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GENERAL TRIVIA QUESTION THREAD


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OK, this one has been like pulling teeth........Sinatra was originally at the Flamingo. He left to go to the Sands when he was lured there by Jack Entratter, who he knew from the Copa, and because Flamingo owner Gus Greenbaum and his wife were murdered. He eventually left the Sands to go to Caesar's Palace when the Sands cut off his credit at the tables. Also, Caesar's agreed to purchase from him his controversial Cal-Neva Casino in Lake Tahoe, which was killing his reputation because of mob connections...........Here's an easier one. What do the movies THE HARD WAY, SOME CAME RUNNING, and THE FORTUNE COOKIE have in common?

 

Edited by: finance on Jun 20, 2010 3:53 PM

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What do the movies THE HARD WAY, SOME CAME RUNNING, and THE FORTUNE COOKIE have in common? (This should be easy).

 

Edited by: finance on Jun 21, 2010 1:52 PM

 

Edited by: finance on Jun 21, 2010 3:15 PM

 

Edited by: finance on Jun 21, 2010 5:46 PM

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The only common thing I can see is that the first and second male leads in each of the three films later worked together as comedy teams...Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan worked together in several films, including "Two Guys From Texas" and "Two Guys from Milwaukee"; Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin worked together during the days of the Rat Pack, with "Sergeants 3" and "Four for Texas"; and, of course, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau worked later in a few more movies like "The Odd Couple" and "The Front Page"....

 

Edited by: mudskipper on Jun 22, 2010 5:48 PM

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.....and in each of the 3 films, this was the first time all 3 of the pairs of closely-associated actors worked together. Your thread, ms.

 

Edited by: finance on Jun 23, 2010 10:39 AM

 

Edited by: finance on Jun 23, 2010 10:53 AM

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Only 17, this young girl got a jewel of a role. She should have become a big star, except her step father stood in the way. The film is one of the most famous in Hollywood history.

 

Name the girl, the step father and the movie, si vous voulez.

 

Edited by: cujas on Jun 23, 2010 7:45 PM

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Well thanks, cujas. Had her stepfather not refused to sign her, who knows where Joy Page?s career might?ve gone. She was married for years to producer William T. Orr who was responsible for so many WB/ABC TV series in the ?50s/?60s (?Hawaiian Eye,? ?Maverick,? ?77 Sunset Strip,? etc., etc., etc.). Hmmmm, that might?ve been a good trivia question. Thanks again and I?ll be back?

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A popular writer adapted a film to television. A non-actress with acting ambitions had the title role. Also in the cast: an actor who had a lead role in a popular Hitchcock film and another actor who?d had featured roles in a couple of other popular Hitchcock films. Name all these people and the title of the film/teleplay?

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Upon reading your clue, I don?t know why but I thought of Farley Granger and then I came across 1968?s Laura, which also featured George Sanders (another Hitchcock alumni) and Lee Radziwill, who was Jacqueline Kennedy?s younger sister, as Laura. And, Truman Capote adapted it to tv. Is that correct?

 

If it is, I may or may not have one for later. It depends on when I get my turn.

 

Edited by: allaboutlana on Jun 25, 2010 8:45 AM

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Thanks.

 

Same Name: Different People

 

A member of the behind-the-scenes crew who helped to make the stars look good from 1935 to 1948 and a movie actor still acting and who was in a 1997 blockbuster share the same name. What is it? And, if possible, name the 1997 blockbuster and a few of the former?s major movies of the 30s/40s.

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I can?t believe there aren?t any guesses for:

 

This member of the makeup dept. who worked from 1935 to 1948 and this star of a 1997 blockbuster about Hollywood share the same name. What is it?

 

Hint: the 1997 blockbuster features an Oscar-winning performance in the Supporting Actress category.

 

Edited by: allaboutlana on Jun 28, 2010 3:33 PM

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Well, Lana, when you put the challenge like that I can?t help but go into a research mode?you?re talking about Guy Pearce, makeup artist on *Laura* among many others during the years you mention (including *The Call of the Wild*, *How Green Was My Valley* and about 70 other films). The other Guy Pearce, of course, was a co-star of the 1997 hit *L.A. Confidential* for which Kim Basinger (oddly) won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar?

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I appreciate you playing, eve. After originally posting this on Saturday and getting no response, I was going to hand the thread over to whoever wanted it this morning. I was pleased to see that you have played and therefore it?s your turn.

 

(I have seen Guy Pearce?s name in the credits of the 30s/40s films for years and thought it was ironic that not only do they have the same name, but it?s spelled the same way and everything. I thought it was something I could share, since we have done this kind of thing before on threads. But, alas, unlike other threads, no one was playing.)

 

So, it?s your thread, eve.

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Lana:

 

Don't let the fact that no one posted before EVE bother you. I was researching your clues and was focused on "Titanic" and "The English Patient", and I'll betya Finance, Six, Phroso, Miles, Lavender, Sue, Cuzas and the rest were probably doing the same thing. It's not that we didn't want to post...we just didn't want to post any answer...

Sometimes I feel the same way though. If I feel my question is too hard in spite of the clues, I post the answer in 3 to 5 days. But then, what if someone tried to find and came up with the right answer ? I'd feel I'm taking away their satisfaction of solving and answering the question....Should we place a time limit of several days for each question ???

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That?s okay, mudskipper. I?m the same way ? researching without coming up with a good educated guess. I was really making fun of myself by saying ?but alas? because this was nothing to really get upset about. (As to time limits, I try and not let things go longer than 3 or 4 days. By day 5 to a week, don?t these clues get a little old, especially when there?s not much response? Just asking? Thanks.

 

Eve, it?s your thread.

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