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TCM Film Festival Memories Entice Pass Holders To Return In Larger Numbers Every Year…

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Feb 10, 2017

TCM Film Festival Pass Holders always find the last two months before a festival begins to be anxiety-driven. What other films will be screened? Who will our special guests be? What kind of panels will be organized for club TCM? Which film will be the opening night Gala Premiere on Thursday?  read more

Australian Classic Film Superfan John Sambuco Visits TCM Studios in Atlanta!

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Oct 25, 2016

Australian classic film superfan John Sambuco spent the day of September 27 as a special international guest in the TCM Studios in Atlanta. Sambuco had been on an extended visit to the U.S.A. during the month of September, and when TCM staff heard he would be in Atlanta, he was invited to spend the read more

Garnering: The Best

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Aug 27, 2016

James Garner always had that kind of optimistic cynicism that let the audience know he had the score, he felt like there was no point to all this nonsense, but that he was sticking around to see how everything was going to turn out. Such an attitude made viewers want to linger in front of the screen read more

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: 2016 S.F. Film Festival Offers Appetizing Selection

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Jun 7, 2016

Nice festival play-by-play! “Beggars of Life,” courtesy of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. The just concluded Twenty First Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival featured a strong weekend of thoughtful and powerful films and music from all over the world. The diverse lineup revealed read more

Mysterious Island (1961)

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Apr 9, 2016

   Mysterious Island (1961) reverberates in some ways with Disney influences from Swiss Family Robinson, future references in popular television programs, and the frightful, but ever-mesmerizing special effects of stop-motion animation hero Ray Harryhausen.   .   When I was read more

TCM FILM FESTIVAL 2016 updates film titles and guests…..

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Mar 14, 2016

Here’s a link to my latest Examiner article: http://www.examiner.com/article/tcm-film-festival-2016-updates-slate-of-films-and-guests I am thrilled that “All The Presudent’s Men” has been added!    read more

THE QUIET MAN KISSES

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Feb 13, 2016

A first kiss is always memorable. It always intimates something more, of a moment of passion that has yet to be realized. But there is always a hint and a spark the first moment that lovers meet.   The tints and shades of the vibrant images in The Quiet Man also promise deep passion, and the e read more

Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes: Each Other’s Muse…

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Jan 23, 2016

As I was unsure of what “symbiotic” meant in the context of actors and directors,  I began to travel to the land of the “lexicons,” a green, fertile place found only in the imagination. Sometimes there’s a pot of gold, and sometimes there is a cold, hard fact that read more

Upcoming: Symbiotic Collaborations Blogathon

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Jan 22, 2016

  My contribution to CineMaven’s star-studded CLASSIC SYMBIOTIC COLLABORATIONS will feature Honorary Oscar Recipient Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes. Stay tuned! read more

TCM FILM FESTIVAL PASS HISTORY—A few updates….

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Nov 7, 2015

I had a few moments to update an earlier article concerning the TCM Film Festival, pass history, and updates for annoucnements, special guests, and films. This is not a comprehensive list, and there may be errors, but it’s definitely a loose guideline timeline, and accompanying photos are not read more

Gary Cooper: “Peaches and Champagne in the middle of the day!”

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Aug 29, 2015

This post may see me in hot water; however, I hope it’s sprinkled with shrimp boil and fresh lemon juice following an afternoon of busy deveining and chopping okra to prepare the gumbo and jambalaya of my memory. I often understood Anne Rice’s choice of New Orleans as the setting for he read more

Photos from “THE MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND” exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center…

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Aug 18, 2015

From September 9, 2014, to January 4, 2015, The Making of Gone With The Wind exhibit graced the Harry Ransom Center in Austin Texas. Christy with curator of the vast exhibit, Steve Wilson, and author of the museum exhibit book, The Making of Gone With The Wind. Banners at the entrance… Photo c read more

Robert Mitchum, The First Noir Cowboy….

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Aug 12, 2015

Robert Mitchum’s Summer Under The Stars Celebration–The One and Only Noir Cowboy Blood on the Moon Where a woman’s bullet kills as quick as a man’s! When there’s blood on the moon, death lurks in the shadows…. Tomorrow, Robert Mitchum is honored with a Summer Un read more

THE CLASSIC MOVIE HISTORY PROJECT BLOGATHON…

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Jun 26, 2015

“How I Learned to Love Silent Movies” is my entry this year, and will be posted later today. Thank you for stopping by! read more

Turner Classic Film Festival 2015 and Memories of 2010

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on May 18, 2015

Dateline: HOLLYWOOD, Tuesday, March 24 Meeting my dear friend, the Countess De Lave, on my first day back in LA since 2014 afforded us a joyous reunion. I met her at the very first TCM Film Festival in 2010. She has a rental car, and a very comfortable ride it is. As she zooms away from our good fri read more

THE STORY OF G. I. JOE

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Feb 23, 2015

This is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon hosted by Aurora at Once Upon a Screen, Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled, and Paula at Paula’s Cinema Club. The Story of G. I. Joe is a movie heralded by General Dwight D. Eisenhower as “the finest war film” he had ever seen, and it i read more

Don Beddoe, “Everything But Pattie de Foy Grass”*

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Nov 18, 2014

This post is part of the third annual What a Character! Blogathon hosted by three classic movie bloggers: Aurora (@CitizenScreen) of Once Upon a Screen, Kellee Pratt (@IrishJayHawk66) of Outspoken & Frecked, and Paula Guthat (@Paula_Guthat) of Paula’s Cinema Club. The Blogathon is devoted to th read more

Don Beddoe: Detective, Doctor, Down-home Do-Gooder

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Nov 9, 2014

Coming soon to Christy’s Inkwells: Don Beddoe to be honored here as an entry in the What A Character! Blogathon 2014 sponsored by Once Upon a Screen, Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula’s Cinema Club! read more

Cesar Romero: More than just a Latin lover….

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Oct 11, 2014

My article is part of a month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage and culture and is a homage to Hispanic contributions to American Classic Cinema for Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon. The kindly Ram Dass from The Little Princess… I have to admit I fell in love. I was only 7 or read more

Stopping on the Gone With The Wind Trail…

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Sep 28, 2014

OAKLAND CEMETERY: IN THE HEART OF OLD ATLANTA… According to some reports, Ms. Howard might have been the ‘Belle Watling’ of her times…The film receiving the most Oscar awards in 1939 has been scheduled for venues all over the United States in 2014 to celebrate the 75th Annive read more
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