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 Philadelphia Story, 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 TCM Festival Special Home Edition. 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

Live-Tweet Schedule: TCM Classic Film Festival 2020 Special Home Edition

Classic Film Fans! Join us on Twitter as @CoupleClassic live-tweets from the TCMClassic Film Festival 2020 Special Home Edition. We’ve made our TCMFF film-viewing selections and it’s a robust marathon! As with past festivals, we are running the gamut across genres and have chosen to live-tweet a musical, a Western, a comedy, a Pre-Code, a…

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Girls! Girls! Girls! Lady of Burlesque (1943)

Lady of Burlesque (1943) is based on The G-String Murders a 1941 detective novel written by famous burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. The film, directed by William A. Wellman and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Michael O’Shea, is a faithful and fun-to-watch adaptation of the novel. It’s the story of Dixie Daisy the hot up-and-coming star…

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TCM Club Holiday Festivities

TCM Club finished out 2019 with a number of gatherings. The club had two outings to see TCM Big Screen Classics. On December 1 club members gathered to see the 30th Anniversary screening of When Harry Met Sally. The next week on December 8, a crew went to see a special 75th Anniversary presentation of…

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2020 TCM Big Screen Classics Schedule

The TCM Big Screen Classics – Fathom Events Schedule for 2020 follows. Excited to revisit these films in the year ahead. An American in Paris (1951) from Warner Bros. Sunday, January 19, and Wednesday, January 22 Love Story (1970) – 50th Anniversary from Paramount Pictures Sunday, February 9, and Wednesday, February 12 The Color Purple (1985) – 35th Anniversary from Warner…

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Capra Christmas Noir: Meet John Doe (1941)

Director Frank Capra is perhaps best known for making films about the redemption of the common man and the goodwill of communities. These themes are omnipresent in his most iconic Christmas movies—It’s a Wonderful Life from 1946 and Meet John Doe from 1941. Both films showcase Christmas Capra noir style as the director’s darkest films…

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