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Did You Know? Bodyguard Edition

Most of us know that The Bodyguard is an award – winning musical based on the smash – hit film of the same name. All of us have belted out the words “I Will Always Love You” at some point in our lives. Don’t lie, we know you have! But there are a few thing about this show that might surprise you. Check out our list of did you know fun facts!

The song “I Will Always Love You” was actually written by Dolly Parton in 1973, and released as a country single in 1974.

 

The Bodyguard Screenwriter, Lawrence Kasdan, was also known for writing Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Silverado. He has directed, written or produced 21 major motion pictures, including co-writing the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens

J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Bodyguard’s bookwriter Alexander Dinelaris won a 2015 Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for the film Birdman. Dinelaris also wrote the book for the current Broadway musical On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

87th Annual Academy Awards From left: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giacobono, Armando Bo

Our favorite fun fact about this show is that the final scene of the 1992 film was actually shot in the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. You can’t ask for a better setting to completely immerse yourself within a show!

 

To get your tickets to see the amazing Deborah Cox in The Bodyguard visit our website: www.hollywoodpantages.com

Want to see what other well- known films were shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre? Take a look at our blog post, Hollywood Pantages IMDB for more clips and photos.

 

Don’t Be Jimmy

With a line up that includes, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, White Christmas, The King and I, Rent, Motown, Circus 1903, Finding Neverland, American in Paris, The Bodyguard, The Book of Mormon, and Hamilton, the Hollywood Pantages 2016-2017 season is one for the record books. While the crew here at the theatre is jumping up and down with excitement, we are also very worried. There are a lot of websites popping up claiming to have tickets to shows that have yet to go on sale. We always want to make sure that everyone that buys a ticket to one of our shows gets to walk through the doors hassle free and be a part of Hollywood History. PLEASE read the information below and watch the video. Share with friends so that no one has to experience the pain of fraudulent tickets.

There are many ticket re-sellers and secondary markets for tickets. For the best seats and to eliminate the risk of fraud, get tickets through the Hollywood Pantages Box Office, HollywoodPantages.com or Ticketmaster. Purchasing tickets from any other seller runs a high risk of receiving fraudulent tickets.

 

 

Hollywood Pantages IMDB

You haven’t officially made it in Hollywood until you have your own IMDB page. Even The Hollywood Pantages has one! In this post we will highlight some of the best and most memorable scenes filmed in and around the theatre.

The Good Fairy (1935)

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Margaret Sullavan has a neon arrow to direct patrons right or left as they enter the promenade at the rear of the main floor in “The Good Fairy”

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Margaret Sullavan gets a job as an usherette in a large movie palace in Budapest in “The Good Fairy” The lobby of the Pantages in Hollywood is what we see as the theatre’s lobby.

Go West Young Man (1936)

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We get a look at the boxoffice in Henry Hathaway’s “Go West Young Man” with Mae West and Randolph Scott. This island boxoffice was later removed and replaced with the box office windows you see today.

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Entering the lobby of the HollywoodPantages in Henry Hathaway’s “Go West Young Man” with Mae West and Randolph Scott.

Footlight Serenade (1942)

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A look up the stairs to the mezzanine in Gregory Ratoff’s “Footlight Serenade” with John Payne, Betty Grable and Victor Mature

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Descending to the mezzanine lobby in “Footlight Serenade.” That’s the main lobby in view off to the left.

The Jazz Singer (1980)

In this clip from The Jazz Singer, Neil Diamond portrays the character Jess Robin performing a concert in LA. Interiors of the theatre were used for this scene.

The Bodyguard (1992)

In this famous scene Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston’s characters Frank and Rachel attend an Oscar Awards Ceremony shot at The Hollywood Pantages.

Ed Wood (1994)

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Johnny Depp stars as Ed Wood in this outdoor shot of the theatre as he attends the premier of Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Batman Forever (1995)

In an almost unrecognizable Hollywood Pantages Theatre lobby, The cast of Batman Forever celebrate at the Ritz Gotham Hotel.

Black Sheep (1996)

In this clip Chris Farley as a security guard backstage at Rock The Vote. The backstage area you see is our stage right. (WARNING: SOME ADULT LANGUAGE)

L.A. Confidential (1997)

In this really quick scene Keven Spacey is shown walking out of the Frolic Room located next door to the Hollywood Pantages. You only need to watch the first 12 seconds of this one.

The Aviator (2004)

The photos below depict a scene shot in our lobby where Howard Hughes played by Leonardo DiCaprio is caught between two women on an outing to the theatre.

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Ugly Betty Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006)

Ugly Betty goes to “Broadway” While the exterior shots are NYC the inside of the theatre is all Hollywood Pantages.

Michael Jackson You are Not Alone music video

Michael Jackson sings his heart out on the stage inside the theatre. The beautiful ceiling serves as his background.