Monday, March 3, 2014

It’s Mary Astor Month on Turner Classic Movies. Tell your friends, okay?

In this post: Must-see movies.

I’ve got a news flash for you, movie fans … March is MARY ASTOR MONTH on Turner Classic Movies and they’re showing her films every Wednesday in prime-time. While there are a few good ones coming up on March 5 — Dodsworth (1935) with Walter Huston is my favorite — the list on March 12 is freakin’ FABULOUS. Included are: The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Across the Pacific (1942), both with Humhrey Bogart; The Hurricane (1937) with C. Aubrey Smith and Jon Hall; The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) with Ronald Colman; Behind Office Doors (1931) with Ricardo Cortez; The Lash (1930) with Richard Barthelmess; and There’s Always a Woman (1938) with Melvyn Douglas and Joan Blondell. Oh boy, right?
And if that’s not enough cinematic hysteria for one day, on March 12 TCM is also throwing in a WILLIAM POWELL FESTIVAL featuring: One Way Passage (1932) with Kay Francis; High Pressure (1932) with Evelyn Brent; Private Detective 62 (1933) with Margaret Lindsay; Rendezvous (1935) with Rosalind Russell; Reckless (1935) with Jean Harlow; The Emperor’s Candlesticks (1937) with Luise Rainer; I Love You Again (1940) with Myrna Loy; The Heavenly Body (1943) with Hedy Lamar; and The Girl Who Had Everything (1953) with Elizabeth Taylor. I’VE NEVER SEEN SOME OF THESE MOVIES AND I’M REALLY EXCITED. Thank you.
Even though it’s only 18° outside Sam is on his way to Tom Thumb in Garland to buy me a nice pound of corned beef because there’s not much else a girl can do with Beaver Brand deli mustard and low-carb rye bread. Sam’s a real sweetheart, isn’t he? I’ll have to do something wonderful for him today, like folding the mountain of socks in the laundry basket.

Happy Monday, everybody. Try to stay warm.

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