Merrily We LiveÂ is going to air on Turner Classic movies on Friday, November 15 at 11:45pm PST.
This movie is shown on TCM often enough (this is the third time this year) that you probably already know what I think of it, but if not you can see my previous comments here.
Also, this photo of Ann joking around with Brian Aherne is one of my favorite photos which is why it made it into the book.
There is much news to report today so here’s the rundown.
Bright LightsÂ in going to air on Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday November 12th at 3:45am PST. One day, TCM will screen an Ann Dvorak movie after sunrise. Until then, I recommend trying to catch this 1935 feature starring Ann and Joe E. Brown which doesn’t air too often. It’s a fun film and the pair have great chemistry as husband and wife. Hopefully there’s a Warner Archive release in our future. (You listening Warner Archive??)
This morning’sÂ Los Angeles TimesÂ features a nice little promo for the book and launch party. Special thanks to Susan King for getting Ann some coverage.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is theÂ Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten RebelÂ Official Book Launch Party! As soon as I post this, I will be heading to the kitchen to prepare Ann Dvorak fudge and pralines.Â
Finally, on this Veterans Day holiday, I wanted to make note of Ann’s contribution to the war effort. Not too many of us would have so willingly traveled through hostile waters as civilians during Christmas of 1940 to get to a London being bombarded in the midst of the Blitz. Ann Dvorak did just that, and spent nearly three years in the UK. One of her many contributions was as a member of the Mechanised Transport Corps (MTC) where she drove an ambulance though a war-torn city, rescuing the wounded after air raids. Above is a photo of our gal in her MTC uniform, a true veteran.
The Long Night is going to air on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, October 5th at 4:00am PST.
Merrily We LiveÂ is going to air on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, September 20th at 5:15am PST.
A Life of Her OwnÂ is going to air on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, September 6, at 8:30am PST.
Our Very Own is going to air on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday, August 17th at 1:15am PST.
Or, it’s airing on Friday if you go by TCM’s schedule for which their programming day begins at 6:00am EST. In other words, Friday is Ann Blyth day and Our Very Own is on the tail end which throws it into the following calendar day. Got it?
The Long Night is going to air on Turner Classic Movies on Sunday, August 11th at 3:00am PST, as part of Henry Fonda’s Summer Under the Stars Day.
Sweet Music is going to air on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday, June 15th at 8:30pm PST.
Sweet Music was last aired on TCM for Ann Dvorak’s Summer Under the Stars day in August of 2011. Unfortunately, there were some technical issues with the sound for a chunk of the movie. I am actually surprised it has taken them this long to re-air it.
Racing Lady is going to air on Turner Classic Movies on Monday, June 10th at 6:00am PST.
Our Very Own is going to air on Turner Classic movies on Thursday, May 9thÂ at 8:45pm PST.