Wednesday, November 25, 2009

TCM on Thanksgiving

Tomorrow being Thanksgiving, TCM has a more prominent than normal theme planned: a bunch of movies starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Normally, TCM begins its programming day at 6:00 AM ET. But in the case of the Astaire-Rogers movies, TCM has for whatever reason decided to start earlier. (One benefit, I suppose, is that we get more of Fred and Ginger.) The first of the movies TCM is showing is the one which first teamed up Fred and Ginger: Flying Down to Rio, at 4:30 AM ET tomorrow. Fred and Ginger weren't supposed to be the stars of this movie, although their dancing the Carioca made them stars. (But then, I've blogged about this before.)

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