Stella Stevens, c.1960 🎞
Stella Stevens, c.1960 🎞
Capucine, 1952 🎞
Why do I love this so much? And why do I get so many sapphic vibes?
Jackie “Buckets of Tears” Cooper.
Between 1931 and 1937 Jackie Cooper was one of MGM’s biggest box-office draws, in a string of melodramas written specifically for him. Variety once quipped Jackie Cooper’s tears were more valuable than liquid gold.
When shooting wrapped on Treasure Island, the studio demanded they go back and insert scenes of Cooper crying.
He is, to date, the youngest person ever nominated for Best Actor, and the second youngest nominee in any category.
Alice Faye, 1940 🎞
Screen siren and inveterate clothes horse Constance Bennett strikes a pose for What Price Hollywood? (1932)
Dolly Haas, 1936 🎞
Rear Window (1954) dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Marilyn Monroe at a press conference for Let’s Make Love, 1960.
Merna Kennedy, 1928 🎞
Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) dir. Howard Hawks
George Brent ❤
Marilyn Monroe on the set of Some Like It Hot, 1958.
IN A LONELY PLACE (1950) dir. Nicholas Ray
Mia Farrow 🎞
Carole Lombard (1932)
Hello, fellow TCM fans! The original version of Frankenstein (1931), starring Boris Karloff as the man-made monster, is airing at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT Sunday, May 23. It's part of a night of films directed by James Whale that includes the pre-code version of Waterloo Bridge (1931) at 9:30 pm ET/6:30 pm PT. We're sure many of you watched the 1940 Robert Taylor/Vivien Leigh version that aired a few weeks ago, but the '31 film is also worthwhile with an excellent performance by Mae Clarke.
Here's the rest of this week's TCM picks:
1. Bullitt (1968) at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT Monday, May 17: TCM continues its Monday nights of movie Roberts with this Steve-McQueen thriller costarring Robert Vaughn as a corrupt U.S. senator. Vaughn was a gifted, but underrated actor, and he is excellent here.
2. Breaker Morant (1980) at 1:15 am ET/10:15 pm PT Wednesday night/Thursday morning: Director Bruce Beresford's anti-war film about a court martial of soldiers during the Boer War is one of the best of the Australian New Wave movies to come out during the '70s and '80s. An exploration of war crimes and remembrance, it is told in a series of Rashomon-like flashbacks.
3. Dinner at Eight at 4:15 pm ET/1:15 pm PT Thursday, May 20: You're invited to old Hollywood's most entertaining dinner party in this star-studded MGM delight. Come for Jean Harlow, stay for Marie Dressler.
4. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT Saturday, May 22: This still-sharp satire of fame, advertising, and TV is a fun weekend treat. A comedic tour-de-force for Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield is also wonderful as the movie star he dates (for publicity purposes, of course).
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1961.
Candice Bergen, 1967 🎞