Domenic Ferrante from Rosemead, CA
@dmf1963 on Twitter
Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?
I am a legal recruiter in the Los Angeles area and have my own legal staffing firm. I had spent 11 years working in human resources in the legal field before transitioning to recruiting. I have been doing that for 18 years now - the last 8 with my own company.
What’s your favorite movie snack?
Popcorn (plain). When it comes to a drink, it completely depends upon what movie I see.
What’s your favorite part of TCM?
Listening to the backstories of the various films and stars - talk about fascinating!
The Private Screenings episodes were just wonderful!
The guest stars provided such interesting insight regarding the movie making process and the parts they played in making everything happen.
What’s your favorite movie genre?
Movie Musicals - most notably the ones made by MGM. For anyone who wonders what made them so special, they should watch That's Entertainment! - no need to say anything further.
I also love watching mystery films featuring various sleuths and detectives (since I'm such a mystery buff, I can't get enough of them!).
Who’s your favorite actor or actress or filmmaker of all time? And why?
Judy Garland. From her first film short to her last feature motion picture, Judy stood out from everyone around her. Judy's talent and ebullient personality were, and still are, riveting!
Who would you be thrilled to meet, and what would you say?
Sophia Loren. Being Italian (my parents were born there), I have always enjoyed her films.
I would say, with all due respect, "Ahhh...che bella!"
What do you collect?
I collect juvenile mystery series - Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Ken Holt, Judy Bolton, Penny Parker... and many others!
If you had to pick just one, what would be your favorite movie?
The Wizard of Oz. It was this movie that introduced me to the world of classic films.
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