Oct 10

Ben Mankiewicz Interviews Lucille Ball—A What If

Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) releases The Plot Thickens, Season 3: Lucy, the third installment of its award-winning podcast on October 12. The podcast features hours upon hours of never-before-heard interviews with Lucy and husband Desi Arnaz, plus their family, friends and former colleagues discussing the highs and lows in the life and […]

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Oct 09

Classic Couple Interview–Ben Mankiewicz on The Plot Thickens, Season 3: Lucy

On October 12 Turner Classic Movies (TCM) releases The Plot Thickens, Season 3: Lucy, the third installment of its award-winning podcast. For Season 3 of The Plot Thickens, TCM offers insight into the life and times of iconic Hollywood legend Lucille Ball. Featuring hours of newly-uncovered audio from Lucille Ball, listeners will hear her story in […]

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Oct 06

Guest Blog: Mothers and Daughters: In Life and On Film

Over the course of my life, I can no longer count how many movies I have watched. But I can count the movies that changed my perspective of how life can be lived. The movies that I’m reflecting on have a common thread. They relate to the mother-daughter relationship struggle, and these leading ladies are […]

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Sep 30

TCM Club September 2021 Meeting

Our TCM Club met in September for a discussion led by club member Sharon. We revisited the films watched on TCM during July, but this time we focused on music in the movies. Sharon started us off with background on composer Max Steiner and the music for Now Voyager (1942) for which he won for […]

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Sep 13

Ben Mankiewicz Interviews Herman Mankiewicz—A What If

Renowned as the greatest movie ever made, Citizen Kane (1941) celebrates its 80th anniversary this month with a special run in theaters Sunday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 22 presented by TCM Big Screen Classics. In advance of the Citizen Kane screening, this week TCM host Ben Mankiewicz offered his perspective on the film that awarded […]

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Aug 30

TCM Club August 2021 Meetings

Our TCM Club met on August 8 to play classic movie-themed Jeopardy! Lexi was our host, having developed the custom Jeopardy game for the club. Topics tested club member knowledge of classic film titles, actors and actresses, movie characters and musical scores. We played several competitive rounds peppered with lively discussion of club members’ favorite […]

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Aug 02

Betty Boop: Sexpot, Spinster, Icon

We are thrilled to announce our newest course offering on our sister site ClassicCoupleAcademy.com. Betty Boop: Sexpot, Spinster, Icon explores how Betty Boop became the Queen of the Animated Screen as one of the biggest stars of 1930s Hollywood. With exclusive content from our media partner, The Film Detective, you’ll experience some of the best […]

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Jul 25

TCM Club Meeting: July 2021

Our TCM Club met on July 11 to play classic film bingo. We played several competitive rounds with game cards focused on classic actors, male and female. Our usual sidebar conversations ensued with club members noting their favorite performers along with calling out their beloved film performances. Next month, we have two meetings on the […]

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Jul 07

Christmas in July: Out of This World Santa

It’s Christmas in July! Time to take a break from the dog days of summer and fantasize about the holidays. Really fantasize. And no two films offer a better escape than Santa Claus (1959) also known as Santa Claus vs. the Devil and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964). Both films feature Santa Claus in […]

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Jun 26

Classic Couple Interview – Julie Salamon and Ben Mankiewicz on The Plot Thickens, Season 2: The Devil’s Candy

On June 29, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) releases The Plot Thickens, Season 2: The Devil’s Candy, the second installment of its award-winning podcast. This time TCM host Ben Mankiewicz and author Julie Salamon go behind the scenes of the infamous 1990 film The Bonfire of the Vanities. A best-selling 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe, The […]

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