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MOVIE TRIVIA - PT42. ⋆ Historian Alan Royle
Katz’s today Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally… a daily occurrence Katz’s Delicatessen in Manhattan’s Lower East Side was established in 1888. It gained worldwide fame in 1989’s popular feature, When Harry Met Sally, after Sally (Meg Ryan) feigned an orgasm whilst dining there. The current owner claims he has stopped counting the number of times patrons ask: ‘Can I have what she’s having?’ And scarcely a day goes by, he says, without someone faking an orgasm at one of the tables! The Property Department at every studio deals with paraphernalia separated into three distinct classifications: a) Costumes, b) Props and c) Set Decorations. Determining one from another can be complicated at times, although the general rule of thumb seems to be: If an actor wears a sword but does not actually use it – it is deemed to be ‘costume’. If he uses the sword, however, it is suddenly [...]