80's Flick Flashback

No bikinis. No blankets. No bingo. This awkwardly titled 80’s flick is a bosom-buddy movie about a friendship that was destined to be -- like surf and turf, M&Ms, Laverne and Shirley, Lucy and Ethel, maybe even Cagney and Lacey. As most buddy movie rules require, it is a tale of enduring friendship between disparate souls, formed against the odds. There are ups and downs. Jealously and redemption. And, thanks to Bette Midler, some show-stopping musical numbers. So grab a box of tissues, because I’m sure tears will be shed, as Tim Williams and guest co-host, Bethany Wells, discuss “Beaches” from 1988 on this episode of the 80’s Flick Flashback Podcast.

Here are some additional behind the scenes trivia we were unable to cover in this episode:
- The song about Otto Titsling, the inventor of the brassiere, was first introduced by Bette Midler on a 1986 album called "Mud Will Be Flung Tonight." The story of Otto Titsling (i.e. "a two-tit sling") and Phillip de Brassiere (i.e. "fill up the brassiere") is an urban legend, created by British humorist Wallace Reyburn in his 1971 book, 'Bust Up: The Uplifting Tale of Otto Titzling'. In fact, the brassiere was developed by various French fashion designers from ladies' corsets of the 19th century. The term "brassiere" is derived from the French "braciere," a name for an armored military breastplate.
- The beach house is cottage number 13 at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach, CA. It has been made it into a Beaches museum, with a tour guide available for visitors to ask questions on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The film's poster art is of this cottage facing the beach.
- The 1988 movie trailer included in the DVD incorrectly states that Barbara Hershey was an Academy Award nominee when the movie came out; Hershey was not an Oscar nominee until 1997 for The Portrait of a Lady (1996).
Sources: Wikipedia, IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes,






Intro & Outro Music: "Total Eclipse" by Nathaniel Wyver

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