Happy 100th Gene Kelly! Love, Oscar 2

Dance · Film
Gene Kelly color
A parade of Technicolor-tinged dance sequences enchanted a full house at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Thursday night. “A Centennial Tribute to Gene Kelly,” the first of a two-part event hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored the beloved dancer-choreographer-director in this most effective manner — by screening his sensational dance clips. ...

“Choreography by Jack Cole” on TCM September 10 5

TCM host Robert Osborne, Debra Levine tape Choreography By Jack Cole, 480
On Monday, September 10, 2012 Turner Classic Movies will dedicate an evening to the brilliant creativity of Jack Cole. The evening features four films choreographed by Cole  — he himself dances in two of them. I co-host the September broadcast with TCM’s Robert Osborne. Films on the slate: Tonight & Every Night (1945) – 8 ...

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

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TCM Fest: Good god! Peggy Cummins heats up “Gun Crazy”

It was wild watching “Gun Crazy” (1950) projected on the humongous screen of the Egyptian Theatre as I did yesterday afternoon at TCM Fest. Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s pulpy film-noir concerns a couple of newly weds; played by John Dall and Peggy Cummins, they’re just doin’ what newly weds do. They’re livin’, lovin’, workin’ … and ...

Doris Day shares career memories on TCM 1

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.]

Remembering last December’s TCM Cruise

Robert Osborne
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 . . .

Dance · Film · Theater
Robert Osborne with Eva Marie Saint
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 ...

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

tcm classic cruise launch photo
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

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 ...

“West Side Story” 50th anniversary special screenings nationwide 8

Dance · Film
tcm west side story interview
Robert Osborne, Marni Nixon, George Chakiris and Walter Mirisch discuss “West Side Story” at the TCM Classic Film Festival. Credit: Mark Hill / TCM NCM Fathom and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) are presenting The West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event in 400 cinemas nationwide Wednesday, November 9, at 7 pm local time.  The West Side ...