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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 7th, 2017, 12:03 pm

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Author and historian Jeremy Arnold shared some lovely comments yesterday about working with Robert Osborne during his visit to the Silver Screen Oasis:

"With the sad news of Robert Osborne's passing today, I wanted to come back here and add that one of the highlights of doing this book was going through hours and hours of introduction videos from The Essentials broadcasts. All the highlighted quotes in the book by Osborne and the guest hosts are excerpts from their actual on-air discussions (or, in some cases, from the transcripts of the complete discussion from which the on-air intro was edited). From the very beginning, a point of the book was to have Robert's voice running throughout. I'm a fan of his as much as anyone else, and it was a pleasure to see and hear him again talking about these great pictures. I will also note that I never had any trouble finding a good quote from him -- and this was not always the case with the guest hosts! In three cases, TCM could not locate videos or transcripts of the discussions, and Robert graciously wrote new blurbs specifically for this book. Those were for Double Indemnity, Rear Window, and Once Upon a Time in the West. And of course he wrote a great foreword. His personality is all over the book, and that was intentional. May he truly rest in peace."

Visit the thread for his visit here: viewtopic.php?f=127&t=6989

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 7th, 2017, 12:27 pm

More Memories from Robert's friends:

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From Angela Lansbury: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/a ... end-983834


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From Eva Marie Saint: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/a ... end-983834


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From Leonard Maltin: http://leonardmaltin.com/robert-osborne-one-of-a-kind/

From Eddie Muller's Facebook page:

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"THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, BOB. Excitement over beginning my new "Noir Alley" show on TCM turned to sorrow this morning with news that Robert Osborne has died. He'd been in failing health for quite a while, but we all held out hope he'd recover and reclaim his rightful place on the TCM throne. I called Bob the "Walter Cronkite of American Cinema," since he so brilliantly had earned the trust of the movie-loving public. He is, frankly, irreplaceable.

I first worked with Bob when he invited me to share hosting duties at his own film festival in Athens, Georgia. I was primarily there to introduce "Double Indemnity," but he surprised me by asking me to co-host a screening of "All About Eve"—his favorite movie! I knew a fraction of what Bob knew about the film, but he masterfully propped me up and made me look better than I deserved. I learned more about "hosting" from Bob in ten minutes onstage than I had in the previous years combined.

We had a great time a few years ago taping a segment for TCM called "A Night in Noir City," and once again I learned a LOT being able to watch him at work in the studio. Since then, it was always a pleasure to share time with him at TCM events, where he proved himself to be even more gracious and generous than anyone who only saw him on TV could really know.

A colleague at TCM called me this morning to share the news—he'd expected the call to be about the tremendous response to "Noir Alley." Instead, we commiserated about the network losing its iconic host, and I choked up when he said, "You know Bob adored you, right?" Well, it was mutual.
Robert Osborne was a wonderful man, and a brilliant light in all our movie-loving lives."

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 7th, 2017, 12:41 pm

I was lucky to have met Robert Osborne at the very first festival when Lzcutter was introducing a film with him.
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Wonderful memories!

Some of my favorite moments include the Luise Rainer interview, the introduction Robert did to "Imitation of Life" with Susan Kohner, and feisty, "tell-it-like-it-is" Juanita Moore, and his live interview with Peter O'Toole.

Being in the audience for Robert's surprise tribute with Lynn, Larry, Theresa, and Sam was also a fabulous evening.

Having Robert interview Debbie Reynolds, anywhere, anytime. Such fun.

There are lots more, but these are some of my favorites.

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 11th, 2017, 10:11 am

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor legendary father and son film icons Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner during a hand and footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater IMAX® in Hollywood during the eigth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Friday, April 7. TCM will celebrate the storied careers of the father and son duo who have collectively worked in the industry for over a century and amassed countless accolades along the way. This marks the first occasion that a father and son have jointly been honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX®.

