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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 8th, 2017, 8:42 am

Thanks so much, PT!
I'm still crafting and researching, so probably the latter half of 2018.
Miss Ritter has never been the subject of a formal, full-length biography, and I hope Barbara and Susan will give her some lattitude in the public arena. ;-)

I will definitely let everyone know about the progress of the book from time to time. :-)
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Postby pvitari » May 9th, 2017, 12:12 pm

Dear Sue-Sue,

I want to congratulate you on this wonderful new stunt you're pullin'! Well, it's -- it certainly is -- you said it!

Looking forward to having my very own copy. ;)

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 15th, 2017, 11:15 pm

Thanks so much, pvitari! Look for it in the latter part of 2018.
And I hope you'll be doing all your shopping at Macy's from now on! :-)

I hope you had a blast this year at the festival. Here are some highlights from the Hand and Footprint ceremony!

Fans were waiting anxiously as they watched celebrities like Barbara Bain and Tom Bergeron arrive prior to the festivities...
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On Friday, April 7, at 10 a.m., history was made in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre, as comedian and writer Carl Reiner and his son, producer and director Rob Reiner, were immortalized in cement at the annual Hand & Footprint ceremony held during the TCMFF 2017. The Reiners have the honor of being the first father-and-son duo to be honored at the same ceremony. If you were a passholder this year, you were lucky enough to be a part of this star-studded excitement!

Ben Mankiewicz opened the ceremony and introduced Tom Bergeron....

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Then Billy Crystal spoke about Carl and Rob's accomplishments, and his experiences making "The Princess Bride"....

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Then Carl and Rob spoke to the audience. I thought it was so sweet how Carl had his arm around Rob.
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They're all just looking too tickled about all this attention. But I adore this photo of Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Billy Crystal, Ben Mankiewicz, and Norman Lear, courtesy of TCM.

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Then everybody had to get into the act!

(L-R) President of Turner Network Sales Coleman Breland, general manager of TCM Jennifer Dorian, TV personality Tom Bergeron (Dancing With The Stars), honorees Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner, actor Billy Crystal, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, producer Norman Lear, vice president, brand activations/partnerships, TCM Genevieve McGillicuddy and SVP of Programming for TCM Charles Tabesh (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TCM)

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I've been covering festival activities since the first festival in 2010 and this event was one of the most enjoyable gatherings I've attended. Billy Crystal remarked during his introduction honoring Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner, that Carl Reiner was "psychic. He had been saying 'The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming' way back in the 1960s."
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Script Continuity expert Angela Allen graced the theatres of the #TCMFF with her presence again. She first came in 2010 and introduced Pandora and The Flying Dutchman starring Ava Garder and James Mason, discussing the mesmerizing cinematography of Jack Cardiff and the exploits of Ava on the set. In Lee Server's excellent bio of Ava Gardner, "Love Is Nothing," it was revealed that Allen did some of the stuntwork as Ava was seen swimming to the ship of 'The Flying Dutchman.'

This year Allen was interviewed by Cari Beauchamp before a screening of 1953's "Beat The Devil" with Jennifer Jones and Humphrey Bogart, directed by John Huston. Allen was Huston's go-to-script-girl (before the more profesional term 'script continuity expert' and 'script supervisor' came in vogue) and worked on "The African Queen" and many of Huston's other projects. The popularity of "Beat The Devil" at this year's fest ensured another screening as a TBA on Sunday with both Allen and Beauchamp in attendance.


Beauchamp, a writer and historian, is a popular presenter at every festival because of her lively, in-depth, well-informed presentations before screenings she introduces. Learn more about Beauchamp's credentials, books, and appearances here: [url="http://caribeauchamp.com"]http://caribeauchamp.com[/url]

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Beauchamp on the #TCMFF Red Carpet with handsome son Jake...

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Here Allen, who flew in from London to present at the festival, has a tete-a-tete with credentialed media Kim Luperi, who works in LA.

