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[07/01/08 - 08:23 AM]
Tcm's Popular Summer Under the Stars Festival Returns for Sixth Year
This year's event also features 22 feature films making their premiere on TCM, along with 15 Laurel & Hardy shorts never shown on the network.

[via press release from TCM]

TCM's Popular SUMMER UNDER THE STARS Festival Returns for Sixth Year

Month-Long Celebration of Hollywood Stars Includes a Fred Astaire/Gene Kelly Dance-Off, Back-to-Back Days Celebrating Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, And 13 Stars Getting their First SUMMER UNDER THE STARS Days

For the sixth consecutive year, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is dedicating all of August to its SUMMER UNDER THE STARS movie festival, in which each of the 31 days showcases a Hollywood legend for an entire 24 hours. Among the highlights of this year's event are a Fred Astaire/Gene Kelly dance-off (Aug. 16-17); back-to-back days dedicated to Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis (Aug. 26-27) and Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy (Aug. 30-31); and two days dedicated to recently deceased actors Richard Widmark (Aug. 11) and Charlton Heston (Aug. 28).

In addition, 13 stars will receive first-time celebrations during SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: Michael Caine (Aug. 1), Marie Dressler (Aug. 4), Claude Rains (Aug. 5), Anne Bancroft (Aug. 6), Fred MacMurray (Aug. 9), Richard Widmark (Aug. 11), Kim Novak (Aug. 12), Peter Lorre (Aug. 13), Greer Garson (Aug. 14), Trevor Howard (Aug. 22), Laurel & Hardy (Aug. 23), Janet Leigh (Aug. 26) and Tony Curtis (Aug. 27).

This year's SUMMER UNDER THE STARS also features 22 feature films making their premiere on TCM, along with 15 Laurel & Hardy shorts never shown on the network.

Assembled from the network's library of more than 5,000 films, SUMMER UNDER THE STARS is a one-of-a-kind festival that only TCM can present. For viewers, this is an opportunity to enjoy a varied selection from a star's body of work, uncut and commercial free, whether it's indulging in the work of a favorite actor or sampling something new. A complete list of stars and movies is attached.

Turner Classic Movies, currently seen in more than 75 million homes, is a 24-hour cable network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. TCM presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from the largest film library in the world, the combined Time Warner and Turner film libraries, from the 1920s through the 1990s, uncut and commercial-free. The network also offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, including the Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton�The Man in the Shadows, the Emmy(R)-winning Stardust: The Bette Davis Story and the Emmy-nominated Brando. More information is available at tcm.com.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.





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