Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Night 4 Of The 14 Nights Of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway

Welcome to night 4 of the 4th annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway. Make sure to stop by our main Giveaway Post and enter to win a $400+ Prize Pack full of decadent treats from 16 fabulous shops! Tonight we have the next movie from the Valentine Movie Marathon. Follow along daily for extra entries and the chance for a bonus 20 entries at the end of the giveaway. You can also play the Guess The Movie game for even more entries. But that's not all! Keep reading to find the next feature on one of our participating shops. Enjoy and have fun!

Hot Rod Rumble Small Photo Pendant

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 28th and receive 10% off your order. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout

Make sure to stop by and enter the Crazy Cupid Giveaway. You could win your choice of Compact Mirror and Necklace or Photo Pendant from Laughing Vixen Lounge. And it will get you extra entries in this giveaway!!! Ends February 15th.

Featured Shop ~ Eternal Girl
Eternal Girl is run by Julia from Rockville, Maryland. Her shop is filled with henna inspired hand drawn jewelry and greeting cards.

Dual Roses Necklace

How did you choose your shop name?
"Eternal girl is the female version of a term used in mythology to describe a child-like being craving boundless freedom. I associate my artwork with the undying need to reach out and extend my limitations through love and life."

Heart Necklace

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I started making jewelry a few years ago, in 2011. I ordered some necklace supplies and began experimenting. After about a year of making necklaces as gifts, my friends encouraged me to sell them online."

Gemini Zodiac Necklace

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"My artwork gives me a chance to connect with individuals I wouldn't normally interact with everyday. I love creating and keeping my mind focused through jewelry making. I keep in mind that with each piece I work on, someone will own, appreciate, and take care of the jewelry. I feel a sense of connection through the transference of a simple object."

Floral Heart Earrings

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"More animal designs; I'm open to suggestions as well."

Top Hat and Veil Necklace

You'll have a chance to win a Heart Necklace from Eternal Girl. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Visit Eternal Girl and use coupon code VIXEN214 at checkout for 15% off your order.

Since it's February, I asked the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
"I've always loved Romeo and Juliet, the version with leo dicaprio. As cruel as the story goes in the end, I can't help loving this remake. The cinematography is so unique, fusing modern dress with shakespearean attitude. But anyway, what else is worth dying for, if not love..right?!"

14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. On each daily post  there will be a review of the next movie in our marathon. Leave a comment on the post, with your opinion of the movie, and you can receive 2 entries in the giveaway. Each day you comment you can receive 2 entries. You will find the daily entries on the Rafflecopter on the main Giveaway Post.
*You may start following the marathon at any time and comment on past posts to catch up.

Plus, if you comment on all 14 movies you can receive a bonus 20 entries. On the last day of the giveaway you will find the magic phrase you can use to unlock the bonus entries on the Rafflecopter. *You must comment on each movie to qualify for the bonus entries.

Guess The Movie Game
Each daily post will have a clue to the next night's movie. Leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main Giveaway Post, for 2 entries in the giveaway.
*Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the 2 entries.
*The Rafflecopter widget will reset to a new day 24 hours after you left your last guess.
*Please do not post guesses anywhere else on the blog or they will be deleted and not count.

Tonight's Clue ~ Can love really conquer all when your guy is a Zombie???

Night 4 ~ Grease

Tagline - Grease is the word.

Songs from the movie playing on the Jukebox...
 *Summer Lovin' by John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and cast.
 *We Go Together by John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and cast.

Directed by Randal Kleiser (Blue Lagoon, White Fang and Honey I Blew Up The Kid) and released on June 16, 1978 by Paramount Pictures (Rated PG). Good Girl Sandy (Olivia Newton John) and Bad Boy Danny (John Travolta) spend the summer together falling in love. All is good because Sandy is heading back home to Australia and they will never see each other again. But wait...Sandy's family decided to stay. And now she is enrolling in the same high school. Will their love be torn apart by the social differences of their friends? Or will summer lovin' turn out to be true love?

This is teen love circa the 50's by way of the 70's. It's my favorite musical. I love that it's set in the 50's and, being a child of the '70s, it's fun to see just how much 70's influence there is on the movie. It's funny, it's cool, it's sweet, it's silly and you know you love to sing along with it!

