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A Matter of Life and Death at 2014 TCM Classic FIlm Festival

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014

Last week at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, David Niven‘s film, “A Matter of Life and Death” was shown. A British made film with much visual beauty and...

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Actresses

Joan Crawford’s Johnny Guitar = “All About Eve Goes West”

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014

Classic film archivist and distributor and crowd favorite Michael Schlesinger introduced Joan Crawford’s film “Johnny Guitar” (1954), with Mercedes McCambridge...

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Directors

Cecil B. Demille’s Sphinx to be unearthed!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014

Buried beneath the sand of the Guadalupe-Nipomo dunes are artifacts from the set of Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 film “The Ten Commandments.” DeMille buried his set 91...

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Favorite Films

The Best Years Of Our Lives Restoration shown at TCM Film Fest

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014

The world premiere restoration of my all time favorite film, “The Best Years Of Our Lives” was shown on Saturday night at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival. One of the...

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Joan Crawford’s Johnny Guitar = “All About Eve Goes West”

Joan Crawford’s Johnny Guitar = “All About Eve Goes West”

Apr 20, 2014

Classic film archivist and distributor and crowd favorite Michael Schlesinger introduced Joan Crawford’s film “Johnny Guitar” (1954), with Mercedes McCambridge and Sterling Hayden, and offers some of his ideas on how the movie works, in Hollywood at the TCM Film Festival on Thursday night. He explains how the film is very popular with gay men...

Kim Novak, Robert Osborne at The 2014 TCM Film Festival

Kim Novak, Robert Osborne at The 2014 TCM Film Festival

Apr 20, 2014

Kim Novak speaks with Robert Osborne, and addresses the reaction to her appearance at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, and her decision to return to the TCM Classic Film Festival, before a screening of her film “Bell, Book And Candle” (1958), at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood Saturday. An endearing and earnest Kim Novak confronts...

William Friedkin at TCM Film Festival

William Friedkin at TCM Film Festival

Apr 20, 2014

On Friday, April 11 at the 2014 TCM Film Festival William Friedkin, a man responsible for some of the most intense scenes in film history, discussed 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...

New TV Project to explore intersecting lives of Garbo and Dietrich

New TV Project to explore intersecting lives of Garbo and Dietrich

Apr 19, 2014

Hollywood legends Garbo and Dietrich are the topic of this new project which focuses their intersecting lives. Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures is producing its first major television project with Angela Robinson (“True Blood,” “Hung”) and Alex Kondracke (“Hung,” “The L Word”). The project focuses on the intersecting...

Barbara Stanwyck’s The Big Valley S2 and S3 on DVD

Barbara Stanwyck’s The Big Valley S2  and S3 on DVD

Apr 19, 2014

Barbara Stanwyck‘s TV show, “The Big Valley” was a hit in the 1970′s. The show has not been on DVD except for the first season until now. Season 2 was released on April 8 and now, ‘Season 3′ is scheduled to be available in early July. With the long-awaited second season finally available on DVD as of last Tuesday, the folks...

Newly Restored The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Heading to Blu-ray

Newly Restored The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Heading to Blu-ray

Apr 19, 2014

German label Universum Film has revealed that it plans to release on Blu-ray director Robert Wiene’s masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), starring Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, and Friedrich Feher. The preliminary release date set by the label is June 13th.  The legendary silent film was recently restored by Murnau-Stiftung in collaboration with...

Cecil B. Demille’s Sphinx to be unearthed!

Cecil B. Demille’s Sphinx to be unearthed!

Apr 19, 2014

Buried beneath the sand of the Guadalupe-Nipomo dunes are artifacts from the set of Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 film “The Ten Commandments.” DeMille buried his set 91 years ago but since then, the shifting sands have exposed pieces of the set. The Dunes Center of Guadalupe has discovered many pieces of DeMille’s set over the years, but they are...

