Monday, May 24, 2010

Quick Preview of TCM in August: Summer Under the Stars

Thanks to Ivan for the hot tip that Turner Classic Movies has posted its August schedule online today.

Last weekend I shared TCM's press release listing 14 stars who would be first-timers in the Summer Under the Stars festival.

Here is the complete list, in date order, of actors who will each be celebrated in a 24-hour marathon on TCM in August:

Basil Rathbone

Julie Christie

Steve McQueen

Ethel Barrymore

Woody Strode

Ingrid Bergman

Errol Flynn

Bob Hope

Warren Beatty

Kathryn Grayson

Walter Matthau

Norma Shearer (This will make Raquelle happy!)

Robert Ryan

Gene Tierney (including three movies I don't own and have never seen!)

Margaret O'Brien

Lauren Bacall

Robert Stack

Ann Sheridan

Walter Pidgeon

Katharine Hepburn

Paul Newman

John Mills

Elizabeth Taylor

John Gilbert

Maureen O'Hara

Lee Remick

Olivia de Havilland

Peter O'Toole

Henry Fonda

Thelma Todd

Clint Eastwood

There's a little something for everyone in this list. I'll be taking a closer look at TCM in August this summer.

Stars of the Month coming soon: Natalie Wood in June and Gregory Peck in July.

Tuesday Update: There are more details at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear.


Blogger Ginger Ingenue said...

Which three Gene Tierney movies?

11:36 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

NEVER LET ME GO (1953, with Clark Gable), THE SHANGHAI GESTURE (1941, with Walter Huston), and SUNDOWN (1941, with Bruce Cabot and George Sanders).

Best wishes,

11:54 PM  
Blogger Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

I am so stoked about the Thelma Todd salute. With all those two-reelers, my DVD recorder will have to put in for some overtime.

7:09 AM  
Blogger mel said...

Thanks for relaying Ivan's tip, Laura.

I had to smile when they described "The Bohemian Girl" (1936) as a short film.

It's one of Laurel & Hardy's full-length feature films and, at 71 minutes, longer than quite a lot of features of the period.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Raquelle said...

I am SO SO SO SO HAPPY!!!! Yay for Norma Shearer! And I may be getting cable in August so this is perfect. Huzzah!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

That will be great if you can get cable and enjoy it firsthand, Raquelle!

Hope you had a good convention week.

Best wishes,

3:08 PM  

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