Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martins Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22,1968, to March 12,1973, on the NBC television network. Laugh-In originally aired as a special on September 9,1967. In 2002, Rowan & Martins Laugh-In was ranked number 42 on TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, the show was characterized by a rapid-fire series of gags and sketches, many of which conveyed sexual innuendo or were politically charged. The co-hosts continued the exasperated straight man and dumb guy act which they had established as nightclub comics, each episode followed a somewhat similar format, often including recurring sketches. The show started with a dialogue between Rowan and Martin. Shortly afterward, Rowan would intone, Cmon Dick, lets go to the party, the show proceeded through rapid-fire comedy bits, taped segments, and recurring sketches. The Rompus Room cocktail party was similar in format to the Word Dance segments of A Thurber Carnival, at the end of every show, Rowan turned to his co-host and said, Say good night, Dick, to which Martin replied, Good night, Dick.
The show featured cast members opening panels in a psychedelically painted joke wall, although most episodes include most of the above segments, the arrangement of the segments was often interchanged. The show often featured guest stars, Ruth Buzzi, Judy Carne, Henry Gibson, Larry Hovis, Arte Johnson, and Jo Anne Worley appeared in the pilot special from 1967. Only the two hosts, announcer Gary Owens, and Buzzi, Carne and Johnson, were in all 14 episodes of season one, eileen Brennan and Roddy Maude-Roxby left after the first season. The second season had a handful of new people, including Alan Sues, Dave Madden, All of the new cast members from season two left at the end of that season, except Alan Sues, who stayed on until 1972. At the end of the 1968–69 season, Carne chose not to renew her contract, the third season had several new people who only stayed on for that season, Teresa Graves, Jeremy Lloyd, Pamela Rodgers, and Byron Gilliam. Lily Tomlin joined in the middle of the season, Jo Anne Worley, Goldie Hawn, and Judy Carne left after the season.
Arte Johnson, who created many characters, insisted on star billing. The producer mollified him, but had announcer Gary Owens read Johnsons credit as a sentence, Starring Dan Rowan. This maneuver gave Johnson star billing, but made it sound like he was part of the ensemble cast. Johnson left the show after the 1970–71 season, Henry Gibson departed after the 1970–71 season. Johnson and he were replaced by former Hogans Heroes stars Richard Dawson and Larry Hovis, the loss of Johnsons many popular characters caused ratings to drop further
Southern California, often abbreviated as SoCal, is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises Californias 10 southernmost counties. The region is described as eight counties, based on demographics and economic ties, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara. The more extensive 10-county definition, which includes Kern and San Luis Obispo counties, is used and is based on historical political divisions. Southern California is an economic center for the state of California. The 8-county and 10-county definitions are not used for the greater Southern California Megaregion, the megaregions area is more expansive, extending east into Las Vegas and south across the Mexican border into Tijuana.5 million people. With over 22 million people, Southern California contains roughly 60 percent of Californias population, located east of Southern California is the Colorado Desert and the Colorado River at the border with Arizona. The Mojave Desert is located at the border with the state of Nevada while towards the south is the Mexico–United States border, within Southern California are two major cities, Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as three of the countrys largest metropolitan areas.
With a population of 3,792,621, Los Angeles is the most populous city in California and the second most populous in the United States. South of Los Angeles and with a population of 1,307,402 is San Diego, the second most populous city in the state and the eighth most populous in the nation. The counties of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside are the five most populous in the state, the motion picture and music industry are centered in the Los Angeles area in Southern California. Hollywood, a district within Los Angeles, gives its name to the American motion picture industry, headquartered in Southern California are The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures, Universal, MGM, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Brothers. Universal, Warner Brothers, and Sony run major record companies, Southern California is home to a large homegrown surf and skateboard culture. Companies such as Vans, Quiksilver, No Fear, RVCA, some of the worlds biggest action sports events, including the X Games, Boost Mobile Pro, and the U. S.
