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Pop Quiz

May 21, 2006|Susan King | Times Staff Writer

Answer all 25 and you're ready for a production deal. Get 20 right, and you're ripe for an agency mailroom. 15? You're personal assistant material.

1.What Oscar-winning John Ford film is playing on television in Steven Spielberg's 1982 film "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"?

2.At what address does Judy Garland live in 1944's "Meet Me in St. Louis"?

3.In what hotel lobby did Peter Finch suffer his fatal heart attack on Jan. 14, 1977?

4.What three-time Oscar-nominated actor allegedly haunts the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel?

5.What was served at the first Academy Awards ceremony on May 16, 1929?

6.Hattie McDaniel may have been the first African American performer to take home an Oscar -- she won best supporting actress for her role as Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind" -- but she was not allowed to be buried at the segregated Hollywood Memorial Park (now Hollywood Forever) in 1952. Where was she interred?

7.What actress jumped to her death from the Hollywood sign -- actually she jumped off the top of the H -- in 1932?

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Saturday May 27, 2006 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 46 words Type of Material: Correction
Hattie McDaniel: A caption with a photograph of actress Hattie McDaniel in Sunday's Hollywood commemorative section incorrectly said she was holding the Oscar for best supporting actress in "Gone With the Wind" in 1940. She is holding a plaque and statuette she received for being nominated.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday June 08, 2006 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 0 inches; 30 words Type of Material: Correction
Peter Finch: A quiz in the Hollywood commemorative section May 21 said actor Peter Finch died in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in 1977. Finch died in the Beverly Hills Hotel.

8.What was the real name of the Cairn terrier that played Toto in 1939's "The Wizard of Oz"?

9.Actresses Ava Gardner, Lana Turner and Evelyn Keyes were each married to what famous bandleader?

10.What movie is playing at Radio City Music Hall in 1972's "The Godfather"?

11.Two of this year's Oscar winners worked on the old NBC sitcom "The Facts of Life" in the 1980s. Who are they?

12.What box office star attended St. Francis Seminary in Cincinnati at 14 with thoughts of becoming a Catholic priest?

13.The 1942 comedy "The Major and the Minor" is the first film Billy Wilder directed in America. He had previously co-directed what 1934 French film?

14.Robert Redford and director Sydney Pollack have collaborated on many films, including 1985's Oscar-winning "Out of Africa." Redford and Pollack made their feature film acting debuts in what 1962 movie?

15.What airliner was Carole Lombard flying on in 1942 when the plane crashed in mountains in Nevada?

16.What was the name of the famous maitre d' at the Brown Derby in Hollywood from 1929 to '55?

17.Who built the mansion in 1924 that was used as Norma Desmond's house in 1950's "Sunset Boulevard"?

18.In 1953's best picture winner, "From Here to Eternity," Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr caused a sensation with their love scene on the beach. Sixteen years later, they did a nude love scene in what film?

19.Name the director who was replaced on 1944's "Laura" and 1963's "Cleopatra."

20.Paul Newman and Steve McQueen starred in the 1974 disaster film "The Towering Inferno." Name the first film they appeared in together.

21.Before he became an actor, Tom Hanks sold peanuts at what sports arena?

22.In what arm of the service did Humphrey Bogart serve in World War I?

23.What make of car was Frances Farmer given when she made an appearance in 1958 on "This Is Your Life"?

24.Before he became a star, what Oscar-winning actor worked as a catalog model for Montgomery Ward?

25.What Oscar-nominated MGM actress was paralyzed from the waist down in 1945 after a rifle accident lodged a bullet in her spine?



1. 1952's "The Quiet Man"

2. 5135 Kensington Ave.

3. The Beverly Wilshire Hotel

4. Montgomery Clift. The actor stayed there while making "From Here to Eternity."

5. Jumbo squab perigeaux, lobster Eugenie, Los Angeles salad, terrapin and fruit supreme

6. Angelus Rosedale, a.k.a. Rosedale Cemetery, on Washington Boulevard

7. Peg Entwistle

8. Terry. Her final film was 1942's "George Washington Slept Here." She died in 1943.

9. Artie Shaw

10. 1945's "The Bells of St. Mary's"

11. Best supporting actor George Clooney ("Syriana"), who played George Burnett from 1986 to '87; Paul Haggis ("Crash"), who won for best film and best original screenplay, and was a writer on the series.

12. Tom Cruise

13. "Mauvaise Graine"

14. "War Hunt"

15. A TWA Skysleeper

16. Bill Chilias

17. William Jenkins

18. "The Gypsy Moths"

19. Rouben Mamoulian

20. 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me"

21. The Oakland Coliseum

22. The Navy

23. An Edsel

24. Gregory Peck

25. Susan Peters, who died at age 31

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