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Film News: TCM Host & Film Historian Robert Osborne Dies at 84

NEW YORK CITY – Robert Osborne, one of the great film advocates and historians of our era, who hosted on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) with passionate skill from 1994 until recently, has passed away on March 6th, 2017, in New York City. The way that Mr. Osborne inspired film lovers everywhere was deep and influential. He was 84.

Exclusive Portrait: Jane Powell Promotes Turner Classic Movies Festival

Jane Powell, photo by Joe Arce.

CHICAGO – Turner Classic Movies, the film buff’s 24-hour movie channel, was in Chicago on March 24th to promote the TCM Classic Film Festival, in Hollywood from April 28th to May 1st. As part of that promotion, Jane Powell of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954), introduced that film at the Music Box Theater here.

HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Chicago Passes to 1954 Classic ‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers’ With TCM

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers with Turner Classic Movies

CHICAGO – In our latest classic edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the special Chicago screening of the 1954 classic “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” as part of the one-night-only Road to Hollywood event from Turner Classic Movies!

Interview: TCM Host Robert Osborne on Their First Classic Film Festival

CHICAGO – Turner Classic Movies, the basic cable gift to film buffs everywhere, is launching their first TCM Classic Movie Festival in Hollywood, August 22nd-25th. TCM’s main movie host and face of the network, Robert Osborne, will be there.

Exclusive Portrait: Eva Marie Saint at ‘North by Northwest’ Screening

CHICAGO – The TCM Classic Film Festival, in Hollywood from April 22nd to the 25th, made a stop in Chicago during their “Road to Hollywood” fest promotion. Legendary star Eva Marie Saint introduced the film “North by Northwest.”

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