TCM’s Ultimate Movie Star Showcase Returns to
Pay Tribute to 31 Different Stars in 31 Days.
Talk with Film Critic and Turner Classic Movies Host
Ben Mankiewicz About Your Favorite Timeless Films and Matinee Idols!
What better way to enjoy the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer than Summer Under the Stars! TCM’s celebration of classic films and movie stars features a different star and their greatest flicks every day in August. Highlights from this year’s programming include Robert Mitchum’s 100th Birthday celebration and programming dedicated to Elvis on the 40th anniversary of his death. This year, 11 new stars receive their first Summer Under the Stars salute – including Vanessa Redgrave, Sandra Dee and Leslie Caron. Fans can interact with the programming via an interactive calendar of the stars, online quizzes and live tweeting events. Two nights were programmed by TCM’s fanclub, Backlot.
Ben Mankiewicz is the Primetime host of Turner Classic Movies. He’s been with the network since 2003 and has introduced thousands of movies on the air and conducted long form interviews with more than a hundred of the industry’s top talents. This includes Warren Beatty, Billy Bob Thornton, Faye Dunaway, Michael Douglas, Jerry Lewis, Sophia Loren, Eva Maria Saint, Ann-Margret, Leslie Caron, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. Ben is also a film and television critic, co-hosting the nationally syndicated At the Movies and currently co-hosting What The Flick?! on the TYT Network.
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