Open of Surfing, are all held in Southern California. Southern California is important to the world of yachting, the annual Transpacific Yacht Race, or Transpac, from Los Angeles to Hawaii, is one of yachtings premier events. The San Diego Yacht Club held the Americas Cup, the most prestigious prize in yachting, from 1988 to 1995, Southern California is home to many sports franchises and sports networks such as Fox Sports Net. Many locals and tourists frequent the Southern California coast for its popular beaches, the desert city of Palm Springs is popular for its resort feel and nearby open spaces. Southern California is not a geographic designation and definitions of what constitutes Southern California vary. Geographically, Californias North-South midway point lies at exactly 37°958.23 latitude, around 11 miles south of San Jose, when the state is divided into two areas, the term Southern California usually refers to the 10 southernmost counties of the state
Gridlockd is a 1997 American crime black comedy-drama film written and directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall and starring Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Lucy Liu, and Thandie Newton. It was the debut of Curtis-Hall, who has a small role in the film. The films opening was relatively low, despite critical acclaim, its opening weekend netted only $2,678,372, the film paid tribute to star Tupac Shakur, who was murdered four months prior to the films release. Set in Detroit, Gridlockd centers around heroin addicts Spoon and they are in a band – in the spoken word genre – called Eight Mile Road, with Cookie on vocals, Spoon on bass guitar and Stretch on piano. Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their habit after Cookie overdoses on her first hit, throughout a disastrous day, the two addicts dodge police and local criminals while struggling with an apathetic government bureaucracy that thwarts their entrance to a rehabilitation program. Its largely autobiographical, with a lot of it coming from the time when I was a teenager in Detroit, playing guitar, next day, we went to try and get into rehab.
We were doing a bit of everything and were both sixteen, living with our folks, so we couldnt give our address in case they got to know about what we were doing. So we ended up wandering around from place to place, no one giving us any help, I remembered that when it came to writing my first movie. – Vondie Curtis-Hall It wasnt that easy because it was about smack, and people were expecting it to be a real depressing movie about a couple of dope fiends… Then PolyGram had just put Trainspotting out and were like, We cant do two movies about heroin. I didnt know anything about Trainspotting and it didnt mean shit to me… Its like saying you cant do two romantic comedies. Then Tupacs record company came up with the money and PolyGram turned around and said, thats the way it usually goes in Hollywood. Tim was doing Rob Roy in Scotland when I sent him the script and he read it on the plane back and got on board straight away. It was either him or Gary Oldman and it took about another six months to get Tupac because hed just got out of jail and nobody wanted to touch him.
But there was one company that really wanted to do the film with Tupac and, once they okayed it. But he wasnt the first choice… Larry Fishburne wanted to do it, I cant see anybody else in the movie now apart from Tupac. He and Tim are so perfect together, USA Today gave the film three out of four stars and felt that Hall had not latched onto a particularly original notion of city blight. But he knows how to mine the humor in such desperation, Curtis-Hall has caught the bottom-feeder enervation of heroin addiction. Gridlockd debuted at #9 at the US box office with $2,678,372, Gridlockd Gridlockd at the Internet Movie Database Gridlockd at AllMovie Gridlockd at Box Office Mojo Gridlockd at Rotten Tomatoes
The Goodman Theatre is a professional theater company located in Chicagos Loop. A major part of the Chicago theatre scene, it is the citys oldest currently active nonprofit theater organization, part of its present theater complex occupies the landmark Harris and Selwyn Theaters property. The Goodman was founded in 1925 as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, the opening ceremony on October 20,1925 featured three of Kenneth Sawyer Goodmans plays, Back of the Yards, The Green Scarf, and The Game of Chess. Two nights the theater presented its first public performance, John Galsworthys The Forest, in 2000, the company moved into its new building at 170 N. Dearborn in Chicagos theater district. It has two fully modern auditoriums, named the Albert and the Owen, after two members of the Goodman family who continue to be major donors. In August, Associate Artistic Director Michael Maggio died and they renamed the Michael Merritt Award for young designers the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award in his honor, in 1992, the theatre company received the Regional Theatre Tony Award, joining Steppenwolf Theatre as Chicago-based recipients of the award.
