Born on this date: Jack Pickford in 1895; Alan Mowbray in 1896; Miliza Korjus in 1909; Linda Perry in 1912; Byron Barr in 1917; Shelley Winters in 1920; Joan Taylor in 1929; and Grant Williams in 1931.
All links lead to each actor's IMDb page, set to open in a new tab.
Classic Movie Daily subscribers will find images of Shelley Winters and Alan Mowbray, plus a Jack Pickford obituary clipping, towards the bottom of today's issue. Also a few smaller shots of other stars born August 18 at the bottom of this post. And today's mailing includes a couple of images picturing TCM's featured star of the day, Vivien Leigh, plus related clippings.
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.
—Tuesday, TCM Summer Under the Stars, Vivien Leigh day (TCM.com link). The big two-hour plus Making of a Legend Gone With the Wind documentary from 1988 plays at 8:00 pm, and is followed by the movie itself at 10:15 pm. Other favorites playing on Vivien Leigh day include St. Martin's Lane (1938 - 12:00 pm) starring Charles Laughton and Waterloo Bridge (1940 - 10:00 am), though I prefer the 1931 version of that one, playing later this week on Mae Clarke day.
—Wednesday's Summer Under the Stars spends 24 hours with John Wayne (TCM.com link) beginning with John Ford's She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) at 6:00 am.
—Alan Mowbray's mention in the birthday section gives me good reason to point back to this biographical contribution to the site by his son, Alan Mowbray Jr. Around the same time I reviewed Mowbray's entertaining memoir, Up from Central Park.
—Unless I somehow run into some extra time (never happen!) I'm probably going to skip Wednesday's issue. In addition to usual writing activities, I have some site maintenance I'd like to perform that will either take me a few minutes, or a few hours, depending how technical things get—I'm hoping to get away with just clicking a few buttons without breaking anything.
TCM's John Wayne schedule for Wednesday doesn't excite me very much anyway (mostly post-1950 titles), so be prepared to check your local listings (or TCM.com), but I will definitely be back in time for Mae Clarke morning, Thursday.
Have a great day,