The 2016 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival: Even More Adventures in Paradise – Part I
It was the best of times, it was the best of times.
The 2016 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood, California, was the bomb dot com. The bomb diggity. It was off the chain. Off the hook. Off the heezy. For sheezy.
If you know what I mean.
This year marked my fourth time attending the fest with my friend and neighbor, Kim, and, as usual, TCM did not disappoint, serving up four fun-filled days of movies, celebrities, and friends. Now that another fest is behind me, and while I’m still basking in my post-festival glow, I hope you’ll come along with me during the next few days and weeks as I recall, reflect, recap, and relive!
My first official event of the festival was the “So You Think You Know Movies?” trivia contest, hosted by Bruce Goldstein of New York’s Film Forum. Unfortunately, as in the previous years when Kim and I participated in the contest, we didn’t make it onto a team and didn’t even receive a ballot. (Boo.) Still, it was great fun playing along and it was exciting to see several special guests in the audience – this year’s crowd included actor James Karen, who has appeared in such films as The China Syndrome (1979), and Mulholland Drive (2001); Illeana Douglas, actress, author and granddaughter of Melvin Douglas; Ann Robinson, who appeared in the film version of Dragnet (1954); Suzanne Lloyd Hayes, granddaughter of silent actor Harold Lloyd; and Tony Nicholas, son of dancer extraordinaire Fayard Nicholas, one half of The Nicholas Brothers.
As always, this year’s contest questions were really (REALLY) hard – for me, at least. I only knew the answers to three of the questions. (Which is one better than last year! Woot!) Maybe you can do better! Here are the questions to the entire 13-question contest. The answers will be listed at the bottom of the post.
Good luck! I’ll be back soon with photos from my next event – the Red Carpet!!
Questions to the “So You Think You Know the Movies” Contest – 2016 Edition
- Who played Norman Bates’s jailer in Psycho (1960)?
- Which of the Little Rascals appeared in It’s a Wonderful Life (1939)?
- What actor or actress introduced Cole Porter’s song, “Easy to Love”?
- In Sunset Boulevard (1950), who played The Waxworks?
- The voice of Olive Oyl in the Popeye cartoons was inspired by an actress who appeared in what film?
- How many live-action Frankenstein movies did Boris Karloff appear in?
- James Karen did not appear in which of the following movies: Friday the 13th, Poltergeist, Return of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead 2, or Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster.
- Fayard Nicholas named his baby brother after which silent film star?
- Who was Greta Garbo’s first leading man in Hollywood?
- Who was the first actor to play Superman?
- Who was the first actor to play Batman?
- What comic book hero was modeled after Fred MacMurray?
- Who was Gene Barry’s leading lady in War of the Worlds (1953)?
The answers to the contest can be found below . . .
No peeking . . .
And no fair looking up the answers on the World Wide Web!!!!
Answers to So You Think You Know Movies?
- Ted Knight
- Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer
- James Stewart in the 1936 movie Born to Dance
- Anna Q. Nilsson, Buster Keaton, and H.B. Warner
- Greed. The actress is Zasu Pitts.
- Friday the 13th
- Harold Lloyd
- Ricardo Cortez
- Bud Collyer (played Superman on the radio)
- Lewis Wilson (played Batman in the 1943 film serial)
- Captain Marvel
- Ann Robinson
How’d you do???
(Stay tuned for more adventures from the 2016 TCM Film Festival!)