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Classic Hollywood Birthdays


Luise Rainer, actress (1910-2014)
In honor of on what would have been her 105th birthday, TCM will be spending the day showing films featuring Luise Rainer:
6:00 AM (ET) The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
9:00 AM (ET) The Big City (1937)
10:30 AM (ET) The Emperor’s Candlesticks (1937)
12:00 PM (ET) The Good Earth (1937)
2:30 PM (ET) Dramatic School (1938)
4:00 PM (ET) The Great Waltz (1938)
5:45 PM (ET) The Toy Wife (1938)
7:30 PM (ET) Luise Rainer–Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2011)

Tex Ritter, singer & actor (1905-1981)
Ben Nye, makeup artist (1907-1986)
Patsy Kelly, actress (1910-1981)


TCM Classic Film Fest: Robert Benton on His Films, Dyslexia and Directing Tricks (Video) – Yahoo! Movies

By Scott Feinberg | The Hollywood Reporter – Mon, Apr 29, 2013 1:00 AM EDT

During the fourth annual Turner Classic Movies Film Festival, which just came to a close after running in Hollywood from Thursday through Sunday, I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the festival’s special guests, legendary writer-director Robert Benton, for an in-depth interview about his life and career. The 80-year-old, a three-time Oscar winner, is best known as one of the writers of Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and the writer-director of both Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984), and as a man whose films tend to be intimate examinations of family and community.

Follow the link to read more and view clips from the interview.


Bugs Bunny Birthday Bash at TCM Fest | Animation Scoop

by Jerry Beck
April 26, 2013 4:37 PM

Tomorrow morning at the early hour of 9:15am, Leonard Maltin and I will be discussing the legacy and great films (i.e theatrical shorts) of Bugs Bunny at the TCM Festival, at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Actually there is nothing I’d rather do at that hour – or any hour for that matter.

Follow the link to read more and see video clips of this Rasqually Rabbit.

Bugs Bunny Birthday Bash at TCM Fest | Animation Scoop.

Jane Fonda Cements Her Place In Hollywood History At Chinese Theatre « CBS Los Angeles

Jane Fonda Cements Her Place In Hollywood History At Chinese Theatre « CBS Los Angeles.

TCM Classic Film Festival: ‘Funny Girl’ – m.NYPOST.com

Barbra Streisand wasn’t on hand for Thursday night’s opening night presentation of “Funny Girl” at the TCM Classic Film Festival, apparently recovering from the adulation at her Monday night tribute at Lincoln Center. But she did send a letter to director William Wyler’s daughter that Catherine Wyler read at that event praising the glorious new restoration supervised by Sony’s Grover Crisp. Indeed, it’s a real beaut that will be released on Blu-ray on Tuesday.

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TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off with many stars | abc7.com

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — This year’s line-up at the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival includes 78 movies as well as celebrity appearances, panel discussions, interviews and special exhibits.


Frank Capra’s ‘The Donovan Affair’ gets a live soundtrack – latimes.com

The 1929 film’s images survived, but its sounds didn’t. Bruce Goldstein and a cast re-create them with ‘as accurate a script as possible’ at the TCM festival.

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Kate Beckinsale flatters her slender figure in bold black and white trouser suit at Funny Girl premiere

By Jennifer Pearson

PUBLISHED:00:35 EST, 26  April 2013| UPDATED:02:16 EST, 26 April 2013

Kate Beckinsale is famous for her skimpy  outfits.

But the English-born actress took the high  road and covered up for a change at the gala world premiere restoration of Funny  Girl starring a young Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif.

Kate, 39,  was quite the proper lady in  her suit that included a funky pair of black-patterned white trousers and  matching jacket, along with a black blouse.

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Interview: Robert Osborne Returns to Hollywood with the TCM Classic Film Festival

For the fourth year in a row, Osborne will be on hand to introduce classic films on the big screen and interview stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era

By DannyMiller Thu 2:27 PM

Robert Osborne has been the face of Turner Classic Movies for almost 20 years now. There are few people around who know more about movies and few people who are capable of getting the stars of yesteryear to open up about their lives and careers as he regularly does. Osborne is back in Hollywood for the 4th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival. The four-day event, which attracts cinephiles from all over the world, opens tonight with a star-studded premiere of a newly restored version of William Wyler’s “Funny Girl” starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif. More than 80 films will be screened between April 25th and 28th at several historic movie theaters in Hollywood and Osborne will be on hand to introduce many of them and to interview celebrity guests including Tippi Hedren, Ann Blyth, Eva Marie Saint, Mickey Rooney, Jane Withers, and many others. As the red carpet was being set up in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater for tonight’s opening, I sat down with Robert Osborne across the street at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, site of the very first Academy Awards presentation in 1929.

Read the interview at The Hitlist

TCM Film Fest: Sony Extending 4K Remastering Plans for Library Titles

The newly restored version of “Funny Girl” premieres Thursday night at the festival.

As many as 70 libraries titles are in various stages of planning for or remastering in 4K resolution at Sony Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Also, more than 100 already have been completed, including William Wyler’s 1968 musical Funny Girl, whose new 4K restoration makes its world premiere Thursday at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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