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    apparently quite true:

    in the early 70s, anthony hopkins had signed a deal to appear in a movie adaptation of the girl from petrovka

    he wanted to read the original book, by author george feifer, to gain further insight into his character, so he trawled a host of book shops in london trying to find a copy - alas, nowhere he looked had the book in stock

    defeated, he wandered off, only to find a copy of the book in question abandoned on a bench in leicester square underground station, and no owner around to claim it

    and so off he went to prepare for his role, armed with his found copy of the book



    several months later, during filming in vienna, hopkins met george feifer and was astounded to learn that feifer didn't actually own a copy of his own book - the reason being that feifer had lent his copy to a friend who had subsequently lost it

    feifer explained that his own copy had been full of scribbled notes alongside the text - hopkins took his copy out, which had usefully been adorned with several scribbled notes alongside the text, and showed it to feifer

    both men were amazed to discover that hopkin's copy, found abandoned on a london underground bench, had in fact been feifer's own lost copy

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    Mind blown.

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    how much of this one is apocryphal, i don't know, but it was claimed to have been investigated, legally notarized and authenticated in author aljean harmetz's book the making of the wizard of oz

    during pre-production of 1939's the wizard of oz, actor frank morgan was screen tested with a variety of different outfits for his character of professor marvel

    a shopping trip to a local thrift store had garnered a whole host of old, tattered looking coats for the look - the choice of coats was eventually whittled down to one, a fading green/black velvet coat with frayed edges

    it was later discovered that the selected coat had the original owner's name sewn into one of the pockets ..... l. frank baum, the author of the oz stories, who had died around 20 years previously

    i suppose the odds might not be as long as first impressions suggest - baum did live in hollywood during his later years, and the costume department were specifically looking for an older looking coat from a certain era, but it's still a nice tale, whether truthful or a publicist's fantasy

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    in 1974, neville ebbin, of hamilton, bermuda islands, was riding his moped when he was involved in a collision with a taxi, being driven by willard manders - neville died from his injuries, aged 17

    in 1975, neville's brother erskine, also of hamilton, bermuda islands, was riding the moped he had inherited from his deceased brother when he was involved in a collision, also with a taxi - erskine too died as a result of his injuries, aged 17

    erskine had been hit by the very same taxi that killed his brother, being driven by willard manders, the very same driver that had killed his brother

    to round off the coincidence, it was reported at the time that manders' taxi was also carrying the exact same passenger on both occasions



    sounds super freaky at first but, when you start to analyze it and break it down, it does lessen the impact of the coincidence somewhat .....

    in a 2010 census, hamilton had 1800 residents - presumably, in 1974/5 it would have been much fewer - even fewer still would be the residents who drove, either moped or taxi, or would be using the services of a taxi - mopeds aren't the safest of things and the odds of running into the same driver/vehicle in the same area of a small town would not be astronomical

    still interesting tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp88 View Post
    sounds super freaky at first but,
    ...makes sense if the moped is cursed/haunted.

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