This is pure gold for classic movie fans. I remember a couple of years ago, it was a Saturday and the "star of the day" was Humphrey Bogart... my all-time favorite actor. I woke up early (as I usually do) and watched a couple of Bogie films as I got ready for the day. Since I had planned to do yard work, I got ready to head to Home Depot and/or Lowe's to pick up a few items that I would need. At 9 am, the film that gave us the line "We don't need no stinkin' badges" (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) started. As with most of Bogart's movies, I have seen "Treasure..." countless times. Even still, it was very tempting for me to kick off my shoes, plop back on the couch, and watch it again. Alas, responsibility got the best of me and I headed off to the land of home improvement. However, I made sure that my work was done by 4 pm so that I could catch the remainder of the Bogie spotlight.
This year's "Summer Under the Stars" kicks off with a day of movies starring Elizabeth Taylor and winds down on 8/31 with a 24-hour marathon devoted to former 007, Sean Connery. Some of the other stars featured during the festival include: William Holden (8/4), Jane Russell (8/7), Elvis Presley (8/16), and Kirk Douglas (8/26). Note to pjazzypar: TCM is airing one of your faves, "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers", at 4 am on the morning of 8/27 as part of the Kirk Douglas tribute.
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