The Goodman has won many Joseph Jefferson awards, with the production of Radio Golf in 2007, the Goodman became the first theater to mount a production of each of the ten plays in August Wilsons Pittsburgh cycle. The theater has presented A Christmas Carol annually in December since the 1970s, the Light in the Piazza, I Am My Own Wife, and Rabbit Hole. “Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and Cultural Work in an Institutional Theatre. ”Chicagos Goodman Theatre, thomas Wood Stevens Contributions to American Art Theatre With Emphasis on the Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Memorial Theatre, 1922-1930, PhD dissertation, The Louisiana State University,1973. Official website 20347,77902,73504,77899 Goodman Theatre at the Internet Broadway Database Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers and Goodman Family Papers at The Newberry Library
Pellissier Building and Wiltern Theatre
The Pellissier Building and adjoining Wiltern Theatre is a 12-story, 155-foot Art Deco landmark at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The entire complex is referred to as the Wiltern Center. The Wiltern building is owned privately, and the Wiltern Theatre is operated by Live Nations Los Angeles division, the Wiltern Theatre is located at the western edge of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Koreatown, at the southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue. The Koreatown district is served by bus and Metro Rail, the Wiltern Theatre sits directly across from the Wilshire/Western Station, named after the family that owned the land upon which it was developed, the Pellissier Building is a 12-story steel-reinforced concrete office tower. The blue-green glazed architectural terracotta tile-covered tower is an example of French Zig-Zag Moderne styling, the entrance to the Wiltern Theatre is flanked by large vertical neon signs while patrons approach the ticket booth set back among colorful terrazzo paving.
The most dramatic element of the design is the sunburst on the ceiling of the auditorium, albert Lansburghs vision of the future of Wilshire Boulevard. When the Wiltern Theatre first opened it housed the largest theater pipe organ in the western United States, both the Wiltern Theatre and the Pellissier Building have been named to the National Register of Historic Places and declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument by the City of Los Angeles. Originally built in 1931, the Wiltern was designed by architect Stiles O. Clements of Morgan, Walls & Clements, the Wiltern Theatre was originally designed as a vaudeville theater and initially opened as the Warner Brothers Western Theater, the flagship for the theater chain. Quickly closing a year later, the theater reopened in the mid-1930s and was renamed the Wiltern Theatre for the intersection which it faces. In 1956, the building and theater were sold to the Franklin Life Insurance Company of Springfield, the owners ignored the landmark building and by the late 1970s the Wiltern had fallen into thorough disarray.
Only the intervention of a group of local preservationists saved the complex from being demolished on two occasions in the late 1970s when the owners filed for demolition permits. In 1981, the Wiltern was purchased by developer Wayne Ratkovich who worked with architect Brenda Levin to restore both the theater and the building to their former glory. The renovation of the building was complete by 1983, but the Wiltern Theatre presented a much more difficult problem. It had used as the primary location for the film Get Crazy. To restore the theater to its original state required some expert craftsmanship to repair what was there including A. T, after a four-year renovation the Wiltern Theatre finally opened again to the public on May 1,1985 with performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company. The Bill Graham Presents company was retained to provide the oversight of the theater booking, the Wiltern Theatre originally seated 2,344. The loge and mezzanine levels in the continue to offer fixed theater seats.
The venue remains one of the largest theaters in Los Angeles, LG, a South Korea-based consumer electronics company, held the naming rights to the theater, which was renamed the Wiltern LG from October 2003 until October 2006
American Broadcasting Company
The network is headquartered on Columbus Avenue and West 66th Street in Manhattan, New York City. There are additional offices and production facilities elsewhere in New York City, as well as in Los Angeles and Burbank. Since 2007, when ABC Radio was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC originally launched on October 12,1943, as a radio network, separated from and serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, which had been purchased by Edward J. Noble. It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS, in the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that formerly operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, who had been the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop, in 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABCs assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company. The television network has eight owned-and-operated and over 232 affiliated television stations throughout the United States, most Canadians have access to at least one U. S.