Industry titan Carl Reiner has been a celebrated director and comedic performer for more than 70 years, gaining a loyal following for his sketch comedy work alongside Sid Caesar and Mel Brooks and for directing such beloved films as Oh, God! (1977), Dead Men Don’t War Plaid (1982), Where’s Poppa? (1970), The Jerk (1979) and for creating and writing The Dick Van Dyke Show, for which he collected multiple Emmys® during his career.

Filmmaker and political activist Rob Reiner has had an equally illustrious career, from his Emmy®-award winning role on the revered television sitcom All in the Family to his work behind the camera, directing such American cinematic classics as This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Stand by Me (1986), The Princess Bride (1987), When Harry Met Sally… (1989), Misery (1990) and A Few Good Men (1992). Renowned for his staunch support of civil rights, Reiner is a co-founder of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and has long lent his support to non-profits that address social and environmental issues.

"Carl Reiner is a genuine comedy pioneer, a breakthrough artist from Hollywood's golden era," said TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, who also serves as the official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival. "It's never easy following in the footsteps of a force as innovative and creative as that, but Rob found his own way to success, as an actor, first as a vital part of the social relevance of All in the Family, then as thoughtful director and producer of both comedies and dramas. There's is a family that belongs forever imprinted in Hollywood history."

This marks the seventh consecutive year TCM has featured a hand and footprint ceremony at the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®. In 2011, Peter O'Toole was the honoree, followed by Kim Novak in 2012, Jane Fonda in 2013, Jerry Lewis in 2014, Christopher Plummer in 2015 and Francis Ford Coppola in 2016.

Deadline Hollywood Announcement about Carl and Rob Reiner: http://deadline.com/...ews-1202040155/

From 2012-"Robert Osborne's Secret Favorite Movies":

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... ovies.html

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 11th, 2017, 10:23 am

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor legendary father and son film icons Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner during a hand and footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater IMAX® in Hollywood during the eigth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Friday, April 7. TCM will celebrate the storied careers of the father and son duo who have collectively worked in the industry for over a century and amassed countless accolades along the way. This marks the first occasion that a father and son have jointly been honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX®.

Industry titan Carl Reiner has been a celebrated director and comedic performer for more than 70 years, gaining a loyal following for his sketch comedy work alongside Sid Caesar and Mel Brooks and for directing such beloved films as Oh, God! (1977), Dead Men Don’t War Plaid (1982), Where’s Poppa? (1970), The Jerk (1979) and for creating and writing The Dick Van Dyke Show, for which he collected multiple Emmys® during his career.

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From a LIFE magazine profile in the 1970s....

Filmmaker and political activist Rob Reiner has had an equally illustrious career, from his Emmy®-award winning role on the revered television sitcom All in the Family to his work behind the camera, directing such American cinematic classics as This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Stand by Me (1986), The Princess Bride (1987), When Harry Met Sally… (1989), Misery (1990) and A Few Good Men (1992). Renowned for his staunch support of civil rights, Reiner is a co-founder of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and has long lent his support to non-profits that address social and environmental issues.

"Carl Reiner is a genuine comedy pioneer, a breakthrough artist from Hollywood's golden era," said TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, who also serves as the official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival. "It's never easy following in the footsteps of a force as innovative and creative as that, but Rob found his own way to success, as an actor, first as a vital part of the social relevance of All in the Family, then as thoughtful director and producer of both comedies and dramas. There's is a family that belongs forever imprinted in Hollywood history."

This marks the seventh consecutive year TCM has featured a hand and footprint ceremony at the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®. In 2011, Peter O'Toole was the honoree, followed by Kim Novak in 2012, Jane Fonda in 2013, Jerry Lewis in 2014, Christopher Plummer in 2015 and Francis Ford Coppola in 2016.

Deadline Hollywood Announcement about Carl and Rob Reiner: http://deadline.com/...ews-1202040155/

From 2012-"Robert Osborne's Secret Favorite Movies":

http://www.thedailyb...ite-movies.html

PBS interview with these two wild and crazy fellas: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/int ... ob-reiner/

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 15th, 2017, 11:37 am

UPDATES!
Michael Douglas is the big interview:
http://filmfestival.tcm.com/wp-content/ ... -FINAL.pdf

More Nitrates (Black Naricissus is one) and Bob Newhart!

