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Trivia -- Week of March 13, 2006


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Greetings, everybody! It's an uncertain day in the Queen City today, with the clouds coming and going -- so much that I've turned the lights on and off a couple of times while working at the computer thus far.

 

But I think we're ready for another week of movie trivia now, so let's get to it!

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No takers? Yesterday's answer: Silent film star Francis X. Bushman once owned a home on the site now occupied by Grauman's Chinese Theatre. A plaque on the theatre commemorates that fact to this day.

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Thursday's question: When Michael Powell's film CONTRABAND was shown at New York's Globe Theatre in December of 1940, what did the box office accept for the price of admission instead of cash?

 

Good luck!

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Nope . . . not quite.

 

Yesterday's answer: Admission to see CONTRABAND during its run at the Globe was the donation of a firearm -- pistol, rifle, or what-have-you. The collected weapons were then shipped to Great Britain for use by the Home Guard.

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No takers?

 

Yesterday's answer: D. W. Griffith's 1919 film BROKEN BLOSSOMS was not only made without retakes of any scene, but only 200 feet of film (less than two minutes) was edited from its original length of 5,500 feet.

 

That's it for this week -- see you all on Monday!

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