Great moments from the valet line: Alec Baldwin and Martin Landau chit-chatting as Baldwin exited the TCM Classic Film Fest opening-night party in Hollywood tonight. Landau was outside having a cig (he really should know better) while Baldwin was leaving with his entourage (he’s looking pretty trim these days).
The party hosted by TCM and Vanity Fair drew a fun mix of movie lovers and movie stars. Following the screening of 1954’s “A Star Is Born” at Grauman’s Chinese, the party moved down east down Hollywood Boulevard to Kress (right across the street from Musso and Frank). Cher was there, as was Eva Marie Saint, Eli Wallach, Ann Rutherford (pictured left) and Anne Jeffreys (pictured right), Buck Henry, Hugh Hefner (who had quite the entourage of security) and Kate Flannery — as well as Turner titans Phil Kent, Steve Koonin, Michael Wright and the Energizer Bunny of the fest, TCM’s Charlie Tabesh. And of course Robert Osborne.
TCM really has taken over the four-block area at Hollywood and Highlight for the fest that runs through Sunday and is based out of the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. Tony Curtis and Osborne did a photo op earlier in the day that saw them replace the street sign at Hollywood and Orange with an oversized one reading “Turner Classic Movies Way.”
— Cynthia Littleton