Missing another TCM Film Festival

The 5th annual Turner Classic Movie Film Festival starts tomorrow and again I won’t be in attendance. I guess I’ll try to make the TCM Classic Cruise. I’m just too broke. This year I would have loved to have seen 2014 guests Maureen O’Hara, Kim Novak, Margaret O’Brien and Paula Prentiss. At least I’ve already met Margaret O’Brien and got to ask her lots of questions.

The sad part is I was just in Los Angeles, where the festival is held, 2 weeks ago and I’m returning to L. A. next week so I can’t even see the crowds, maybe catch a glimpse, or meet a knight in shining armor who would take me to all the parties with Maureen and Kim. I hate to say this but I need to make it to the next one. Since the inception of the festival, the number of past attendees from the Studio Era have passed away including Mickey Rooney, Esther Williams, Juanita Moore and Tony Curtis. Nonetheless I am fortunate to have spoken to Dean Stockwell, Margaret O’Brien, and Baby Peggy, attended Q&As with Richard Widmark, Patricia Neal and Maureen O’Hara , and finally to have seen Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn and Lauren Bacall in the flesh.

Here are some stars from the Hollywood Walk of Fame that I saw back a few weeks ago. Due to the current problems in Ukraine and Russia which unfortunately ruined my worldly multilingual Korean-loving friend with a soft spot for Ukrainians fabulous exchange program between a North Georgia college and Ukraine, we can start with scandalous silent actress Nazimova (Alla Nazimova), born in Yalta, Crimea. Blood and Sand (1941) is her only movie that I’ve watched.

My shadow

Douglas F

I have Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. autographed photo too but unsure if it’s not a stamp or done by a secretary.

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