It’s hard to believe we’re already down to the final month of 2012, but leave it to TCM to end the year on a high note! There is so much going on that I’m excited for. First and foremost, we get Barbara Stanwyck as Star of the Month! Every Wednesday night in December will kick off a 24-hour block of Stanwyck movies, and since I know a lot of my readers are big Stanwyck fans, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got plenty of room on your DVRs. Every Friday night this month will be a salute to director Ernst Lubitsch, so you know every Friday night is going to be good.
Naturally, you can expect plenty of Christmas movies throughout the month. Also worth noting is Baby Peggy night on December 3rd. Baby Peggy is one of the last surviving stars from the silent era and was recently the subject of the documentary Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room, which will be airing on TCM that night along with some of her movies.
Happy 2012, everybody! January is, as always, chock full of good stuff on TCM. The first star of the month in 2012 is Angela Lansbury and her movies can be seen every Wednesday night this month. Every Thursday night will be dedicated to showcasing the work of cinematographer Jack Cardiff. With no further ado, let’s get to my picks for January.
On Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of going to a Halloween double feature at The Redford Theater of It Came from Outer Space in 3-D and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. I can’t think of a better way to spend a rather dreary Saturday afternoon just before Halloween! The turn-out was excellent, the crowd seemed to be a pretty mixed bag. There were older people, there were little kids, there were teenagers, some people even came in costume. It was such a fun crowd to be a part of. I also hadn’t seen either of the movies, so I was in for two really great treats.