Rare Musicals on TCM – January 2014

As my New Year’s resolution, I’m newly committed to finishing my That’s Entertainment project (that is, watching all of the original, full-length films from which That’s Entertainment was compiled). I’m down to 23 films: 8 of those are easily available on DVD from Netflix; 4 of them are currently rentable on Warner Archive Instant; and 4 more will be airing on TCM in the next couple months. Considering for a bit of overlap in those categories, that leaves only 8 unaccounted for, but I’ll be satisfied with those first 15 to start.

Anyway, one of those 4 TCMs does air this month–The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (the other three will air in March). TCM is also airing a few more easily accessible That’s Entertainment titles–The Harvey Girls, The Wizard of Oz, Anchors Aweigh, etc.–but I’ve seen most of those. I may start compiling an airing guide for any and all That’s Entertainment films on TV in the future… but not this month.

Thursday, January 2
7:45 am / Call of the Flesh (1930)

Friday, January 3
9:00 am / The Hollywood Revue 1929 (1929)

Wednesday, January 8
6:00 am / Stay Away, Joe (1968)

Thursday, January 9
6:15 am / The Florodora Girl (1930)
Marion Davies picture so rare that TCMdb doesn’t even have a page for it.

Monday, January 13
2:00 pm / It’s a Date (1940)
8:00 pm / Strike Me Pink (1936)

Tuesday, January 14
2:00 pm / Lazy River (1934)

Wednesday, January 15
2:00 pm / Music for Millions (1944)

Friday, January 17
7:30 am / The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)
Joan Crawford and Jimmy Stewart–this is the movie Joan is preparing to film in the opening sequence of Mommie Dearest, which was enough to add it to my watch list.

Sunday, January 19
10:00 am / Maytime (1937)

Tuesday, January 21
4:00 pm / Hit the Deck (1949) – review here
3:45 am / The Great Waltz (1938)

Wednesday, January 22
9:00 am / Cairo (1942)

Sunday, January 26
6:00 am / Luxury Liner (1948)
8:00 am / She’s Working Her Way Through College (1952)

Tuesday, January 28
10:30 am / The Merry Widow (1934)

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