I mean what girl didn't want to be a "Pink Lady"? And, having been a hair dresser in earlier years of my life, I find the whole "Beauty School Dropout" bit to be most fun. Got to love Frenchy's pink hair.

So, if you haven't seen it for awhile, take a night to indulge. It's well worth it. Just be prepared to be singing the songs for the next week.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. Henry Winkler, who became a sensation as "Fonzie" on "Happy Days" (1974), was considered for the role of Danny Zuko. However, he turned down the role for fear of being typecast.
2. Susan Dey and Deborah Raffin were the first choices for the role of Sandy (Dey declined the role after her manager advised against it). Marie Osmond later claimed on "Larry King Live" (1985) that she had been also been offered the role but declined "on moral grounds" though she later admitted this to be untrue.
3. Due to a zipper breaking, Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into the trousers she wears in the last sequence (the carnival at Rydell).
4. Jeff Conaway had to walk slightly stooped so that John Travolta would appear taller.
5. When Olivia Newton-John was cast as Sandy, her character's background had to be changed to accommodate Newton-John's own background. In the original Broadway musical Sandy was an all-American girl and her last name was Dumbrowski. In the movie version, she became Sandy Olsson, foreign-exchange student from Australia. Also, because of Newton-John's casting, John Farrar (Newton-John's frequent songwriter) had to write two new songs for the film while other songs from the Broadway musical were dropped.
6. Several musical numbers were not used in the film. They appear, however, as jukebox tunes, or band numbers at the high school dance. Among them "Freddy, My Love", "Those Magic Changes", and "It's Raining on Prom Night" all of which were performed by characters in the stage musical.
7. Carrie Fisher was considered for the role of Rizzo.
8. The film was released in Spain as Brilliantina (Brilliantine) - because its English title translated as "fat" in Spanish.
9. Danny's blue windbreaker at the beginning of the film was intended as a nod to Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
10. The scene in Frenchy's bedroom while Rizzo is singing the line about Elvis was actually filmed the same day that Elvis Presley died.
11. Randal Kleiser hated the opening title song, "Grease" (he thought that the cynical lyrics and disco beat were inappropriate for a film set in the 1950s).
12. In the song "Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee", it originally references Sal Mineo in the stage version. However, due to Mineo's murder the year before shooting began the reference was given to Elvis Presley.
13. The official premiere after-party was at Studio 54.
14. The original Broadway production opened at the Eden Theater on February 14, 1972 and ran for 3,388 performances, setting a record. Adrienne Barbeau and Barry Bostwick were in the original Broadway cast. John Travolta appeared at some time as a replacement on Broadway in the role of "Doody". Marilu Henner, an alumnus of the original Chicago production, appeared as a replacement in the role of "Marty". Patrick Swayze and Treat Williams were both replacements as Danny Zuko. Richard Gere is also listed as an understudy to many male roles, including Danny Zuko. Gere played Zuko in the London production in 1973.
15. Rydell High is a reference to teen idol Bobby Rydell who had a million selling hit with "Swingin' School" in 1960.
16. The production had a product placement plan with Coca-Cola, but it fell through. The Coke products were taken out or blurred. There is a huge hanging picture/advertisement in the diner that was blurred out. Photos on the inside flaps of the soundtrack album have Pepsi products.


  1. I love this movie. It was one of the first, if not THE first movie I owned on dvd

  2. Love this movie....it was actually filmed at my husbands school in Los Angeles...way before he went to school there though lol.

  3. I always liked this movie never knew zombies were part of it.

  4. I love all of the movie trivia facts that you've pulled for this one! For a film that I've seen at least dozens of times, I did not know most of these tidbits. Good on yeh, then!!

  5. one of my all time faves! this makes a perfect date movie

  6. major sing-along classic!!!


  7. Who doesn't like "Grease"? Rizzo rocked!

  8. I soooo love Romeo and Juliet with Claire Danes! I also love Grease. It is our family fave!

  9. This is one of the movies that my mother and I love

  10. I love this movie! The songs were so catchy and fun. Wish they made more fun musicals like this nowadays.

  11. Hands down awesome movie! John Travolta is so hot in this movie!