Pass holders are grateful that TCM always brings the best for festival fans!

Allen also worked with Sir Carol Reed on "The Third Man." Be impressed by Angela Allen's other credentials: [url="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0020265/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1"]http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0020265/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1[/url]
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 20th, 2017, 9:36 am

FINALLY!
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Ronald Colman is Star of the Month for July! He's never even been featured in Summer Under The Stars!

'Tis a far, far better thing that they did!


Was it a random shut-out? Or was he a prisoner of his own kismet? It was the talk of the town that he was the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo. He wasn't from Dallas or Paris, but he was dedicated to his work. You might even say he was a bulldog for authenticity, not a masquerader like many from his hometown of Richmond, Surrey, England. Far be it from me to tarnish his image, but his daughter of Eve was the lovely Benita, two lovers who were lucky partners leading a double life under two flags. If he were king, there would be champagne for everyone. Thank goodness TCM came to its senses or there would have been devil to pay!
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 8th, 2017, 12:28 pm

It's almost time for a Hitchcock MOOC!*

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Coming this Summer, sign up for the newest online film course from TCM and Ball State!
We invite movie lovers and online learners from around the world to join us for a free, flexible online course, TCM Presents The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock (#Hitchcock50).

This is the third free online course to be offered by TCM and Ball State, following Film Noir (2015) and Slapstick Comedy (2016).

In this Hitchcock course, enjoy multimedia course materials, daily in-app messaging with movie clips, mini-games, and ongoing interactions with fellow film fans on the TCM message boards or at #Hitchcock50.

We will explore 40+ Hitchcock films from his first film in the silent era, The Lodger (1927) to his final film five decades later, Family Plot (1977). In all, the course will reflect on Hitchcock's unparalleled 50-year career as one of cinema's most successful and unique filmmakers. The course will run concurrently with TCM's programming festival, "50 Years of Hitchcock," which will screen Hitchcock films Wednesdays and Fridays during the month of July 2017.

Both the course and the associated films are designed to enrich your understanding of Alfred Hitchcock, Hollywood filmmaking, and the shifts in popular culture and film production contexts that Hitchcock used to his advantage throughout his illustrious career. You will be able to share your own thoughts about Hitchcock and cinema history with a worldwide community of students, fans, and film lovers.

WHEN? Course Dates: Jun 26, 2017 - Aug 7, 2017

WHERE? Here: https://www.canvas.net/browse/bsu/tcm3/ ... tchcock50/

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Dr. Richard L. Edwards received his Ph.D. in Critical Studies from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He is the co-author, with Shannon Clute of TCM, of The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism (University Press of New England, 2011), as well as numerous articles on film topics. He is the co-host of the long running podcast series, Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir. Dr. Edwards previously taught 2015's TCM Presents Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir and 2016's TCM Presents Painfully Funny: Exploring Slapstick in the Movies. This is his third course collaboration with TCM and Canvas Network. As Executive Director of Ball State's iLearn Research, Edwards specializes in teaching and learning innovations for online and blended education.

*MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE

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MARY MALLORY IS COMING TO THE SILVER SCREEN OASIS JUNE 17-18 TO DISCUSS HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY! Her co-author, Stephen Sylvester, is also scheduled to appear!


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Mary Mallory is a film historian, photograph archivist, and researcher, focusing on Los Angeles and early film history. She writes theatre reviews for "The Tolucan Times" and blogs for the "LA Daily Mirror." Mallory served on Hollywood Heritage, Inc.'s Board of Directors, and acts as a docent for the Hollywood Heritage Museum. As a member of the Studio City Neighborhood Council, she produced the events, "Mack Sennett and the Birth of Studio City," "80th Anniversary of Republic Pictures," and "50th Anniversary Celebration of CBS Radford Studios," and helped produce the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Republic Pictures. She has given presentations on a variety of historical topics at Hollywood Heritage Museum, Pasadena Museum of History, Conference of California Historical Societies, Egyptian Theatre, Book Soup, Pasadena First United Methodist Church, Will & Ariel Durant Library, and the Studio City Library. "Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays" has been named one of the best film books of 2015 by both Huffington Post and Ain't It Cool News.
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 8th, 2017, 4:22 pm

Day by Day...My photo archive of this year's #TCMFF 2017

Monday, APRIL 3, 2017

As credentialed media for the festival, I again felt lucky to be included with journalists and photographers who chronicle all the fun...

