Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hollywood Cemetery Tour

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
On the last day of my California trip in March, Laura of Laura's Miscellaneous Musings generously offered to  take Carlos and I to two Hollywood cemeteries: Hollywood Forever and Westwood Village Memorial Park. It's been a dream of mine to pay my respects to those from the golden age of Hollywood who have left us. Here are some photos from our tour.

Cecil B. DeMille and his family

Adolphe Menjou and Verree Teasdale

Fay Wray

Hattie McDaniel's memorial
The birds at Hollywood Forever Cemetery are very aggressive. This angry fellow chased me away from McDaniel's memorial!

Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Jr.

Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Jr.

Mickey Rooney

Peter Finch

Rudolph Valentino

Peter Lorre

Harry Cohn

Tyrone Power

Virginia Rappe

Janet Gaynor

Jayne Mansfield


Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary

Don Knotts

Eva Gabor

John Cassavettes

Mel Torme

View of Westwood Village Memorial Park

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe bench

Dean Martin

Walter Matthau

Merv Griffin

Jack Lemmon

Billy Wilder

Peter Falk

Fanny Brice

Patty Andrews

Jack Klugman

Janet Leigh

Peggy Lee

Karl Malden

Burt Lancaster

Eve Arden

Bettie Page

Louis Jourdan

God speed to all.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sound of Music (1965) Red Carpet Event at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival

On March 26th, 2015 TCM held a special 50th Anniversary screening of The Sound of Music (1965) complete with a red carpet event and an interview with stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. While I didn't attend the screening I did get to sit in the bleachers for an excellent view of the red carpet event.

I was 12th in line for the bleacher seats which held around 80 people or so. These are the best seats in the house if you want to gaze at the stars.

A view of the red carpet from the bleacher seats
Walking the red carpet were Spotlight Passholders, VIP media, TCM staffers, TCMFF special guests and presenters, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and more.

Alan Hait on the red carpet
Bloggers Kristina of Speakeasy and Karen of Shadows and Satin on the red carpet
It was great to see familiar faces like Alan Hait, Kristina, Karen Burroughs Hannsbery and Lou Lumenick on the red carpet!

Eddie Muller

TCM's Sean Cameron served as our MC calling out the various guests and doing short interviews.

This woman, I believe her name was Dawn, works for TCM. She handles the talent. Sean Cameron asked her when Doris Day would be coming to TCMFF. She replied that she was going to Doris Day's birthday party the following week and she'd try to convince her to come. I couldn't help but be incredibly jealous of this woman! I'd love to go to Doris Day's birthday party.

Diane Baker

TCM's Charlie Tabesh

Keith Carradine

Robert Morse

TCM's Genevieve McGillicuddy

Leonard Maltin

Julie Andrews is somewhere under the umbrella
Can you see her?

Greg Proops

Shirley Jones

Annie V. Coates

Marty Ingels. Yes he is holding his crotch.

Errol Flynn's grandson and daughter: Sean Rio and Rory Flynn

Ben Mankiewicz poses for the crowd.

Norman Lloyd

I love this candid I got of Barry Pearl

Grease lightning! Michael Tucci, Barry Pearl, Jamie Donnelly and Kelly Ward

Christine Ebersole

Illeana Douglas

Here comes Peter Fonda!
There goes Peter Fonda!

Red Carpet Selfie
I hope you enjoyed my photos!

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