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    Grand Hotel Celebrates 125 years

    Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island turns 125 this week

    385-room hotel opened for first time on July 10, 1887


    Published On: Jul 09 2012 06:20:26 AM EDT Updated On: Jul 09 2012 06:35:08 AM EDT

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -
    The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island turns 125 on Tuesday...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/G...w/-/index.html

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    While not, perhaps, about this Grand Hotel, I've always liked Procol Harum's 1973 song of that name; it captures the experience of staying at a fine establishment of that sort: "One more toast to greet the morn; / The wine and dine have danced till dawn."

    Procol Harum, "Grand Hotel" (YouTube)
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    What a beautiful place. If the walls could talk, imagine the stories they could tell with that much history under the ole gal's belt.
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    Those who are familiar with the cult classic film, "Somewhere In Time" probably know that much of the movie was filmed on Mackinac Island and on the grounds of the Grand Hotel. There is a placque commemorating the scene at the location in the woods along the waterfront. There are some shots at the hotel and other locations around the island in this trailer from the movie: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEXX9LtdxQA"]Somewhere in Time Trailer - YouTube[/ame]

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    There's a couple of nice shots of the Grand Hotel in this video spoof of the PureMichigan travel campaign

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5tJaRrZZMs"]Pure Michigan: Mackinac Island - YouTube[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    Those who are familiar with the cult classic film, "Somewhere In Time" probably know that much of the movie was filmed on Mackinac Island and on the grounds of the Grand Hotel. There is a placque commemorating the scene at the location in the woods along the waterfront. There are some shots at the hotel and other locations around the island in this trailer from the movie: Somewhere in Time Trailer - YouTube
    I knew I recognized it! I love Jane Seymour. I was an extra in a made for tv mini series with she, Hal Holbrook and Elizabeth Montgomery when I was a kid. All three were class acts. I treasure the months I was able to spend on that set and Jane and the others treated us local yokels with such respect and graciousness.

    Ever since I have avidly watched all their other works and somewhere in time was a favorite of mine.
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    It very much looks like a place where Mark Twain would stay. As he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    Those who are familiar with the cult classic film, "Somewhere In Time" probably know that much of the movie was filmed on Mackinac Island and on the grounds of the Grand Hotel. There is a placque commemorating the scene at the location in the woods along the waterfront. There are some shots at the hotel and other locations around the island in this trailer from the movie: Somewhere in Time Trailer - YouTube

    that is my favorite movie and i love Jane Seymour!!
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