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|movies||California: Los Angeles||1996||Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 200.||Pg. 200: "'...singing that 'Ed Sullivan' song from Bye Bye Birdie.'' "; Pg. 224: "...and the metal echoes told Kootie that the van had been driven up into the back of the truck, like the ambulance in Die Hard. "; Pg. 304: Jayne Mansfield (also pg. 313); Pg. 308: "Switzer had been 'Alfalfa' in the old Our Gang comedies, and had been shot to death in January of '59. " [More.]; Pg. 310: Hitchcock's 'The Trouble with Harry'; Pg. 320: Paramount; Lasky; DeMille; Goldfish (Goldwyn); Pg. 339: Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1997||Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 39.||"In the evening, a reception was held at Mann's Chinese Theatre, with a select gust list. Steven Spielberg was there, taking a possibly justifiable pride in having to some degree prepared the human race for the arrival of peaceful, friendly aliens. "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1997||Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 65.||"'...The jury was asked a single question: was there a reasonable doubt about O.J. Simpson's guilt? And the answer was simple: of course there was. You and most of white America wanted the question to be: did Simpson do it? But no jury is ever asked to decide that...' " [Much more discussion of the O.J. Simpson trial, including mention of his victims, Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. Simpson is mentioned in the book only in connection to the trial, however, not as a movie actor.]|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1997||Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 79.||To Kill a Mockingbird (book and movie) discussed. [Also pg. 289, 291.]|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1997||Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 144.||Pg. 144-145, people who have their handprints in the 'Walk of Fame' in the pavement in front of Mann's Chinese Theatre: Harrison Ford; Eddie Murphy; Dick Van Dyke; Tom Cruise; George Lucas; Paul Newman; Pg. 190: Keystone Kop|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2000||Vernon, David. "Couple Kills " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 390.||Pg. 390: The Sound of Music; Pg. 400: Heidi; Pg. 406: The Towering Inferno; Robert Wagner; Susan Flannery; Spielberg; Pg. 412: "It is part Agnes de Mille, part In Living Color Fly-Girl, and part Million Dollar Movie voodoo rhapsody. "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2031||Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 265.||James Dean|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2038||Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 350.||"Unfortunately, territories often overlapped. A carefully engineered noir neighborhood might be superseded overnight by a surprise attack of 'I Love Lucy' followed by bitter reprisals of, say, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? in blocks previously devoted to 'Road Runner' cartoons. Everyone was young and beautiful and went around with snifters of early Eastwood, Monroe, Brando, or Dietrich in their bags, spouting bits of dialogue, striking poses. "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 1.|| "It was an early Spielberg liveaction, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, a cross between a shoot-'em-up and a VR ride and the last place you'd expect tap shoes, and it was too late. The musical had kicked off, as Michael Caine so eloquently put it, in 1965.
The liveaction was made in '84, at the very beginning of the computer graphics revolution, and it had a few CG sections: digitized Thugees being thrown off a cliff and a pathetically clunky morph of a heart being torn out. It also had a Ford Tri-Motor plane, which was what I was looking for when I found her. " [This entire novel is about movies. References throughout. Not all refs. in DB. Note that in indexing this book, usually only the first ref. to a movie or actor is in DB. Many (perhaps half?) stars/movies are mentioned multiple times.]
