Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Hudsucker Proxy - Supplement

 While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on The Hudsucker Proxyhere's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

First, here's the trailer for the film:

Because it's just so great, here's Corinne's favorite scene, the diner scene:

And here's Tim's, Amy in the newsroom:

Of course the Hula Hoop wasn't actually manufactured by Hudsucker Industries, but by Whammo. Here's a vintage ad for both the Hula Hoop and the Frisbee:

Here's one of the man credited with inventing the Hula-Hoop for Whammo, Arthur Melin, on the game show What's My Line?:

Here's his partner Richard Knerr on the same show:

Waring Hudsucker's suicide from the top of the Hudsucker tower may have been influenced by the real life suicide of United Brands CEO Eli Black. Here's a New York Times article about Black's death.

In this clip from the special effects documentary Sense of Scale, technicians from Stetson Visual Services discuss their work crafting the miniature cityscape for the film:

Since its release, the film has been adapted as a stage play as well. Here's a trailer for a British production of the play:

Thanks for listening!

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