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TCM Film Festival – Poolside!

Each year, the TCM Classic Film Festival invades Hollywood with a 4-day festival of nothing but classic films. Saturday, I was happy to attend a poolside screening of the 1974 disaster flick EARTHQUAKE at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel as part of the festival. Legendary actor Richard Roundtree (SHAFT!) was present for a Q&A with actress Illeana Douglas. He talked about his role as the Evil Kneivel-esque daredevil in the film, but also opened up about his career and personal life--including his battle with breast cancer. It was a candid conversation in a magical setting.
Hollywood 2015 TCM Film Festival

Hollywood 2015 TCM Film Festival

Roosevelt Hotel - the first ever Academy Awards held here

Roosevelt Hotel - the first ever Academy Awards held here

Relaxing at the Classic Film Festival

Relaxing at the Classic Film Festival

Actress Illeana Douglas to interview Richard Roundtree

Actress Illeana Douglas to interview Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree answering in a smooth manner

Richard Roundtree answering in a smooth manner

Poolside chat at the Roosevelt Hotel

Poolside chat at the Roosevelt Hotel

AKA John Shaft listening closely

AKA John Shaft listening closely

Silhouettes on canvas - like actors on film

Silhouettes on canvas - like actors on film

Richard Roundtree in a pensive moment

Richard Roundtree in a pensive moment

Watching this in Hollywood - wow

Watching this in Hollywood - wow

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