2012 TCM Classic Film Festival to Honor Kim Novak
via press release:
The 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival will honor actress Kim Novak with a multi-tiered celebration of her extraordinary career. Among the events, Novak will have her hand and footprints enshrined in concrete in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. She will also join TCM host Robert Osborne for an in-depth conversation to be taped in front of a live audience for airing on TCM later. And she will introduce a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful classic Vertigo (1958). The TCM Classic Film Festival takes place Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15, in Hollywood.
“From thrillers like Hitchcock’s Vertigo, to romantic dramas such as Picnic, noirish classics like The Man with the Golden Arm, comedies such as Bell, Book and Candle and musicals like Pal Joey, Kim Novak has made us fall in love with her time and time again,” Osborne said. “Our celebration of Kim Novak and her career is certain to be one of the highlights of the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival.”
Novak and Osborne’s conversation will air on TCM next year as an original special entitled Kim Novak: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival. The chat will be taped Friday, April 13, at The Avalon, the latest venue to join the festival lineup. Built in 1927, the historic landmark has hosted the likes of Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, The Beatles, Fred Astaire, Jimmy Durant and Merv Griffin’s iconic talk show.
Kim Novak: Live at the TCM Classic Film Festival follows in the footsteps of previous Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival specials. At least year’s festival, Osborne interviewed Peter O’Toole for a special airing Wednesday, April 11, at 8 p.m. (ET). And in 2010, Osborne interviewed two-time Oscar® winner Luis Rainer, who was 100 at the time.
Novak’s hand and footprints ceremony will take place Saturday, April 14, in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. This marks the second consecutive year TCM has featured hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Last year, Peter O’Toole was the honoree.
Novak will also introduce a festival screening of Vertigo at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The film, which features one of Novak’s most powerful and seductive roles, is considered by many to be Hitchcock’s best film. Vertigo stars James Stewart as a private eye whose obsession with a beautiful woman (Novak) he’s been hired to follow spins wildly out of control.