Sunday, August 23, 2015

Briefs for August 23, 2015

When Bud Yorkin died a couple of days ago, I made mention of his having directed Divorce, American Style. I probably should have pointed out then that Divorce, American Style would be on TCM tonight at 10:00 PM as part of Debbie Reynolds' day in Summer Under the Stars.

There are also a couple of featurettes coming up as part of TCM's "Extras" between movies. First, at 9:53 PM, just before Divorce, American Style is Glass Bottom Boat at NASA, which as you can probably guess is about the movie The Glass Bottom Boat (starring Doris Day and Rod Taylor), and the scenes that were done at NASA. The Glass Bottom Boat isn't on the TCM schedule any time soon (like, not during the rest of August; I haven't checked September's schedule yet).

Then, there's The Story of a Dress, at 1:54 PM, just before The Unsinkable Molly Brown. This short looks at a dress that Debbie Reynolds wore in... The Unsinkable Molly Brown. At least sometimes the "making of" featurettes are well-timed. For those who don't know about the movie, Molly Brown was a woman who famously survived the Titanic disaster and this is her fictionalized story.

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