I had arrived in Hollywood at little earlier than usual to do research for my upcoming book about Thelma Ritter, one of our favorite character actresses here at the SSO, and I spent several days at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library in the Hills of Beverly.
Of course, I couldn't afford to stay in Beverly Hills, but I did bunk with a buddy who kindly shared a spare room.

So one of the first acts of incorrigible hooliganism that I engaged in was to sneak into the yet unopened Club TCM to see how our favorite meeting place space was shaping up....
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I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely mural as a backdrop for our #TCMFF shenanigans...

Then I hopped over to Miceli's Italian restaurant, where in years past I've run into film stars and directors, and plenty of #TCMFF fans...for a little Italian din-din and dish with fellow social media fans...
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Doreen, Kellee, Christy, Karin, Sara, Lara, Ruth, Aimee, Pa. Heather, the top of Wendy's head, Aurora, and Annemarie...I love how the light illuminates our feast!

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Heather and Wendy...

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Karin, Sara, Lara, Aimee, and Pam....



Up next on Sue Sue Day By Day...
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Who is this fine feathered friend and why is he running away from me?
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 13th, 2017, 9:37 am

Sue Sue Day by Day at The TCM Film Festival 2017....

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This multi-hued harbinger welcomes me and my friends as we strolled through the peaceful, verdant paths lining our walking tour specially designed for #TCMFF pass holders landing in LA for our annual celebration....

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(Countess DeLave, Karie Bible, Sue Sue, El Paso Classic Film Festival rep Jack Fields, and Knoxville, Tennessee's Kaci Kielmar, all pass holders for the #TCMFF 2017)

Sunshine, blue skies, and a group of like-minded, adventure-seeking travelers all gathered together at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to follow author and adorable historeian Karie Bible reveal some of the backstories of the beautiful people finding final repose in eternal peace.....

What are some of the special sights a visitor might see? Take a peek....

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Oh, the places you'll go and the storiies you'll hear from Karie Bible! I don't want to share some of her fabuous tales, treasures, and secrets because you can experience them all yourself if you take one of her tours...

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Can you spot the turtle?
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 24th, 2017, 12:21 pm

Tonight, Tina Fey and Essentials host Alec Baldwin discuss Hitchock's "Rear Window!"
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Tina Fey says "Thelma Ritter is gold!' in the promo for tonight's Essentials with Alec Baldwin...

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TCM is also celebrating Hitchcock with a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in conjunction with Ball State and Dr. Richard Edwards from June 26-August 7.

It's free! If you love Alfred Hitchcock films, this in-depth course might be for you.

SYLLABUS:

WEEK 1: Beginnings and British Silent Film Years: Hitchcock in the 1920s

Hitchcock's Early Life and his Start in Silent Films
Early Genre Influences on Hitchcock
Hitch's Constant: Alma Reville
The Importance of Stars in Hitchcock's Films
Early Developments of the Hitchcock Touch in Silent Films


WEEK 2: The British Sound Film Years: Hitchcock in the 1930s

Hitchcock's Development in his British Sound Films
The Spy Thriller in Hitchcock's British Films
Hitchcock and Writers: 50 Years of Classic Collaborations
The Stars of the British Sound Period
Technique and Style in the British Sound Thrillers


WEEK 3: The Selznick Years: Hitchcock in the 1940s

The Other Side of the Atlantic: Hitchcock Comes to Hollywood
Hitchcock and Film Noir
Hitchcock and Visual Designers: 50 Years of Classic Collaborations
Hitchcock and Hollywood Stars
Technique and Style in Hitchcock's First Hollywood Films


