Grace Wenzel from Des Moines, IA
@gracewenzel on Twitter
Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?
Aside from TCM, I work in advertising as a social media strategist and moonlight as a cupcake artist/bartender.
What’s your favorite movie snack?
Caramel corn from the Varsity Theater. It's a great indie movie theater within walking distance from my apartment and the old woman who runs the snack counter makes this caramel corn homemade and sells it in little ziplock baggies. So good!
What’s your favorite part of TCM?
My favorite part of TCM is learning from Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz. The history and the "why/how" behind film has always fascinated me.
What’s your favorite movie genre?
Romantic comedy, followed very closely by musical
Who’s your favorite actor or actress or filmmaker of all time? And why?
Favorite actor is definitely Gene Kelly. The most incredible part about him is that he made dancing seem like the manliest thing in the world. Watching Gene Kelly dance is truly a show of incredibly genuine masculinity, which is a true indication of his vast talent.
Who would you be thrilled to meet, and what would you say?
I would be thrilled to meet Edith Head (if we're allowed to pick people who have passed). Her vision and style shaped a whole generation of movies and movie stars, and I think I would just thank her for her genius.
What do you collect?
I collect pins and wear them on my leather jacket (yay for Backlot pins!).
If you had to pick just one, what would be your favorite movie?
White Christmas, no question. I have such fond memories of this movie, because it's the one thing my whole family can sit down and enjoy no matter where we are in our lives.
Thank you Grace! For being in our Member Spotlight, we're sending you a collection of TCM pins, including a rare Backlot pin prototype that was produced in a "screen print" style. Wear it with pride! Or keep it locked away in a vault. Totally your call.
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