It is a sad day here in Hollywood today as beloved screen (and tabloid) legend Elizabeth Taylor has passed away, succumbing to illness in a Los Angeles area hospital fifty-three years after she almost passed away in a plane crash. The Gods of Fate have a weird sense of humor sometimes, don’t they?
Taylor lived a long and memorable– cherishable— life and is survived by her children and ten grandchildren, as well as countless films that sometimes were not all worthy of her immense talent. As a way of honoring said talent, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will be airing a twenty-four hour marathon of some of the fan favorites. The marathon will begin at 3 a.m. (local Los Angeles time) on April 10th, and you can see the full schedule below.
However, in addition to this on-air tribute, the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival that takes place right here in Hollywood will also feature a special 60th anniversary screening of Taylor in A Place in the Sun. The film festival takes place from April 28th – May 1st.
The following is a complete schedule of TCM’s April 10 memorial tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (all times local, PT):
3am – Lassie Come Home (1943), with Roddy McDowall and Edmund Gwenn; directed by Fred M. Wilcox.
4:30am – National Velvet (1944), with Mickey Rooney, Anne Revere and Angela Lansbury; directed by Clarence Brown.
7am – Conspirator (1952), with Robert Taylor and Robert Flemyng; directed by Victor Saville.
8:30am – Father of the Bride (1950), with Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett and Don Taylor; directed by Vincente Minnelli.
10:15am – Father’s Little Dividend (1951), with Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett and Don Taylor; directed by Vincente Minnelli.
11:45am – Raintree County (1957), with Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor and Agnes Moorehead; directed by Edward Dmytryk.
3pm – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), with Paul Newman and Burl Ives; directed by Richard Brooks.
5pm – Butterfield 8 (1960), with Laurence Harvey and Eddie Fisher; directed by Daniel Mann.
7pm – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), with Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis; directed by Mike Nichols.
9:30pm – Giant (1956), with James Dean and Rock Hudson; directed by George Stevens.
1am – Ivanhoe (1952), with Robert Taylor and Joan Fontaine; directed by Richard Thorpe.
Which will you watch??
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