ABC News provides news and features content for radio stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting. In the 1930s, radio in the United States was dominated by three companies, the Columbia Broadcasting System, the Mutual Broadcasting System and the National Broadcasting Company. The last was owned by electronics manufacturer Radio Corporation of America, in 1938, the FCC began a series of investigations into the practices of radio networks and published its report on the broadcasting of network radio programs in 1940. The report recommended that RCA give up control of either NBC Red or NBC Blue, at that time, the NBC Red Network was the principal radio network in the United States and, according to the FCC, RCA was using NBC Blue to eliminate any hint of competition. Once Mutuals appeals against the FCC were rejected, RCA decided to sell NBC Blue in 1941, the newly separated NBC Red and NBC Blue divided their respective corporate assets. Investment firm Dillon, Read & Co. offered $7.5 million to purchase the network, Edward John Noble, the owner of Life Savers candy, drugstore chain Rexall and New York City radio station WMCA, purchased the network for $8 million.
Due to FCC ownership rules, the transaction, which was to include the purchase of three RCA stations by Noble, would require him to resell his station with the FCCs approval, the Commission authorized the transaction on October 12,1943. Soon afterward, the Blue Network was purchased by the new company Noble founded, Noble subsequently acquired the rights to the American Broadcasting Company name from George B. Meanwhile, in August 1944, the West Coast division of the Blue Network, both stations were managed by Don Searle, the vice-president of the Blue Networks West Coast division. The ABC Radio Network created its audience slowly, the network became known for such suspenseful dramas as Sherlock Holmes, Gang Busters and Counterspy, as well as several mid-afternoon youth-oriented programs. S. From Nazi Germany after its conquest, to pre-record its programming, while its radio network was undergoing reconstruction, ABC found it difficult to avoid falling behind on the new medium of television.
To ensure a space, in 1947, ABC submitted five applications for television station licenses, the ABC television network made its debut on April 19,1948, with WFIL-TV in Philadelphia becoming its first primary affiliate
Television or TV is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in color, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a set, a television program. Television is a medium for entertainment, news, gossip. Television became available in experimental forms in the late 1920s. After World War II, a form of black-and-white TV broadcasting became popular in the United States and Britain, and television sets became commonplace in homes, businesses. During the 1950s, television was the medium for influencing public opinion. In the mid-1960s, color broadcasting was introduced in the US, for many reasons, the storage of television and video programming now occurs on the cloud. At the end of the first decade of the 2000s, digital television transmissions greatly increased in popularity, another development was the move from standard-definition television to high-definition television, which provides a resolution that is substantially higher. HDTV may be transmitted in various formats, 1080p, 1080i, in 2013, 79% of the worlds households owned a television set.
Most TV sets sold in the 2000s were flat-panel, mainly LEDs, major manufacturers announced the discontinuation of CRT, DLP, and even fluorescent-backlit LCDs by the mid-2010s. In the near future, LEDs are gradually expected to be replaced by OLEDs, major manufacturers have announced that they will increasingly produce smart TVs in the mid-2010s. Smart TVs with integrated Internet and Web 2.0 functions became the dominant form of television by the late 2010s, Television signals were initially distributed only as terrestrial television using high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the signal to individual television receivers. Alternatively television signals are distributed by cable or optical fiber, satellite systems and. Until the early 2000s, these were transmitted as analog signals, a standard television set is composed of multiple internal electronic circuits, including a tuner for receiving and decoding broadcast signals. A visual display device which lacks a tuner is correctly called a video monitor rather than a television, the word television comes from Ancient Greek τῆλε, meaning far, and Latin visio, meaning sight.
