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« on: May 20, 2017, 03:01:53 PM »

I wonder if anybody else thinks of interesting facts (that really don't matter) about movies...?  Here's one I think of every time I see one of these actors; for 5 years in a row, Hollywood lost an iconic leading man each year:   

HUMPHREY BOGART died in 1957 
TYRONE POWER died in 1958 
ERROL FLYNN died in 1959 
CLARK GABLE died in 1960 
GARY COOPER died in 1961 

Got any interesting tidbits? 
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 10:39:29 PM »

It does echo in here... 

GEORGE REEVES (the original TV Superman) makes an early appearance at the beginning of GONE WITH THE WIND.   
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 11:59:41 AM »

Early on Disney had a rough breakup with his distributor, Pat Powers. (No, not a romantic breakup, silly.)

Obviously that creates legal trouble. Disney had already lost the rights to Oswald; he didn't want to loose Mickey too. He needed a lawyer.

He found an old lawyer who had defended Pancho Villa. "If he defended Pancho Villa, he's who we need!"

It worked; he didn't loose a 2nd character.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 04:29:20 PM »

KING KONG was one of Hitler's favorite movies.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 12:55:54 AM »

KING KONG was one of Hitler's favorite movies.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 01:08:49 AM »

The movie Space Mutiny was not filmed in a studio but in a large Johannesburg warehouse, therefore the brick walls and the windows.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 02:57:51 AM »

Mussolini admired Laurel and Hardy.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 04:14:37 AM »

The Idolmaker (1980) was one of Prince's favorite movies and inspiration for his career choices.
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2017, 02:05:14 PM »

Mussolini admired Laurel and Hardy.

Hal Roach almost partnered with Mussolini's son. http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/2/3/7/4/0/p237404_index.html

Walt Disney, or maybe his brother Roy, met Mussolini.
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 07:58:56 PM »

James Woods fired his agent after learning at a screening of Reservoir Dogs that Woods was offered a role in the film but the agent turned it down without consulting him first.

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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2017, 03:53:39 AM »

Sir Christopher Lee was the only cast member in THE LORD OF THE RINGS movies to have met Professor Tolkein in person.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2017, 02:07:29 PM »

MARGARET HAMILTON was badly burned during her first exit in a puff of smoke and fire in THE WIZARD OF OZ
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« Reply #12 on: Today at 12:48:32 PM »

FRANK MORGAN who played the title role in THE WIZARD OF OZ put on a jacket that was a thrift shop costume find for his character as the Wizard.  Inside, the breast pocket had a label on it that read: L. Frank Baum... (BAUM had lived in California at the time of his death in 1919).   
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« Reply #13 on: Today at 02:30:09 PM »

Adam West was offered the role of James Bond.
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