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 2.||Pg. 2: "Fox-Mitsubishi... ILMGM [Industrial Light and Magic/MGM]... Melanie Griffith... Casablanca... "; Pg. 3: "Trademark Spielberg morph of the old Paramount Studios mountain... Harlow eyebrows... Chorus Line to Footloose... 42nd Street... "; Pg. 4: "Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire [Astaire is mentioned multiple times, and, in fact, the book is dedicated to him.]...MOVIE CLICHE #14: The Party. Disjointed snatches of bizarre conversation, excessive AS consumption, assorted outrageous behavior. SEE: Notorious, Greed, the Graduate, Risky Business, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Dance, Fools, Dance, The Party "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 8.||Pg. 8: "River Phoenix "; Pg. 9: "Jean Harlow... Jeanne Eagles... Carole Lombard? Kim Basinger?... Marilyn Monroe... African Queen... Columbia Tri-Star... "; Pg. 10: "Back to the Future... DeLorean... Michelle Pfeiffer or Lana Turner... Stage Door. 1937... "; Pg. 11: "Citizen Kane... Rosebud... "; Pg. 12: "...Genglemen Prefer Blondes... Disney... "; Pg. 14: "Viamount... Sean Connery... new Batman sequel... James Dean... "; Pg. 16: "...Psycho... Deanna Durbin... Shirley Temple... Alice Faye... Charlotte Henry in Alice in Wonderland... the White Rabbit "; Pg. 17: "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore... Alice Adams... Katherine Hepburn... "; Pg. 18: "...Ruby Keeler... Some Like It Hot... "; Pg. 19: "Mildred Natwick in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, telling John Wayne to be careful. "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 20.||Pg. 20: "Singin' in the Rain... The baby carriage scene from Potemkin... "; Pg. 22: "Adolphe Menjou... Warner... "; Pg. 21: "Andy Hardy Goes to College...
'The Continental's in Top Hat, isn't it?'
'The Gay Divorcee,' she said. 'Near the end.' "
Pg. 24: "Swingtime... Follow the Fleet... Top Hat... Carefree... "; Pg. 25: "Shall We Dance... An American in Paris... Gene Kelly... Meet Me in St. Louis... 'There isn't any dance in it except the 'Under the Banyan Tree' number with Margaret O'Brient. It's because of Judy Garland. She was a terrble dancer.'... Singin' in the Rain... Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor... Good News... Seven Brides for Seven Brothers "; Pg. 26: "Busby Berkeleys... On the Town... Ann Miller... Clark Gable in Broadway Melody of 1938... "
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 27.||Pg. 26-27: "She shook her head. 'I'm not good enough yet. I only know a few routines. I could do that,' she said, pointing to the Varsity Drag, and then at the cowboy number from Girl Crazy. 'And maybe that. Chorus, not lead.'
...Norma Jean's breathy voice and sexy vulerability... "; Pg. 28: "Where the Boys Are "; Pg. 30: "James Dean "; Pg. 32: "Austin Arthurton... Gary Cooper... There's No Business Like Show Business "; Pg. 36: "Eleanor Powell... Broadway Melody of 1940... "; Pg. 40: "Universal Studios "; Pg. 41: "Vivien Leigh tripping toward us in a huge hoop skirt; Arnold Schwarzenegger roaring in on a motorcycle; Charlie CHaplin twirling his cain... Marlene Dietrich, Macaulay Culkin... "; Pg. 42: "The Seven Year Itch... Mickey Rooney's hometown in Strike up the Band... "; Pg. 43: "Swingtime... Roberta... the new Star Trek movie... "
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 44.||Pg. 44: "Pretty Woman... Rodeo Drive... Clark Gable... Lena Lamont... "; Pg. 45: "The Towering Inferno "; Pg. 46: "Carefree... A Star Is Born... Judy Garland... Barbra Streisand... Janet Gaynor... "; Pg. 47: "The Phantom of the Opera... Starring Anthony Hopkins and Meg Ryan... "; Pg. 49: "Hollywood premiere night at Grauman's Chinese Theatre... It was a DeMille scene... Ben-Hur... Sylvester Stallone... "; Pg. 50: "Scarlett O'Hara in the fog, saying, 'But, Rhett, I love you.'... "; Pg. 51: "Storm troopers blasting away, and Luke Skywalker appeared... Stagecoach, The Godfather, Rebel without a Cause... Luke... "; Pg. 53: "Mel Gibson. Sharon Stone, the Marx Brothers... "; Pg. 54: "Bus Stop... Mary Astor in The Maltese Falcon... Rhett, Butch and Sundance... Ingrid Bergman... Lost Horizon? Terminator 9 "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 55.