… The character Terrance Mann is based on reclusive author J.D. Salinger best known for his novel The Catcher in the Rye.
... They did build it and now they want you to come . . . to the real "Field of Dreams" in Dyersville, Iowa and take your picture in the corn stalks and hit a ball, run the bases or just "sit and dream in the bleachers". We were going to go and check it out for you but instead we found this great youtube video. This Field of Dreams fan took a road trip to the site and randomly(?) arrived on the very day that Kevin Costner paid a visit. We want to run the bases with Kevin Costner!
... In Field of Dreams the baseball players who appear in Kevin Costner's cornfield baseball diamond are the members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox Team who were accused of being part of the infamous Black Sox baseball Scandal and banned from the game.
... Field of Dreams was the last theatrically released movie Burt Lancaster appeared in. He began performing as a circus acrobat. He made his movie debut in 1946 in The Killers and went on to a great acting career which spanned five decades and earned him four Academy Award nominations.
... the character Moonlight Graham was based on a real life baseball player. The Society of American Baseball Research tells us if the movie got his story right and we find out the real Moonlight got to play two innings not just one!
... Among the crowds of extras in the scenes at Fenway Park were two unknown actors named Matt and Ben. Yes that Matt and Ben.
... There really were baseball cards called Cracker Jack baseball cards and the Shoeless Joe 1915 card has become a real collector's item.
Field of Dreams On Location
The "Real" Field of Dreams
The baseball field used in the movie was actually built in a corn field on a farm in Dyersville, Iowa. The field is still there and has become a tourist attraction of sorts. Here is the information if you'd like to make the trip to the "real" Field of Dreams.
Field of Dreams Movie Site
28963 Lansing Road
Dyersville, IA 52040 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 the Burt Lancaster's star:
Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
6801 Hollywood Blvd.