Monday, April 16, 2012

Grandview Palace....Dirty Dancing WAS NOT FILMED HERE

Just a clarification for those who have not checked it out...contrary to some news sources that have reported on the Grandview Palace fire, "Dirty Dancing" was not filmed at this location!

It is true that the story in large part is about screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein's own childhood...she grew up in New York, her father a Jewish doctor and like many Jewish families, she and her family spent their summers up here in the Catskills.   As a girl, Eleanor herself participated in dirty dancing contests.

After being unsuccessful in finding a location in the Catskills, the film shoot ended up being done in two locations, one in North Carolina, the other in Virginia.