A Nice Month for Stargazing on TCM

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Summer season Below the Stars (SUTS), Turner Traditional Motion pictures’ annual August programming favourite, returns this month, with the community once more devoting every of the 31 days to movies from a specific actor or actress.

It begins Aug. 1 with a 12-movie salute to Elvis Presley, which is acceptable, provided that this month marks the forty fifth anniversary of the King’s premature passing (he died Aug. 16, 1977, at age 42).

August additionally marks the sixtieth anniversary of the all-too-soon lack of one other timeless star: Marilyn Monroe, who died at age 36 on Aug. 4, 1962. SUTS will honor the icon on Aug. 27.

Over the course of the month, seven stars can be spotlighted in SUTS celebrations for the primary time. Beneath are this 12 months’s SUTS first-timers, together with a calendar of August’s featured stars.

SUTS: Notable First-Time Stars

Maureen O’Sullivan (Aug. 8) — This acquainted face from Hollywood’s golden age lastly will get her due on SUTS with a 14-film celebration. In fact, there can be a few titles with the Irish actress in her most well-known position, as Jane Parker alongside Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan in Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) and Tarzan and His Mate (1934). Additionally included are later works that includes O’Sullivan, like Woody Allen’s 1986 comedy/drama Hannah and Her Sisters.

Laurence Harvey (Aug. 11) — Born Zvi Mosheh Skikne in Lithuania, British actor Laurence Harvey had solely a couple of 25-year big-screen profession earlier than his dying at age 45 in 1973, however in that point, he gave some memorable movie performances. You’ll see 12 of them throughout his first SUTS celebration in a lineup that features Room on the Prime, the 1959 drama that earned him a Greatest Actor Oscar nomination; the enduring 1962 Chilly Warfare thriller The Manchurian Candidate; and extra.

Raquel Welch (Aug. 16) — The breathtaking magnificence and expertise of Jo Raquel Tejada — higher referred to as Raquel Welch — can be on full show when she will get her first SUTS daylong celebration of movies. Among the many 12 titles are One Million Years B.C., the 1966 prehistoric journey that made Welch a pinup favourite due to her legendary deerskin bikini, and the witty swashbucklers The Three Musketeers (1973) and The 4 Musketeers (1974).

Jacqueline Bisset (Aug. 24) — The stunning and gifted British star makes her SUTS debut with a day that includes 12 of her films, together with the Steve McQueen-led motion basic Bullitt (1968); The Life and Instances of Decide Roy Bean (1972), the Western starring Paul Newman; and The Deep (1977), an journey movie about underwater treasure hunters costarring Nick Nolte and Robert Shaw.

Gilbert Roland (Aug. 25) — When Mexican-born Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso discovered his solution to Hollywood in his late teenagers and commenced showing as an additional in silent movies, he selected his display screen title — Gilbert Roland — by combining the names of his favourite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. He grew to become no less than as well-known a film star as they had been, typically as a “Latin lover” character early on, but in addition in additional substantive later roles throughout his seven-decade profession. Roland will get his first SUTS salute this month, with a 14-movie lineup that features the 1930 drama Males of the North; the 1952 drama The Dangerous and the Stunning, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination; two Westerns that includes Roland’s well-known portrayal of the Cisco Child — Magnificence and the Bandit (1946) and Robin Hood of Monterey (1947) — each making their TCM premieres; and extra.

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