Heather Hughes from Orlando, FL

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Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

Aside to TCM, it would be common to find the BBC America, BBC World News, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, or Ru-Paul's Drag Race on my tv. Also I have almost all of the Disney animated films so it's nice to watch one of those.


What’s your favorite movie snack?

If I'm in the movie theater -- popcorn with no extra butter or salt. If I'm at home -- fruit, cheese, crackers, and some fancy meats.


What’s your favorite part of TCM?

Discovering new films and actors/actresses that I haven't seen before and wondering why have I never seen them before. It's because of TCM that I've been discovered so many more of the films from Norma Shearer and it's been so much fun.


What’s your favorite movie genre?

I think it would be easier to say what is NOT my favorite movie genre and that would be Westerns. I'll watch any genre set in front of me except that one.


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

If I have to pick one, I'd have to say it's Judy Garland. As a little girl, she was always a part of my life with The Wizard of Oz but as I grew older and discovered more of her films I just knew that she was this brilliant gift we had been given. To this day, I've maybe read every book about her that I've found and anytime I see one of her films is on, I stop whatever I'm doing and watch it.


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

Honestly, Bette Davis. I would sit down with her and just talk to her about old Hollywood, her struggle for respect and the way she had to fight to get what she wanted in the studio system.


What do you collect?

Books. My apartment is filled with them. Coffee table books, romance books, classical literature... anything that you can think of. I have a copy of Dante's Inferno that has been passed done through three generations that has gold leafing on the edges that I wouldn't let any of my siblings touch.


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

Meet Me In St. Louis. I love that movie and I'm pretty sure that I know all the words and the lyrics to all the songs of that movie. It's another film that continues to remind me of why I love Judy so much.


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