Snobs, slobs and a dancing gopher: this is the Caddyshack most of us know... But, we'll go inside the wild ride that was the making of this film, getting the story straight from those who were there: the producers, the stars and the director, Harold Ramis. Today, legions of fans can recall favorite moments and quote whole scenes word for word.
National Lampoon's Vacation--a typical American road trip that becomes less of a family vacation and more like a series of catastrophes. But the production itself took a cross-country roadtrip--with it's own trials and tribulations. Interviews from the cast and crew combined with clips from the movie and never before seen, behind the camera photos, the inside story of America's favorite family film comes to life. From the laughs and the camaraderie to the hot tempers and medical emergencies, the behind the scenes action seemed to mirror the on-screen drama. But in the end, Vacation rides into movie royalty, becoming a bona fide comedy classic that still resonates with its fans almost 30 years later.
In 1895, W.E.B. Du Bois became the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard. He fought for African American rights and cofounded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
In 1895, scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois became the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard. He fought for African American rights during the first half of the 20th century, during which time he cofounded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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