Preview and recommendations for October 2014 on Turner Classic Movies. Janet Leigh is Star of the Month and horror movies play throughout the month, but not any of the Universal classics. Highlights include mini-marathons of movies starring Tom Keene, Richard Dix, Sally Blane, and Lowell Sherman, plus films from producer William Le Baron and director John Francis Dillon.
Preview and recommendations for September 2014 on Turner Classic Movies. A especially heavy month for recommendations, highlighted by Classic Pre-Code on Friday nights and Melvyn Douglas as Star of the Month.
Picto-Sked returns to illustrate each of the sixteen Charlie Chaplin movies showing during TCM’s Summer Under the Stars with vintage period newspaper advertisements posted under each title.
Picto-Sked returns to illustrate each of the fifteen William Powell movies showing during TCM’s Summer Under the Stars with vintage period newspaper advertisements posted under each title.
Pointing back to a Barbara Stanwyck biography previously posted to the site along with brief commentary about TCM’s Summer Under the Stars schedule for Tuesday.
A preview of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars 2014 includes what to look for throughout the month on Immortal Ephemera along with recommendations of what to watch–for most days–on Turner Classic Movies in August.
TCM recommendations for July 2014 with emphasis on the Golden Age titles showing on Turner Classic Movies throughout the month. Maureen O’Hara is Star of the Month but I like the World War I spotlight best this month. Plus birthdays for Ginger Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney, even C. Aubrey Smith and additional marathons of Kay Francis and Mae West movies.
Some general housekeeping opens this post, but then we get to the good stuff: TCM is playing 66 pre-Code era movies in 24-hour blocks on Fridays in September 2014.
A decade by decade count of the movies TCM plays each month throughout 2014. Do they play more 1960s movies than 1930s movies? The tally will tell over time. Updated through May 31.
TCM recommendations for June 2014 with emphasis on the Golden Age titles showing on Turner Classic Movies throughout the month. Rock Hudson is Star of the Month and there are marathons dedicated to Rosalind Russell, Judy Garland, Ida Lupino, Dame May Whitty and Susan Hayward. Plus a couple of Jessie Matthews titles sneak into the TCM schedule.