Saturday, May 12, 2012

Quick Preview of TCM in August: Summer Under the Stars

The complete list for TCM's annual Summer Under the Stars festival is now available! (My sincere thanks to Raquelle and Laura Beth for passing on the schedule info while I was so busy last week.) Here are the actors to be celebrated this August, in date order:

John Wayne

Myrna Loy

Johnny Weissmuller

Marilyn Monroe

Claude Rains

Van Heflin

Sidney Poitier

Rita Hayworth

Toshiro Mifune

Lionel Barrymore

James Mason

Ginger Rogers

Deborah Kerr

James Cagney

Lillian Gish

Elvis Presley

Katharine Hepburn

Freddie Bartholomew

Eva Marie Saint

Anthony Quinn

Kay Francis

Jack Lemmon

Gene Kelly

Irene Dunne

Tyrone Power

Gary Cooper

Jeanette MacDonald

Ava Gardner

James Caan

Warren William

Ingrid Bergman

Gene Kelly's day, incidentally, will be on August 23rd, the centennial of his birth.

The complete official schedule of films isn't posted yet, but many of the titles are now known. I'm especially intrigued by a 1937 version of THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT to be shown on Van Heflin Day; it costars Preston Foster and Jean Muir.

Over at Immortal Ephemera, Cliff, an expert on Warren William, has posted a list of the tentative William titles to be shown.

I'll be posting more details on the August schedule at the end of July. In the meantime, June will focus on Teen Idols and July will be Leslie Howard Month.


Blogger VP81955 said...

uThere's also a SUTS birthday celebration for Myrna Loy Aug. 2.

Nearly half (14) of those honored are first-timers, including Marilyn Monroe, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Eva Marie Saint, Kay Francis and Tyrone Power.

I wrote more about this at

8:05 PM  
Blogger Ginger Ingenue said...

Thanks for sharing! :)

I'm most excited about Freddie Bartholomew day, Van Heflin day, and Leslie Howard month.

1:23 AM  

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