TCM Classic Film Festival Red Carpet: Kim Novak, Maureen O’Hara, Shirley Jones, Tippi Hedren & more!
I’m heading back out to the TCM Classic Film Festival shortly for a full day of movies that includes Double Indemnity, My Sister Eileen and The Best Years of Our Lives.
Last night, I saw Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? on the big screen with an audience for the first time (Bette Davis really should have won the Oscar for it!) and also saw The Heiress for the first time ever.
This festival is magic!
Last night things kicked off with a red carpet screening of Oklahoma! at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with leading lady Shirley Jones on hand. She’s stunningly fit at 80 and working as hard as ever. I chatted with her a bit as she made her way in. Will share that with you in a few days.
Didn’t get a chance to do many interviews because the red carpet was very long and we online outlets are way down near the end. But I had a close-up view of some movie legends like Kim Novak whose appearance may have been cruelly mocked at the Oscars but in person is still a stunning woman at the age of 80.
Miss Novak (Vertigo) chatted up another Hitchcock leading lady, Tippi Hedren (The Birds, Marnie). Miss Hedren was later greeted by Oscar winner George Chakiras (West Side Story).
It was a thrill to see 93-year-old Maureen O’Hara, looking very glamorous, taken down the red carpet in a wheelchair. She greeted the crowd in the bleachers with: “Thank you for coming.”
Alec Baldwin did one or two television interviews then quickly walked down the red carpet and into the theater.
Also doing interviews was Margaret O’Brien of Meet Me in St. Louis fame who had on a blue gown with blue-ish hair to match!