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Thread #137174   Message #2613393
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
17-Apr-09 - 05:05 PM
Thread Name: 99th Anniversary of Titanic-Sank April 15 1912
Subject: RE: Origins: Titanic Anniversary
Right after the movie "Titanic" appeared, in 1997, and became such a blockbuster film, a restauranteur friend decided to host a one-night-only Titanic dinner. The idea was to replicate the first-class meal served those passengers the night of the sinking. He had access to the actual White Star menus and even reproduced the nine or so wines that accompanied each course. The one-nighter turned into seven sold-out nights. I was narrator-historian for him, telling stories between courses, etc. I only wish I had been able to produce a musical accompaniment. At the time, I knew "The Ship Titanic," and not some of the other songs mentioned. People showed up in period costumes and made it quite a show. I've since learned that this scene was replicated in a number of cities. I can't think of another film that spawned this sort of thing.