan

Alice Faye

Anne Bancroft

Deanna Durbin

Veronica Lake

Glynis Johns

Alan Bates

Edna May Oliver

Lee J. Cobb

Jane Wyman

Joan Bennett

Claire Trevor

Linda Darnell

Shelley Winters

Ruth Roman

Jane Greer

Julie Christie

Jack Carson

Patricia Neal 

Arthur Kennedy

Ida Lupino

Fay Bainter

Dorothy Malone

Jean Simmons

Dorothy McGuire

Margaret Sullavan

Marlene Dietrich

Bette Davis

Claudette Colbert

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Tor Johnson.  For his consistency and artistry of the craft.

He's 31 stars rolled into 1.

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Victor Matrue for all those neglected Twentieth Century Fox films - noir, gladiators, self parody.  He's got it all.

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Well, it looks like it's the TCM programmers who CAN'T select 31 actors and actresses for August Summer Under the Stars, judging by the apparent delay in announcing the schedule. Lol.

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I love Summer Under the Stars but I do wish they would program mostly the lesser known films for each star during their day rather then the old reliables, which I love but I'd much prefer to finally get to see say Housewife or Special Agent on a Bette Davis tribute day then the umpteenth showing of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? or All About Eve. 

 

That being said here are my 31 (I'm using that template of including the performers who have the most unseen films by me)

 

Jane Wyman

Yes, to Jane Wyman if they would somehow show The Blue Veil (1951) with Charles Laughton, Joan Blondell, Agnes Moorehead and Richard Carlson.

That has all but disappeared.

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Janice Rule is quite an interesting choice.  Not an obvious one as I see on the imdb that most of her work was in television.  But it would be nice to learn more about her via TCM if possible.

 

I keep touting Max von Sydow.  60 years of international work for top top directors.

 

 

That's quite interesting.   I hadn't known that Janice Rule had done so much television work.   There is a great number of movies that she starred in and co-starred in.  Two of them belong to the Time-Warner/Turner library:  "Holiday For Sinners" (1952, MGM) and "Welcome To Hard Times" (1967, MGM).   TCM also has easy access to two other of her titles: Goodbye My Fancy (1951, Warner Bros.) and Starlift (1951, Warner Bros.), and has occasionally aired the former.     The other films of hers that I know TCM has shown are of course "The Swimmer", "The Chase", "Alvarez Kelly", "Invitation to a Gunfighter", "Fourteen Hours", and "Bell, Book, and Candle".

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To those of you who mentioned Irene Dunne, Lee J. Cobb, Agnes Moorehead, and Eve Arden, good thinking!  

Those were a few of the other people that I had thought of as possible people to be honored in a SUTS August.

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Another idea for 31 performers in a Summer Under the Stars:

 

August 1st - Sidney Poitier

 

August 2nd -Merle Oberon

 

August 3rd - Van Heflin

 

August 4th - Leslie Howard

 

August 5th - Edmund Gwenn

 

August 6th - Paul Henreid

 

August 7th - Jack Lemmon

 

August 8th - Angela Lansbury

 

August 9th - Nelson Eddy

 

August 10th - Lucile Watson

 

August 11th - Fred Astaire

 

August 12nd - Lee J. Cobb

 

August 13th - Ruth Hussey

 

August 14th - Laurence Harvey

 

August 15th - Susan Hayward

 

August 16th - Geraldine Fitzgerald

 

August 17th - Leon Ames

 

August 18th - Agnes Moorehead

 

August 19th - Jane Russell

 

August 20th - Wendy Hiller

 

August 21st - Cameron Mitchell

 

August 22nd - Julie Christie

 

August 23rd - Irene Dunne

 

August 24th - Russ Tamblyn

 

August 25th - Virginia Grey

 

August 26th - Jerome Cowan

 

August 27th - Eve Arden

 

August 28th - Eleanor Parker

 

August 29th - Ann Sheridan

 

August 30th - Yvette Mimieux

 

August 31st - Joan Leslie

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Yvette Mimieux

 

Now, that's someone I'd never have thought of in a million years.

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