From our August 2018 magazine: The 1998 film “The Parent Trap,” starring Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, and Natasha Richardson, opens on the wedding day of Nick (Quaid) and Elizabeth (Richardson) Parker. Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E” smoothly sets the tone for this elegant, romantic scene, fictionally taking place aboard the Queen Elizabeth II ship in 1986. In actuality, the sequence was shot aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Selecting the Queen Mary for this opening montage hel
It was 73 degrees at noon on Sunday, May 25, 1986. The day was sunny and clear, perfect weather for an unprecedented national event. At precisely 3 p.m. EST, noon PST, an unbroken (well, almost) chain of Americans clasped hands beginning in New York, through Washington D.C., across the country and ending at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Were you one of the 5 million people to participate in Hands Across America?
It was the Eighties. The hair was big. The shorts were short.