10 Things You Didn’t Know About ROCKY
1.Princess Diana was a huge The Rocky Horror Picture Show fan!
Apparently the beloved Princess Diana was a huge fan of the film and even requested to meet with Tim Curry to complement his performance.
2. Rocky was originally an underwear model!
Peter Hinwood, Rocky Horror, was originally a model with no acting experience prior to the movie. Apparently a lot of his lines were cut and his singing was dubbed.
3. “The Time Warp” was added to fill space!
According to co-composer Richard Hartley, Richard O’Brien’s original stage musical script was only 40 minutes long, so “The Time Warp” was written to fill space.
4. The line “Don’t Dream it, Be it” was borrowed!
Richard O’Brien supposedly took the famous line from the back of a magazine.
5. Stay a night at The Rocky Horror Set!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show was filmed in Windsor, England at The Oakley Court. Many other notable horror films like The Brides of Dracula and Murder by Death were filmed at the same location. Since Rocky, the castle has been turned into a luxury hotel you can stay at!
6. The film was originally supposed to be in black and white!
The beginning of the film was supposed to be in black and white, similar to The Wizard of Oz but unfortunately that was quickly rejected by the studio!
7. A real skeleton was used in the film!
In “The Time Wrap” when Riff Raff opens the clock the skeleton inside is a real skeleton. EEK!
8. “They Came From Denton High”
Richard’s O’Brien’s working title was originally “They Came From Denton High” but was quickly changed to what we know as The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
9. The VHS cost $89.95!
In 1990, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was released on VHS in the U.S. for the first time and priced at $89.95!
10. Longest theatre release!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show holds the record for the longest theatre release in film history. It’s spent almost 40 years in the theatre!
Lyric’s Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW runs now until November 5th. This is one show you won’t want to miss! Click here to order tickets or call out box office (405) 524-9312. Come check out what Dr. X has cooking up in his lab before its too late!