Tuesday, March 03, 2009

31 Days of Oscar Composition Book and Yearbook

What a great graduation gift! I participated in a contest and won my very own 31 Days of Oscar Composition Book. What a great keepsake!

Inside there's detailed "note taking" for all 31 days in every course offered. Along with doodles, highlighting and pasted in pictures, every movie shown is documented in this commemorative composition book. Following these pages are actual college-ruled notebook pages with the official Turner Classic Movies University emblem embossed on each page.

I found my signature in the TCM University Yearbook! I wrapped my 'heart' around it!

Oklahoma! | Musical Numbers

The 1943 musical play Oklahoma!, was adapted into a musical film in 1955, starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones (in her film debut), Rod Steiger, Charlotte Greenwood, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, James Whitmore and Eddie Albert. The production was directed by Fred Zinnemann.

Oklahoma! is the first musical written by composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. A secondary romance concerns flirtatious Ado Annie and her long-suffering fiancé Will Parker.

The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It was a box-office smash and ran for an unprecedented 2,212 performances, later enjoying award-winning revivals, national tours, foreign productions and an Academy Award-winning 1955 film adaptation.

"Many a New Day" - Laurey and Female Ensemble

"People Will Say We're In Love" - Curly and Laurey

"Oklahoma!" - Curly and Ensemble

31 Days of Oscar University: Final Exam Questions

One morning in my enthusiasm over back to back Bette Davis movies, I wondered if anyone else felt so compelled to tweet. To my surprise I found more than one zealous tweets about the same TCM showings. A mutual following of TCM enthusiasts and 31 Days of Oscar inspired @TCManiacs. Twittering daily schedule and tidbits of trivia about the current TCM movies has drawn over 600 followers in 3 weeks. Since inception on Valentines Day, TCManiacs.blogspot.com has received visitors from 250 cities from every continent.

TCManiacs twitter and blog has been a spontaneous organic development, without plan, paralleling my own OCD habits. I am delighted to make use of my obsessive behavior and share some of the otherwise useless information for your enjoyment!

31 Days of Oscar University: Final Exam Question

31 Days of Oscar has ended, but until I'm cured I'll keep tweeting. Please tweet, DM or comment on blog which features you enjoy most... or dislike.

Now Playing
AM / Afternoon / Primetime summaries tweets
DVR Picks
Movie minutia
Movie Quotes
TCManiac Blog posts:
Movie Summaries
Worthy Retweets: your tweets about movies recapped on blog
Scripts / eTexts
Sources for classic movies: downloads, DVD, memorabilia

Any suggestions?

Any Twitter app developers out there? Send me source for an application to post movie schedule when TCmaniacs is indisposed. Don't want any followers to miss their favorite classic movie!

Now you can earn your TCM University degree...

White Shadows of the South Seas | Raquel Torres' Tanning Secrets

Raquel Torres (11 November 1908-10 August 1987) was a Mexican film actress born in Hermosillo, Mexico. Raquel was the sister of actress Renee Torres. She grew up in Hollywood. She starred in early sound films like White Shadows of the South Seas (1928) and Duck Soup (1933). The former was the first sound feature fully synchronized for dialogue, music, and effects. The latter was a famous 1933 Marx Brothers comedy, in which she played a would-be Mata Hari type.

Torres was a dark-haired beauty. Raquel's original name was Wihelmina von Osterman. She had a great formula for tanning which she acquired in Malibu, California during the summer. She provided a Los Angeles Times columnist with a tip about this once. Her secret was a few drops of iodine placed in her bath water. This preserved the coppery hue year round.

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Who is the mysterious TCManiac?

First, I'll tell you who I am not. I am not affiliated with TCM. I am not some superbot created by software developers. I am not being paid by TCM or anyone else to dedicate my time to tweeting. I am a real flesh and blood human being. I am a real maniac for TCM. I really do keep my TV tuned to TCM 24-7. I created the TCManiacs twitter as a result of my sincere passion for watching Turner Classic Movies.

How I got started?
Well, I've been a fan of TCM since its inception. As I lay flat on my back recovering from a disabling health crisis unable to do little more than watch TV and surf the internet, I found refuge watching TCM round the clock. I soon developed an obsessive habit of keeping a browser tab open for the TCM schedule and beating Robert Osbourne's introductions to finding out facts for upcoming movies. My entire day and night became defined by the TCM line-up. At the beginning of 2009 I decided to check out twitter and lucked up on some fellow TCM fans to friend. During the 31 days Oscar I decided to dedicate a twitter just to share my TCM obsession by tweeting about every movie every day of February. I was totally overwhelmed by the number of fellow TCM maniacs that became my following. Its been a WIN WIN in everyway for me. I have had the opportunity to share fun stuff with some incredible fellow classic movie lovers and bloggers. With so many followers I became committed to maintaining the twitter schedule and finding fun stuff for upcoming TCM movies.
How may followers show appreciation?
As I mentioned before, I am not employed by anyone nor being paid for my time maintaining tweets and blog. However, you may express your appreciation for my labor of love by dropping a token of your appreciation in the hat. Simply click the Donate button below. Any amount your heart moves you to give no matter how small will be graciously accepted.
What you mean to me?
Even if you decide to skip tipping the hat, please take the time to comment or send a message with your thoughts and suggestions. Send ideas on more fun stuff you would like featured. Send me links to your own classic movie websites. I just want to hear from you! Let me know what sharing my little obsession is worth to you. Every follower is priceless to me!

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