Kami Spangenberg is one-half of Classic Couple. She loves classic movies and wants to share that passion with others. While it's hard to play favorites, films topping her all-time, must-see list are: Ball of Fire, His Girl Friday, Libeled Lady, My Sister Eileen, The Thin Man, The Shop Around the Corner and The Way We Were. Oh, and The Outlaw Josey Wales. She has attended the TCM Classic Film Festival six times and is looking forward to the 2020 Festival. She is honored to have her writing featured from time to time on TheFilmDetective.com. She also contributes content to IMDb.com to raise awareness of classic movies.

Author Archives: Kami Spangenberg

TCM Film Festival April 16-19, 2020

Today TCM announced the dates and theme for the 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival. Held April 16-20, the theme for the 2020 TCMFF is Grand Illusions: Fantastic World on Film. TCM describes the theme as: You’re invited on a wondrous journey to enchanted worlds of fantasy and stories beyond belief. From myths and magical creatures…

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Raleigh/Cary Backlot Chapter Live-Tweeting TCM Summer Under the Stars Programming

The Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter is having a banner month in August! Several chapter members are live-tweeting during TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming from our Chapter Twitter account: @TCMBacklotRDU. Just last night, Chapter member Lora, live-tweeted during The Killers as part of TCM’s programming in tribute to Ava Gardner. Many TCM fans and TMC…

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Tidbits: Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Readying to see the TCM Big Screen Classics 50th anniversary presentation of Hello, Dolly! (1969). Below are some tidbits related to the lead role of Dolly. Title character Dolly is supposed to be a widow some years older than love interest Horace Vandegelder. However, in the 1969 film the age gap between Barbra Streisand and…

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