||Pg. 55: "Shadowlands... "; Pg. 57: "'Of course it's safe. And endorsed by W. C. Fields, John Barrymore, Bette Davis, and E.T.. And the major studios. It's in every movie on Mayer's list. Camille, The Maltese Falcon, Gunga Din... Oklahoma!...' "; Pg. 59: "Lee Remick... Hallelujah Trail... Ruby Keeler and Una Merkel in Gold Diggers of 2018... "; Pg. 60: "John Wayne, Theda Bara, Shirley Temple... Claude Rains... Greta Garbo as Sadie Thompson... "; Pg. 61: "Spellbound... Gregory Peck... Sadie Thompson or Una Merkel... Peter Lorre... "; Pg. 62: "Thelma Ritter in Rear Window... King Kong... East of Eden... "; Pg. 63: "Valley of the Dolls, Poscards from the Edge, a couple of Cheech and Chongs, The Thief of Bagdad... "; Pg. 64: "Gene Nelson... "; Pg. 66: "Bebe Daniels... Tommy Tune... "; Pg. 68: "Somewhere in Time... "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 69.||Pg. 69: "Footlight Parade... Gold Diggers of 1933... Shanghai Lil... Topper... Arsenic and Old Lace... Silence of the Lambs... "; Pg. 70: "Star Wars... Jackie Cooper... Philadelphia Story... Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart... Days of Wine and Roses... "; Pg. 71: "Time After Time... The Tin Woodman... "; Pg. 73: "'Somewhere over the Rainbow'... High Society. Bing Cosby and Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra playing Jimmy Stewart... "; Pg. 74: "Finian's Rainbow... Funny Girl... Public Enemy... "; Pg. 75: "Michael Caine in Educating Rita... which explains why the musical, unlike film noir... and horror movie, has not been revived... Grand Hotel... "; Pg. 76: "Carousel... The Harvey Girls... "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 77.||Pg. 77: "Michael J. Fox, For Love or Money... James Mason in A Star Is Born... Gary Cooper in Plainsman... Dark Victory, Citizen Kane, Little Mass Marker... George Murphy... Breakfast at Tiffany's... "; Pg. 78: "Andy Hardy Has Too Much to Drink "; Pg. 79: "Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard... Forest Lawn... Holly Golightly... Some Like It Hot... "; Pg. 81: "Lewis Stone "; Pg. 82: "The African Queen... Snow White... Sleeping Beauty... Pinocchio... Dumbo... Alice in Wonderland... Fantasia... Pastorale sequence in Fantasia... "; Pg. 83: "How to Marry a Millionaire... The Ten Commandments... Charlton Heston... "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 84.||"Fredric March, Jean Arthur, Spencer Tracy, Susan Hayward, Jimmy Stewart... The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance... Bell, Book, and Candle... How the West Was Won... It's a Wonderful Life... "; Pg. 85: "Harvey "; Pg. 87: "Lilian Gish "; Pg. 88: "Dr. Zhivago, Omar Sharif and Julie Christie... Wuthering Heights, Love Story... "; Pg. 90: "Stagecoach... D.O.A.... Dana Andrews... The Thin Man... Billy Bigelow... Ava Gardner in Showboat and Van Johnson in Brigadoon. Guys and Dolls? No dice. Marlon Bando'd gotten a missionary splatted on rum. Gigi? It was full of liquor and cigars, not to mention 'The Night They Invented Champagne.' "; Pg. 91: "Giant... Howard Keel... Jane Powell... "; Pg. 92: "Ray Milland in Lost Weekend... "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 94.|| "MOVIE CLICHE #15: The Hangover. (Usually follows #14: The Party.) Headache, jumping at loud noises, flinching at daylight.
SEE: The Thin Man, the Tender Trap, After the Thin Man, McLintock!, Another Thin Man, The Philadelphia Story, Song of the Thin Man. "
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 95.||Pg. 95: "Ruta Lee... Dorcas was Julie Newmeyer, who'd later changed her name to Julie Newmar... Russ Tamblyn... Virginia Gibson... Athena... I Killed Wild Bill Hickock... Funny Face... Notorious... Saratoga Trunk... "; Pg. 105: "Starlift was a World War II b-and-w... She's Back on Broadway... Painting the Clouds with Sunshine... Tea for Two... One Touch of Venus... You Can't Take It with You... "; Pg. 106: "Doris Day... Gene Nelson... Gordon MacRae singing 'I Only Have Eyes for You'... "; Pg. 108: "All About Eve... Donald O'Connor... 'You Are My Lucky Star'... Debbie Reynolds... "; Pg. 173: "Melody "; Pg. 175: "Kate Capshaw "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 110.||Pg. 110: "MOVIE CLICHE #419: The Blocked Escape. Hero/Heroine on the run, near escape with bad guys, eludes them, nearly home free, villain looms up and suddenly, asks, 'Going somewhere?'
