New Jersey born actor Roy Scheider passed away the other day. He is best known for being the police chief in the movie Jaws. He also is noted for his supporting actor Academy Award nomination in the French Connection.
But the movie I want to focus on is the movie 52 Pick-Up. It's a movie that came out after Roy had reached his peak. It's a thriller that features Ann Margret as his wife.
I have never seen the movie.
So, why am I talking about it?
Well, it was playing at the Gramercy movie theater on 23rd street NYC back in 1986. They had a large marquee that would have the movie's title done up in the style of the movie's logo. When the movie played its run, they would dispose of the sign outside the front of the theater.
When 52 Pick-Up ended its run its sign was outside in separate pieces. The 52 was in one piece and the PICK-UP sign was split in two. The PIC was one piece and the K-UP was the other. The typical college thing to do was to gather found items and put it in your room, I thought having a Movie marquee sign in my dorm room would be kinda neat. The problem was that I was on my way to class and I couldn't carry the whole sign to class. So I tried to figure out which part would be the best one. I felt the 52 was too dull and didn't like the font. K-Up was too vague, so I picked up the PIC and was on my way.
I took it back to my dorms, hung it up and was trying my best to come up with the appropriately witty words to fill out the acronym of PIC.
To this day I haven't done so.
I'm open to suggestions.