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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 15th, 2014, 1:04 am

Thank you, Erik! :D
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Sue Sue Applegate wrote:Thank you, Erik! :D



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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 18th, 2014, 1:47 pm

My interview at KKES 102.7 in Kansas City, Missouri, airs today from 2-3 p.m. Go to the station website and click "Listen Live" fo hear my interview with host John Losh on Losh-Man's Classic Hollywood Show: http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/KKES

Oops! Evidently they have some other program on now and have had some sort of technical difficulties. :(

UPDATE: I've just found out that the program has been scheduled for next Sunday from 2-3 due to the technical difficulties experienced today. Thank you!
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 20th, 2014, 3:06 pm

Here's a link to my latest article about the Gone With The Wind 75th Anniversary Celebration in Marietta, Georgia, in June: http://exm.nr/1mTRezh

John Losh has told me that our interview is supposed to air this Sunday on KKES barring anymore technical problems.
It's from 2-3, and you need to have Flashplayer while listening on a computer or a mobile device with Flashplayer compatability: http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/KKES
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20 years of films and fun....

Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 22nd, 2014, 1:07 pm

Here are some close-ups of that fabulous montage created by TCM staffers for the 20th Anniversary Video featuring the 20 Guest Programmers. It was set up and organized in the lobby of the Chinese Mutliplex by TCM's Kelli O'Neal and others during the TCMFF 2014 from April 10-11. Enjoy! I know I did...
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As many of you can tell, I was mesmerized by the intricacy of detail and the scope of the celebrities and films represented.

Don't forget to have fun! :-)
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 23rd, 2014, 1:37 pm

Here's my latest article, a review of the new (and only) biography of actress Ann Rutherford: http://exm.nr/1jdQKOW

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 27th, 2014, 12:42 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed discussing Debbie Reynolds' recent auction, Rock Hudson and his Star of the Month Celebration on Turner Classic Movies, Star Wars, The Turner Classic Film Festivals, classic television programs, and much more with John Losh on KKES radio out of Kansas City, Missouri, and its environs.

Losh-Man's Classic Hollywood show is now scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Sundays on KKES radio. Listeners can enjoy the program live by visiting the KKES website and clicking on "Listen Live" at: http://www.1027thehog.com

Also, my Underrated Detective/Mysteries is featured today on Rupert Pupkin Speaks Blogspot:
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 28th, 2014, 3:28 pm

Here's a short article I just wrote about Mother Dolores Hart's Guest Programming visit with TCM Host Robert Osborne: http://exm.nr/1koi6ad
It was so inspirational and charming. I hope you all had a chance to see it. :D
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 31st, 2014, 9:45 pm

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My interview with John Losh about TCM's Star of the Month for June, Rock Hudson, airs this Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. on KKES Radio. Losh-Man's Classic Hollywood Show is accessible by visiting the KKES website and clicking on "Listen Live" at: http://www.1027thehog.com
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Sue Sue On The Road.....

Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 2nd, 2014, 1:47 pm

I'll be traveling this week to Atlanta for the 75th Anniversary of Gone With The WInd and will report on the author events, the play about the life of Vivien Leigh, and more. Don't forget to have fun! :D
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 24th, 2014, 9:54 pm

A photo from the veranda of the Marietta Hilton taken June 5 reminds me of an iconic film celebrating its special birthday this year....and even the seasoned hotel staff were stepping out to snap its image on their iPhones...
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Uh-oh. Sue Sue's on the road again. Looks like she's following the Gone With The Wind Trail to celebrate it's 75th Anniversary. Here's the article link: http://www.examiner.com/article/first-s ... wind-trail
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 25th, 2014, 1:10 pm

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Jane Fonda is looking up into the heavens in front of Grauman's, and declaring what a
beautiful day it is. She stated on her blog soon after that it was "one of my happiest days."

The TCMFF 2013 Footprint Ceremony Honoree is downsizing. You can upgrade for only $19.5 Mil, give or take a mil....Image
Jane Fonda's Forked Lightening Ranch is up for sale in New Mexico: http://bit.ly/1jOFr0M

She comments in the article about her decision:
“Forked Lightning Ranch has been a sanctuary and a place of great joy and recreation for me and my family,” Fonda says. “Many changes have occurred in my life since 2000 and I am no longer able to spend as much time on the ranch as I once was. I feel the time has come to pass the ranch on to a new custodian of this enchanted place.”
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 26th, 2014, 9:20 pm

Dear Phil Collins,
The state of Texas thanks you, The Daughters of The Alamo thank you, and I thank you!
Never say that films don't inspire people.
The character of Davy Crockett inspired a young five-year-old boy in England lo those many years ago.
And now he has donated his Alamo memorabilia, worth tens of millions of dollars, to Mision San Antonio de Valero.
How about that, Santa Anna?

