Mark Kratzner from Vincennes, IN


Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

Collection consultant to the Red Skelton Museum. I go through Red Skelton items donated by his widow and find ways to keep his Legacy of Laughter alive.


What’s your favorite movie snack?

Popcorn and Redvine.


What’s your favorite part of TCM?

No ads. Special shorts between movies.


What’s your favorite movie genre?

Bio-pics. Films based on real people or events. They may not be true but the have exposed me to people and history that I did not know about. The film made me want to find out more.


Who’s your favorite actor or actress or filmmaker of all time? And why?

James Cagney. At first I was not a gangster fan but then I saw Yankee Doodle Dandy. I saw that he was more than a tough guy. Many talents. I see the energy he has in each character.


Who would you be thrilled to meet, and what would you say?

Walt Disney. Don't grow up. Was there a film or project you would have liked to finish but could not?


What do you collect?

Hollywood Hoosiers. I have stills, lobby cards and other items connecting people from Indiana that have "made it" in Hollywood. Indiana is connected to many areas in Hollywood history from Sid Grauman, Will Hays to today.


If you had to pick just one, what would be your favorite movie?

First thing that comes to mind is All About Eve. I have a theater background and relate. I am sure that others will come to mind later.


Thank you Mark!  For being in our Member Spotlight, we're sending you James Dean: Behind the Scene, a fascinating pictorial look at the iconic actor... who, as we're sure you know, originally hailed from Marion, Indiana.

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