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 ...

Preparing our Letters of Transit for TCM Classic Cruise 1

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The moment arrives soon for the first-ever … er, the first annual Turner Classic Movies TCM Classic Cruise. We fly to Miami on Wednesday and set sail this Thursday for a fun long weekend of floating film geekdom!  Destinations: Key West and Cozumel. Getting our letters of transit in order is a huge challenge — ...

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

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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 ...

Icy Gene Tierney in blazing Technicolor 1

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We enjoyed the restored LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (1945) the Technicolor/noir-esque soap opera starring Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde, a top-grossing 20th Century-Fox film of the 1940s that had kind of gone missing. The love story-turned-sour reminds us of the negative trajectory of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary or, frankly, of the many noir potboilers in which a ...