Fact: A New York hotel which inspired the movie Dirty Dancing is set to be demolished after more than 100 years in business. The Kutsher's Resort in the Catskill Mountains will be knocked down later this month (May14) to make way for a new $90 million (£56.25 million) spa. The fictional Kellerman's Resort in the 1987 film, which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, has long been rumoured to have been based on the property where screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein spent her childhood summers.
Fact: A West End performance of Dirty Dancing was called off on Tuesday night (14Jun11) after a blaze broke out near the venue, the Aldwych theatre, in London.
Quote: "I've still got 18-year-old girls hugging me. And I constantly have some old lady pinching me on the rear. I turn around and see blue hair running back to a group of other blue hairs, going, 'I did it, Martha! I pinched him!'" Actor Patrick Swayze is still enjoying the attentions of female Dirty Dancing fans 20 years after the movie's original release.
Fact: A stage adaptation of hit Patrick Swayze musical Dirty Dancing has become the fastest-selling show in London's West End history. The production has already made GBP11 million ($20 million) in advance sales before it opens next month (24OCT06).