Dec 31

2021 Gratitude

In 2021, we continued our love affair with Old Hollywood and classic movies. Our good fortune led us to a number of collaborations with TCM, The Film Detective and St. George Living History Productions. We interviewed a cadre of talented filmmakers, film producers and promoters, entertainment experts, and TCM hosts. Every one expanded our thinking […]

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Dec 30

Classic Couple Exclusive: Fireside Favorites with Dave Karger

On the first Saturday night of 2022, January 1, Dave Karger takes over programming the prime time slot on TCM for Fireside Favorites with the Hosts. Classic Couple asked Dave about his two film selections, portraying complicated relationships in two different eras. Curious what the entertainment expert considers a must-see film portraying the darker side of life, […]

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Dec 28

TCM Club December Gathering

On December 12 our TCM Club met to enjoy one another’s company during the holiday season. Everyone shared their plans to celebrate, with some traveling and some staying put for holidays at home. It was clear that for all one of the joys of the past year has been getting together, albeit virtually, with fellow […]

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Dec 23

Classic Couple Exclusive: Fireside Favorites with Ben Mankiewicz

On Christmas night Saturday, December 25, Ben Mankiewicz transitions the prime time slot on TCM from holiday programming to Fireside Favorites with the Hosts. Classic Couple asked Ben about his two film selections—epic and dramatic. For extra measure, we asked him about must-watch viewing in the Mankiewicz household at the holidays. He did not disappoint. Ben’s […]

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Dec 18

Fireside Favorites with TCM Host Jacqueline Stewart

Just this week 25 films were added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The 2021 selection of influential motions pictures represent one of the most diverse slate of films to enter the registry. The roster includes films dating back nearly 120 years to the silent era and representing the work of […]

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Dec 09

Classic Couple Exclusive: Fireside Favorites with TCM Host Eddie Muller

On Saturday, December 11, Eddie Muller takes over the prime time slot on TCM as programmer for Fireside Favorites with the Hosts. Classic Couple asked Eddie about his two classic movie picks for the evening. And, since Eddie is the Czar of Noir, we just had to ask him to show us his lighter side. […]

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Nov 29

Classic Couple Exclusive: Fireside Favorites with TCM Host Alicia Malone

On Saturday, December 4, Alicia Malone will take over the prime time slot on TCM as programmer for Fireside Favorites with the Hosts. Classic Couple asked Alicia about her classic movie picks for the evening. And, we couldn’t resist asking for her go-to film for a cold Winter night. Alicia’s Fireside Favorites below. Classic Couple: […]

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Nov 28

TCM Club November Meeting

We Love Lucy! In our November TCM Club meeting, we proclaimed our love of Lucille Ball through a discussion of four films that aired on TCM in October, when she was star of the month on the channel. Club member Caroline led us through a chat about these four films, spanning Lucy’s movie career: 1.  […]

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Nov 11

Book Report: Hollywood Victory

Today, Veterans Day, we reflect on all who served in the United States Armed Forces in times of war and in times of peace. It’s a day to reflect on service and sacrifice for the greater good. One might not immediately think of a Hollywood story on this day, but a new release from the […]

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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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