Comet Over Hollywood

"Try to say Robert Osborne without smiling" -Celebrating 20 years of Osborne and TCM

“Try to say Robert Osborne without smiling” -Celebrating 20 years of Osborne and TCM

“I love my husband first, and then Robert Osborne second,” said Eva Marie Saint during a surprise guest appearance.

Friday afternoon during the second day of the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival turned into a sort of surprise party of TCM’s primetime host Robert Osborne.

Osborne sat before an audience, prepared to start a question and answer session called “Ask Robert.”

The questions began:…

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#Robert Osborne  #TCM  #TCM Robert Osborne  #Turner Classic Movies  #Turner Classic Movies Film Festival 
Musical Monday: “Mr. Dodd Takes the Air” (1937)

Musical Monday: “Mr. Dodd Takes the Air” (1937)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.

mrdoddtakesairThis week’s musical:
“Mr. Dodd Takes the Air” – Musical #484

Studio:
Warner Brothers Burbank Studios

Director:
Alfred E. Green

Starring:
Kenny Baker,…

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#Jane Wyman  #Kenny Baker  #Mr. Dodd Takes the Air  #Musical Monday 
'Movies are a necessity to our lives' - TCM Film Festival round-up

‘Movies are a necessity to our lives’ – TCM Film Festival round-up

“What are you most excited about,” several people asked when I arrived in Hollywood at the Turner Classic Film Festival last Wednesday.

I fumbled for words like Ralphie trying to tell Santa what he wants for Christmas as I thought of the best answer.

My mind turned to seeing 93-year-old actress Maureen O’Hara introduce the film “How Green is My Valley” or to watching rare films like Alan Ladd in…

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#TCM  #tcmff  #Turner Classic Movies  #Turner Classic Movies Film Festival 
Musical Monday: “The Cuban Love Song” (1931)

Musical Monday: “The Cuban Love Song” (1931)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.

cubanThis week’s musical:
“The Cuban Love Song” –Musical #482

Studio:
MGM

Director:
W.S. Van Dyke

Starring:
Lupe Velez, Lawrence Tibbett, Karen Morley,…

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#Cuban Love Song  #Lawrence Tibbett  #Lupe Velez  #Musical Monday 
TCM Film Festival Day 1: Press Day

TCM Film Festival Day 1: Press Day

Robert Osborne had no idea he would touch so many lives through movies.

“People have said TCM has helped them get through divorce, unemployment or illness,” TCM’s primetime host said Friday. “I never thought I would be a nurse.”

Osborne, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz and TCM programers Charles Tabesh and Genevieve McGillicuddy opened the floor to questions during the film festival’s press day.

Robert Osborne at press day during #TCMFF

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The Comet goes to the TCM Film Festival

The Comet goes to the TCM Film Festival

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Today, the Comet really will be over Hollywood.

Today I’m flying out from North Carolina to Los Angeles, CA for the fifth annual Turner Classic Movies Film Festival.

After attending the festival for my first time last year, I knew I wasn’t going to miss it when it rolled around the next spring.

The main difference this year is I am going to the film festival with press credentials.

I’ll be…

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#Robert Osborne  #TCM  #tcmff  #Turner Classic Movies  #Turner Classic Movies Film Festival 
Classics at the Carolinas: Lunch with Mickey Rooney

Classics at the Carolinas: Lunch with Mickey Rooney

Barbecue patrons still talk about the day Mickey Rooney came to town.

Rooney, who passed away Sunday at age 93, visited Shelby, NC to eat at Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge in 1997.  He was told it was the best barbecue in North Carolina.

Read the full story I wrote for The Shelby Star here: 

http://www.shelbystar.com/news/local/lunch-with-mickey-rooney-1.302034?tc=cr

(The Star/Jessica Pickens) Natalie Ramsey, VP of Red Bridges Barbecue, remembers when Mickey Rooney visited the restaurant in 1997. She holds a Shelby Star article that hangs in the restaurant.

(The Star/Jessica Pickens)…

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#Bridges Barbecue  #mickey rooney  #Mickey Rooney barebecue  #Mickey Rooney North Carolina 
Musical Monday: “Campus Rhythm (1943)

Musical Monday: “Campus Rhythm (1943)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.

This week’s musical:
Campus Rhythm” — Musical #483

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Studio:
Monogram Pictures Corporation

Director:
Arthur Dreifuss

Starring:
Gale Storm, Johnny…

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#Campus Rhythm  #Gale Storm  #Musical Monday 
Musical Monday: “The Helen Morgan Story” (1957)

Musical Monday: “The Helen Morgan Story” (1957)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.

Tthe-helen-morgan-story-movie-poster-1957-1020431163his week’s musical:
The Helen Morgan Story” –Musical #481

Studio:
Warner Brothers

Director:
Michael Curtiz

Starring:
Ann Blyth, Paul Newman, Richard…

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#ann blyth  #Ann Blyth dubbed  #Helen Morgan  #Helen Morgan Story  #Musical Monday  #Paul Newman 

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broadway-paramore:

a-masterpiece-of-understatement:

When people constantly tell me “old movies are boring.”

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"Old movies aren’t funny because they don’t swear."

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"There aren’t any cute guys."

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"Are you trying to be a hipster or something?"

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"its in black and white"

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"There’s bad acting"

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"the story is pointless"

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lets not forget about Cary Grant

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I have finally found the most perfect post in the history of Tumblr.

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