Summer Under the Stars 2013


Goodbye, Summer – Hello, September!

Happy September, everybody! Alas, summer has gone and autumn is upon us. Actually, fall is my favorite season, so I’m not exactly sad that the wretched days of Virginia humidity are behind us. But I am bummed that there will be no more Summer Under the Stars on TCM until […]


Shirley Jones (28 August SUTS)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. “Deep down I am a small-town girl from Smithton, Pennsylvania.” Despite having only seen a couple of her […]


Maggie Smith (22 August SUTS)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. Maggie Smith has not always played crabby old Dowager Countesses, though she seems to be taking parts of […]


Hattie McDaniel (20 August SUTS)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. “We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances, but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.” “You […]


Mickey Rooney, the audience’s best friend

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. As far as I am concerned, he who is tired of Rooney is tired of life. I don’t […]


Henry Fonda (11 August SUTS)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. Did you know…? Henry Fonda knew Marlon Brando’s family from Omaha – he had studied acting with Brando’s […]


Lana Turner (10 August SUTS)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. Did you know…? Lana Turner was known as “The Sweater Girl” She was married 8 times, twice to […]


Alec Guinness (3 August SUTS)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. English actor Alec Guinness has been one of my all-time favorite performers since I was a kid. I […]


Doris Day (2 August SUTS)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. I’ll be perfectly honest – Doris Day is not my favorite. I always end up rolling my eyes […]


The Summer Under the Stars Blogathon 2013 is Finally Here!

Every year in August Turner Classic Movies hosts “Summer Under the Stars” (SUTS), a month-long movie marathon celebrating the biggest names in acting history. Each day features the films of one notable actor or actress. A complete listing of the SUTS schedule can be downloaded from the TCM website HERE. Join […]