WEEK 4: The Peak Years: Hitchcock in the 1950s

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Hitting the High Notes at Warner Bros. and Paramount
Hitchcock and the Psychological Thriller
Hitchcock and Title Design: Focus on Saul Bass
Hitchcock and his Most Archetypal Stars
Hitchcock's Golden Touch in the 1950s


WEEK 5: The Universal Years: Hitchcock in the 1960s and 1970s

Hitchcock's Later Years at Universal Studios
Hitchcock and the Horror Film
Hitchcock and Music: Focus on Bernard Herrmann
Hitchcock's Newest Stars
Hitchcock's Finishing Touches on a Masterful Career


WEEK 6: The Legacy: Hitchcock's Impact on Film and Television

Hitchcock Lives! A Legacy of Influence
Hitchcockian Thrillers: The Thriller Genre After Hitchcock
Inspired by Hitchcock: A New Generation of Creators and Artists
More than a Cameo: Hitchcock as Star and Cultural Icon
Why Hitchcock Still Matters Today


COURSE FORMAT

Each week will feature weekly lecture videos, content pages, quizzes, discussion forums, mini-games, live tweeting events, optional readings, and the Daily Doses of Suspense. The Daily Doses are brief, five minute learning modules involving a short video clip that will unlock inside of your Canvas course on Mondays through Thursdays during the length of the course.

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Postby feaito » July 4th, 2017, 11:58 am

Christy, sadly all the photos you have posted cannot be seen. It reads "3rd party hosting has been temporarily disabled". :(
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Yes. Evidently Photobucket wants $39.00 a month for 3rd Party Hosting. Not sure how to navigate this latest glitch. Thank you fo you concern and comment, feaito.

See the recent articles: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/3 ... party_pgs/

And: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/30/photo ... ed-images/

Please feel free to recommend any alternatives. :-)

As for now, I will have to determine how to add these photos to a free hosting site.
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Postby Masha » July 8th, 2017, 11:00 am

We have long used: Imgur. http://imgur.com/

We have our own site on which we could put images but Imgur is faster and easier to use. There are a variety of options when uploading images as to size and location. You create albums so that you can organize images by source or type. You have choices as to whether only you can view the image or if any person with the url can view the image or whether the image becomes part of Imgur public gallery.

There are a variety of options also when wishing to hotlink depending on destination. You need only click on the thumbnail in your gallery and select which code to copy to your clipboard:
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We have now slightly more than one thousand images there. I doubt that more than one hundred have been put into gallery for public viewing.

I would truly visit Imgur often even if we did not store images there. The public gallery is a wild compendium of all that people wish others to see. There are birds and motorcycles and monuments and squirrels and memes and food and all other things which some person found interesting and wished to share. I must warn that Imgur is rather good at quickly removing nude images but has virtually no restrictions on any other content which some might find offensive. There are posts at the extreme ends of all politics and foul language is very common. I would advise also that you select "user submitted" and "newest first" if browsing the public gallery as that contains the most interesting mix. Much of the fun is the comments to posted images. They must be short and they are most often funnier than the image.

Most of the images and .gifs of cats which I post are ones which I found on Imgur.
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » July 8th, 2017, 3:31 pm

Thank you so much, Masha. I'll get to work on migrating images soon. You comments are much appreciated.
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Postby feaito » July 10th, 2017, 11:54 am

Thanks for your feedback Christy.

Most providers begin with no charge at all....and then comes the extortion, after one gets used to it. :|
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Postby Masha » July 10th, 2017, 5:27 pm

I find it interesting that: Imgur went in the opposite direction. It was started by a Reddit user so that other Reddit users would have hassle-free place to place images to accompany their posts on Reddit. He made it free for casual users and had a subscription for those who wished to place a large number of images there. He removed the subscription and posting limit a few years ago and made it free for all people.
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