Kim Novak is the September Star of the Month on Turner Classic Movies.
16 films starring Novak will be shown on Thursday evenings, along with multiple airings of KIM NOVAK: LIVE FROM THE TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL (2013).
The series kicks off the evening of September 5th. I've seen three of that night's four movies, and they're all worthwhile: Hitchcock's VERTIGO (1958), costarring James Stewart; PUSHOVER (1954), in which she plays a femme fatale opposite cop Fred MacMurray; and 5 AGAINST THE HOUSE (1955), an unusual crime drama with Guy Madison and Brian Keith.
On September 12th the films will be PICNIC (1955) with William Holden; PAL JOEY (1957) with Frank Sinatra and Rita Hayworth; THE EDDY DUCHIN STORY (1956) with Tyrone Power; and JEANNE EAGELS (1957) with Jeff Chandler.
On September 19th, the four films shown will be BELL BOOK AND CANDLE (1958), the second film in which she "bewitches" James Stewart; Billy Wilder's KISS ME, STUPID (1964) with Dean Martin; THE NOTORIOUS LANDLADY (1964) with Jack Lemmon and Fred Astaire; and PHFFFT! (1954), with Lemmon and Judy Holliday.
The series comes to a conclusion on September 26th with MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (1959), in which she plays a secretary who falls in love with her older boss, Fredric March; OF HUMAN BONDAGE (1964) with Laurence Harvey; THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE (1968) with Peter Finch and Ernest Borgnine; and finally THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY (1969) with Zero Mostel.
There's a lovely TCM ad on YouTube for Novak as Star of the Month; the sound balancing could be better, but it's still a visual pleasure.
For more on TCM this month, please visit TCM in September: Highlights.