Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Julie Andrews night

I tend not to follow the Hollywood memoir/books on Hollywood thing, but apparently Julie Andrews has written a second memoir, about her time in Hollywood. This is an excuse for TCM to run a night of Andrews' movies.

No big deal, since they have non-Star of the Month spotlight nights on one individual all the time. But this time, Andrews sat down with Ben Mankiewicz to talk about the book and the movies (well, the TCM site says three of the four movies airing), and those movies are running tonight.

The night kicks off at 8:00 PM with Thoroughly Modern Mille, an overlong musical I've always had difficulty getting into.
At 11:00 PM there's Victor/Victoria, in which she goes into drag in 1930s Paris to play a female impersonator;
That's Life! at 1:30 AM is a new one to me; Andrews and Jack Lemmon play a married couple where each is having a mid-life crisis (well, technically later) of his or her own;
Finally, at 3:30 AM there's The Americanization of Emily, where she's a Brit wooed by American serviceman James Garner in the run-up to the D-Day invasion, although she's not certain she wants to be wooed.

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