TCM Classic Film Festival Honors Many Hollywood Legends
With film festival season here, there are many movies being screened near and far. The TCM Classic Film Festival took place this past weekend in Los Angeles, California, and many Hollywood Legends were honored. The TCM Classic Film Festival is different than any other festival, in that it screens classic movies. According to their website, filmfestival.tcm.com, “TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.”
The TCM Classic Film Festival was held at different venues all over Los Angeles. The theaters that were involved with the festival are some of the most iconic sites in the history of film making. These historic venues included The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, TCL Chinese Theatre, The Chinese 6 Theatres, The Egyptian Theatre, Avalon Hollywood, The Cinerama Dome, and El Capitan Theatre.
There were many Hollywood royalty honored at this years TCM Classic Film Festival. The event spot lighted Jane Fonda’s hand and foot print ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
Jane Fonda at the TCL Chines Theatre
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Jane Fonda, Eva Longoria, and Jim Carrey
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There were many Hollywood Legends walking the red carpet as well. Many stars that have won Oscars and Emmy’s during the Classic Movie era, were strutting their stuff. Some of the Hollywood royalty at the TCM Classic Film Festival included Ann Blyth, an Oscar nominee from 1946 for her role in Mildred Pierce, Eva Marie Saint, an Oscar winner for her role in On the Waterfront, in 1955, and Golden Globe winner from 1995, Karen Sharpe.
The TCM Classic Film Festival is a cool way to honor and show films. Their theme this year was Cinematic Journeys. According to their website, the theme explored “how movies can carry viewers beyond their hometowns to distant or imaginary locales, where they can be transformed by great storytelling. Often, the mode of travel provides the filmic inspiration, whether it’s planes, trains, or automobiles. At other times, the trip itself serves as the central narrative, as in the case of many ‘road movies.’ With Hollywood as the starting point, TCM’s cinematic excursion took Festival attendees on a fascinating journey to worlds both familiar and new.” Sounds like so much fun. Do you like Classic movies? Let us know what your favorites are and who you would like to see honored at the next TCM Classic Film Festival.