… The "ghostbuster" packs they wore in the movies actually weighed 30 pounds.
… The part of Louis Tully was written for John Candy but at the last minute he decided he didn't want it so Rick Moranis stepped in to take over the role. Rick Moranis has since retired from acting. When his wife died he devoted his time to raising his children, writing op-ed pieces, recording a cd and doing occasional voice overs. Here's his website.
… The part of Peter Venkman was written for John Belushi. When he died suddenly in 1982 screenwriters Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis had to do some extensive re-writing for new choice Bill Murray.
… Dan Aykroyd is really a big fan of the paranormal.
... We were going to do hours of research for you to find out what has happened to all the cast members from Ghostbusters but a resourceful youtube video maker has done it for us:
… When the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man explodes at the end of the first movie, they flying goop is really shaving cream.
… At the end of the first movie all of the Ghostbusters are covered with parts of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man except Bill Murray. This was an inside joke for the cast members.
... Here's the music video for the catchy tune Ghostbusters. While you are watching it you can quiz yourself on your knowledge of the celebrities from the 1980's who make cameo appearances. Here's your cheat sheet- Chevy Chase, John Candy, Danny DeVito, Peter Falk, Melissa Gilbert, Carly Simon, Teri Carr, Irene Cara George Wendt and Al Franken.
... Just for Fun. A clever youtube video showing us what Ghostbusters would have looked like if it was made in 1954
Ghostbusters On Location
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 Sigourney Weaver's star:
Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
7021 Hollywood Blvd.