Second day of TCM began and ended with two very different westerns: ‘Stagecoach’ and ‘Blazing Saddles’ In between were three amazing motion pictures: ‘Make Way for Tomorrow’ ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ & ‘Paper Moon’
Closing the festival with the Hitchcock silent ‘The Lodger’, pretty big switch from the day’s opener, ‘National Velvet’ A wonderful closing to a wonderful four days of magic!
From the mezzanine of the El Capitan Theatre awaiting legendary Maureen O’Hara!
The line for ‘How Green Was My Valley’ with Maureen O’Hara a whole hour before showtime!
Starting day 3 with a personal favorite: Chaplin masterpiece ‘City Lights’ I challenge anybody to not be touched by the ending of this one!
Dad wanted to start the day with ‘The Thin Man’ while my vote was ‘East of Eden’ so we compromised: Yesterday ended in 1939, why shouldn’t today begin the same way? John Wayne’s star making turn in ‘Stagecoach’