Hollywood Trivia

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Hollywood

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

During the chariot scene in Ben Hur, a small red car can be seen in the distance and Charlton Heston is wearing a watch.

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson." 

Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald. 

 

Pulp FictionBruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down
so you could see his moves. 

OscarCharlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin
look-alike contest. 

All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.(For those who don't know it's a reference to smoking marijuana ... I've been told) 

In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said, "Play it again, Sam."

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For more information please contact Lara O'Keefe at 972.838.9156 or visit Hunter's Creek.

 

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Gary Woltal
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Lara, now I didn't know that fact about the wood Oscars. Very interesting.

Feb 20, 2009 08:18 AM #1
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Steve Loynd
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Lara..Tell me If I'm wrong but after WWII, the academy replaced the wooden Oscars with the real ones.

Feb 20, 2009 08:22 AM #2
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Richard Weisser
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Lara...

I love trivia tidbits ... we play every Monday night and you never know when you will need an answer!

Feb 20, 2009 08:24 AM #3
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Matt Listro
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What metal are the Oscars made from now?

 

:)

Feb 20, 2009 08:42 AM #4
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Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Gary, me neither, but it makes sense.

Feb 20, 2009 09:01 AM #5
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Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Steve, I think you are right that they replaced them with real ones later.

Feb 20, 2009 09:02 AM #6
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Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Richard, I love trivia too :-)

Feb 20, 2009 09:02 AM #7
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Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Matt, I believe they are cast in bronze and plated in gold.

Feb 20, 2009 09:05 AM #8
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Thanks for sharing these tidbits of trivia info..

Feb 20, 2009 09:11 AM #9
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Dan and Amy Schuman
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Great stuff Lara, The info about Bruce Lee and Pulp Fiction is very interesting. Please share more in the future.

Feb 20, 2009 09:13 AM #10
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Tony and Libby Kelly
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That was fun!

Feb 20, 2009 09:21 AM #11
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Lara O'Keefe
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Caron, no problem! I hope you enjoyed them.

Feb 20, 2009 10:20 AM #12
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Lara O'Keefe
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Dan & Amy, I'm glad you enjoyed the trivia.

Feb 20, 2009 10:20 AM #13
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Tony & Libby, now you can impress your friends at parties.

Feb 20, 2009 10:22 AM #14
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Laura, I never knew that. Love trivia stuff like this...

Your building consultant for life in the Franklin, TN area - Michael 

Feb 20, 2009 07:36 PM #15
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Lara O'Keefe
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Michael, I'm glad you stopped by. The trivia can be fun :-)

Feb 21, 2009 03:17 AM #16
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Another interesting thing about "Ben Hur" is that the stunt chariot driver who was run over in one of the final scenes was actually killed during filming of the movie. I didn't really like "Ben Hur," but my marketing guru considers it the greatest movie ever made.

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Jim, that is interesting and sad.

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