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Kim Novak, Shirley Jones, Alec Baldwin and more stars at TCM Film Fest

Shirley Jones couldn't believe that she's seeing "Oklahoma" on the big screen once again.

Mel Brooks at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood.
Mel Brooks at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood.
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Kim Novak talks about 'Bell, Book and Candle'
Kim Novak talks about 'Bell, Book and Candle'
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"It was my first movie, I was about 18," she said while arriving on the red carpet at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. "I'm thrilled."

The Encino resident and Oscar winner (who looks great and just turned 80!) was one of the superstars who attended the opening of the TCM Film Festival in Hollywood, where classics are once again shown on the big screen.

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Some of these stars are still glamorous as they make it down the red carpet. Maureen O'Hara, 93, plans to return on Sunday for a special tribute to Mickey Rooney on Sunday at noon (tickets are now going on sale). "He was a charmer," she said.

Mel Brooks has a bunch of stories about the making of Blazing Saddles, which is screening on Saturday night.

Other stars in attendance included Tipi Hedren, Kim Novak, Margaret O'Brien, Suzanne Lloyd (granddaughter of Harold Lloyd), composer Richard Sherman who wrote many Disney tunes (here to talk about Mary Poppins).

I got to see Fifth Avenue Girl, with Ginger Rogers, which was so overbooked it will be shown again on Sunday. Then, I saw the hilarious 1939 comedy Bachelor Mother which pairs Ginger Rogers with David Niven. Both are timely movies, discussing women's equality, unwed mothers and other timely issues.

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The 2014 TCM Film Festival takes place April 10-14 and will span across seven locations in Hollywood; this year's theme is Family in the Movies: The Ties that Bind.