About Christy Putnam

Christy is classic film fan, a playwright, an enthusiastic traveler, a history lover, a pianist, a linguist, a college instructor, an inspirer, and a professional writer, but not all at once. She has raised more than $25,000 in scholarship funds for financially strapped but academically worthy secondary students from many diverse backgrounds, and loves to help grow new writers through her higher education courses. Please think about what you can do for the future of the next generation. Children are our future.

Christy has a Master’s Degree in English Literature and Composition from Stephen F. Austin State University, has developed curriculum for secondary and higher ed courses in several disciplines.

She is proud to be a native Houstonian, a survivor of Hurricane Carla, Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Harvey.

Author of  Thelma Ritter: Hollywood’s Favorite New Yorker, to be published by University Press of Mississippi hopefully in 2021.

TCM Film Festival Social Producer 2015-2018, and Credentialed Media for many film events.

Author of the “Sue Sue Applegate” columns on TCM Message Boards and The Silver Screen Oasis.

TCM Ambassador, 2019 and 2020.

Film and Literature Instructor.


Administrator and Public Relations for The Silver Screen Oasis

Writer of over 600 articles in various publications and websites (The Houston Chronicle, The Baytown Sun, Houston Community News, The Sentinel).

Photojournalist and Publicist.


Book and Website Content Editor.

Blog: https://suesueapplegate.wordpress.com/


Instagram: christy.putnam

TCM Message Boards: http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/topic/ … ue-sue-ii/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christy.putnam.5?ref=tn_tnmn

(Sue Sue’s TCM Film Festival Friends, Thelma Ritter: Hollywood’s Favorite New Yorker, administrator of several other pages.)

Formerly at The Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/classic-film-in … sty-putnam

Previous: KKES Radio Classic Film Expert

My TCM Fan Perspective Video occasionally airs on TCM.

Thank you for visiting some of my thoughts, comments, interviews, and excursions here on Christy’s Inkwells!

Currently researching and writing a biography of the life of actress Thelma Ritter…


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This is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon sponsored by Aurora at Once Upon A Screen, Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled, and Paula @ Paula's Cinema Club. Links are added at the end of the post for your convenience, This is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon sponsored by Aurora at Once Upon A Screen, Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled, and Paula @ Paula’s Cinema Club. Links are added at the end of the post for your convenience,[/caption]


Also: Summer Under The Stars Blogathon 2015 on Journeys in Classic Film

Learn a foreign language. Travel and expand your horizons. Don’t be afraid to make a new friend. Life is an adventure and a treasure!

6 thoughts on “About Christy Putnam

  1. Hi Christy,

    Would you like to turn your comment about my book into a blurb? It would probably just mean changing it to the third person. If so, one use for it would be as an Amazon user review. Also, my publisher is looking for thoughtful blurbs for its site. Thanks! And feel free to contact me at the email address I shared below.



  2. Pingback: The Road to TCMFF 2018: Spellbound Awarded Official Media Credential!

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