Feb28

Maeghan Rempala from Orlando, FL

 

Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

I love to read, travel, run, go to the beach, spend time with friends and family, and hop over to the occasional theme park.

 

What’s your favorite movie snack?

Anything chocolate. I have the worst sweet tooth!

 

What’s your favorite part of TCM?

I love the spotlight movies and getting all of the information I can about what was happening with production behind-the-scenes. Which actors couldn't stand each other? What movies were an absolute nightmare to make? I love hearing it all!

 

What’s your favorite movie genre?

A good screwball comedy is healing for my soul after a long day at work!

 

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

I love Marlene Dietrich. She was an icon who truly lived life on her own terms - you saw it in her wardrobe, her lovers, her travels, and more. Her film characters feel like an extension of her.

 

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

Anna May Wong. The first film of hers I saw was Piccadilly (1929) and I thought she was incredible. I want to know what kind of movie roles she would have played if racism in the studio system hadn't shut her out of opportunities.

 

What do you collect?

I don't have any collections, per se - although my home is filled with astrology-related items, as that is a passion of mine!

 

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

Blonde Crazy (1931). It's just such a perfect pre-Code movie. The chemistry between Joan Blondell and James Cagney is palpable. The dialogue is quick and fun. Everything about that film is delicious, and I could watch it over and over again.

 

Thank you Maeghan!  For being in our Member Spotlight, we're sending you a Marlene Dietrich double-feature on DVD.  Both directed by Josef von Sternberg, as an added treat.

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Ben Martin's picture

I'm so glad you mentioned Anna May Wong and Piccadilly. So refreshing to have you name such an obscure film and remarkable actress - both of which need to have a lot more attention paid!! Well done. If in another world you get that meeting with Miss Wong, I hope I can sit nearby and listen in.