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TCM (Temporarily?) Replaced by FXM on DISH

On the second day of the blackout that’s depriving as many as one in seven TCM viewers of their daily classic film fix, DISH Network has come up with a “creative” solution to help squelch viewer outrage. After DISH pulled the plug on TCM, … Continue reading

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UPDATE: TCM Goes Dark on DISH Network

UPDATE 11/21/14 – A deal has been reached to (temporarily) end the blackout. Details here.  Turner Classic Movies was dropped today by the nation’s third largest multichannel video programming distributor in a dispute over carriage fees, a move affecting more than 14 … Continue reading

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Remembering Eli Wallach + 5 of His Films

Sometime in the mid-1990s, on the corner of 82nd Street and Riverside Drive, I stopped to gawk at an icon. “Yes, it’s me,” Eli Wallach said, apparently accustomed to silent, slack-jawed admirers on New York City street corners. He greeted me … Continue reading

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TCM Remembers Ruby Dee w/ Two-Film Tribute

“Why can’t we image makers become peacemakers, too?” Ruby Dee asked after accepting a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2000, alongside husband Ossie Davis. Until her death on June 11 at age 91, Dee endeavored to … Continue reading

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Ben and Frank Mankiewicz Talk CITIZEN KANE, Bobby Kennedy, and Living up to a Famous Name

As a host of Turner Classic Movies, Ben Mankiewicz is accustomed to interviewing living legends. Yesterday in New York City, he turned the mic on a legend he knows better than any other: his dad, Frank Mankiewicz. “There aren’t many fathers who … Continue reading

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More Mitzi Gaynor Specials on TCM Please!

“I’m having such a good time!” Mitzi Gaynor said to host Robert Osborne last night before Turner Classic Movies’ broadcast of LES GIRLS, the 1957 MGM musical in which she co-stars with Gene Kelly. “That’s why I took the job, … Continue reading

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New TCM 20th Anniversary Promo Evokes Film History

Musicians Kristian Bush and Brandon Bush of the band Sugarland have scored a new on-air promo for Turner Classic Movies, in honor of the network’s twentieth anniversary. The thirty-second network I.D., which premieres today, pays homage to some of the most … Continue reading

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WIZARD OF OZ Dress Headlines Second TCM Auction

Updated: 4/25/14 12:30 p.m. As a classic film fan, and a collector, this was a good news/bad news sort of day. First, the good news: Turner Classic Movies announced today that they’ll be partnering with Bonhams for a second auction of … Continue reading

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My TCM Film Fest Family Album

I’m not a big hugger; it’s nothing personal, it’s just not my thing. But I received – and gave – more hugs at the recently completed TCM Classic Film Festival than in any other weekend of my adult life.  So, what gives? … Continue reading

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My Obsessive-Compulsive Guide to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival

Last updated 4/22/14 7 PM (ET). Updated info in italics  Here’s my favorite thing about the TCM Classic Film Festival, which kicks off on Thursday in Hollywood: there’s no right or wrong way to pick the movies you see. Hold … Continue reading

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