Juliet Mills and daughter back to Naples, 45 years later.

Billy Wilder is undubitably one of the greatest film directors of all-time, and his lifetime accolades speak for themselves: as either a writer and/or director, his movies have received a total of 21 Oscar nominations, in a 27-year span, from 1940 to 1967.

His timeless classics such as Double Indemnity, Sunset Blvd. and Some Like It Hot immediately come to mind whenever Wilder’s name is brought up. However, there are gems to be found in his work, one of them is Avanti!, which he made in the early 70s.

Avanti! was made in the small community of Ischia, in Naples, Italy, starring Jack Lemmon and Juliet Mills. Mrs. Mills’ daughter, Melissa, recently reached out to me to inform that they’ve actually made the trip back to Ischia a short while ago.

45 years ago, Avanti! (precisely, during the summer of 1972), was being made and Mrs. Mills must have made an impression because some people did recognize her all these years later, one of them being the (still to this day) owner of the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Mrs. Lidia Fiorentino


*(Mrs. Fiorentino on the right)

Even a stuntman in the film (now an employee of the hotel) recognized the actress. The Hotel itself has barely changed, it still bears a familiar shape.

Mrs. Mills went back to the place where her character, Mrs. Piggott, met with Jack Lemmon’s Wendell Armbruster Jr., what then posed as a morgue. Unchanged too.


*Mrs. Mills with her daughter Melissa.

For old times’ sake, why not have minstrels sing Core ‘ngrato?

… and enjoy the beautiful view while we’re at it?

*Many thanks to Mrs. Caulfield for the story & pictures.

Warning, fake SPAM warnings!


Hello all.

As some of might might have noticed, multiple warnings telling you that this site or whatever page you’re on/heading to is not safe have been showing up over the last weeks. Truth is, it seems like the ad network I was using has bumped into some sort of trouble lately, so I had to remove them all. I’d like to apologize to those it may have inconvenienced.

There is a slight chance these warnings still pop up on certain pages.. I would be grateful if you pointed them out to me if you ever encountered one. I’m doing the best I can to fix the situation, but this proves to be a gigantic task as there would be hundreds and hundreds of pages to test, one-by-one and there is only one of me!

Cheers.

EDIT: As of 07/12/17, everything has been fixed.

Did You Know?

The Simpsons has been for a while, the longest running cartoon show of all-time in the U.S.. The yellow-skinned family lives at 742 Terrace Evergreen, in Springfield. Springfield, where? We were never told. What you may not know is that a real-life replica of the house was built in Henderson, NV, almost twenty years ago. The colors, initially similar to the ones in the cartoon, had to be changed due to the local homeowner’s association rules. Such a shame!

This house is located at 712 Red Bark Lane, as shown below.

Toronto, ON

I haven’t posted anything new for over a month. Like I mentioned in my previous post, the whole content on this site has to be up to date, and unfortunately, this site is a one-man team. Locations from over 350 films are featured, and as you would suspect, this is very time-consuming, which is why I have been focusing solely on this lately. The good news are that at least half the job is done.

Still took the time to share a few locations from David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake of The Fly. Look it up!

Notification

I have just found out that many of the Google Street View links on this site are broken. I initially thought it was a browser issue, but it wasn’t. I’m working on correcting the situation. Sorry for the inconvenience!