SEE: The Great Escape, The Empire Strikes Back, North by Northwest, The Thirty-Nine Steps. "
Pg. 113: "MOVIE CLICHE #86: Locked In.
SEE: Broken Blossoms, Wuthering Heights, The Phantom Foe, The Palm Beach Story, The Man with the Golden Arm, The Collector. "
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 110.||Pg. 110: "Rosalind Russell as the Mother Superior in The Trouble with Angels... "; Pg. 114: "Gigi... On Moonlight Bay... Vernon and Irene Castle... The Harvey Girls... In the Good Old Summertime... On the Town... "; Pg. 115: "Belle of New York... Three Little Words... The Kid from Brooklyn... Anchors Aweigh... "; Pg. 116: "Kathryn Grayson and Jose Iturbi... Tom and Jerry... Tom the Mouse... Clint Eastwood... "; Pg. 117: "Rising Sun "; Pg. 119: "Boris Karloff in Frankenstein... "; Pg. 120: "Three Sailors and a Girl... On the Town... "; Pg. 122: "Mia Farrow in The Purple Rose of Cairo... Charlotte Henry... "; Pg. 125: "The Color Purple... "; Pg. 126: "Buster Keaton in Sherlock Holmes, Jr.... John Wayne in The Searchers... Natalie Wood... "; Pg. 127: "I Love Melvin... Let's Dance... Two Weeks with Love... two Vere-Ellen movies... "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. >.||Pg. 128: "Virginia Maya... Rising Sun... The Time Machine... Paul Newman and Julia Roberts... Hats Off... Show of Shows... Too Much Harmony... Born to Dance... "; Pg. 129: "The Godfather II... Annie Get Your Gun... "; Pg. 130: "Kismet... Yankee Doodle Dandy... Babes on Broadway... Three Little Girls in Blue...; Pg. 131: "Clara Bow in Wings... Last Weekend... Ray Milland... "; Pg. 132: "Dana Andrews... Broderick Crawford... "; Pg. 133: "Jean Hagen "; Pg. 134: "Can-Can... Bells Are Ringing... Richard Harris... Oliver... Paint Your Wagon... Lee Marvin... Jean Seberg... Lucille Ball... Mame... Goodbye, Mr. Chips... The Boyfriend... Thoroughly Modern Millie... Hello Dolly!... "; Pg. 135: "Julie Andrews... Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero... Camelot... "; Pg. 136: "Charles Boyer in Gaslight... The China Syndrome... "; Pg. 138: "South Pacific, Stand Up and Cheer, State Fair, Strike Up the Band, Summer Stock "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2040||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995), back cover.||"It's the Hollywood of the future, where moviemaking's been computerized and live-action films are a thing of the past. It's a Hollywood in which Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe are starring together in a remake of A Star is Born, and if you don't like the ending, you can change it with the stroke of a key... "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2047||Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. New York: Warner Books (1994; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 143.||Pg. 143: "...women from books female legends: Helen of Troy Margaret Sanger Marilyn Monroe betty Friedan Ann Dietering... "; Pg. 156: Betty Grable|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||2368||Bischoff, David. Grounded (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 108.||"One night, toward the end of the summer, Adrienne drove him up Mullholland Drive atop the Santa Monica Mountains. Much of the area was park preserve, and there were stops along the way where you could stop your ground-effect car and look out over great views of L.A. or the San Fernando Valley. "|
|movies||California: Oakland||1971||Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 4.||Pg. 4: "...drove to Oakland to see the movie Patton. "; Pg. 26: Patton; Pg. 36: Sammy Davis, Jr.; Pg. 80: Larry, Moe and Curly|
|movies||California: Orange County||2027||Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 171.||Pg. 171: "And planes falling onto John Wayne Airport... "|
|movies||California: Orange County||2065||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 303.||"Oscar did a dance shuffle to the front of the door, singing 'I'm the Sheik, of Ar-a-bee' in a horrible baritone. 'And your love, belongs to meee,' pirouetting like the hippopotami in Fantasia, mugging Valentino-like swoops at Jody and Gabriela, who squeaked 'Don't--stop--don't--stop' in unison... "|
|movies||California: San Diego||1994||Ing, Dean. Spooker. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1995); pg. 123.||Sunset Boulevard|
|movies||California: San Diego||2055||Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 24.||Pg. 24: "'Tell us about Shirley Temple in The Littlest Rebel,' Phyllis said in a bored tone, still looking out at the panorama of stars beyond the ship. 'Tell us how she--'
'You've seen that.' Virgil sounded testy.
