Manny P. here…
I’ve just been assigned press credentials representing the Forgotten Hollywood franchise to the 2015 Turner Classic Film Festival during the weekend of March 26th – 29th. This will be my first visit to this prestigious Spring event.
Among the highlights: A-List expected to attend include Dustin Hoffman, Sophia Loren, Alec Baldwin, Norman Lloyd, Ann-Margret, director Spike Lee, and former astronaut James Lovell. Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will open the festival at a 50th anniversary screening of The Sound of Music.
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Classic cinema to be shown: The Cincinnati Kid, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Disney animated classic Pinocchio, Lawrence of Arabia, Apollo 13, Dr. Zhivago, 42nd Street, Calamity Jane, Gunga Din, Roman Holiday, The Wind and the Lion, Limelight, Lenny, Steamboat Bill Jr., Patton, Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1776, and a world premiere screening of a long lost Harry Houdini classic, The Grim Game.
Since I’ll be attending the festival, my hope is to watch on the big screen the first three listed motion pictures. Featured actors who have chapters in my Forgotten Hollywood Book Series that will co-star in the movie lineup include Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, and Frank McHugh. Victor McLaglen, the star of Gunga Din, has a chapter in my upcoming literary release due out later this year.
The latest additions to the TCM Film Fest include Peter Fonda, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Morse, George Lazenby, and a special panel of folks portrayed in movies, such as Mark Schultz (Foxcatcher), Tony Mendez (Argo), and Aron Ralston (127 Hours). Just added films include The Apartment, The Children’s Hour, Young Mr. Lincoln, My Darling Clementine, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and The Loved Ones.
Bulletins as they break!
Until next time> “never forget”