Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Darkness Falls in Malibu - Part 2

 
 
 

Bird Diane

 
 
 
 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Chicago's THE STING Carousel at the Santa Monica Pier

Chicago's THE STING Carousel at the Santa Monica PierGeorge Roy Hill's THE STING (1973) is set in Chicago. The Robert Redford character Johnny Hooker runs from the mob to hide out with fellow con artist Henry Gondorff, played by Paul Newman, who lives in a bordello located in a building with a Merry-Go-Round Carousel. The Santa Monica pier's carousel building served at the location.

Chicago's THE STING Carousel at the Santa Monica PierWhen Robert Redford's Johnny Hooker arrives, he bounds up the stairs on the side of the carousel building. The interior's vintage Merry-Go-Round is also used in the picture.

Chicago's THE STING Carousel at the Santa Monica PierThis location, in fact all of the Santa Monica Pier, was used as a location for an episode of THE FUGITIVE titled "BRASS RING" (1963). The carousel building was also the setting for Curtis Harrington's NIGHT TIDE (1961) starring Dennis Hopper.

Chicago's THE STING Carousel at the Santa Monica PierChicago's THE STING Carousel at the Santa Monica Pier

Dog on Pier, Seal on Beach

 
 

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