Summer Under the Stars: My Foolish Heart (1949)

TCM’s star of the day is Susan Hayward, and my film pick for the actress is My Foolish Heart, which airs today at 6:00 P.M. (EST). The film follows Eloise Winters (Susan Hayward) as she recounts what led up to her current situation after her old friend Mary Jane (Lois Wheeler) pays her a visit.…

Summer Under the Stars: The Band Wagon (1953)

TCM’s star of the day is Fred Astaire, and my film pick for the actor is The Band Wagon, which airs today at 6:00 P.M. (EST). In this backstage musical, aging Hollywood star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) returns to New York to revive his career on stage as his success in movies begins to wane.…

Summer Under the Stars: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

TCM’s star of the day is Joel McCrea, and my film pick for the actor is Sullivan’s Travels, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). The film follows successful movie director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), who wants to take on more serious, dramatic topics after making a series of lighter, escapist films. He sets…

Summer Under the Stars: Charade (1963)

TCM’s star of the day is Audrey Hepburn, and my film pick for the actress is Charade, which airs today at 12:00 A.M. (EST). In this Hitchcockian, romantic thriller, Regina “Reggie” Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) returns to her Parisian apartment after a holiday in the French Alps, only to find it stripped bare. The police inform…

Summer Under the Stars: A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

TCM’s star of the day is Ann Sothern, and my film pick for the actress is A Letter to Three Wives, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). The film recounts the lives of three women, Deborah Bishop (Jeanne Crain), Lora Mae Hollingsway (Linda Darnell), and Rita Phipps (Ann Sothern), after their friend Addie Ross…

Summer Under the Stars: West Side Story (1961)

TCM’s star of the day is Rita Moreno, and my film pick for the actress is West Side Story, which airs today at 10:00 P.M. (EST). In this modern-day, musical retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a gang of white American teenagers, the Jets, led by Riff (Russ Tamblyn), competes with a rival gang…

Summer Under the Stars: Harvey (1950)

TCM’s star of the day is James Stewart, and my film pick for the actor is Harvey, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). The film follows Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart), a wealthy eccentric living in a small town whose best friend happens to be an invisible, 6’3″ white rabbit named Harvey. He introduces…

Favorite Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Dances

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are one of the most iconic movie duos, making ten films together. Their work together started in 1933’s Flying Down to Rio, where they played supporting players to the film’s main plot. But with just one dance together, the “Carioca”, they captured the audience’s attention, spawning eight more films throughout…

Natalie Wood’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

It was on this day 80 years ago that one of Hollywood’s brightest stars was born, Natalie Wood. She’s an actress who holds a special place in my heart, as she was one of the first stars I fell in love with when getting into classic Hollywood movies. In honor of her birthday, I wanted…

William Holden’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

On this day 100 years ago, one of cinema’s finest actors was born, the great William Holden! He’s easily among my top 5 favorite actors of all-time (maybe even top 3 or 2!); no matter the quality of the movie he’s in, he always turns out a good performance. For his centenary, I’m focusing on…