Knowledge Identifier: $The_Rocky_Horror_Picture_Show
Category: Movies & TV (402)
Launched in 1970.
Countries: United States (37%), United Kingdom (26%), (19%)
Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Recorded Music NZ, Rovi Corporation, BBC
Richard O'Brien, a British citizen raised in New Zealand, was living as an unemployed actor in London during the early 1970s
Cliff DeYoung - Since then, DeYoung has made more than 80 films and television series, including "Harry and Tonto" , "The 3,000 Mile Chase" , "Centennial" , the "Shock Treatment", the 1981 sequel to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", where he played two twin characters and sang a duet with himself, and "Flight of the Navigator" as David's father, Bill
Jim Sharman - He cowrote the screenplay and directed the international cult hit film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" for Twentieth Century Fox, and directed its loosely based sequel "Shock Treatment" in 1981
Peter Hinwood - Hinwood is mostly noted for his film appearance as the well-oiled, muscular and mostly mute creation Rocky Horror in the 1975 cult classic, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Christopher Biggins - His film roles include "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "The Baker" in the 1999 Video Version of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
Lou Adler - In 1975, Adler produced the cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and, in 1981, its follow-up, "Shock Treatment"
Susan Sarandon - In 1975, she starred as Janet in the cult favorite musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Shampoo (film) - It was the fourth most successful film in 1975 by box office takings, beaten only by "Jaws", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Although largely ignored upon release, it soon gained notoriety as a midnight movie when audiences began participating with the film at the Waverly Theater in New York City in 1976
The Los Angeles area performance groups originated in 1977 at the Fox Theatre, where Michael Wolfson won a look-alike contest as Frank N. Furter, and won another at the Tiffany Theater on Sunset Boulevard
David Lynch - He was very supportive of the movie, helping to distribute it around the United States in 1977, and Eraserhead subsequently became popular on the midnight movie underground circuit, and was later described as one of the most important midnight movies of the seventies along with El Topo, Pink Flamingos, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Harder They Come and Night of the Living Dead.
Ruby Wax - In 1981, she appeared in the follow up to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", called "Shock Treatment"
Charles Gray (actor) - In this period he is perhaps best known for portraying the Criminologist in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and a similar character, Judge Oliver Wright, in its 1981 sequel "Shock Treatment"
Tim Curry - After "Rocky Horror", Curry garnered acclaim for his supporting roles; as Rooster in the 1982 film adaptation of "Annie", as The Lord of Darkness in the 1985 film "Legend", and as Wadsworth in the 1985 film "Clue", as well as for his starring roles; as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1980 Broadway production of "Amadeus", as Pennywise the Clown in the 1990 horror TV miniseries "It", and as King Arthur in the 2005 Broadway production of "Spamalot
Tim Curry - Curry has starred in several films, including "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Annie" , "Clue" , and the 1990 television horror miniseries "Stephen King's It"
Paul Oscar - In 1990 he won a talent contest for his college; later that year at the time of his graduation, he played Frank-N-Furter to great success in the college's production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Tucson, Arizona has been host a number of times, including 1999 with El Fishnet Fiesta, and Queens of the Desert held in 2006
Jim Sharman - In August 2008, Sharman's memoirs "Blood and Tinsel" were published by Melbourne University Publishing where he talks about his childhood on the road with Jimmy Sharman's Boxing Troupe and speaks out for the first time about "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and his many productions
A 35th Anniversary edition Blu-ray was released in the US on October 19, 2010
A modern-day reimagining of the film, directed by Kenny Ortega and tentatively titled "The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event", is set to air on television in the fall of 2016