The Anglicised version of the term is first attested in 1907 and it was. formed in English or borrowed from French télévision. In the 19th century and early 20th century, other. proposals for the name of a technology for sending pictures over distance were telephote. The abbreviation TV is from 1948, the use of the term to mean a television set dates from 1941
Disney's House of Mouse
Disneys House of Mouse is an American animated television series, produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, that originally aired from 2001 to 2003. On September 2,2002, an all night marathon of this show titled Night of 1000 Toons aired on Toon Disney. The basic premise is that Mickey Mouse and his friends run a theater club called the House of Mouse in downtown Toontown. Located at a corner of an intersection on Toontowns Main Street, some episodes have specific themes, with cartoons to fit that episodes theme. The theme is not beneficial to at least one character. Many characters from Disney animated films have appeared on House of Mouse, mostly as patrons, the show is notable for including many relatively obscure and otherwise rarely used Disney characters, often with speaking parts for the very first time. Notably, Lil Bad Wolf and April and June, the show featured some cameos by characters created for other television cartoons and theme park attractions, but these appearances were few and far between.
Each episode explores the comical mishaps of Mickey and his associates running the club, Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse is an entertainment superstar and general manager/co-owner/master of ceremonies of the House of Mouse. Mickey is most visible as the clubs flamboyant theater host and, in practice, Minnie Mouse, Minnie Mouse is Mickeys girlfriend, show planner and bookkeeper. Minnie is responsible for much of the clubs day-to-day administration and her cool, rational personality has kept the club running in times of crisis. Donald Duck, Donald Duck is Mickeys best friend and assistant manager/co-owner of the House of Mouse, Donald is responsible for the overall customer service at the club and attends to the needs of the clubs VIP guests. He secretly covets Mickeys fame and position at the club and tries to use every opportunity to usurp the top job, Daisy Duck, Daisy Duck is Donalds girlfriend and reservation clerk. Somewhat frivolous, Daisy harbors ambitions to perform on-stage at the club with various acts, Goofy is Mickey and Donalds friend, Maxs father and head waiter of the club.
Clumsy yet lovable, Goofy manages the restaurant operations. Pluto, Pluto is Mickeys pet dog and club mascot, Horace Horsecollar, Horace is Mickeys long-time friend and technician. Horace runs and maintains the clubs technical equipment including lights, Clarabelle Cow, Clarabelle is Minnies long-time friend and gossip columnist. Clarabelle collects gossip and rumors from all over Toontown for her show at the club. Her gossip has occasionally lead to problems for the clubs staff, Max Goof, Max Goof is Goofys son and valet parking attendant
Tropicana Las Vegas
Tropicana Las Vegas is a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Penn National Gaming and is a franchise of Hiltons DoubleTree chain and it offers 1,467 rooms and a 50, 000-square-foot gaming floor. Tropicana Las Vegas has 72,000 sq ft of convention and this location, Tropicana – Las Vegas Boulevard intersection, has the most hotel rooms of any intersection in the world and is extremely busy. Pedestrians are not allowed to cross at street level, in 1955, Ben Jaffe, an executive of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, came to Las Vegas and bought a 40-acre parcel at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Bond Road. Jaffe aimed to build the finest hotel in Las Vegas, featuring a Cuban ambience, with four room themes for guests to choose from, French Provincial, Far East, Italian Renaissance, and Drexel. Construction ran over schedule and over budget, due in part to competition for labor with the under-construction Stardust down the road, Jaffe had to sell his interest in the Fontainebleau to complete the project, which finally opened in April 1957.
Jaffe first leased the property to his associate, Phil Kastel, Jaffe next turned to J. Kell Housells, owner of the Las Vegas Club. By 1959, Housells bought out Jaffes interest, gaining a majority share in the Tropicana, in the 1960s, the Tropicana fared poorly from competition with larger hotels like Caesars Palace and the Las Vegas Hilton. Houssels sold out in 1968 to Trans-Texas Airways, deil Gustafson took control in 1971, but sold a 51% share to chemical heiress Mitzi Stauffer Briggs in 1975. Briggs began construction of the 22-floor Tiffany Tower in 1977, a skimming operation by Kansas City organized crime members was discovered, and the owners were forced to sell out. Ramada Inns, Inc. bought the Tropicana in December 1979, a 21-story Island Tower was constructed in 1986. Ramada spun off its properties, including the Tropicana, in 1989 as Aztar Corporation. Aztar was acquired by Columbia Sussex in January 2007, but Columbias gaming businesses went into bankruptcy in May 2008. The remainder of Columbia Sussexs gaming arm, reorganized under new ownership as Tropicana Entertainment Inc.
