TCM’s ‘Summer Under the Stars’ Posters are Phenomenal

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In August, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will be celebrating their “Summer Under the Stars” marathon for the seventh year and in celebration of the event they have released a series of twelve posters and there are some real beauties in this gallery.

First off, for those that may be interested, here is how the series breaks down:

  • August 1 – Henry Fonda
  • August 2 – James Mason
  • August 3 – Marion Davies
  • August 4 – James Coburn
  • August 5 – Harold Lloyd
  • August 6 – Judy Garlan
  • August 7 – Glenn Ford
  • August 8 – Bette Davis
  • August 9 – Cary Grant
  • August 10 – Dirk Bogarde
  • August 11 – Audrey Hepburn
  • August 12 – Clark Gable
  • August 13 – Gloria Grahame
  • August 14 – Sidney Portier
  • August 15 – Deborah Kerr
  • August 16 – Elvis Presley
  • August 17 – Jennifer Jones
  • August 18 – John Wayne
  • August 19 – Red Skelton
  • August 20 – Miriam Hopkins
  • August 21 – Gene Hackman
  • August 22 – Sterling Hayden
  • August 23 – Angela Lansbury
  • August 24 – Fredric March
  • August 25 – Merle Oberon
  • August 26 – Yul Brynner
  • August 27 – Ida Lupino
  • August 28 – Frank Sinatra
  • August 29 – Peter Sellers
  • August 30 – Jean Arthur
  • August 31 – Claire Bloom

TCM makes note the marathon will include 42 films that will be making their premiere on TCM including The Grapes of Wrath (1940), An Affair to Remember (1957), Les Miserables (1935), Mississippi Burning (1988) and Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955). Beyond that batch there are more films than I will even attempt to mention, but you can download the complete schedule in Adobe .PDF format by clicking here (right click and select “Save As” to save it to your computer).

There are several films I am going to be sure and DVR and I am particularly interested in the August 5 line-up of Harold Lloyd films. I have never seen any of his silent features, but have heard enough about them to know I should give them a once over. So check out the schedule for yourself and see if there’s anything that catches your eye or perhaps an entire day you may to block off.

Now for the posters, beginning with my two favorites. The The Grapes of Wrath is just about as good as it gets, and I would love to have a copy of it hanging up on my wall with the poster for The Magnificent Seven on the opposite side. Take a peek over the next few pages and see what you think. Those two posters are followed up with specifically made artwork for Dr. Strangelove, To Catch a Thief, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Big Heat, The Letter, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, High Society, Jailhouse Rock, Safety Last! and Gilda.

The Magnificent Seven
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Grapes of Wrath
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Dr. Strangelove
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To Catch a Thief
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