What stars will shine in August? Now we know   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2013.05.11 at 22:00
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Turner Classic Movies has announced its August schedule, and with it the channel’s lineup for the 2013 edition of Summer Under the Stars. Carole Lombard isn’t one of the honorees — and probably won’t be until TCM can acquire the viewing rights to some of her more obscure Paramount titles (most of the pre-1948 Paramount catalog is owned by Universal) — but one of her husbands is on this year’s SUTS roster.

It’s not William Powell, who has yet to crack the SUTS lineup despite being one of TCM’s most popular stars, but Carole’s second husband, Clark Gable, is chosen for the third time (he’ll be seen Aug. 25). Here’s the complete lineup:

1. Humphrey Bogart
2. Doris Day
3. Alec Guinness
4. Mary Boland
5. Charlton Heston
6. Joan Fontaine
7. Fred MacMurray
8. Ramon Novarro
9. Steve McQueen
10. Lana Turner
11. Henry Fonda
12. Catherine Deneuve
13. Mickey Rooney
14. Bette Davis
15. Gregory Peck
16. Ann Blyth
17. Wallace Beery
18. Natalie Wood
19. Randolph Scott
20. Hattie McDaniel
21. William Holden
22. Maggie Smith
23. Elizabeth Taylor
24. Charles Coburn
25. Clark Gable
26. Jeanne Crain
27. Martin Balsam
28. Shirley Jones
29. Glenda Farrell
30. Kirk Douglas
31. Rex Harrison

An intriguing lineup with the usual SUTS mix — some favorites of casual fans (Bogart, Heston, Davis, Peck, Wood, Taylor), a favorite from the silent era (Novarro), one from pre-Code days (Farrell), a well-known minority actor (McDaniel), an international star (Deneuve) and a few that are sometimes overlooked. (And several of the selections are still with us, including Day, Fontaine, Blyth, Jones and Douglas.)

Several of these performers acted alongside Lombard, but you won’t find her in the MacMurray tribute, and “No Man Of Her Own” isn’t part of the Gable day. No, Carole can be seen on…

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…the Charles Coburn day Aug. 24, when “Made For Each Other” is shown.

I can’t say this lineup is overall as exciting as last year’s, when Marilyn Monroe and pre-Code fave Warren William were among those making SUTS debuts. But Farrell is always worth watching, the Davis lineup will focus on her ’30s work and there should be other gems. Start making your plans for August.

For the complete lineup, visit http://forums.tcm.com/thread.jspa?threadID=169332&tstart=0

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Posted May 11, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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