Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In Baby's Corner

Though I have lived in this area all of my life, I had never once been to Mountain Lake in Giles County. This is the spot where parts of the iconic movie, Dirty Dancing, was filmed. It's one of my favorite movies.

Sunday we went for a little drive and this is where we ended up:

 
This little building is a museum dedicated to the movie.
 
 
It was mostly photos on the wall, but I loved every one of them.
 
 
Everybody knows what that means!
 
 
 
Jennifer Grey was very good in this movie.
 
 
There was a lot of glare in the museum, so it was hard to get good photos.
 
 
I liked this wall about the cast.
 
 
 
Jennifer Grey, aka "Baby"
 
 
I think this was my favorite.
 
 
That dance scene on the log was a classic!
 
 
We made a donation. Regular readers will remember my mother died of pancreatic cancer, too, as did my husband's aunt. The Patrick Swayze Pancreas Research Fund has been established at Stanford University. You can make a donation online if you're so inclined. Or mail one in. Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading types of cancer deaths, yet is it among the least funded as far as research. Thousands die each year from this particularly grueling disease.
 
 
This movie will always have a special place in my heart. It makes me smile and it lifts my heart with the song and dance.
 
Nobody, but nobody, puts Baby in the corner!

4 comments:

  1. What an interesting post. I love the movie as well and was sad when Patrick S. died. I don't think there is enough 'publicity' about pancreatic cancer and people just dont' think about it. Maybe that is why it isn't funded enough.

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  2. Sounds like a fun excursion. Sadly, I can't dance a lick. I think pancreatic cancer may be underfunded because most people don't know what a pancreas is.

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  3. I have read that Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray did not get along well at all. I loved the movie too!

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  4. One of those movies I can watch again no matter how many times I've seen it -- and a great soundtrack, too!

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