Trivia / The Misfits

The band

  • The Pete Best: Jimmy Battle and Diane DiPiazza, who were in the band only one month. They are the only members who didn't perform on any release at all, that is, if you exclude final drummer from Danzig's era, Brian Damage, who got drunk on his only gig with the band and after a few songs had to be escorted (Todd Swalla filled in for him for the rest of the show).
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In 2004, Danzig tried to arrange for a Misfits reunion with Jerry Only and Doyle. Doyle was on board but Jerry Only was against it as he preferred covering '50s pop songs instead. Instead, Doyle occasionally joins Danzig onstage for Misfits mini-sets, which finally came to a show with the 90s Misfits line-up (minus Jerry Only) opening for Danzig, who performed classic songs in the middle of his set.
    • Davey Havok of AFI was proposed by Jerry Only as the new vocalist of the band after Michael Graves left; however, Havok was busy working on Sing The Sorrow and had found his own band in AFI, and turned down the proposal. Only's response to this proposal has not made him popular with the fans.

The film

  • All There in the Manual: Guido's last name is actually Racanelli.
  • Older Than He Looks: Eli Wallach, on the other hand, was 45 and looking fantastic.
  • Reality Is Unrealistic: Eli Wallach, a notable teetotaller, once discussed in an interview how he was in a scene where Guido is drunkenly watching Roslyn dancing with Gay, and John Huston came up to him and told him that the most drunk that Huston had ever been was when he tried to stay sober on a horseback, and Eli realized that Huston was giving him acting advice.
  • Troubled Production: The only cast members who didn't seem to have any health problems during the making were Eli Wallach and Thelma Ritter. The former did receive a verbal jab from the cinematographer about him not having a career.
  • Younger Than He Looks: Clark Gable was just 59 when he did the film and he looked awful.
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