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What would YOU pick if you were a TCM guest programmer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Petro Mar 31, 2013. 4 Replies

I'll bet those of us who love TCM have thought of how cool it would be to sit in the chair opposite Robert Osbourne, pick the line up for the night and then explain WHY we chose them!ok, so maybe we…Continue

Those Familiar Faces! The great Character Actors!

Started this discussion. Last reply by kareng Aug 1, 2013. 68 Replies

I didnt see a thread here talking about the great character actors so I thought, hey lets see if i can get one going!One of the great things about Old Hollywood and the "Studio System" was that each…Continue


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What are your favorite movies?
I have thousands haha! but I am first and foremost a WB studio guy ;)
Who are your favorite stars?
Cagney, Kirk, Burt, The Duke, John Garfield, Gable, Warren William, Bogey, Eddie G, Flynn, Keaton, McQueen, Eastwood, DeNiro, Holden, Clara Bow, Olivia, Eleanor Parker, Susan Hayward, Bette, Loretta Young, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, Garbo, Shearer, Crawford, Ann Dvorak, Patricia Ellis, Ann Sheridan, Veronica Lake, Natalie Wood, and all those amazing character players, especially at WB
Who are your favorite directors?
Hitchcock, Ford, Wellman, Hawks, Curtiz, Walsh, LeRoy, Sergio Leone, Lloyd Bacon, Ray Enright, Sam Fuller, J. Huston, King Vidor, Von Stroheim, Nick Ray, Rovert Wise, Russ Meyer, Michael Powell, Jean Negulesco, John Sturges, Preston Sturges, Griffith, Scorsese, J Cameron, Zak Snyder, Tarantino, many others
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
i was weened on Cagney, Bogey, king kong, Harryhausen and silent films, when i got into my teens i became obsessed with Hitchcock and my interests panned out from there. i love so many classic films i dont think i could even choose a top 100 but i am especially partial to the WB studio films of the 30's and 40's.
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At 12:48am on June 13, 2013, kareng said…

Hi Paul, I posted a few nice Loretta pics in the Photos section here.  You've probably seen them all before, but just in case you haven't I thought I'd mention it, so you can go and have a look.   :)

At 12:43am on March 24, 2013, Ktrek said…


Thanks for joining my Picture Humor and More group! I hope you like the idea and will have some funny stuff to contribute.


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Thanks for the friend request!


At 2:06am on March 5, 2013, Ktrek said…

Hi Paul and welcome to The Golden Age of Hollywood! I hope you enjoy the site.



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