Charlese "Shelly" Bedford from Flagstaff, AZ

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Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

Currently, I work for Northern Arizona University as a graphic designer. I am also working on a Master's Degree in Communication at Arizona State University.


What’s your favorite movie snack?

My favorite movie snack is a big, dill pickle. Preferably the hot kind.


What’s your favorite part of TCM?

My favorite part of TCM is Summer Under The Stars. I excitedly look through the list every year to see if Ingrid Bergman or Judy Garland are among those chosen. Being a graphic designer, I often admire the artwork created for the theme. This year was great because a large poster was made depicting each star. It would be a dream come true of mine to work as a designer for TCM.


What’s your favorite movie genre?

My favorite movie genre as an adult in my 30's is what I would call "Hitchcock." I love anything Alfred Hitchcock or films in similar fashion. He was an icon who left a mark on the film industry that will be admired and will last forever.


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

Ingrid Bergman is by far my most favorite actress because she had an air about her that seemed so poised, but human at the same time. Her facial expressions and laugh get me every time. She was a rule bender and very intelligent, speaking five languages at that.


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

Living: I would be thrilled to meet Olivia de Havilland. She is one of the longest living actresses of her time. I admire her grace. I would want to simply sit down and have a nice chat, perhaps over tea. I would ask, "What has kept you motivated all of these years?" Past: I would have been absolutely thrilled to meet Robert Osborne. I grew up with him on TCM from the age of 12. I would say, "Without your wonderful commentary before each Judy movie I watched, they wouldn't have been as exciting each time."


What do you collect?

A collection that is dear to me is my postcard collection. I have postcards from many of the United States and lots from countries around the world. If friends ask if I would like anything from one of their trips, I always say, "A postcard!"


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

Notorious (1946), hands down! The passing of the cellar key during the party makes my heart beat fast every time.


Thank you Shelly!  For being in our Member Spotlight, we're sending you an official set of TCM's Classic Movie Poster Postcards.  Ingrid Bergman is on at least one of them!

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