'yes, but I never get tired of it,' Phyllis said. 'No matter how hard I try I still can't find it anything but engrossing, right down to the last miserable inch of film.' ";
Pg. 27: "'Order me a drink, too. So I can face the world of bolo bats and Jean Harlow and Baron von Richtofen and Joe Louis and...' ";
Pg. 31: "It was Jean Harlow in Hell's Angels, which all of them had seen at least twice. "... 'Offer the children a mint-condition 1952 Marilyn Monroe nude calendar and see what they'll give you for it. At least half a popsicle.' "; Pg. 53: Johnny Winters
|movies||California: San Francisco||1986||McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. New York: Pocket Books (1986); pg. 83.||"Then he read the sign on the vehicle's side: 'See George and Gracie, the only two humpback whales in captivity. At the Cetacean Institute, Sausalito.' " [Many refs., not in DB, to these two whales, named after entertainment legends George Burns and Gracie Allen.]|
|movies||California: San Francisco||2036||Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 136.||Pg. 136: "...from the pocket of his Jackie Chan sports coat. "; Pg. 244: "'...Then there are scenes of graphic violence, old Jackie Chan kung fu movies. Those aren't so bad either...' "|
|movies||Canada||1993||Katz, Welwyn Wilton. Come Like Shadows. Regina, Saskatchewan: Coteau Books (2001; 1993); pg. 109.||"Kinny went to see The Miracle Worker at the Avon that night. She liked the story about how a blind, mute, enraged child named Helen Keller was taught to function by a woman who had been blind herself. But she didn't at all like the way the teacher was played. Like somebody on a great big power trip, Kinny told herself in disgust. Doing all those amazing things to help Helen because it made her feel good about herself, not because she cared about Helen at all. "|
|movies||Canada||1993||Katz, Welwyn Wilton. Come Like Shadows. Regina, Saskatchewan: Coteau Books (2001; 1993); pg. 49.||"...ancient and ineradicable aroma of actors' sweat. Peter Ustinov's seat, he thought, and Maggie Smith's; William Hutt's, Kate Reid's, Brian Bedford's. "|
|movies||Colorado||1974||Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 30.|| "'But I've remembered you. Eidetically, the way you remember a particular moment from a horror movie. Psycho, for instance? Remember Psycho?'
'Yes, the shower sequence. Was I like Tony Perkins in those days? God forbid.' " [More.]; Donovan's Brain; Laurence Olivier; Pg. 79: "clippings of old Shirley Temple movies "; Pg. 80: I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise; Pg. 82: R. L. Stevenson; 'Portrait'; 'A Lodging for the Night'; James Joyce; Pg. 86: Fellini's Commedia; Pg. 87: Grifith; Ibsen's Ghosts
|movies||Colorado||1991||Willis, Connie. "In the Late Cretaceous " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1991); pg. 299.|| "'Have you all turned to the introduction?' Dr. Albertson asked, taking hold of the top corner of the first page. 'Good. Now tear it out.' He ripped out the page. 'It's useless, completely archaic.'
