|TCM Press Release; Source|
I haven't posted a lot lately because my life is in turmoil, but I had to post about losing TCM's Robert Osborne today. As with many classic film lovers, TCM is a staple, and often, our first exposure to classic films and vintage life. Robert Osborne has been a fixture on the channel for decades. I can't think of the channel without him. The past few years, Robert has been rarely seen on the channel. In retrospect, I imagine he was quite ill, even though they never specifically stated the reason for the lack of appearances. I haven't been able to quite connect well with the newer hosts the same way as with Robert Osborne. I imagine it's because he really feels like one of the last links to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Yes, Ben Mankiewicz has the pedigree, but I can't imagine him sitting to a meal with Bette Davis and John Wayne. I hope TCM has success in the future, but how do you capture the same knowledge and wit that Robert Osborne had? I don't know. So I hope Robert Osborne enjoys the great movie palace in the sky. The films must be amazing.