Mr. DeMille, I Am Ready for My Close-up!

I was contacted by Turner Classic Movies to see if I would be interested in co-hosting with Ben Mankiewicz their Spring Break Film Festival of 1960s beach movies–20 films over 5 nights in April including the rarely broadcast Beach Ball, The Girls on the Beach, Ski Party, and Winter a-Go-Go. Each will feature a 5 minute intro with Ben speaking with me about the flick. Of course I said yes!!!

 

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  • Congrats, Tom! That’s great news.

     
     
     
  • John Black

    Great news, Tom! Do you know what nights will have the broadcasts?

    I consider THE GIRLS ON THE BEACH to be quite rare, as I’ve never seen it broadcast on TV, and it has never been released on home video, at least in the US. BEACH BALL is also rare, but I have seen it on TV a time or two.

     
     
     
    • Not sure yet. Yes, both films to my knowledge haven’t been aired since AMC used to have no commercials and ran B-movies on Saturday nights.

       
  • John Black

    Tom, do you know the other titles that will be included in the TCM April beach bash? I’m sure you’ll let us know regarding the titles and when the dates are announced. It will be great to see you as the intrepid co-host!

     
     
     
    • Don’t have a complete list. Will get sometime in early February.

       
  • Stephen Bowie

    Awesome! Watch out, though — fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, or so I hear.

     
     
     
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