Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Titanic Menu April 14, 1912

The menu for the Titanic - on the day it started sinking. 

It went down on April 14th-April 15th, 1912

 As the unsinkable ship sunk, passengers were not only in a panic, but they also had a belly full of stewed figs and rice, smoked herring and jacket potatoes, and plum pudding. 
When Titanic began to sink, over a thousand passengers and crew were on board. The disaster shocked the world - partly due to the lack of lifeboats available. Almost all the passengers who jumped from the Titanic either drowned or died within minutes due to the temperature of the icy cold water. We've seen it happen to Leonardo DiCaprio in the James Cameron movie, Titanic. 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 

is almost everyone's pick for top ten comedy films of all-time. Though it turned out to be a hilarious film, nearly all the members of the Monty Python comedy troupe have said that they had a miserable time while filming the project. It was shot in cold, rainy Scotland. Funny enough, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album was partly responsible for the 1975 movie getting made. The band was such fans of Monty Python that they used royalties from the album to fund the movie. In fact, Pink Floyd was such fans of their TV show, Monty Python's Flying Circus, they would halt recording sessions just to watch. Thank you Pink Floyd for helping a great comedy cause. 

Jamie Lee Curtis

Talk about getting into the family business. 

Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California. She got a foot up in the industry - being she is the daughter of two legendary actors. Her mom is Janet Leigh - who starred in Psycho, while her dad is Tony Curtis of Some Like It Hot fame. She got her first huge acting in 1978, when she starred in the low-budget horror film, Halloween. The movie went on to make tons of box office cash and cemented Curtis' career as a movie scream queen.  In 1983, Curtis took a comedy turn by costarring in Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd.