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                           THE RHPS FAQ - version 3.9z

                    last update October 31 - November 4, 1997

      conceived, compiled, written, and edited by Jason Alan "P7A77" Pfaff
                                 
             Founder and version 3.9z Editor:  p7a77@concentric.net

                   version 4.0 Editor:  larryv@rockyhorror.org

                             http://www.faq.rhps.org

                           http://rockyhorror.org/faq/

                           Copyright 1993-7 P7A77, Inc.

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                   *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - PLEASE READ ***

  This is the final version of the RHPS FAQ that will come out of P7A77, Inc.  
I created this FAQ in the summer of 1993 and have been maintaining it ever 
since.  However, in recent years, the focus of my life has shifted, and I find 
I have less and less time to spend on it.  And so, with the posting of this 
version, the FAQ is no longer under my control.  It was a difficult decision 
to make, but I would rather see it continue to grow and change under the 
proper supervision of someone else than just get stale and moldy in my never-
ending "to do" list. 

  "But," I hear you asking yourselves, "to whom are you transferring control?"
That person is none other than a.c-m.r-h's own Larry "Vamp" Viezel.  Larry has 
been on the newsgroup as long as I have (maybe longer).  He's had experience 
organizing several mini-conventions and is partially responsible for the 
recent surge in popularity that Shock Treatment has received.  I've observed 
his net personality and attitude for years, and I feel that he's the best 
choice as the FAQ's new owner, both in organizational ability and sense of 
humor.  I will be giving him all my notes on possible changes that I never got 
around to doing (including my outline for three separate FAQs - RHPS, ST, and 
The Fans), and letting all the regular contributors know his email address 
(finally - no more daily harassment from Joe and Ruth ;>).  I also look 
forward to seeing any new ideas he has and am curious to see in what direction 
he will take it.

  The URL was intended to remain the same.  One of the reasons I made the move 
to rhps.org is the first place was to make any future transitions easier 
(plus, I liked the domain name).  However, rhps.org seems to be down at the 
moment, so the FAQ will currently be located at www.rockyhorror.org/faq/.  If 
rhps.org ever gets back online, it will again be located at www.faq.rhps.org, 
with a mirror at rockyhorror.org.  I apologize for this inconvenience.

  I'd like to thank specific people who have helped me and stuck with me 
through the years. Thanks are due to:  Kevin Bourrillion, for emailing me 
every message posted to the newsgroup before I had access to it; George 
Burgyan, for helping me take those first few steps and putting up with my net-
ignorance; Dan S. Dye, for reasons only he need know about; Adam Moss, for the 
now defunct RHPS email fanzine; James Norman, for encouraging me with the 
original text to web transfer; Betty Thomas, for making sure my Tim info was 
always full and accurate; and "Zenin", for having one hell of a newsgroup 
archive, which has come in handy from time to time.

  An extra special thank-you to Joe Blevins, for constantly bombarding me with 
information, actor credits, and top-notch parodies and quizzes; Ruth J. Fink-
Winter, for just a whole bunch of stuff, including international RHPS 
information, and for continuously kicking me in the ass to get me working on 
this thing; to Christopher Ambler, for providing the space at rhps.org, and 
for putting up with my numerous memory blocks involving account passwords; and 
especially to Larry Viezel, for being someone whom I trust to take over the 
FAQ, and being willing to do it.  And, of course, to the scores upon scores of 
people who kept providing new information and encouraging my work on the FAQ.  
You know who you are.

  Now, for a more personal note.  RHPS has had a big impact on my life.  I 
first discovered it in high school, and it was responsible for my coming out 
of several shells.  I've met many great people through the show, and I feel 
comfortable knowing that no matter where I go, there'll likely be a show for 
me to attend.  Earlier this year, the time was right for me to stop 
performing.  I now attend only occasionally.  With this, my passing on of the 
FAQ, it seems that I am now 'retired' from the RHPS life.  The scene is 
different now.  I'm different now.  It's simply time for me to move on.  I 
hold no resentment or regrets; RHPS was, is, and always shall be one of my 
favorite movies, and I will always remember this time in my life.  So, with 
this, I say - goodbye.

  Good luck, Larry.  You're going to need it.  :)

- Jason Alan "P7A77" Pfaff / p7a77@concentric.net
 

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                               Table O' Contents
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[Sections with significantly new information from the last version are marked 
with an asterisk (*).  Sections with slight changes are marked with a cross 
(+).]

Section 0 - Basics about the FAQ
     0a - What does FAQ mean?
     0b - Why is a FAQ necessary?
     0c - If that's what a FAQ is, why is *THIS* necessary?
     0d - How can I quickly find what I want?
     0e - How are the version numbers determined?
   * 0f - What changes were made from the last version?
     0g - What changes are planned for future versions?

Section 1 - Basics about the RHPS
     1a - What does RHPS mean?
     1b - What does RHPS *really* mean?
     1c - What does RHPS FAQ mean?
     1d - How can *I* see RHPS?
   + 1e - What theatres show RHPS?
     1f - How can I find out where RHPS is playing in my area?
     1g - Where can I get a current copy of the theatre list?
     1h - What theatre has been showing RHPS for the longest time?
     1i - How can I get the rights for a showing of RHPS?

Section 2 - History of the RHS
     2a - What does RHS mean?
     2b - How did RHS start?
     2c - Where did it go from there?
   + 2d - What are the cast lists from the three original shows?
     2e - What casts have existed throughout the years?
     2f - Where can I get recordings of RHS casts?
     2g - Is RHS still performed?
     2h - How is the play different from the movie?
     2i - Is there Audience Participation for RHS?
     2j - How can I find out where RHS is playing in my area?
     2k - How can I get the rights for a production of RHS?

Section 3 - History of the RHPS
     3a - What does RHPS mean?
     3b - How did RHPS start?
     3c - Where did it go from there?
     3d - Where was RHPS filmed?
   * 3e - What is the cast and crew list for the movie?
     3f - What is the song list for the movie?
     3g - What changes to the songs were made for the movie?
   + 3h - What different versions of the movie exist?
     3i - What's the difference between the stereo and mono versions?
     3j - