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Did ‘Back to the Future’ get an idea from Blue Swallow Motel?

Did ‘Back to the Future’ get an idea from Blue Swallow Motel?

A longtime reader, Greg Holmes of Ace Jackalope fame, was at a theater screening the 1985 hit movie “Back to the Future” when he saw something familiar. In a scene were Marty is in 1955, there is a sign for…

Los Angeles cafe was shown in Christmas film

Los Angeles cafe was shown in Christmas film

Not many people know this, but a historic restaurant along Route 66 in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles was used in a prominent scene in the 2004 movie “Surviving Christmas,” starring Ben Affleck. According to Los Angeles Magazine:…

“Eternal Route 66″ DVD produced

“Eternal Route 66″ DVD produced

Chuck Williams, who parlayed his Christian faith and enthusiasm for Route 66 into two editions of his “Eternal Route 66″ book, recently announced he’s created an “Eternal Route 66″ DVD filmed on the Mother Road. Here’s a trailer for the…

Fundraiser launched for Route 66 barber shops documentary

A fellow that readers may recognize by the nickname of Haircut Harry is launching an Indiegogo fundraiser to make a documentary film about barber shops along Route 66. Titled “Zen and the Art of Barbering,” Harry wants to raise $5,000…

“American Countryside” visits Holbrook

Andrew McCrea of “American Countryside” takes in a visit to the Route 66 town of Holbrook, Arizona, and explores the links that inspired the fictional town of Radiator Springs in the 2006 Disney-Pixar movie “Cars.” The segment focuses on the…

“Painted Desert Trading Post” trailer

A few days ago, Nick Gerlich and KC Keefer revealed a trailer for “Painted Desert Trading Post,” a short documentary about the long-abandoned property in eastern Arizona near the Petrified Forest National Park. The trailer is long on atmosphere, which…

Chinese crew shooting film about Route 66

A film crew from China stopped at the Boots Motel in Carthage, Missouri, and other Route 66 sites to shoot a movie that will be screened next year, reported the Joplin Globe. According to the newspaper, other filming sites included…

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