Binghamton, NY in a film again! {just noticed}

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Binghamton, NY in a film again! {just noticed}

Post by Lance » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:51 pm

I happened to have TCM on this afternoon (Sunday, Jan 24 2010) and Garson Kanin's It Should Happen To You was on, a b&w from 1954 with Judy Holliday, Peter Lawford, and was Jack Lemmon's first introduction to the silver screen. George Cukor directed. In the film, Jack asks Judy where she's from and she says: "Binghamton ... it upstate New York." Later she says she left home because she didn't want to work in a shoe factory. Endicott Johnson Corporation was at one time America's largest shoe manufcturing empire. They did much for their employees, but today, Endicott Johnson is no longer. Endicott, NY was also the home of the celebrated IBM Corporation. Endicott and Binghamton are about nine miles from each other and are part of a group of three cities called the "Triple Cities," which includes Johnson City, NY as the third of the trio of cities.

Anyway, I get quite a kick out of making little discoveries like this. All this, of course, is more than you need to know.
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Post by jbuck919 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:36 am

At least they got the basics about Binghamton right. Having lived adjacent to the near-in DC suburb of Silver Spring, MD for a number of years, I wince when it is referred to as "Silver Springs," as it is in Pocketful of Miracles where it is the very improbable small town Queenie wants Dave the Dude to take her back to.

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Post by Beckmesser » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:06 am

Our little village of Tarrytown is occasionally visited by film crews. A couple of weeks ago they were filming Henry's Crime with Keanu Reeves. I think they were using the Tarrytown Music Hall which is practically unchanged since the late 19th Century. Some scenes from Mona Lisa Smile with Julia Roberts were shot here and Woody Allen has also been in town with a film crew in the past.

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Post by lennygoran » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:16 am

> "Binghamton ... it upstate New York."<

I was inspired by a PBS film on the Adirondack Park--I think I definitely want to spend more time there and not just go passing through on my way up to Montreal--of course that park is quite a bit further easy than Binghamton! Wonder if they ever shot any movies in that area?

"The Adirondack Park sprawls across six million acres in upstate New York. Bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Park combined, it is by far the largest park in the lower 48 states. Yet it is the only one on the continent in which large human populations live and whose land is divided almost evenly between protected wilderness and privately owned tracts. This patchwork pattern of land ownership has created an utterly unique place."

http://www.pbs.org/theadirondacks/ Regards, Len

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Post by lennygoran » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:27 am

>Our little village of Tarrytown <

We passed through there this fall on the way back from a garden and the newly discovered [for us anyway] Croton Gorge Park--Tarrytown looked good! Regards, Len :)
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Post by lennygoran » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:29 am

>I wince when it is referred to as "Silver Springs,"<

Oh, oh--that's me--when we down there this spring checking out those private gardens I referred to it that way. Regards, Len :)

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Post by stenka razin » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:04 pm

Lance wrote:I happened to have TCM on this afternoon (Sunday, Jan 24 2010) and Garson Kanin's It Should Happen To You was on, a b&w from 1954 with Judy Holliday, Peter Lawford, and was Jack Lemmon's first introduction to the silver screen. George Cukor directed. In the film, Jack asks Judy where she's from and she says: "Binghamton ... it upstate New York." Later she says she left home because she didn't want to work in a shoe factory. Endicott Johnson Corporation was at one time America's largest shoe manufcturing empire. They did much for their employees, but today, Endicott Johnson is no longer. Endicott, NY was also the home of the celebrated IBM Corporation. Endicott and Binghamton are about nine miles from each other and are part of a group of three cities called the "Triple Cities," which includes Johnson City, NY as the third of the trio of cities.

Anyway, I get quite a kick out of making little discoveries like this. All this, of course, is more than you need to know.

Lance, my wife and I watched that charming movie and thought about you immediately when Binghamton was mentioned. Isn't is a small world, my friend?... :wink: 8)

It shows that we are connected at many different levels..... :D
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