Actually, although there had been some recent revision in theories regarding dinosaur behavior and physiology... there hadn't been any at all at the microscopic level. But Dr. Albertson had seen Robin Williams do this in a movie and had been very impressed. " [Apparently a reference to Dead Poet's Society. More refs., incl. 'carpe diem', pg. 299-300.]
|movies||Colorado||1991||Willis, Connie. "In the Late Cretaceous " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1991); pg. 304.||"...which he had seen Edward James Olmos do in Stand and Deliver "|
|movies||Colorado||1991||Willis, Connie. "In the Late Cretaceous " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1991); pg. 307.|| "'Oh, I'm so glad you feel that way. Dr. Othniel's useless. He doesn't even realize what's going on, and Dr. Albertson's giving a lecture on 'The Impactization of Microscopic Fossils on Twentieth-Century Society.' '
'Which is what?'
'I have no idea. When I was in there, he was showing a videotape of The Land Before Time' "
|movies||Colorado||1993||Simmons, Dan. "Entropy's Bed at Midnight " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 11.||Pg. 11: "...with thick glasses, bow tie, suspenders a decade before the movie Wall Street brought them into style... "; Pg. 14: The World According to Garp; M*A*S*H; Donald Sutherland; Elliot Gould; Pg. 22: Darby's Rangers|
|movies||Connecticut||1988||Byrne, John L. Fearbook. New York: Warner (1988); pg. 196.||"Fairharbour spread itself before them as the Beetle came up over the rise. Sam marveled at the vista. How normal it looked! How picture-perfect. Not a real town at all. The set for an old Bing Crosby movie. "|
|movies||Cuba||1942||Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 68.||Pg. 68: Lon Chaney, Jr.; Gary Cooper; Pg. 69: Ingrid Bergman; Peter Lindstrom; Casablanca; Pg. 68: "'You might already know her as Ingrid Bergman, Mr. Lucas. Rage in Heaven? Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Soon to be in... Tangiers?'
...I rarely paid much attention to movies, often using them to help me forget whatever I was obsessed with at the time and then forgetting the film as soon as I left the theater. But I had enjoyed Sergeant York. I had never seen the woman [Bergman] in a movie, but I had caught glimpses of her photographs on magazine covers. "; Pg. 72: Ronald Reagan; Humphrey Bogart; Gary Cooper; Pg. 75: For Whom the Bell Tolls; Pg. 76: The Pride of the Yankees; Pg. 163: "I had seen Dietrich in that Jimmy Stewart movie--Destry Rides Again... Edward G. Robinson and George Raft... "; Pg. 191: "...a Charlie Chaplin mustache. " [Other movie refs., not in DB.]
|movies||CY30-CY30B||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 11.||Pg. 9: "Right now an all-string version of tunes from Fiddler on the Roof assailed the dead at Cry-Labs. "; Pg. 12: "'Yes, we have a video tape of Fiddler on the Roof, with Topol, Norma Crane, Molly Picon, Paul--' " [More about Fiddler on the Roof, pg. 11-12, 23, 41, 212.]|
|movies||Darwath||1996||Hambly, Barbara. Mother of Winter. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 133.||Pg. 133: "It was like viewing all the films of Katherine Hepburn, assuming that there were no changes in hairstyle to contend with, and that somewhere between The Philadelphia Story and The Lion in Winter Ms. Hepburn had visited Hell. "; PG. 256: "...doing Groucho Marx imitations "|
|movies||Deep Space 9||2369||David, Peter. The Siege (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 4.||"Keiko... She was light-skinned where he was swarthy, delicate where he was coarse. Yin, as she put it, to his yang. He, on the other hand, would say that she was Abbot to his Costello--a reference that she did not begin to understand, along with most of his references to arcane and archaic Earth matters. "|
|movies||Europe||1918||Newman, Kim. The Bloody Red Baron. New York: Carroll & Graf (1995); pg. 12.||"The Scala Cinema offered reels taken at the front (mostly staged in the shire countries) and Mary Pickford in The Little Bat Girl. "|
|movies||Europe||1984||Farmer, Philip Jose. "A Scarletin Study " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 193.||"But the voice was that of a long-dead American movie actor. Humphrey Bogart's, to be exact. I would have picked Basil Rathbone's, but de gustibus non est disputandum... After all, what could, or should, one expect from a dog who has by his own admission seen The Maltese Falcon forty-nine times? " [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|movies||Europe||1984||Farmer, Philip Jose. "A Scarletin Study " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 215.||"'The tableau suggests, among other things, the book and the movie Gone With the Wind,' Ralph said. 'You probably haven't read the book, Strasse, but you surely must have seen the movie. The heroine's name is Scarlett O'Hara, right pal? And a tavern, in English, is also an inn. Scarlett-inn, get it?' "|
|movies||Florida||1994||Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 24.||"She was blonde, fairly attractive in the clean-cut American style originally typified by Cheryl Tiegs. "|
|movies||Florida: Miami||1942||Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 35.||"...trophy pictures of the man shaking hands with everyone from FDR to a very young Shirley Temple... "|
|movies||France||1944||Pedersen, Ted. Trapped in Time (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 55.|| "'You two look like Abbot and Costello.'
