Kate Devine Dolan from Overland Park, KS


Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

Interior Decoration, collect antiques, hang with my rescued Jack Russell Terrier named Maizie, make my husband watch TCM movies with me at times, enjoy hot Irish tea, have white wine with my neighbor and get together with friends either in person or by sending them some encouragement for their day. I’ve taught my daughter about old movies and shared my favorite old Hollywood stars with her. My son loves sci-fi.


What’s your favorite movie snack?

Chardonnay! But depending on the movie, a cup of tea or a hi-ball!

And when I used to eat candy it was twizzlers or junior mints.


What’s your favorite part of TCM?

Movies from the 1930’s, 40’s and early 50’s. And I appreciate hearing some of the history given by the hosts about certain films and cast and crew.


What’s your favorite movie genre?

I have more than one... romantic comedy or drama, musicals, some film noir, suspense especially from Alfred Hitchcock, WWII films...


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

Oh so many: Katharine Hepburn, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Hara, Margaret O’Brien, Jean Arthur, Joan Fontaine, Ingrid Bergman, Olivia de Havilland, Doris Day, sometimes Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, Greer Garson, Hedy Lamarr, Vivien Leigh... Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, William Powell, James Cagney, Bing Crosby, Errol Flynn, Spencer Tracy... I could go on.

These were actors, they had incredible talent always working hard to better their skills and bring it to the screen. They just don’t make them like they used too! Hollywood today is just too political and the audience isn’t stupid. We want to be entertained and not watch the current entertainers push their political agenda.


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

Well, if he were still living I would have enjoyed sitting and talking with Jimmy Stewart. I would ask him about not only his life but what movies and movie making meant to him. What was your favorite role to play, Mr. Stewart? I’ll bet Robert Osborne knew.


What do you collect?

Antiques and vintage pieces.


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

There’s too many. But I can never tire of Mrs. Miniver, RebeccaThe Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind... well, there’s just too many!


Thank you Kate!  For being in our Member Spotlight, we're sending you a fun vintage collectible from Gone With the Wind.  How vintage?  Well, probably only a couple of decades.  But it's sure to be something special!

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Shaun Bishop's picture

Thank you for your brave statement about actors pushing their political agenda today. Everyone has the right to their opinion but I am personally tired of listenting to their personal opinions on award shows (so many times I don't watch). I watch a movie to be entertained, moved, or educated and it takes a great actor to bring a story to life. I faithfully watch 1930-1950 movies because the actors could make a bad script believable because they worked at their craft.
You are right - they certainly don't make them like they used to.