Posted by Larry Gleeson
The 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival, dedicated to recently deceased TCM host, Robert Osborne, is up and running. The TCM staff held a low-key morning meeting in the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Library Bar with first time attendees with the ins and outs on having a successful festival experience. Moving right along Professor Richard Edwards of Ball State University, led an informal discussion of Macguffins, Red Herrings, ICY Blondes and more during the mid-morning Hitchcock Fans Meet-Up in Library Bar as well.
On the back end of lunch hour, a panel of TCM staff members and actress Diane Baker hosted a special program at the TCL Chinese Multiplex, Remembering Robert, as they shared personal stories about the popular, long-time TCM host and film historian.
The afternoon continued with Backlot trivia, and team quiz competition, hosted by Bruce GoldStein, repertory program director of New York’s Film Forum.
See dynamic TCM Host, Tiffany Vazquez, as she shares highlights from Day 1 of the TCM Classic Film Festival below: