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In Videos: John Travolta's Double-Decking Slice-Struttin' Action in 'Saturday Night Fever'

I love it when a plan comes together. For years, I've been wanting to get a clip of the opening scene of Saturday Night Fever, the bit where John Travolta's Tony Manero orders two slices of pizza from Lenny's, double-decks them and struts down 86th Street in Bensonhurst. After mentioning the film earlier tonight, I dug around on YouTube, found the opener, and trimmed the vid down to just the relevant pizza-related footage. Enjoy ...... More


The following cluster of photos will no doubt be bewildering. But bear with me. Today's theme is "lights." And lots of them. It's a theme that strings together the over-the-top Christmas decorations of Dyker Heights and the below-the-ankle action of Saturday Night Fever. That, and the fact that both spectacles take place in roughly the same area of Brooklyn. After that, the association kinda falls apart.... More

You Can Tell by the Way I Fold My Slice

How Deep Is Your Love ... for Pizza? Enough to cram two slices into your face at once? [From the website myatari.] I was goofin' around on the Web yesterday and found this image of Tony Manero (John Travolta) from Saturday Night Fever eating pizza. Employing a novel approach to downing two slices at once, Mr. Manero has folded the pieces around each other. Filmed in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, Saturday Night Fever's main character would have grown up around plenty of good pizza. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of worthwhile pizzerias still operating in those neighborhoods. L&B... More

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