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 18th, 2017, 3:15 pm

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While doing some research, I ran across a comment from character actress Thelma Ritter about "Born Yesterday."

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Ritter went to the premiere with good friends in 1951:"This Judy Holliday is only wonderful. Please see it." I feel the same way today. Many of the topics featured in the film are relevant now as they were then, and Holliday is all decked out in those Jean Louis ensembles.

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Consider adding this film, also featuring William Holden and Broderick Crawford, to your TCM Film Festival screenings....

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 20th, 2017, 8:46 am

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An article from Pictures magazine in 1946 or 1947 stated that author Betty McDonald's book, "The Egg and I" was "the country's biggest coast-to-coast laugh since Wrong Way Corrigan landed" on the shores of Ireland. Selling more than one million copies, the film starred Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.

This year at the festival, Kate MacMurray will introduce the 1947 film.

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To publicize the film, professional huckster Jim Moran sat on an ostrich egg to hype the film. Read more about Moran's antics here: http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/jim_moran


TCMFF 2017 passholders: I'll bet we have another update by Wedneday. It's time get our schedule on!

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 20th, 2017, 6:56 pm

Festival Schedule: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/schedule/

Wowee!!

More films added!

Here: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/



The Awful Truth
America, America
Bonnie and Clyde
Barefoot in the Park
Beat The Devil
Bridge On the River Kwai
Broadcast News
Bye, Bye Birdie!
Cat People
Cry The Beloved Country
David and Lisa
Dawson City: Frozen Time
The Great Dictator
Harold and Maude
I’m All Right, Jack.
The Incident
Laura
Love Crazy
Lady Sings The Blues
Lady in the Dark
The Maltese Falcon
Lured
The Magic Box
Never Give a Sucker An Even Break
Panique
Planet of the Apes
REAR WINDOW!!!
Requiem For a Heavyweight
Red River
Republic Preserved
Some Lile It Hot
Way Out West
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
Zardoz! (Midnight Movie!)

And more....




Festival Schedule: http://filmfestival....grams/schedule/

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 22nd, 2017, 8:56 am

Wyatt McCrea has been added to the roster of guests for The Palm Beach Story, Sara Karloff (probably for Cat People), James Brooks (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, among others) for Broadcast News, SSO Guest Star Jeremy Arnold for Some Like It Hot, and more... http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/special-guests/

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 27th, 2017, 8:50 pm

What I won't be seeing at the TCM Film Festival this year:
https://suesueapplegate.wordpress.com

But I hope to be seeing you all soon in L.A.!

I will be reporting here from the festival on Thursday, April 6, as credentialed media.

It won't be long!

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Postby moira finnie » April 5th, 2017, 6:46 am

I know you, Lynn, Larry, David and friends will probably be too busy to post during the festival, but I hope you each travel safely and have more than enough fun for all of us who can only be there in our movie-lovin' hearts.

This year's TCM Classic Film Festival is all the more significant for being the first time since the beloved Robert Osborne's passing and because, in our own small way, is significant because today marks the 10th anniversary of our merry band at the SSO!
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » April 19th, 2017, 8:37 am

Moira, it was a bittersweet festival, and the memorial to Robert was sweet.

Here's Ben, Diane Baker, and TCM producer Anne WIlson at the tribute:
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Friend Diane Baker reminded us of his wonderful sense of humor, and that he made the choices he made in his life because he wanted to have control over his own destiny.

Diane Baker greets actor Martin Landau, who participated in a special interview for Spotlight passholders....
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Here's my latest report from the Red Carpet Celebrities, "Who Makes Me Laugh?": https://suesueapplegate.wordpress.com/2017/04/

I chose this as my Red Carpet theme this year because I know how difficult it might be without Robert Osborne somewhere in our universe of film-loving fans.


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