Kim Novak to be honored at 2012 TCM Classic Film Fest


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The 2012 TCM Classic Film Fest will honor ‘Vertigo’ star Kim Novak next month with a series of events including a dedication of her hand and footprints in a ceremony in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Novak, 79, will also introduce a screening of the Hitchcock thriller at the theater and participate in a conversation with TCM host Robert Osborne at the Avalon in Hollywood.


The festival marks a rare public appearance for the actress, who also starred in such films as ‘Picnic,’ ‘The Man With the Golden Arm,’ ‘Bell, Book and Candle’ and ‘Pal Joey.’

Novak, who left Hollywood in the 1970s and moved to Big Sur, made headlines this year when she criticized the score for the Oscar-winning film ‘The Artist,’ which borrowed from and credited the ‘Vertigo’ score.

The TCM Film Festival will run from April 12-14. Previously announced events include a screening of ‘Cabaret,’ with appearances by Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, a restoration screening of ‘How the West Was Won’ in Cinerama and the U.S. premiere of the documentary ‘Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room’ about the silent film-era child star.


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— Rebecca Keegan