"It's the perfect place for my collection, " said Phil earlier today in San Antonio, where he displayed some of his artifacts to the news media at the Alamo, including a sword thought to belong to James Bowie. Some of the items hadn't been back to the mission since 1836.

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » July 1st, 2014, 2:40 pm

Tonight begins a fabulous month of Maureen O'Hara films, and her historic appearance at the TCMFF 2014 was the highlight of the festival for many passholders.

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Excited and anxious fans, including Cinemaven, await celebrity arrivals at the end of the Red Carpet revelry...

O'Hara first entered the TCM Film Festival fan arena as she participated in the Red Carpet Ceremonies, and since she is such an esteemed guest, her position as the last celebrity to cross the threshold of the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday, April 10, just prior to the 6:30 discussion of "Oklahoma" with Shirley Jones and the screening of the film, was appropriate.

Earlier in the day, TCM Vice President of Talent Darcy Hettrich revealed to the audience at the Meet the TCM Panel on Thursday how Maureen almost didn't arrive at the festival. It seems that a private plane had been sent to whisk O'Hara to the festival in LA, but there was a problem with the steps and the ramp leading up to the plane, and O'Hara couldn't quite navigate. Her grandson was upset and told her that she couldn't go, but O'Hara, in her trademark stubbornness, told him she would go in the VIP lounge and wait until another plane would arrive.


O'Hara visits with a journalist as her grandson, Conor Fitzsimons, helps her along the Red Carpet rumba...
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Moments after I snap this photo, Miss O'Hara looks me right in the eyes, and that is a daunting moment to realize this woman kissed John Wayne and John Payne and is now looking right at me. Those gorgeous eyes still sparkle like a twinkle of moonlight, and she reaches for my hand to shake it and talk to me, and then she is whisked away as she needs to visit with TCM Red Carpet Wrangler Tom Brown right before the discussion with Shirley Jones begins. Close enough for me in my lifetime. :D

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TCM's Tom Brown leans in for an Irish sound byte from the amazing Maureen O'Hara.

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Maureen O'Hara looks at the audience as she answers pertinent questions from Robert Osborne in the El Capitan Theatre on Saturday, April 12, at 3 p.m.

O'Hara helped to introduce her film, "How Green Was My Valley," and Robert Osborne asked her how it was to work with director John Ford. True to her Irish form, she spoke frankly and said,"I thought I was here to talk about me."

Prior to the screening, TCM had screened a marvelous retrospective of O'Hara's career that received a another huge round of applause for Maureen O'Hara.

Maybe they will showcase O'Hara's interviews from the festival tonight. :D
It was obvious that the audience was mesmerized by her every word, and oohed and aahed at many of her statements as she remembered her co-workers. O'Hara also spoke about how she feels God is watching our every moment, but she didn't really want everyone to think she was "magical." To the audience, her spirit and enthusiasm were timeless. But we all thought she was magical. We just couldn't help it.

Help celebrate this month with woman who was nicknamed the "Queen of Technicolor" because of her beauty and because she appeared in more Technicolor productions than any other actress tonight:

7:00 PM
HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, THE (1939)

A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
Dir: William Dieterle Cast: Charles Laughton , Sir Cedric Hardwicke , Thomas Mitchell .
BW-117 mins, CC

9:15 PM
HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (1941)

A Welsch mining family faces the struggles of life together.
Dir: John Ford Cast: Walter Pidgeon , Maureen O'Hara , Anna Lee .
BW-119 mins, CC

11:17 PM
WANDERING THROUGH WALES (1948)

This short film focuses on the history, culture, and people of Wales.
C-9 mins

11:30 PM
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY (1946)

An actress becomes fatally ill and adopts an orphan so that her husband will not be alone once she has died. Dir: Walter Lang Cast: John Payne , Maureen O'Hara , William Bendix .
BW-94 mins

1:15 AM
FORBIDDEN STREET, THE (1949)

A wealthy British woman in Victorian London marries an impoverished artist from the slums and becomes victimized by a blackmail plot. Dir: Jean Negulesco Cast: Dana Andrews , Maureen O'Hara , Dame Sybil Thorndike .BW-91 mins, CC

3:00 AM
WOMAN'S SECRET, A (1949)

A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
Dir: Nicholas Ray Cast: Maureen O'Hara , Melvyn Douglas , Gloria Grahame .
BW-85 mins, CC

4:30 AM
FALLEN SPARROW, THE (1943)

Nazi spies pursue a Spanish Civil War veteran in search of a priceless keepsake.
Dir: Richard Wallace Cast: John Garfield , Maureen O'Hara , Walter Slezak .
BW-94 mins, CC
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Postby Vecchiolarry » July 2nd, 2014, 9:01 am

Dear Christy,

I'm so glad you got to meet Maureen O'Hara up close. She looked grand and vibrant, as in all her films.
Thank you for sharing those photographs!!

Larry


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