Stars light up Hollywood Boulevard, once more, at TCM Fest

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TCM Fest: “Frankenstein’s gonna bite me and kill me,” said 5-year-old Mel Brooks 1

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In conversation with Turner Classic Movies creative exec, Tom Brown, prior to the TCM Fest screening of his great comedy classic, Young Frankenstein (1974), director Mel Brooks dug deep into his memory bank. Asked by Brown what spurred his ribald take-off of the James Whale horror flick, Brooks recalled: “In 1931, I was five years ...

“Travis Banton inspired my dressing Cher,” says Bob Mackie at TCM Fest

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In a curtain talk with costume historian Deborah Nadoolman-Landis prior to a TCM Fest opening-night screening of Cleopatra, Bob Mackie described an early influence. It was designer Travis Banton’s amazing costumes for Claudette Colbert in Cecil B. DeMille’s at-turns-camp, at-turns-sumptuous Roman romp. “I was thirteen, I lived in Inglewood, there were three movie theaters there. An ...

Doris Day shares career memories on TCM 1

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TCM does such a wonderful job … no one does it better. The best bits come when Day recounts memories of working with James Cagney, Ginger Rogers, and Jack Lemmon. [Apologies for commercial first.]

Turner Classic Movies launches pre-festival: Road to Hollywood

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The amazing, generous-spirited, movie-loving peeps at Turner Classic Movies are launching a fun nation-wide program of FREE screenings in ten cities across the country en route to the third annual TCM Fest in Los Angeles, April 12 – 15, 2012. There’s a centralized ticket reservation website and it is here.

Remembering last December’s TCM Cruise

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This story first appeared in The Huffington Post. When Turner Classic Movies announced its first-ever “classic film cruise,” which took place early last December to the joy of 1,800 participants, combining a full program of movie mania with the pleasures of cruising — fresh air, glistening ocean, tropical cocktails — Graham Phillips, and his wife ...

Merrily TCM Classic Cruise rolled along . . .

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It was a wild & crazy cruise. Robert Osborne, usually a pretty tamped-down guy, skipped the light fantastic through the casino with Eva Maria Saint in tow. In this amazing shot by TCM photog, Ted Pio Roda, Ms. Saint, one of the silver screen’s most enduring method actors, looks not one day older than when ...

Quiz: Find Tippi Hedren in the photo 1

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It was quite a moment, on TCM Classic Cruise, when the stars & celebs gathered on deck for the launch of the Celebrity “Millenium,” … and out waltzed Tippi Hedren, beyond fabulous in a zebra-striped cruise outfit. Tippi just pops out of this fun foto, which also features Ernest Borgnine, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Osborne, ...

Setting sail! The gang poses for launch photo @ TCM Classic Cruise 3

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Last Thursday afternoon, December 8, 2011, punctually at 4:30 pm, a boatload of movie nuts set sail on the first ever TCM Classic Cruise. What a party! Click on photo for detail. Like this? Read more about TCM Classic Cruise on arts·meme soon!

Chatting with Robert Osborne, Turner Classic Movies host 1

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I very much enjoyed a chat with Robert Osborne who has achieved near-god status on TCM’s first-ever Classic Film Cruise. When we spoke, we were bobbing on the Celebrity “Millenium” cruise liner docked near to the coast of Cozumel in Mexico. Everyone loves this smart, sensitive man. He’s tall, he’s elegant. He’s handsome, and he’s ...