Born on this date: Charles Murray in 1872; Dorothy Devore in 1899; Naunton Wayne in 1901; Marguerite De La Motte in 1902; Billy Wilder in 1906; Michael Todd in 1909; Charles Eaton in 1910; Wanda McKay in 1915; John Craven in 1916; and Gower Champion in 1921.
All links lead to each actor's IMDb page, set to open in a new tab.
Classic Movie Daily subscribers will find images of Charlie Murray, Dorothy Devore, and Marguerite De La Motte inside today's email, plus two still photos from movies airing on TCM, and two additional photos to accompany the new "Lightning Review" tucked inside this issue.
TCM TV Alerts through tomorrow at 7 am:
These titles play on TCM's US schedule and all quoted times are for my own local Eastern time zone.
Following is today's complete TCM Christopher Lee tribute schedule:
- 6:15 am - The Mummy (1959)
- 8:00 am - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
- 9:30 am - Horror of Dracula (1958)
- 11:00 am - Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966)
- 12:45 pm - Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969)
- 2:30 pm - Horror Express (1972)
- 4:00 pm - The Three Musketeers (1973)
- 6:00 pm - The Four Musketeeers (1975)
For a wonderful post remembering Lee and discussing the mourning rituals of one classic film fan dating back to Zeppo Marx's passing in 1979, please see Will McKinley's "For Classic Film Fans, Death is a Way of Life," at Cinematically Insane.
—8:00 pm - Jeanne Eagels (1957), on a related note, I'm expecting my review copy of this sometime this week. That will put me behind a total of three books to review, but I'll get to them all eventually.
—10:00 pm - Too Much, Too Soon (1958), great up front when Errol Flynn is on board playing John Barrymore. A bit too camp after that (as if it wasn't before), though Ray Danton's character is so over the top that it's worthwhile.
I have still photos on hand for both this and the previous title—I'll include one of each in today's Classic Movie Daily feed.
—The Hollywood biopics continue with Frances (1982) at 12:15 am, Valentino (1977) at 2:45 am, and the return of Ray Danton in The George Raft Story (1961) at 5:00 am.
—Looks like TCM daytime Tuesday is filled by a Montgomery Clift marathon to commemorate the 49th anniversary of his death.
—The new "Flash Review" follows for Daily subscribers, along with some related images and a quote in today's feed.
—For those looking for some Billy Wilder related reading to celebrate his June 22 birthday, I'm about to fill up your entire day: Check out the Billy Wilder Blogathon being hosted by Once Upon a Screen and Outspoken and Freckled. Each should have a post up somewhere near the top of their pages pointing to links of all of the Blogathon contributors.
—I've caught up on that bit of Twelvetrees biography that I had to backtrack my way through yesterday. On Monday I'll be picking up from where I left off Friday night, the birth of her son in 1932. There went two days. But not really, I had to get back to those other details eventually.
I should note that when I began this draft I was stuck, so I started from the middle before backtracking to the beginning. So, if I can get from 1932 through 1935, as planned tomorrow, I should meet up with that first portion I wrote, detailing Helen's trip to Australia. That's a mini-milestone in itself! I'll be curious to see how I react after I jump over that to the next part of her life, upon Helen's return to the States in 1936.
—Up to 25% off on all items in my eBay Store (25% on most items, in fact) through late Tuesday night. Click here to view items currently on sale in my eBay Store.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the issue, it's pretty packed for a Monday morning!
Have a great day -
Issue count: Since going Daily on April 6, I've mailed posts to subscribers 75 out of 77 days.