Category Archives: TCM Classic Film Festival

Dates Announced for 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival + 5 Ways to Keep it Fresh

In Billy Wilder’s 1955 comedy THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, a man begins to lose interest in his spouse of seven years and seeks out greener romantic pastures – in the (shapely) form of Marilyn Monroe. Turner Classic Movies hopes film buffs … Continue reading

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Cora Sue Who? The 1930s Child Star You Don’t Know – But Should

Even if you love old movies, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard of Cora Sue Collins. And that’s a shame, because the 87-year-old former child star is a living history of classic Hollywood. Collins acted in nearly 50 films between 1932 … Continue reading

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Dead on Arrival at the TCM Film Fest

If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, in the following one it should be fired. – Anton Chehkov ACT ONE: (Interior) A plane bound for Hollywood. WILL, a handsome reporter who looks younger than … Continue reading

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UPDATE #2: Robert Osborne Will Miss TCM Film Festival due to “Minor Health Procedure”

Updated 3/20/15 – 2:30 p.m. (ET) In an update posted to the TCM Classic Film Festival website, TCM revealed that the previously scheduled Robert Osborne interview with Sophia Loren at TCMFF will instead be conducted by Edoardo Ponti, Loren’s son with … Continue reading

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My TCM Film Fest Memories: AIRPLANE! (1980)

Last night I watched AIRPORT (1970) on Turner Classic Movies and it reminded me of one of my favorite memories from the TCM Classic Film Festival. At the fourth TCMFF in 2013, I joined a motley crew of my Old … Continue reading

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Sophia Loren to Appear at 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival

Sometime in the early 1980s, my mom brought home a new perfume. “What’s ‘So-peeya’?” my sister Missy asked, adorably mispronouncing the name inscribed on the fancy glass bottle. “It’s Sophia,” my mother corrected. “It’s a perfume named after a beautiful movie actress. … 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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