On Saturday, more than 2 million people turned out for the worldwide women’s march in protest of the actions of President Donald Trump — and some of them drew inspiration from their favorite movies.
In retrospect, The roles of Danny and Sandy in Grease, that 1978 movie-musical classic, seem tailor-made for John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. For the role of Danny, the tough-talking greaser played by Travolta, producers first approached Henry Winkler, who was then playing Fonzie on the hit TV comedy Happy Days. Winkler passed, fearing that he’d be typecast as ‘50s bad-boys forever (though as it turned out, he would play The Fonz well into the 1980s).
It’s National Play-Doh Day, everyone! The 9th annual celebration of creativity is adopting a cinematic theme this year. Since the mere mention of the soft modeling compound brings to mind childhood memories and the scent of opening a fresh canister, just imagine what would happen if that burst of nostalgia were combined with some of your favorite teen movies. Actually, never mind.