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Karie (site owner) Written by Karie (site owner)
Mar. 15, 2017 | 9:41 AM





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Pre-TCM Film Festival activities in Los Angeles

Going to TCM Festival? There are also a ton of film related activities happening all over Los Angeles that you might want to check out before or after the festival. This list was assembled with Beth Gallagher, the fabulous film blogger who writes Spellbound By Movies. We have both attend the TCM Film Festival in the past and will be covering it this year. Follow us on social media to see continual festival updates. You can follow Spellbound By Movies on Facebook and Twitter.

FIDM Fashion Exhibit
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is having an Oscar costume exhibit and an exhibit on 1920s Exotica that features Valentino’s bolero from the 1922 film “Blood and Sand” along with a dress designed by his second wife Natacha Rambova. It is FREE and open to the public! The exhibit runs now through April 22nd.

Jean Harlow: Hollywood’s First Blonde Bombshell
This exhibit just recently opened at the Hollywood Museum in the Max Factor Building on Highland. It is just down the street from the TCM Film Festival in Hollywood. It features Harlow’s 1932 Packard, a costume from “Bombshell” and several other rare items. Admission is $15 and the exhibit will run for several months. Click on the link below for more details.

Bette Davis double feature on the big screen
The Laemmle Theatre chain has several different locations around Los Angeles. On April 4th several of the theatres will be showing the Bette Davis films MARKED WOMAN and NOW, VOYAGER. Click on this link for more details! While this double feature is playing at several locations, the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre will feature TCM guest and author Jeremy Arnold (“The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter”). He will introduce the films and sign his book in the lobby. By the way, the Ahrya Fine Arts was built in 1937 and is one of the few historic theatres left in Beverly Hills.

Fashion in Comedy from the 1930s - 1950s
TCM guest and fashion expert Kimerbly Truhler will be giving a lecture on April 4th at the Annenberg Community Beach house in Santa Monica. It is the site of the historic house formerly owned by Marion Davies. Truhler will take us through the sultry gowns and savvy designers who gave the comedies we love a serious dose of glamour. Her lecture series is one of the hottest tickets in town and this is already sold out! That said, you might want to call the Annenberg Beach House to check on the standby list.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour
Ok, time for a shameless plug! I will be doing a pre-TCM special cemetery tour on Wednesday, April 5th at 10am and on Saturday, April 8th at 9am. **Note the April 8th tour has been changed to 9am to accommodate TCM fans! The tour lasts 2 hours and is $15 per person. Meet me at the flower shop just inside the front gates of the cemetery. The security guard will tell you where to park. I will be adding a ton of additional stars and information to the tour for TCM fans!

The New Beverly
Director Quentin Tarantino now programs this revival theatre and often with his own personal film prints. They show a variety of movies from silent classics to grindhouse fare. The schedule for April is not up yet, bt should be soon.

The Egyptian Theatre - Noir City
TCM “Noir Alley” host Eddie Muller will be hosting “Noir City 2017” at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from March 24th - April 2nd. Try to catch this if you live locally or can arrive in town early before the TCM Festival fun begins!

The Birth of Motion Pictures: An Illustrated History of Silent Cinema 1910-1929
This exhibit is in the town of Brea, California about one hour outside of Los Angeles. It features rare silent film posters and an actual Academy Award from the silent era! Admission is $3.

Stay tune for updates and as there are likely to be more special events cropping up.

In the meantime, LET’S MOVIE!


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Karie (site owner) Written by Karie (site owner)
Mar. 7, 2017 | 10:04 PM





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In Memory of Robert Osborne

The other day I sat at my desk crying upon hearing about the death of a popular TV host. While this may sound strange to some, this wasn’t just ANY host. This was Robert Osborne. He felt like a member of my family. For the last 23 years, his warm, reassuring presence has been the foundation of Turner Classic Movies. His vast knowledge of film and boundless enthusiasm informed an entire generation of film fans and historians.

I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Osborne at the 2007 San Francisco Silent Film Festival along with my friends Beth, Annie and Deborah. He was so gracious to pose for a photo.

While I didn’t get the chance to tell him that day, Mr. Osborne has been there for me during numerous dark and painful times. Watching him on TCM has often allowed me to escape the difficulties of life and forget about my problems. At the end of the day all any of us can hope for is to have made a difference with our lives. Mr. Osborne certainly did.
I am deeply grateful for everything he gave us.


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Mar. 7, 2017 | 1:16 PM





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TCM to Remember Robert Osborne with 48-Hour Tribute

TCM to Remember Robert Osborne with 48-Hour Tribute

Tribute to Feature His Most Memorable TCM Interviews and Moments

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will dedicate two entire days to honor the legacy of longtime host Robert Osborne. Airing all day on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, the 48-hour tribute will feature an extensive collection of the long-form interviews Osborne conducted during his 23-year tenure with the network, including:

Memorable installments of Private Screenings and Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival;
The special edition of Private Screenings in which actor Alec Baldwin interviewed Osborne on the host’s 20th anniversary at the network; Robert’s first TCM introduction for the movie Gone with the Wind.

Among the Private Screenings specials featured during TCM’s tribute to Osborne are his interviews with such legendary stars as Debbie Reynolds, Liza Minelli, Betty Hutton and Ernest Borgnine. Installments of TCM’s annual Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival featured will include Robert’s intimate interviews with screen legends such as Peter O’Toole, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak, Alan Arkin and Luis Rainer, who was 101 at the time of the interview and without her hearing aids, a situation Osborne graciously worked around by writing each question out on a noteptad for her to read.

TCM’s loving tribute to Osborne will showcase the qualities expressed yesterday in a message from TCM General Manager Jennifer Dorian, who wrote, “Robert was embraced by devoted fans who saw him as a trusted expert and friend. His calming presence, gentlemanly style, encyclopedic knowledge of film history, fervent support for film preservation and highly personal interviewing style all combined to make him a truly world-class host.”

The complete schedule for TCM’s tribute to Robert Osborne is included below:
TCM Remembers Robert Osborne

Saturday, March 18th
6 a.m. – Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
7:30 a.m. – Private Screenings: Norman Jewison
9 a.m. – Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute
10:15 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin
11:30 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer
12:15 p.m. –  Private Screeniings: Liza Minnnelli
1:30 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
3 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint
4:15 p.m. –  Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute
5:30 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O’Toole
6:45 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak
8 p.m. –  Robert Osborne introduces Gone with the Wind in his first-ever on-air appearance as TCM’s host
8:05 p.m. – Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
9:30 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Debbie Reynolds
10:30 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Betty Hutton
11:45 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli
12:45 a.m. – Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
2:15 a.m. – Private Screenings: Norman Jewison
3:30 a.m. – Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine
4:45 a.m. – Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute

Sunday, March 19th
6 a.m. – Private Screenings: Liza Minnnelli
7 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint
8:15 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak
9:15 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O’Toole
10:30 a.m. – Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
Noon –  Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute
1 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin
2:15 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer
3 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine
4:15 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Norman Jewison
5:30 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
7 p.m. –  Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli
8 p.m. –  Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute
9 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint
10:15 p.m. –  Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer
11 p.m. –  Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute
Midnight – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O’Toole
1:15 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak
2:30 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin
3:45 a.m. – Private Screenings: Robert Osborne
5:15 a.m. – Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer

(All times Eastern)


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