promptly sued the Las Vegas property, in August 2015, Penn National Gaming purchased the Tropicana for $360 million. In December 2016, as part of Penns Interactive Division, Tropicana created an online experience for customers to play, a scene from Folies Bergere is featured in the 1964 Elvis Presley film Viva Las Vegas. In the 7th James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever,007 stays at the hotel Tropicana, the Las Vegas sequence of The Godfather was filmed in the Tropicana. The hotel is referred briefly in The Godfather Part II, to avoid copyright issues, the name of the hotel was changed to Tropigala during filming, although the original name remained in the final draft of the script. The TV series Vega$ was filmed at the Tropicana Hotel during the 1970s and it was featured on the TV Show Charlies Angels in the episode Angels In Vegas in 1978 with Dean Martin guest starring
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (film)
Starring the voice talents of John Goodman, Jay Leno, Walter Cronkite, Julia Child, and Martin Short. It was based on the 1987 Hudson Talbott childrens book of the name, which was narrated from the perspective of the main character. The film opens with a trio of young bluebirds harassing their youngest sibling, as Buster leaves his family, he meets an intelligent orange T. rex named Rex playing golf. He explains to Buster that he was once a ravaging dinosaur, in prehistoric times, Rex was a savage, frightening creature who terrorized smaller dinosaurs. But one night he encounters a spacecraft and a small green alien-like creature named Vorb. Vorb captures Rex and feeds him Brain Grain, a special breakfast cereal that vastly increases Rexs intelligence. Rex is given his name and introduced to other dinosaurs that have been fed Brain Grain, A green Parasaurolophus named Dweeb, a blue Triceratops named Woog, and a purple Pteranodon named Elsa. He plans to them to Dr. Julia Bleeb, who will guide them to the Museum of Natural History in New York City.
He warns them to avoid Professor Screweyes, his insane brother, Neweyes drops the dinosaurs off at the East River in 1993, but they fail to meet with Dr. Bleeb. Instead, they meet a boy named Louie, who plans on running away to join the circus. Louie agrees to help the dinosaurs, Louie soon encounters a girl named Cecilia, who is miserable with her life because of her neglectful parents. She agrees to run away with Louie and help the dinosaurs, to prevent mass panic, Louie decides that the dinosaurs need to stay hidden during their journey to the Natural History Museum. He disguises them as floats in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, during the parade, Rex hears all the children wishing to see real dinosaurs, so he starts to sing Roll Back the Rock. When he sees the Apatosaurus balloon coming out in the parade however, Rex mistakes it for being real and hand shakes it too tight with his claws, the balloon runs out of air and falls on the dinosaurs, who are otherwise unharmed. When the audience realizes that live dinosaurs are among them, they fly into a panic, the local authorities are called in to stop the dinosaurs.
As the dinosaurs lose the police and Cecilia venture to Central Park, unaware of Screweyes sinister nature, the children sign a contract to perform in his circus troupe. The dinosaurs arrive and try to prevent this, but they are too late, upon meeting the dinosaurs, explains that he delights in scaring people and believes that the dinosaurs would make a great addition to his circus. He reveals his very own Brain Drain, pills that are the polar opposite of his brothers Brain Grain and sadly, the dinosaurs accept the offer
Connecticut Avenue is a major thoroughfare in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D. C. and suburban Montgomery County, Maryland. It is one of the avenues radiating from the White House. Connecticut Avenue begins just north of the White House at Lafayette Square and it is interrupted by Farragut Square. As Connecticut Avenue approaches the Dupont Circle neighborhood, it splits at N Street into a through roadway, the through roadway tunnels under Dupont Circle, while the service roadways intersect the outer roadway of the circle. Just north of the circle, the roadways are known for their many gay-oriented businesses. The through roadway and service roadways rejoin at R Street, there was no tunnel, and all vehicular traffic on Connecticut Avenue went through the circle. The tunnel was built in 1949, after crossing Florida Avenue near the Hilton Washington hotel, Connecticut Avenue narrows and winds between the Kalorama neighborhoods. Between Woodley Park and Cleveland Park, Connecticut Avenue is carried over a valley on another bridge.
