You can still stay in room 217 at the Stanley. You can sign up for the Ghost Tour. When you check in, kick off your shoes and watch "The Shining" because it runs continuously on channel 42 at the Stanley.
From 1924, this is Belva Annan. Her murder trial records inspired the musical “Chicago". She was the character, "Roxy Hart".
The theme to "Gunsmoke" is called "The Old Trail" by The TV Theme Players.
Making the movie "Titanic" cost more than building the actual vessel. It cost $7,500,000 to build the Titanic. $150,000,000 in 1996 dollars. The movie cost $200,000,000 in 1996.
Director James Cameron has spent more time on the Titanic wreck than the passengers spent on the Titanic.
On Married with Children, Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill) read the same newspaper for 20 years.
Porn legend Ron Jeremy appears in "Ghostbusters".
In the movie Rush Hour 2, the cash is fake. It has "In Dog We Trust" on it and the Treasury seal (the black one) says "For Motion Picture Use Only". Other than that the hundred dollar bills were so real that they were passed in Las Vegas after they "Disappeared" from the set. I actually saw one when someone tried to pass it at the Radio Shack I was working. The guy was innocent. He got it from "a little old lady" in front of an Albertson's grocery store asking for 5 20's. Totally oblivious of the fact that the store could have broke it for her, he cashed her out. Dumbass.
Orson Wells, legendary writer,director, producer and actor left this mortal coil on October 10, 1985. He left behind such legendary films as Citizen Kane (1941),The Magnificent Ambersons (1942),Touch of Evil (1958),Moby Dick (1956). Who can forget Well's as the narrator of his historic radio production of War of the Worlds? Nobody, right? But who remembers Orson Well's last screen role? The Transformers: The Movie (1986), in which he played the planet-eating robot Unicron.
Doris Day now lives near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. where she prefers to be known as Clara Kappelhoff, combining an old nickname ("Clara", by friend Billy de Wolfe) and her maiden name.
Director James Cameron did the sketch of Rose (Kate Winslet) wearing the necklace. It is actually Cameron's hand, not Leonardo DiCaprio's, that we see sketching Rose in the movie. James Cameron also drew all of the pictures in Jack's sketchbook.
Steven Speilberg directed the first episode of "Columbo".
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Catch the inside production gag when they post giant ant sightings on the big map with Black Flags.
Billy Bob Thorton's grandfather was the first person to own a television.
Oscar the Grouch is performed by the same guy who does Big Bird, Carroll Spinney. Spinney said he based Oscar's cranky voice on a particular NYC cab driver he once had the pleasure of riding with. He was originally an alarming shade of orange. In Pakistan, his name is Akhtar and he lives in an oil barrel. In Turkey, he is Kirpik and lives in a basket. And in Israel, it is not Oscar at all, but his cousin, Moishe Oofnik, who lives in an old car.
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Dubbed the "Wet Bike" in the movie, the Jet Ski debuted in the Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me". It's inventor, Ken Adam went on to create the industry.
In the movie "Silence of the Lambs", Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.
Top Gun-The Movie
Robert Blake: ("Mickey," but inexplicably listed as "Spanky"): Appeared in 40 installments of the "Our Gang" film series. He had a very long and successful post-Rascals career in show business. Arrested in April 2002 for the murder of his wife; acquitted at trial in March 2005. Still alive at age 71.
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Roy Rogers' real name was Leonard Franklin Slye.Click Here to see proof
The television series Bonanza was created specifically to provide a product for RCA's new color TV sets.
In the 1850's, early miners in Nevada were looking for gold and kept encountering "The Blue Mud". It got into everything and was washed away and discarded as fast as possible. On a hunch, one miner had the mud assayed in San Francisco and it revealed that "The Blue Mud" contained $3000 of silver per ton of mud. Sworn to secrecy, miners returned to Nevada to stake claims. However, rumors spread through California of a Bonanza in Nevada. This Bonanza evolved into the Comstock Lode. The richest silver deposit in the history the United States. The television western, Bonanza, was named for this famous but little known rumor.
We chased lady luck, 'til we finally struck
With a gun and a rope and a hat full of hope, we planted our family tree.
We got hold of a pot full of gold,
With a horse and a saddle, and a range full of cattle,
How rich can a fellow be?
On this land we put our brand, Cartwright is the name,
Fortune smiled, the day we filed the Ponderosa claim.
Here in the west, we're livin' in the best
If anyone fights any one of us,
he's got a fight with me
Hoss and Joe and Adam know every rock and pine
No one works fights, or eats, like those boys of mine
Here we stand in the middle of a grand
With a gun and a rope and a hat full of hope,
we planted our family tree,
We got a hold of a potful of gold
With a houseful of friends where the rainbow ends,
How rich can a fellow be?
On this land we put our brand Cartwright is the name,
Fortune smiled, the day we filed the Ponderosa claim
Here in the west we're living in the best
With the friendliest, fightingist, lovingist band,
That ever set foot in the promised land
And we're happier than them all.
That's why we call it
[ed. note:I like to sing
Adam, Pa, Hoss and Joe
Riding on the range
Ain't no wife, ain't no Mom
Think it's kinda strange.]
Scooby Doos and Dont's
Shaggy's last name is Rogers, so that makes him "Mister Rogers". Huh?
Aside from solving mysteries, the gang's favorite pass time is clam digging.
Whenever Thelma loses her glasses, the probability of her encountering the villain is 100%.
Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy and many others. >See the Proof
Shags real name is Norville Rogers
Fred is the only one on Scooby that hasn't had a relative appear on the show.
Daphne's family owned the mystery machine and even though she is old enough to drive it,(she's sixteen) she never has.
Velma is 15. Her last name is Dinkley.
The show first aired in 1968, Fred was going to be two boys Mike and Geoff and that was switched to one boy named Robbie. Daphne was going to be named Kelly. Velma was going to be named Linda. The show was first named "Mystery's 5" and then was going to be called "Who'S-s-scared?".
Scooby is a great Dane. In the Who's Scared version, Scooby was originally a secondary character, a bongo-playing hippie dog called Too Much. His Doo incarnation was inspired by the Frank Sinatra song "Strangers in the Night," in which Ol' Blue Eyes croons "Scooby dooby doo..." >Click Here to see proof
For the movie they removed the eyebrows, painted it white and mussed up the hair.
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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Yeah, OK, but what about the humans? The question of which TV sitcom was the first to feature a husband and wife sleeping in the same bed (rather than twin beds) has been asked many times. For years Florence Henderson claimed that Mike (Robert Reed) & Carol (Florence Henderson) Brady were the first. Then she announced that she was incorrect; it was Herman & Lily Munster. The correct answer? The first time a sitcom husband and wife got in the same bed was on January 17, 1955 when Fred (William Frawley) & Ethel (Vivian Vance) Mertz demonstrated their unique way to cope with a sagging mattress in the "I Love Lucy" episode entitled "First Stop." Many people reject this account as Fred was pretty much a prisoner of the bed and it was a one-time occurrence. The first time a couple shared a bed on a regular basis came nearly a decade later on September 17 1964 when Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) and Darrin Stephens (Dick York) went on their honeymoon (beating Herman & Lily to the sheets). Samantha & Darrin (both Darrins) continued to share a common bed throughout the eight years "Bewitched" ran on ABC.
Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.Click Here to see proof
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."
Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.Click Here to see proof