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TCM Salutes Vincent Price In October With A Month-Long Film Fest

TCM devotes Thursday nights in October to Vincent Price, the versatile actor whose career lasted more than five decades and extended far beyond the horror films for which he was best known.

The chronological lineup includes such classics as The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), The Three Musketeers (1948) and While the City Sleeps (1956).

And on Oct. 23 and Oct. 31, Price’s talents in the horror genre are on full display in 17 films, just in time for Halloween.

Thursday, Oct. 3

8 p.m. – The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

10 p.m. – Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Midnight – The Keys of the Kingdom (1945)

2:30 a.m. – The Three Musketeers (1948)

5:15 a.m. – The Bribe (1949)

7 a.m. – The Long Night (1947)

Thursday, Oct. 10

8 p.m. – The Baron of Arizona (1950)

9:45 p.m. – His Kind of Woman (1951)

Midnight – The Las Vegas Story (1952)

1:30 a.m. – Dangerous Mission (1954)

3 a.m. – Son of Sinbad (1955)

4:45 a.m. – Serenade (1956)

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Actual Circus Performers Appear in Cirque du Slay

Who doesn't love the circus? The exotic animals, the aerial performers and the clowns…the goddamn clowns. New film company Faced Productions is currently filming a feature entitled Cirque du Slay, which is not only based in a circus atmosphere but is being filmed in classic Sarasota, Florida, circus locations with actual performers participating. It's like a modern-day version of Freaks.

Cirque du Slay is currently in production. Keep an eye right here for more info.

From the Press Release

Sean Haitz and Chris Potter, creators of Mangrove Slasher 2, have started a production company they’ve named Faced Productions. Their new feature film, which has been in development since the Sarasota Film Festival, will be a horror-thriller featuring the circus--a subject very near and dear to Sarasota, Florida, where it all started with the Ringling Brothers.

Shooting will be held at real locations where circuses performed, such as the Ringling winter headquarters.
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Maria Schneider, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Kent, Tura Satana: TCM Remembers 2011 Pt.2

Elizabeth Taylor, Farley Granger, Jane Russell, Peter Falk, Sidney Lumet: TCM Remembers 2011 Pt. 1

Also: child actor John Howard Davies (David Lean's Oliver Twist), Charles Chaplin discovery Marilyn Nash (Monsieur Verdoux), director and Oscar ceremony producer Gilbert Cates (Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, I Never Sang for My Father), veteran Japanese actress Hideko Takamine (House of Many Pleasures), Jeff Conaway of Grease and the television series Taxi, and Tura Satana of the cult classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.

More: Neva Patterson, who loses Cary Grant to Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember; Ingmar Bergman cinematographer Gunnar Fischer (Smiles of a Summer Night, The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries); Marlon Brando's The Wild One leading lady Mary Murphy; and two actresses featured in controversial, epoch-making films: Lena Nyman, the star of the Swedish drama I Am Curious (Yellow), labeled as pornography by prudish American authorities back in the late '60s,
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David Nelson Dies: The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet, Peyton Place, Cry-baby

David Nelson, best known as the older brother in the television show The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952-66), died of colon cancer on Jan. 11 in Los Angeles. He was 74. David Nelson was the last surviving member of the Ozzie & Harriet cast: Ricky Nelson, who battled drug addiction for years, died in a plane crash in 1978. Harriet Hilliard (Nelson) died in 1994. Ozzie Nelson died in 1975. Surprisingly, the blond, blue-eyed, incredibly handsome Nelson (born Oct. 24, 1936, in New York City) didn't have much of a film career, appearing in supporting roles in only a handful of films. Most notable among these are Mark Robson's Academy Award-nominated potboiler Peyton Place (1957), in which Nelson played Hope Lange's sweetheart (things go sour after she gets raped by her drunken stepfather, Arthur Kennedy); and Joseph M. Newman's The Big Circus (1959), a cliche-ridden circus melodrama that makes The Greatest [...]
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David Nelson Dies

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David Nelson Dies
Actor David Nelson has died after suffering complications from colon cancer. He was 74 years old.

Nelson, best known for starring on his parents' TV hit The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, passed away on Monday at his home in Los Angeles.

He was the last surviving member of the real-life TV family, whose U.S. sitcom ran on the small screen from 1952 to 1966.

Nelson attended the University of Southern California before convincing his parents to allow him to act on the show, along with his teen idol brother Ricky.

He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and racked up a number of TV and film credits, including roles in Peyton Place, The Big Circus and Love and Kisses.

The actor is survived by his wife, Yvonne, four sons and a daughter, according to the Associated Press. A memorial service will be held in Los Angeles' Pierce Brothers Westwood Mortuary on Thursday.

'Iwo Jima' actress Adele Mara dies at 87

'Iwo Jima' actress Adele Mara dies at 87
Adele Mara, a film and TV actress who played opposite John Wayne in 1949's "Sands of Iwo Jima," died May 7 of natural causes at her home in Pacific Palisades. She was 87.

Mara, a dancer with Xavier Cugat and his orchestra in Detroit by the age of 15, was spotted by a Columbia talent scout in New York and signed in 1942.

The brown-eyed Spanish-American brunette went on to play brisk leading ladies in such 1942 B-movies as "Vengeance of the West" with Tex Ritter and "Alias Boston Blackie" starring Chester Morris.

A few years later, Mara was transformed into a sexy platinum blonde pin-up after signing up with Republic Studios and appeared as senoritas opposite Roy Rogers in "Bells of Rosarita" (1945) and Gene Autry in "Twilight on the Rio Grande" (1947).

She also appeared in crime dramas including 1947 pics "Blackmail" and "Web of Danger" and in adventures "Wake of the Red Witch" (1948) with Wayne
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