Kim Novak, Elliott Gould & George Chakiris Will Be Among the Attendees Aboard the 2023 TCM Classic Cruise

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Ahoy, classic movie fans! Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is once again setting out upon its popular Classic Cruise, the network’s ultimate fan experience at sea.

The 2023 TCM Classic Cruise will be sailing Nov. 6-11, 2023, from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico, on the Disney Magic. Fans can join the waiting list for staterooms at this link.

Over the course of the cruise, TCM personalities Ben Mankiewicz, Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Eddie Muller and Jacqueline Stewart will curate film screenings, special fan events and in-depth interviews.

Here’s a brief recap of what went down at the 2022 TCM Classic Cruise, to give you a little sense of what to expect:

TCM recently announced several notables who will be attending its 2023 Classic Cruise:

Kim Novak

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One of the most glamorous leading actresses of her generation, Novak was a top box office draw throughout the 1950s and early 1960s — including being the biggest box office star in the world for three consecutive years.

She worked with some of the most celebrated directors and leading men during that time, in acclaimed films such as Picnic (1955), alongside William Holden; The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) and Pal Joey (1957), with Frank Sinatra; Alfred Hitchcock‘s Vertigo (1958), with James Stewart; Bell, Book and Candle (1958), also with Stewart; Strangers When We Meet (1960), alongside Kirk Douglas; and many others.

Despite her worldwide success, Novak preferred to leave Hollywood at the peak of her career to freely express herself through painting and writing. Her paintings have been exhibited at museums in San Francisco and Prague, and at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

Elliott Gould

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Elliott Gould is a prolific American actor and producer. He earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as Ted in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), quickly followed by his iconic portrayal of “Trapper” John McIntyre in Robert Altman‘s M*A*S*H (1970).

Other memorable film credits include Ingmar Bergman‘s The Touch (1971); The Long Goodbye (1973), also helmed by Altman; Capricorn One (1977), Bugsy (1991) and his portrayal of Reuben Tishkoff in Steven Soderbergh‘s trilogy Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007).

On television, a new generation became enthusiastic fans when Gould appeared as Jack Geller, Ross and Monica’s dad, in 20 episodes of Friends between 1994 and 2003. Among his numerous other TV work, Gould guest-hosted Saturday Night Live six times in the show’s early years, between 1976 and 1980

George Chakiris

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George Chakiris took the entertainment world by storm with his smoldering, Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winning performance as Bernardo in 1961’s big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical West Side Story

Chakiris made his feature film debut in 1947, singing in the chorus of Song Of Love. He can also be seen singing and dancing in such classic musicals as White Christmas (1954) and Brigadoon (1954), and as one of Marilyn Monroe‘s wealthy suitors in the iconic “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

Since taking home the Oscar, Chakiris has enjoyed a decades-long career on the big screen, on television, in the theatre, in the recording studio and as a jewelry artist. In 2021, he released a book, My West Side Story: A Memoir.

Ernest Dickerson

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An acclaimed, award-winning film and television veteran, Ernest Dickerson has a brand of visual storytelling that has been entertaining movie and TV fans for more than 40 years, as a cinematographer and a director.

While attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Dickerson met filmmaker Spike Lee, and the two became collaborators, with Dickerson working as director of photography on Lee’s feature films, including She’s Gotta Have It (1986), School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo’ Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991) and Malcolm X (1992). Earlier, Dickerson had also been cinematographer on memorable films such as John SaylesThe Brother From Another Planet (1984) and the musical comedy/drama Krush Groove (1985).

Dickerson’s feature film debut as a director was 1992’s Juice, which he also cowrote. His visionary work has also been showcased in not only other feature films, but on some of the most influential television series ever, including The Wire and The Walking Dead.

Lorna Luft

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Born to the legendary Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft began her career singing “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” on the 1963 Christmas episode of her mother’s TV series, The Judy Garland Show, at the age of 11. She went on to perform on Broadway in Promises, Promises, Snoopy, the Musical and Extremities, and has performed in domestic and international productions of They’re Playing Our Song; Guys and Dolls, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Holiday Inn and White Christmas.

Luft appeared on film and TV in Grease 2 (1982); Where the Boys Are (1984, aka Where the Boys Are ’84) and Trapper John, M.D. In 2001, she shared an Emmy nomination as coproducer of Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows , a television miniseries based on her 1998 book Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir.

Luft’s most recent book, 2018’s A Star Is Born: Judy Garland and the Film that Got Away, was released to rave reviews. She has also celebrated her mother’s songbook in the one-woman show and CD, Songs My Mother Taught Me.

Wynn Thomas

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Award-winning production designer Wynn Thomas has worked with some of the most important filmmakers of the late 20th century. He designed both A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Cinderella Man (2005) for director Ron Howard; A Bronx Tale (1993), directed by Robert De Niro; Wag The Dog (1997), directed by Barry Levinson; and both Analyze This (1999) and Analyze That (2002), directed by Harold Ramis.

Thomas also has a long-term collaborative relationship with Spike Lee, starting with She’s Gotta Have It, followed by School Daze, Do The Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Crooklyn (1994), He Got Game (1998), The Original Kings Of Comedy (2000), Inside Man (2006) and, most recently, Da 5 Bloods (2020).

His many other credits include the comedy 80 For Brady (2023), the award-winning drama Hidden Figures (2016), the 2019 remake of Shaft and the drag queen road movie To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995).

Thomas is the first Black production designer to become a member of the Art Directors Guild in Los Angeles, and the first African-American nominated for a Guild award, for his design work on Tim Burton‘s Mars Attacks! (1996).

Andy Marx

Andy Marx is an award-winning photographer, writer, and musician whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly, among others.

In 2014, Marx’s first novel, Royalties, was published to enthusiastic reviews. The multi-generational, historical romance is based on the lives of his paternal grandfather, legendary comedian Groucho Marx, and his maternal grandfather, renowned songwriter Gus Kahn, whose hits included “It Had to Be You,” “Makin’ Whoopee” and “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” Marx is currently recording an album on which he’ll cover many of his grandfather’s most popular songs.

Bruce Goldstein

Bruce Goldstein is the award-winning founder and co-president of Rialto Pictures and Founding Repertory Artistic Director of New York’s Film Forum. He’s also the director of acclaimed short films including Uncovering the Naked City, In the Footsteps of Speedy and TCM’s Pelham One Two Three: NYC Underground.

Goldstein has been a popular guest at every TCM Classic Film Festival and Classic Cruise, with his fun-filled quiz So You Think You Know Movies a particular fan favorite. Earlier this year, he was honored at New York’s Museum of Modern Art with a 25th anniversary tribute to Rialto.

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