A Ten-Timer Remembers the #TCMFF 2019

My trusty Super Shuttle driver from LAX was right on time on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Juggling my Ricardo’s of Beverly Hills trunk stuffed with ensembles and my roly-poly media bag, Miguel gave them the heave-ho onto the luggage rack without even a sigh. Unfortunately, the Super Shuttles are no longer viable transportation from LAX in 2020 as other, more popular services have managed to shutter the service.

I was on my way to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, home of exciting lobby meetups, media hounds, celebrities, bloggers, hangers-on, and classic film fans from all over the world. The excitement of meeting all my favorite valets and bell captains like Mark and Will made me realize it was another homecoming after 9 years of smooth arrivals and departures courtesy of the staff who made it all possible.

The first, most anticipated event for fans attending a 10th edition of the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival would be breakfast at Mel’s Diner on Thursday morning!

The Hole in the Wall gang would gather together for a group reunion.

TCM staff Charlie Tabesh, Scott McGee, Mark Wynns and Jennifer Dorian were surprise guests at the event organized by Connie Crump and Jay….

Purchasing passes, airfare, hotel rooms, signed books from author events, munchies, meals and liquid refreshments were all part of the price of fun with classic film-loving friends. How many films did we see in 10 years? How many celebrities did we see, talk to, or share a margarita with through the years? All ten years worth of topics were on the table.

Another Mel’s Diner meetup is in the works again. See you in April!

Check out the Ten-Timers TCM Festival group on Facebook and see what Constance Crump has planned!