I Watched this recently and enjoyed seeing Puerto Vallarta in 1964. Most of it is about the making of the film, I felt there is enough about Puerto Vallarta (and the area) in 1964 to be of interest to this message board.
I had always thought that it was just the movie that launched Puerto Vallarta but it was more to do with tabloid stuff, ".....During the filming, the US media gave extensive coverage to Elizabeth Taylor's extramarital affair with Richard Burton, as well as covering the frequent fighting between Huston and the film's four stars. The subsequent publicity helped put Puerto Vallarta on the map for US tourists."
If you are in PV check out the ajoining houses of Liz and Dick with connecting bridge!!
Re: Movies and Mexico
Posted by Daniel H on November 22, 2016, 1:57 pm, in reply to "Re: Movies and Mexico" Edited by board administrator November 22, 2016, 2:06 pm
Going through some of the suggestion links on you tube I ran across this.
After learning that it was her presence on Night of the Iguana that brought the tabloids which really put Puerto Vallarta on the map I wonder why they praise her so?
How would the people of La Manzanilla feel if someone that famous moved here and changed it into a little PV?
As a Realtor I quite often get emails from realty television shows and people looking to do large developments, I either don't answer or steer them away. I'd rather be "poor" in paradise than see it change. In my first post I put a link to a Wikipedia article listing 6 reasons for the rapid growth in PV. First reason is ".....A significant transition of communal lands into private ownership within present Puerto Vallarta city limits took place in 1973 with the establishment of the Vallarta Land Trust (Fideicomiso)...." The slower we transition to fideicomiso the slower the growth. Viva la Ejido!
Good stuff, the two movies filmed around La Manzanilla are McHale's Navy (local La Manz residents featured) and a not very good take off on Casablanca starring Charles Bronson called Cabo Blanco...great, old, local footage !