Numerous older, Art Deco high-rise apartment buildings line the 3000 block, the National Zoological Park is located along Connecticut Avenue, halfway between the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan and Cleveland Park Metro stations. Also located along this stretch of Connecticut Avenue is an operational center of Intelsat, as are the landmark Wardman Park Marriott Hotel, the citys largest. This section is a commuter route and has reversible lanes along most of its length which operate during the morning and evening rush hours. It connects with the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway via 24th Street, mid-century era high-rise apartments line the avenue, with elegant, older detached homes on shady side streets. Once entering Maryland, it gains the route designation Maryland State Highway 185 and goes through the Chevy Chase, the National 4-H Youth Conference Center is on this stretch of Connecticut Avenue, as is the Chevy Chase Club. After interchanging with the Capital Beltway at Exit 33, Connecticut Avenue enters Kensington, Connecticut Avenue used to end at University Boulevard.
However, Concord Avenue was extended northward to form an extension of Connecticut Avenue and that extension of Connecticut Avenue passes through Wheaton and Aspen Hill. The state route ends at Georgia Avenue. Connecticut Avenue, now simply a street, continues past Georgia Avenue. Connecticut Avenue is a route in the National Highway System between K Street and Nebraska Avenue
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American slasher film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia, Robert Englund, the plot revolves around several teenagers who are stalked and killed in their dreams by Freddy Krueger. The teenagers are unaware of the cause of this strange phenomenon, Craven filmed A Nightmare on Elm Street on an estimated budget of $1.8 million, a sum the film earned back during its first week. The film went on to gross over $25 million at the United States box office and film historians state that the films premise is the struggle to define the distinction between dreams and reality, manifested by the lives and dreams of the teens in the film. Critics today praise the films ability to transgress the boundaries between the imaginary and real, toying with audience perceptions, fifteen-year-old Tina Gray is stalked through a boiler room and attacked by a disfigured man wearing a blade-fixed glove.
She awakens from the nightmare, but her mother points out four mysterious slashes in her nightgown, the following morning, Tina is consoled by her best friend Nancy Thompson and her boyfriend Glen Lantz. Later and Glen sleep at Tinas following her mothers out-of-town departure, falling asleep, Tina sees the man and runs. Awakened by Tinas thrashing, Rod witnesses her being fatally slashed by an unseen force and he flees as Nancy and Glen find Tina, mistakenly blaming Rod. Nancy tells her father, Lieutenant Don Thompson, of Tinas death, the next day, Rod is arrested by Don, despite his pleas of innocence. At school, Nancy falls asleep in class and finds the man, calling himself Freddy Krueger, Nancy burns her arm on a pipe and awakens. She notices the mark on her arm and is concerned. At home, Nancy falls asleep in the bathtub and nearly drowned by Freddy. Nancy goes to Rod, who tells her what happened to Tina, Nancy has Glen watch over her as she falls asleep. She tries to find Freddy and sees him preparing to kill Rod and he turns his attention on her, she runs and wakes up when her alarm clock goes off.
Nancy and Glen go to the jail and discover Rod dead in his cell in an apparent suicide, at Rods funeral, Nancys parents become worried when she describes the man in her dreams. Her mother Marge takes her to a dream clinic, in her dream, Nancy is attacked again and grabs Freddys hat. When the staff wake her up, she has a gash in her arm, at home, Marge bars the windows and begins drinking heavily. She tells Nancy that Freddy was a child murderer released on a technicality, in a form of vigilante justice, the parents in the neighborhood burned him alive