Dear TCM

Dear TCM:

Once again, you are airing Melanie Griffith’s “tribute” to Jean Harlow, which is dreadful in every way. I suppose it seemed like a good concept to have a “modern” (well sort of) blond bombshell discuss Harlow. But it doesn’t work.  Griffith is – to say the least – not a film historian and her comments are embarrassing. Her reading is cold and poorly done. I cringe every time it comes on.

You have many other tributes in the vault, such as Tony Curtis and Michael Caine on Cary Grant; or John Waters on Vincent Price; or Martin Landau’s tribute to Bela Lugosi. How about airing one of them instead? Even Robert Redford’s rather wooden tribute to Natalie Wood, while not my favorite, would be an improvement.

Thank you.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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7 Responses to Dear TCM

  1. maedez says:

    Somehow, I’ve never seen this one. It sounds awful. I’m off to YouTube now.

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  2. kthursby says:

    Funny, I saw Redford the other day and thought he was rather expansive …. for Redford 🙂

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  3. Jo Anne says:

    Is there an email or phone number to address these type of feelings? Nothing negative but suggestions.

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  4. Anne Papineau says:

    Here, here. Couldn’t agree more about Melanie re: Jean.

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