Friday, October 28, 2011

This week on N and CF.

ON TCM Coming in November: Battle Of The Blondes: Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Judy Holliday, Jean Harlow, Mae West, Carole Lombard, Grace Kelly, Betty Grable, Doris Day, and Kim Novak. Noir and Chick Flicks, will also spotlight The blondes.

On TCM...All A Board! On Thursdays, all through out November. A total of 21 fab Movies. Nov. 3rd, 10th, 17th and the 24th. Musicals, comedies and dramas that take place on the glamorous high seas.

On TCM Nov. 1st. A 6 Film Noir Tribute: Detour, Out of the Past, Lady in the Lake, Scarlet Street, Tension, The Big Sleep. Please click on links listed below to read past reviews:

Out of the Past (1947).
Lady in the Lake(1947)
Scarlet Street(1945)

Happy Birthday: Burt Lancaster!(November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994). Lancaster was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once for his work in, Elmer Gantry(1960). Please click picture on side bar to learn more about Burt.

On TCM Nov. 2nd. Niagara (1953). Dramatic thriller, film noir directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Marilyn Monroe.

On TCM Nov. 2nd Some Like It Hot(1959). Directed by Billy Wilder. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and George Raft.

Video: First of two: Marilyn Monroe's last interview.

For the first time on TCM:  Nov. 2nd. The Girl Cant Help It(1956). Comedy/musical film starring Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell, and Edmond O'Brien.

TCM Nov. 2nd. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?(1957). A comedy film starring Jayne Mansfield and Tony Randall, with Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell, John Williams, Henry Jones, Lili Gentle, Mickey Hargitay, and a cameo by Groucho Marx. The film is a satire on popular fan culture, Hollywood hype and the ad industry, which was making millions of dollars from television ads.

On TCM Nov. 4th. A 4 movie tribute Starring.. Gloria Stuart. Her Hollywood career spanned, from 1932 until 2004, she appeared on stage, television, and film, for which she was best-known. She played Claude Rains love interest in the film, The Invisible Man, and as the elderly Rose Dawson Calvert in the Academy Award-nominated role in, Titanic. She was the oldest person to be nominated for a competitive Oscar, at the age of 87. Click picture on side bar to learn more about Gloria.

Happy Birthday: Elke Sommer! (Born 5 November 1940), was spotted by film director Vittorio De Sica whilst on holiday in Italy, and started appearing in films there in the late 1950s. She quickly became a noted sex symbol and moved to Hollywood in the early 1960s. She also became one of the most popular pin-up girls of the era and posed for Playboy Magazine (September 1964 and December 1967). Click picture on side barto learn more about Elke.

Happy Birthday: Vivien Leigh! (5 November 1913 – 8 July 1967) was an English actress. She won a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance as Blanche DuBois in, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she also played on stage in London's West End, as well as her performance as, Scarlett O'Hara, with Clark Gable, Gone With The Wind. Click picture on side bar to learn more about Vivian.

Happy Birthday: Joel McCrea ! (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was a actor whose career spanned 50 years and appearances in over 90 films. Click picture on side bar to learn more about Joel McCrea .

Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable Smoothie:

1 pear, peled, halved, cored and chopped
3 apricots, halved, stoned and chopped
1 nectarine, halved, stoned and chopped
3 1/2 oz pear juice

place the ICE CUBES in the blender and
WHIZZ, the add rest of the
INGREDENTS and BLEND until smooth

Article of the week is from. Dorian, who spotlights three amnesia-driven thrillers from three different decades. Wrecked, Mirage and Spellbound. Please do not forget where you are and head over to: Amnesia


  1. Dawn, thanks ever so much for your nice shoutout for my 3-part series at TALES OF THE EASILY DISTRACTED, "Try to Remember: The Amnesia Trilogy!" Here are the links again, in case anyone forgot! :-)

    Part 1, WRECKED:

    Part 2, MIRAGE:

    Part 3, SPELLBOUND:

    Many thanks, too, for your always-helpful reminders of the great movies coming up on TCM, including NIAGARA and LADY IN THE LAKE. Ironically, we of Team Bartilucci playfully put it in our "Christmas Movie" category; hey, it's set during Christmas week, so it counts! :-) Until then, Happy Halloween!

  2. DorianTB, Your very welcome. If you click on the "link" in the "your spotlight" you will see that all three "articles" are posted together.. :)

    Also, your welcome on the reminders. It is my (I hope fun) way, of letting you know what classic movies, I'm planning on watching, in the next couple of weeks. I'm hoping that we have the same taste in films.

    Last year... I also put "Lady In The Lake", in my Christmas Movie Categry... ohmygoodness, it does, look like we have the same taste in films.. ;D

    Happy Halloween!


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