A Matter of Life and Death at 2014 TCM Classic FIlm Festival

A Matter of Life and Death at 2014 TCM Classic FIlm Festival

Apr 19, 2014

Last week at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, David Niven‘s film, “A Matter of Life and Death” was shown. A British made film with much visual beauty and style, it had success in the US, too, but under the title, “Stairway to Heaven.” The reason the film’s name was changed was because, as explained in the video below by,...

Tyrone Power Tribute to Celebrate his 100th Birthday

Tyrone Power Tribute to Celebrate his 100th Birthday

Apr 18, 2014

If you live in the Chicago area, this is your chance to help celebrate Tyrone Power’s 100th birthday. This May marks the 100th anniversary of the actor’s birth and the Pickwisk Theater in Park Ridge, IL, is hosting  a Tyrone Power double feature on May 1, 2014 as part of its year-long classic film series, “The Films of 1939.” The double feature will...

The Best Years Of Our Lives Restoration shown at TCM Film Fest

The Best Years Of Our Lives Restoration shown at TCM Film Fest

Apr 18, 2014

The world premiere restoration of my all time favorite film, “The Best Years Of Our Lives” was shown on Saturday night at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival. One of the first Hollywood films to deal with the plight World War II’s returning veterans, this award-winning drama has continued to be as timely as when it first appeared. In fact, it was...

WATCH TCM now available on Kindle

WATCH TCM now available on Kindle

Apr 18, 2014

Everyone agrees that the “WATCH TCM” app is a great place to catch up on films you may have missed when they aired on TCM or to just to watch them again and again. Now there’s an additional way to see your favorite classic movies online. The newest way is to watch via your Amazon Kindle. Enjoy the classics any way you wish. Here’s hoping...

Richard Dreyfuss at TCM Classic Film Festival

Richard Dreyfuss at TCM Classic Film Festival

Apr 17, 2014

Academy Award®-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss was seen at the 2014 TCM Film Festival on Friday, at Club TCM and on Saturday at a screening of his film, “The Goodbye Girl. On Friday, at Club TCM he spoke with acclaimed actress Illeana Douglas about his extraordinary career in this hour-long conversation. From his memorable roles in films like Jaws (1975),...

Quincy Jones on “The Italian Job” at TCM Film Festival

Quincy Jones on “The Italian Job” at TCM Film Festival

Apr 16, 2014

Legendary composer and producer Quincy Jones came to the 2014 TCM film Festival last week and was interviewed by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz before a screening of “The Italian Job,” (1969), Friday evening at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. During the interview he made passing reference to Elton John, star Michael Caine, the Rolling Stones, cockney...

Margaret O’Brien at TCM Film Festival “Meet Me In St. Louis”

Margaret O’Brien at TCM Film Festival “Meet Me In St. Louis”

Apr 16, 2014

With author and critic Richard Corliss for TCM, Margaret O’Brien talks before a screening of her film “Meet me in St. Louis” (1944) at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Friday April 12, 2014 in Hollywood. In the video below, Margaret O’Brien talks about Judy Garland, and clears up some tales about who did the crying on the set.  It’s often...

Fraser Heston Talks Charlton Heston’s “Touch of Evil”

Fraser Heston Talks Charlton Heston’s “Touch of Evil”

Apr 16, 2014

Last week at the TCM Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood,writer, director and producer Fraser Heston, son of Charlton Heston, introduced his father’s film”Touch Of Evil” (1958), directed by Classic Movie Favorites featured director, Orson Welles. The feature was shown after the ceremony to launch the Charlton Heston Forever...

Jerry Lewis gets footprints in cement in Hollywood

Jerry Lewis gets footprints in cement in Hollywood

Apr 16, 2014

The “King of Comedy,” Jerry Lewis added his hand and footprints to those already who have a cement square on Hollywood Boulevard last week in Hollywood.  The Jerry Lewis Hand and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre was held during the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California. At age 88, Jerry looked very spry...