'Abbot and Costello?' Jake asked. 'Who are they?'
'They are American movie stars,' Brigitte explained. "
|movies||Gaea||2025||Varley, John. Titan. New York: Berkley (4th ed. 1981; 1st pub. 1979); pg. 108.|| "'Sing us a sea chantey, Captain!' Gaby yelled back.
'You've got it mixed up, stupid,' Cirocco laughed. 'It's you low-life types in the fo'c'sle who pump the bilge and sing the songs. Haven't you ever seen The Sea Witch?'
'I don't know. Has it been on the treedie?'
'It's a flat movie starring good ol' John Wayne. The Sea Witch was his ship.'
'I thought it might be the captain. You've just picked yourself a nickname.'
'You watch yourself, or I'll see if I can rig up a plank for you to walk' "
|movies||galaxy||2080||Effinger, George Alec. "One " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 317.||"They were going down to examine a desert world they had named Rick, after the character in Casablanca. "|
|movies||galaxy||2100||Bear, Greg. Anvil of Stars. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 283.|| "'Because while we've been exploring their libraries, they've been going through ours, and they're a lot better equipped to understand them.'
'They're awed by our capacity for violence,' Giacomo said ruefully...
'Our history is so different,' Jennifer said. 'Many Smells watched some of our movies. We tried to interpret for him.'
'The Longest Day,' Giacomo said. 'Ben-Hur. Patton. He was particularly confused by The Godfather and Star Wars. Jennifer tried to explain The Forever War. He was pretty quiet afterward, and he didn't smell like much of anything.'
...'...We tried to find some movies we thought they might appreciate more... Domestic comedies. Family films. He watched Arsenic and Old Lace. We couldn't erase first impressions, and Rex's attack, who would blame them?... I think they're having a hard time accepting anything made-up... We had to explain the movies were not about real events...' "
|movies||galaxy||2150||Dick, Philip K. "The Alien Mind " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982; story copyright 1981); pg. 92.||[Year estimated] "...two years of sitting or floating or--as he had seen in military-preparedness training holofilms--curled up in a corner totally psychotic. " [No apparent refs. to any specific religions in this short (3 pages) story by PKD. But there is an alien world (Meknos III), Meknosians, a cat, and "a two-year supply of cat-kibble. "|
|movies||galaxy||2237||Asimov, Isaac. Nemesis. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 265.||"They were all young. The oldest was Chao-Li Wu, who was thirty-eight and a hyperspacialist. Then there was Henry Jarlow, who was thirty-five, and Merry Blankowitz, the baby of the team... " [The name 'Henry Jarlow' is taken from the name of actress 'Jean Harlow'.]|
|movies||galaxy||2268||Gilden, Mel. The Starship Trap (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 45.||"Behind him, next to a rack of highly polished rifles, was a poster advertising someone named John Wayne in a production called She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. "|
|movies||galaxy||2269||Block, Paula M. "The Girl Who Controlled Gene Kelly's Feet " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 402.|| "Minnie Moskowitz mainlined on more than her own creative fantasies. She had also tapped into someone named Gene Kelly, who, I found out, was not one of the few members of the crew I had left to do a psych workup on... She'd discovered old Gene in a secluded corner of the ship's library, buried amongst the twentieth-century musical extravaganza tapes... At this point, appropriately enough, the words 'Singin' in the Rain' were superimposed over the yellow-slickered singers...
