Born on this date: John Francis Dillon in 1884; Roger Williams in 1889; Sidney Blackmer in 1895; Jewel Carmen in 1897; Jesse De Vorska in 1898; Olga Lindo in 1899; Eric Portman in 1901; Phillips Lord in 1902; Greta Granstedt in 1907; Zoe Rae in 1910; Leslie Brooks in 1922; and Charlene Wyatt in 1930.
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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.
—8:00 pm - 4:45 am, another five movies starring TCM's Star of the Month Shirley Temple, this time from her peak years at 20th Century-Fox. The schedule: Stowaway (1936 - 8:00 pm) with Robert Young and Alice Faye; Wee Willie Winkie (1937 - 9:45 pm) with Victor McLaglen and C. Aubrey Smith; Heidi (1937 - 11:45 pm) with Jean Hersholt and Arthur Treacher; Little Miss Broadway (1938 - 1:30 am) with George Murphy and Jimmy Durante; and The Little Princess (1939 - 3:00 am) with Richard Greene and Anita Louise.
—4:45 am - Divorce in the Family (1932), TCM sticks to the child stars overnight when Jackie Cooper, the child of divorced Lewis Stone and Lois Wilson, goes to live with Wilson and her new husband Conrad Nagel. Fine for the adults with Cooper, like Temple, either to your tastes or not.
—Tuesday morning, 6:15 am Tarzan, the Ape Man, the first of the Johnny Weissmuller-Maureen O'Sullivan series begins a daytime schedule of ape movies that includes our favorite. A later Tarzan, Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) immediately follows at 8:00 am. We'll pick up from there tomorrow.
—Wow, that was fast: GetTV is already losing me because of repeats. More Than a Secretary (1936) with Jean Arthur plays (again) on Monday at 8:45 am. Late that night/early Tuesday morning, the Stanwyck Columbia features play (again) starting with Golden Boy (1939) at 4:45 am and, more notably, Frank Capra's Forbidden (1932) at 6:30 am. We may (or may not) pick up from there tomorrow with more Capra and Stanwyck at Columbia.
—Ah, this weekend holiday bit might be just the trick to keep me going! I got a lot done on the Twelvetrees book Friday night and throughout the day Saturday, and then (finally!) got to my review of The Good Fairy on Sunday. I already had all of my notes and screen captures for that one, so it was just a matter of piecing together all of the general ideas I had had over the past few weeks into a review. Classic Movie Daily subscribers will find it inside Monday morning's email.
—Against my better judgment, and that's only because I'm so terrible with deadlines, I've joined Now Voyaging's William Wellman Blogathon for September 10-13. I've really tried to swear off all but the two annual CMBA blogathons, only because it's a process usually filled by my scrambling to completion with apologies to the blogathon host for being late anyway. But sometimes you can't resist a subject, and Wellman teased me in. I'm between covering one of two movies for this one, but as the Blogathon allows repetition I haven't made a formal decision as of yet. It will either be Wild Boys of the Road, which I've researched quite a bit but have yet to write about, or Lilly Turner, which is on a tentative list of 16 titles that I'm hoping to round down to 11 for my second pre-Code eBook. I'll let the host, Now Voyaging, know for certain very soon. I've grabbed the Blogathon banner to display below and will soon place it on the main sidebar of the site.
—I listed 20 or so vintage movie still over the weekend and have plans to list another 10-12 on Monday or Tuesday. As new listings those aren't among my sales items, but you'll find a couple of thousand other items discounted 35-60%, through THIS LINK to my eBay Store.