For David Markson

Coining the catch phrase “Location, location, location” is attributed to British Real Estate Magnate Lord Harold Samuels in his 1987 obituary.

When Tony Curtis’s and Jack Lemon’s heavy drag make-up turned their faces green, Billy Wilder shot Some Like It Hot (1959) in black and white.

In 1825, the HMS Blonde, under the command of Lord Byron’s cousin, sailed to Hawaii mainly to return the bodies of their king and queen who both died during a trip to London.

Farley Granger had a Hollywood romance with Shelley Winters.

Coco Chanel was the godmother of Suzy Parker’s daughter.

Richard Rogers is an “EGOT” (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner).

Elizabeth Taylor appears as a masked reveler at a royal ball in Anne of a Thousand Days (1969).

Is the only Emperor the Emperor of Ice Cream?

The 2016 Save Venice Ball held in New York’s Hotel Pierre raised more than $1 million for Venetian restoration projects.

The Sir Michael Balcon Pub on the mall in Ealing, London serves Aberdeen angus rump steak.

After Edward Albee’s rewrite, the musical play Breakfast At Tiffany’s, starring Mary Tyler Moore and Richard Chamberlain, closed after four previews and never opened on Broadway.

When Dawn doesn’t get the “Cha Cha Heels” she wants for Christmas, all hell breaks loose in John Waters’s Female Trouble (1974).

A scrimshander makes scrimshaw.

The lawsuit won by author Lew Wallace’s estate against the 1926 silent adaptation of Ben Hur set copyright precedence.

Calle Minelli, 4260/B, 30124 Venice.

Actor John Dall sustained a serious fall visiting London in 1970. In 1971 Dall died of a heart attack at his Beverly Hills home. He was 50 years of age. His body was donated to medical science.

Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) budget was $250 million; Lynch’s budget for Mulholland Drive (2001) was $15 million.

Manticore, the trained tiger that mauled trainer Roy Horn on stage in Las Vegas, died peacefully at home with Horn at 17 years of age on March 24, 2016.

“Warm Brandy”-voiced, singer, Dolores Gray, carried a bullet in her left lung, an inoperable wound suffered in the crossfire of a gang fight during her youth in Chicago.

Best souvenir is Paris: Vuitton key ring.

On a break from shooting Visconti’s Senso (1954), Farley Granger had a tryst in Paris with Ava Garner.

Ella Fitzgerald singing “Dancing On The Ceiling” on The Nat "King" Cole Show November 19, 1957.

During the Intermission, legendary dancer Ann Miller signaled me to come over and talk with her near the bar. She wore a bright green pantsuit.

The color master of Stephen Sondheim’s 1966 TV play, Evening Primrose (1966), has never been found.

Gregory Peck would not permit footage of John Huston’s Moby Dick (1956) to be used in Jaws (1975).

Farley Granger had a hot affair with Arthur Laurents. 

When Jean Peters and Howard Hughes divorced in 1971, Peters agreed to a lifetime $70,000 annual payment (adjusted for inflation) and waived all other claims to Hughes' estate. 

Margo Channing’s Broadway bash in All About Eve (1950) is so glamorous, it could only happen in the movies.

The studio re-titled Fitzgerald’s “Babylon Revisited” as The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) so movie-goers would not expect a biblical epic.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis smoked three packs of cigarettes a day for more than forty years. 

Alfred Hitchcock used Lily Safra’s villa, La Leopolda. as a set in To Catch a Thief (1955).

Ingrid Bergman was Ingmar Bergman’s first choice to play the grandmother in Fanny and Alexander (1982).

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“La nuit American” is the daylight shoot of a nighttime scene.