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Titanic Fun Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" Titanic information - please enjoy!

Did You Know?

… that the sketch of Rose wearing only the Heart of the Ocean diamond was actually drawn by James Cameron. In the movie, the hand you see drawing the picture is actually Cameron's. In fact, Cameron drew all the pictures in Jack's sketch book.

… James Cameron had two cameos in the film. He was at the below deck party that Jack takes Rose to and he can be seen on the deck waiting for a lifeboat when Officer Murdoch starts shooting his gun.

... James Cameron made a Titanic-themed documentary called Ghosts of the Abyss in 2003. Along with Titanic star Bill Paxton, a high-tech crew of deep sea divers and cutting edge underwater cameras he explores the Titanic remains in all it's 3-D glory.

... Titanic was a very, very successful movie but was it successful in telling the story of this historic event? For the most part yes. The scenes of the sunken ship in its watery grave were the real thing, the recreated ship was meticulously researched and the part of the movie dealing with the actual incident was accurate. Many of the characters were real people: Passengers Molly Brown, John Jacob Astor IV, Benjamin Guggenheim,Isidor and Ida Straus's stories were all accurately depicted. Joseph Bruce Ismay was the real life managing director of the White Star line and Captain Edward John Smith was the captain who had planned to retire after the voyage of the Titanic. Although the ship's real life builder, Thomas Andrews, Jr. was shown as going down with the ship in the first class smoking room, it's not really known how he died. The crew of the ship in the movie used the names of the real men. One of these men First Officer William Murdoch provided the only real controversy over the movie's historical accuracy In the movie Murdoch is seen as accidentally shooting his gun, killing a passenger and then committing suicide. His descendants angrily said none of this really happened and movie executives went to their Scottish village to personally apologize.

... One other area of debate was being disputed before the movie was ever made and will probably never be resolved. What was the band on the deck playing as the ship sank? The movie portrays the bandmaster, Wallace Hartley leading the men in an emotional rendition of Nearer, My God to Thee which has been disputed by historians.

... Was it true when Rose says only 6 people were rescued from the water after the sinking? Yes although since Rose was not a real life character she was not one of them, six people were saved. Lifeboat 4 pulled 5 people out of the ater, three of those survived. Lifeboat 14 transferred some of their people into other boats and went back and found 4 people, three of those people also survived. None of the other lifeboats went back.

... Were the 3rd class passengers really kept locked up in the ship? Not exactly, but some gates were locked and there was poor communication and only one out four third class passengers survived.

... Now that we've told you about the historical accuracy of the movie Titanic you may enjoy watching this great video of real photos and newspaper headlines and seeing how familiar it all looks from the movie.

... Everyone who loves fashion will enjoy watching this video of the fabulous Academy Award winning costumes worn in the movie.

... Remember that the remains of the sunken ship Titanic were not discovered until 1985. You can see video footage of the real ship in its watery grave here.

... The song My Heart Will Go On almost did not make it into the movie Titanic. James Cameron did not want a song in the movie. Composer James Horner secretly wrote it and had Celine Dion make a demo tape to persuade the director to include it. James Cameron was persuaded.

... You can read the screenplay for Titanic here.

... "I'm the king of the world" was ranked as number 100 on the AFI list of best movie lines.

... Just for fun. What do you think? Titani, what a great idea!

Titanic 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 the Gloria Stuart's star:

Gloria Stuart
Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

6714 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

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