'The rest is okay, but this one particular sequence is the only important thing. The whole meaning of life in a raindrop. The reason for existence, there in a puddle.'
'All that in a twentieth-century movie? I said in mock astonishment. "
[As may be surmised by the story's title, Gene Kelly plays prominently in this story, and there are reference throughout. Other refs. not in DB.]
|movies||galaxy||2269||Block, Paula M. "The Girl Who Controlled Gene Kelly's Feet " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 407.|| "Portrayed on its screen was a man of straw, a man of tin, and a man of lion-hide, in addition, of course, to the young girl and the unwizardly wizard.
'Aha--Wizard of Oz,' I guessed with keen insight. 'I've seen that one.'
Minnie glanced up at me and smiled. 'You're a true patron of the arts, Doc.'
'Well, I don't know about that, but we did have a copy of this at home when I was a kid.' I sat down next to her and added in a professional tone, 'I always had a thing for the Scarecrow...' "
|movies||galaxy||2269||Block, Paula M. "The Girl Who Controlled Gene Kelly's Feet " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 407.|| "'...I take it that this [Wizard of Oz] is another of your favorites?'
Minnie scratched her head. 'Not really. I had this compulsion to watch it, but it's not what I was looking for. It's too earthbound.'
'Earthbound?' I echoed in disbelief. 'But it's pure fantasy.'
She shook her head. 'Not pure. It's hopelessly tied down by emotional bonds. That cluck has the chance of a lifetime handed to her on a silver platter . . . or tornado, if you will, the opportunity to fulfill every daydream she's ever had. And she chucks it!' Her voice rose in disgust. 'And for what? For Kansas, for crying out loud. Mundane old Kansas!' " [A couple more pages of discussion of Wizard of Oz, not in DB.]
|movies||galaxy||2269||Block, Paula M. "The Girl Who Controlled Gene Kelly's Feet " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 429.|| "Okay, Doc, said the Jiminy Cricket of my soul, what are you going to do with the rest of your life?
I shrugged and mumbled a reply to myself aloud. ' 'It's not the rest of my life. Just a year or so...'
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound--
'--content with all manner of mundanity, as witty and urbane and debonair as Fred Astaire on his best day.'
...Top hat. And cane
'Hey,' I addressed the planet. 'Thanks, but I'm really not much of a dancer.' The Astaire accoutrements remained before me, and I picked them up out of curiosity. The hat was genuine imitation beaver fur--very fancy. The cane, well, I'd never really thought about what the original might have been made of... " [More.]
|movies||galaxy||2269||Cox, Greg. Assignment: Eternity (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 41.||"'Shouldn't we dispose of the bodies?' Listen to me, she thought. We sound like Bonnie and Clyde. "|
|movies||galaxy||2269||Cox, Greg. Assignment: Eternity (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 63.||"She had seen movies like 'Fail-Safe' and 'Dr. Strangelove' and even 'Planet of the Apes,' all of which seemed to accept as given that humanity would inevitably destroy itself in a full-scale nuclear war. Yet here was Captain Kirk and his crew... "|
|movies||galaxy||2275||Robinson, Peg. "The Hero of My Own Life " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds II (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 80.||Pg. 80: "Lost in the birth-tempest was a young humpbacked whale, named Harpo. "; Pg. 92: "when he was in Gracie's womb. "; Pg. 95: "'...He is George and Gracie's child...' " [Whales named after classic movie stars. Other refs. to them, not in DB.]|
|movies||galaxy||2300||Banks, Iain M. The Player of Games. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 82.||[Actual year unknown.] Pg. 82: "'It would have to be within the next three or four days. The GSV Little Rascal is heading out in this direction from the middle-galaxy at the moment...' ";
Pg. 83: "'My own ship?' Gurgeh said.
'You'll need your own craft, firstly to get you to the Little Rascal in time, and then again at the other end..' ";
Pg. 92: "...and some bare-faced lying and made it appear to the casual inquirer that only the Little Rascal could get Gurgeh there in time.. " [Other refs. to this ship, not in DB, e.g., pg. 93.]