Monthly Archives: January 2015

UPDATE: Original “Dark Shadows” Rises from the Dead on CBS’ DECADES TV Network

Updated 5/25/15 – Updated info in italics You can’t keep a good vampire down. Nearly half a century after its debut, the original Dark Shadows TV series is returning to television on DECADES, an over-the-air digital TV network co-owned by CBS and Weigel … Continue reading

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TCM Introduces Jennifer Dorian as New GM, Seeks to “Grow”

To paraphrase THE WIZARD OF OZ, Turner Classic Movies has two new women behind the curtain, and they’re not to be ignored. Variety and Deadline Hollywood reported today that Jennifer Dorian has been named general manager of TCM, a development I first reported … Continue reading

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Bacall and Bogart Personal Items up for Auction

Death is a way of life for classic movie fans. And if you don’t believe me, just search YouTube for TCM Remembers (and remember to have plenty of Kleenex handy). For many of us, the passing of Lauren Bacall last summer … Continue reading

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Rare Ernst Lubitsch Film Screens at New York Jewish Film Fest

“What would Lubitsch do?” a sign in Billy Wilder’s office famously read. It was both a testament to Wilder’s respect for the German-born director (for whom he co-wrote two films) and a tribute to Ernst Lubitsch’s ability to balance light … Continue reading

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Orson Welles’ EVIL – Still Touching Third Rails, 57 Years Later

TOUCH OF EVIL was supposed to be Orson Welles’ triumphant return to Hollywood after a decade in overseas exile. Sadly, that’s not how it turned out. “Universal loved the rushes,” Joseph McBride, author of three books on Welles, said last … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 5 Tips to Be a TCM “Fan Favorites” Programmer

Updated 1/13/15 with additional info from TCM spokesperson How many times have you watched a celebrity guest programmer chat with Robert Osborne or Ben Mankiewicz on Turner Classic Movies and thought, “I could do that!” Well, here’s your chance. TCM announced today that … Continue reading

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UPDATE: TCM Remembers Rod Taylor w/ Five-Film Tribute

Updated 1/10/15 with additional info and links Turner Classic Movies announced today that they will pre-empt scheduled programming on Thursday, January 29 in honor of Rod Taylor, who died on January 7 of natural causes at age 84. TCM’s five-film … Continue reading

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