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Old 05-01-2018, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by greatblueheron View Post
Winston-Salem, NC

Winston cigarettes
Salem cigarettes

Krispy Kreme doughnuts first location
KK's glazed doughnuts are intoxicatingly good, lol!
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:43 PM
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Can't resist ... I'm sure others did Chicago first.... but mine.

-- The Chicago-style Hot Dog (don't eat many normally.... but in Chicago I get my fill)
-- Deep Dish Pizza (had my first only 3-years ago ... though I lived in the city 6-years long ago)
-- Thin Crispy Part-cut Pizza (the normal Pizza common in Chicagoland)
-- Italian Steak sandwich (great sliced beef on a sub-hoagie roll)

The Awesome World Famous "Chicago Skyline"
  • Wrigley Field ballpark and the Cubbies. (Go Cubs)
  • Soldier Field (No Corporate Spencer can steal it still dedicated to those who served)
  • The "Bean" ((officially called Cloud Gate)
  • The "Magnificent Mile" (a premier Shopping street of America)
  • The First Skyscraper (yes the first and many more ... was in Chicago)
  • The L (elevated train still looping around Chicago's Business District for over 100-years)
  • Beaches in its downtown (yet nearly a 1000-miles from the ocean)
  • Lake Michigan (the premier city of the Great Lakes)
  • City of Alleys (Chicago has 90% of streets with back alley's where its power-grid is run, most lined with garages and the most alleyways of any city in the world)
  • Big John (formerly the Hancock building) and Big Willis (STILL the Sears Tower) ... oh and Trump Tower Chicago (like him or not .... the skyscraper is still a stunner.
  • The Wrigley building and Tribune Tower (two 1920s Chicago stunners)
  • Marina City (the twin Corncob buildings all notice if downtown)
  • Navy Pier (Tourists love it and killer views)
  • Millennium Park (The Top Attraction in the Midwest)
OK this enough ..... for now.

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Old 05-01-2018, 08:24 PM
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I know a lot of films are shot there, but not many people recognize that it's Atlanta. Atlanta has an anytown USA look. Please do not take that as an insult, it's just to me, there's nothing distinct about its landscape.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by WRnative View Post
Obviously, I don't agree with you.

Especially globally, Cleveland is more famous for LeBron James and the Cavaliers than for the sorry Browns of recent years. Generally, commentaries about the Browns mention the storied history of the franchise prior to the treachery of Art Modell. No history of football, especially of pro football, is complete without a lengthy discussion of Paul Brown, and those interested in the history of game know that the Cleveland Browns were named for Paul Brown, whose many innovations and rejection of the color barrier reshaped the pro game into its modern version.


Cleveland also is more famous, again especially internationally, for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, than for anything on your list.

Among classical music followers, including internationally and, as noted in my post which linked recent laudatory articles from the New York Times, among readers of the cultural pages of the New York Times, the Cleveland Orchestra is most closely associated with Cleveland. The Cleveland Orchestra tours the world's major music halls annually: 2017 Europe; 2018 Europe and Japan; 2019 mainland China.


Ditto, the Cleveland Museum of Art is well known among fans of art museums.

Michael Symon and the West Side Market are closely associated with Cleveland among foodies, including the millions of viewers of ABC's "The Chew." On "The Chew" and elsewhere, Symon regularly promotes Cleveland.


Very few persons, even Clevelanders younger than 50-years-old, would know anything about the Danny Greene mob wars. That doesn't even come to my mind when I think of Cleveland, and I remember reading about Danny Greene as a teenager, and I remember visiting where he was murdered, once you brought up the topic. When even the events of WWII and the Korean War are fading rapidly into forgotten popular history, the Cleveland mob wars are rarely remembered or associated with Cleveland, except among perhaps some Clevelanders and Ohioans.

Most persons who think of Drew Carey, think of the "Price is Right," his current gig, and not the Drew Carey Show. As the show ended in 2004, and was in syndication until about 2010, I'll give you Drew Carey. "Hot in Cleveland" may be more famously associated with Cleveland.

The 1969 Cuyahoga River fire remains notorious and historically significant, but I'm not certain how many younger Americans know about any of this.


Cedar Point is well known in the U.S. and among roller coaster fans internationally.
No mention of the Cleveland Clinic? In healthcare circles it's a huge deal. Personally, when I think of Cleveland, I think of Harvey Pekar, but don't think most people outside the world of comics have ever heard of him.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:01 PM
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Originally Posted by oobanks View Post
I would agree this used to be the case back in the Early 2000's up to may be 2014, 15 or so especially as far as black Celeb's,, current day, may be not so much. I would say a good bit of Celebs has some type of home, condo or temp housing here due to the amount of movie filming going on here due to tax breaks but living full time, that would be a negative! L.A is definitely still prime time, Hollywood, and ground zero for the celebrity and entertainment industry, not to mention desired place to live.
Yeah, I think celebs will hang out in a lot of cities, but I think every celeb has a home in LA, can't say the same about Atlanta.

I used to live in Austin and saw a TON of celebs, and not just Texas celebs like Sandra Bullock and Matt M. Just random celebs hanging out.

I think this post was started by an Atlantan that's proud of the movies shot there. But, I think of CNN, Ted Turner, the Braves and Coca Cola before I think of a particular movie. I know a ton of movies are shot there now, but there's not many that I would recognize as "hey that's Atlanta."
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:14 AM
Location: Brew City
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Originally Posted by WRnative View Post

Cedar Point is well known in the U.S. and among roller coaster fans internationally.
Ok, but Cedar Point isn't in Cleveland. I have never heard of anyone else associating it with Cleveland.

I grew up just as close to CP in Toledo as anyone in Cleveland and I've never heard anyone claim it as part of Toledo either.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:51 AM
Location: Denver
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Colorado Springs:

Pikes Peak / Garden of the Gods
NORAD, the military base inside a mountain
Military in general
Dr. James Dobson and Ted Haggard and Jerry Jenkins (Left Behind Book Series)
Mountain biking


Green Chili Hamburgers and Chili Festival
Cholo lifestyle
Being spit upon by other Coloradans
Cactuses in CO
Pueblo Reservoir
Bishops Castle (closeby)
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:29 AM
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San Jose: Winchester Mystery House
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:58 PM
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Originally Posted by the topper View Post
San Jose: Winchester Mystery House
Silicon Valley
Apple campus
Burt Bacharach song Do You Know The Way To San Jose?
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:53 PM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Originally Posted by Iconographer View Post
Funny, but when I think of St. Louis the movie 'Meet Me In St. Louis' comes to mind. It's an incredible piece of St. Louis nostalgia.
The Trolley Song!
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