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Did You Know?
... Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were real people (real names Robert LeRoy Parker and Harry Longabaugh) whose exploits author William Goldman researched for 8 years before deciding to change his book into an Academy Award winning screenplay.
... You can visit with William Goldman in his study and hear him tell some tales about the movie, the casting and how he was told to change the ending because "John Wayne don't run away".
... The real Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid posed for a photograph with some of the other members of the gang known in the movie as The Hole in the Wall Gang. In reality the gang was called The Wild Bunch. The name was changed to avoid confusion with the Sam Peckinpah movie released the same year. Front row left to right: Harry A. Longabaugh, alias the Sundance Kid, Ben Kilpatrick, alias the Tall Texan, Robert Leroy Parker, alias Butch Cassidy; Standing: Will Carver & Harvey Logan, alias Kid Curry; Fort Worth, Texas, 1901.
... Paul Newman used the name Hole in the Wall for the summer camp program he founded for kids with serious illnesses.
... The Hole in the Wall hideout used by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in the movie was based on one of the real hideouts used by the rustlers and bank robbers on a 200 mile stretch in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming that became known as The Outlaw Trail. You can stay at the Willow Creek Ranch and take a horseback ride to the real Hole in the Wall
... Here is an actual wanted poster for Butch and Sundance. We don't think Robert Redford had " bow legs and his feet wide apart"
... A song with the unlikely title Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head became a number one hit from the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. And yes Paul Newman did the stunts on the bicycle himself (except for the crash).
... What actually happened to Butch Cassidy and Sundance has never been resolved and the answer seems to be influenced by which tourist locations you are promoting. For example the people of Bolivia really want you to believe that the movie was true to life and the outlaws were killed in a final gun battle with the police. This travel writer investigated and found tour guides ready to show you "a weather-beaten sign at the entrance to town. It reads: "Here death's Butch Kassidy (sic) and Sundance Kid"."
... For those of you who don't have time to watch the whole movie.
... Today most movies come with plenty of behind the scenes footage available but in the sixties this wasn't really done. We were very happy to find this great documentary of the making of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and we know that you will enjoy it.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid On Location
Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Paul Newman is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.
Paul Newman Prints
Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA SEE MAP
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Paul Newman's star:
Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
7060 Hollywood Blvd.