Greer Garson TCM Star of the Month March 2013 Recommendations

Greer Garson 1940s Paper Premium Photo

Quick Facts Born: September 29, 1904, London, England Died: April 6, 1996, Dallas, Texas 1943 Academy Award winner, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Mrs. Miniver (1942) Academy Award nominated for that same award, Best Actress in a Leading Role, an additional six times including five straight years, 1942-1946 Won Golden Globe for Best […]

Loretta Young TCM Star of the Month January 2013 Centennial

Still Gretchen Young in this May 17, 1927 pic from the Appleton Post Crescent

Turner Classic Movies opens 2013 with a Loretta Young centennial celebration featuring 38 movies over January’s five Wednesday nights. Go HERE to skip below to the complete slate of Loretta Young films airing on TCM in January 2013. Read on and you’ll eventually reach that same schedule on this page. Movie legend Loretta Young was […]

Barbara Stanwyck, Biographical Beginnings to Baby Face and Beyond

Barbara Stanwyck Early 1930s Warner Brothers Press Photo

This originally posted when Barbara Stanwyck was Star of the Month on Turner Classic Movies in December 2012. Ruby Catherine Stevens was born in Brooklyn, NY, July 16, 1907. Her mother died when she was four and her father abandoned the five kids pretty much right after that. Older sister Mildred was a showgirl. She […]

Spencer Tracy TCM Star of the Month October 2012

Spencer Tracy Early 1930s Fox Films Postcard

Spencer Tracy was subject of the best book I read in 2011. One of the best I’ve ever read. After author James Curtis had (finally!) made me a fan of W.C. Fields through his authoritative 2003 biography, I could barely contain myself in waiting for his treatment of a subject I already liked in Tracy. […]

Leslie Howard TCM Star of the Month July 2012

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed as I first typed out TCM’s Leslie Howard Star of the Month schedule for July 2012. Oh, there are a lot of great titles being shown, but it just didn’t seem like enough. And then I realized that the same sentiment pretty much described Leslie […]

Joel McCrea TCM Star of the Month May 2012

Joel McCrea vintage 1930s postcard

I see this is my first post dedicated to a TCM Star of the Month since William Powell last December. Most of the movies I write about are from the 1930’s with a few 40’s flicks sneaking in every so often. In what probably began as coincidence but developed into grand design, most of the […]

William Powell TCM Star of the Month December 2011

William Powell and Diana Lewis Press Photo

A total of 39 different films featuring TCM’s Star of the Month William Powell will be shown over each of five Thursday nights throughout December 2011. The selection spans William Powell’s career from Sherlock Holmes in 1922 through Mister Roberts in 1955 with tons of meat in between including 13 with his most famous co-star […]

Buster Keaton TCM Star of the Month October 2011

Buster Keaton is the October 2011 Turner Classic Movies Star of the Month. This page includes a gallery of vintage Buster Keaton movie cards and collectibles directly below as well as the entire TCM schedule of Keaton movies and shorts airing throughout the month. There’s a Buster Keaton biography on an older page of the […]

Kirk Douglas TCM Star of the Month September 2011

Did anybody ever get angry on screen the way that Kirk Douglas did? I mean murderously angry in an oh my God, get out of the way, look out for this nut, kind of way. I’d have loved to have seen Kirk play son Michael’s role in Falling Down (1993). But as over the top […]

Esther Williams TCM Star of the Month May 2011

Esther Williams 1955 Kane Trading Card

The next few Thursday nights on TCM belong to May 2011 Star of the Month, Esther Williams. Born in Los Angeles, August 8, 1921, Williams would combine beauty, presence and athletic talent into a successful run of MGM blockbusters beginning in the mid-1940’s and stretching through the mid-50’s. A champion swimmer who’d had her picture […]