Turner Classic Movies has now posted its tentative schedule for March 2014!
The March Star of the Month is Oscar-winning actress Mary Astor, whose film career stretched from silents of the early '20s up to the mid '60s. Astor had over 150 film and TV credits, and TCM will be showing 24-hour marathons of Astor movies starting each Wednesday evening.
The Astor titles will range from classics like THE MALTESE FALCON (1941), THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (1937), and THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942) to silent films and obscure "B" movies. It should be a wonderful month focusing on the work of a marvelous actress.
CONFIDENCE GIRL (1952).
I have to admit I'm a bit baffled by what seems like an unusually large number of newer movies airing on TCM in March, with many films from the late '60s on up to more recent years airing in the evening hours as part of theme nights. SHAMPOO (1974) and OVERBOARD (1987) are apparently part of a tribute to Goldie Hawn, for example, while MOSTLY MARTHA (2001) is part of a Friday Night Spotlight series on food in the movies.
I'll be sharing information about the March schedule in more detail at the end of February.
The current Star of the Month is Fred Astaire, with Joan Crawford coming in January and 31 Days of Oscar in February.
Update: For more detailed information on TCM in March 2014, please visit TCM in March: Highlights and TCM Star of the Month: Mary Astor.