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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Tidbits: Glory

In preparation for the TCM Big Screen Classics 30th Anniversary screening of Glory, here are some historical tidbits about the film, courtesy of IMDB. Several of the extracts from Colonel Shaw’s supposed letters to his mother, as heard in voice-over narration throughout the film, were actually taken from “Army Life in a Black Regiment,” an…

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Marty (1955) in Two Phone Calls

Ernest Borgnine deservedly won the 1956 Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for his portrayal of lovelorn butcher Marty Piletti. The film focuses on Marty’s struggles as his customers, family and friends all question when the 34-year-old will marry as the last unmarried son in his family. Two scenes showcase Borgnine’s brilliant performance and…

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