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Post by thekmanro.. » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 03:23:17


"Hollywood Hotel"

What is the origin of that booth's name???   Cannot find anything on line about it's origin, other than it underwent cosmetic changes over the years.

 
 
 

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Post by Pete Zahr » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:42:54

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>"Hollywood Hotel"

>What is the origin of that booth's name???  

It was the first "luxury" mobile studio.
It was on a scissor platform to get it up into the air, above everything else,
and was also enclosed with options like A/C, and heat.
fell in line with other Fox luxuries.
It was like "Hollywood".

--

Dan

It's always darkest before dawn.
So if you're going to steal the neighbor's newspaper,
that's the time to do it.

 
 
 

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Post by John McCo » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:36:11



Quote:

> "Hollywood Hotel"

> What is the origin of that booth's name???   Cannot find anything on
> line about it's origin, other than it underwent cosmetic changes over
> the years.

It comes from Jeff Hammond.  Because he's always been concerned
about his star-immage looks (clothing, tan, etc) he got the
nickname "Hollywood Hammond".  When Fox decided to put him in
the infield studio someone (probably Waltrip) said "there's
Hollywood Hammond in his Hollywood Hotel" and the name stuck.

John