The rest of my day kind of happened by accident I wasn't sure which films or events to check out, but eventually I decided to stop by Club TCM and stuck around for the Debbie Reynolds Meet and Greet. Before lining up I decided to check out Club TCM. It seemed to be a bit larger than last year. The boutique also had some very desirable items, so desirable that they sold out! So here's my tip, if you see something you like at the boutique, don't wait, buy it! TCM did a really fun thing at the 2011 Festival, they were giving out these little clips to put on your pass lanyard. Each clip was for a certain type of social media, you could get one for Facebook, Twitter, GetGlue annnnd I can't think of the 4th one. Oh! I just remembered, I think it was for having the Film Festival app on your iPhone or android phone. Here's a picture, pretty cool right?! It was nice to get the likeness of the other passes and beautiful artwork. And the women who were giving them out were pretty much the nicest people (speaking of, almost all of the volunteers/workers/really anyone I encountered at the festival was so very kind). When I was trying to show my facebook message to them I couldn't get reception and it wouldn't load, but they believed me and still gave me the clippy thing. So kind. Anyway! those are some of the fun things to do at Club TCM. There were interesting displays of LA Times articles with pictures, a beautiful photography display, and the original footprints done by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Sid Grauman. Here are some pictures that I took around Club TCM:
Tony Curtis last year.
|I found this picture of Mary Badham, Gregory Peck's daughter and wife from movieline.com|
On Friday evening I decided to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, with Jane Powell in attendance. Yes, I probably should've picked a different movie, since I had just seen Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Lincoln Center but I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to see this film on the big screen, it's so beautiful and I wanted to see Jane Powell. It ended up being a good choice, Jane Powell was interviewed by Leonard Maltin and shared some wonderful stories and seeing the movie again was so wonderful. I think just the barn raising dance scene is worth seeing the movie on the big screen. Jane Powell talked about how much she loved the studio system, which you don't always hear. But, she said that it was perfect for her, she felt like an employee and has an employee/employer relationship with the studio and she loved it. She talked about being cast in Royal Wedding with Fred Astaire, after June Allyson and Judy Garland had both dropped out. She said that she had known that the movie was kind of a biopic of Fred and his sister, so when she first met Fred Astaire she asked him when he last danced with his sister. He said, 1929 and she said, "Oh! That's the year I was born!" And he responded, "They keep getting younger and younger."
So that was my 2nd day of the 2011 Film Festival. Lots of amazing events, wonderful experiences and many pictures. :) I'm going to try to get all of these updates up before the 2012 Film Festival, because that seems like a realistic goal. I apologize again for my inability to post in a timely manner. I'm working on it!