Thursday, May 19, 2016

Quick Preview of TCM in August: Summer Under the Stars

The August schedule is now available for Turner Classic Movies!

Below is this year's Summer Under the Stars lineup. Each star listed will be celebrated with a 24-hour marathon.

AUGUST 1: EDWARD G. ROBINSON

AUGUST 2: LUCILLE BALL

AUGUST 3: BING CROSBY

AUGUST 4: FAY WRAY

AUGUST 5: KARL MALDEN

AUGUST 6: MONTGOMERY CLIFT

AUGUST 7: JEAN HARLOW

AUGUST 8: ESTHER WILLIAMS (her birthday)

AUGUST 9: TIM HOLT

AUGUST 10: HEDY LAMARR

AUGUST 11: SPENCER TRACY

AUGUST 12: JANET GAYNOR

AUGUST 13: RALPH RICHARDSON

AUGUST 14: CYD CHARISSE

AUGUST 15: RODDY MCDOWALL

AUGUST 16: ANNE BAXTER

AUGUST 17: JAMES EDWARDS

AUGUST 18: ANGIE DICKINSON

AUGUST 19: RUBY KEELER

AUGUST 20: HUMPHREY BOGART

AUGUST 21: BETTE DAVIS

AUGUST 22: ROBERT MONTOMERY

AUGUST 23: BRIGITTE BARDOT

AUGUST 24: CONSTANCE CUMMINGS

AUGUST 25: VAN JOHNSON

AUGUST 26: BORIS KARLOFF

AUGUST 27: JAMES GARNER

AUGUST 28: JEAN ARTHUR

AUGUST 29: CHARLES BOYER

AUGUST 30: JEAN SIMMONS

AUGUST 31: DEAN MARTIN

Edward G. Robinson and Hedy Lamarr were chosen by voters from TCM's new TCM Backlot club, which I'll be writing more about here soon. Robinson beat out James Cagney, while Lamarr was chosen over Ava Gardner.

There are many interesting days here, with personal favorites such as Robert Montgomery, Cyd Charisse, and James Garner, plus I'm very interested in the Constance Cummings tribute, which will feature some more obscure titles.

I'm especially thrilled about Tim Holt being celebrated! Can't wait to see THE ROOKIE COP (1939) which I've never come across before!

I'll be posting more information on the August schedule around July 31st. In the meantime, the current May Star of the Month is Robert Ryan, while the June Star of the Month will be Marie Dressler and July will be a celebration of the centennial birthday of Olivia de Havilland.

Update: For more on TCM in August 2016, please visit TCM in August: Summer Under the Stars Highlights.

1 Comments:

Blogger Caftan Woman said...

A Tim Holt Day! I just showed my daughter "The Magnificent Ambersons". Oh, how she hated him! I had to remind her of the cute lieutenant in "Stagecoach". It didn't help.

I'm conflicted by "Summer Under the Stars". On one hand, I like the programming, but on the other hand - don't they want me to get out of the house once in a while?!

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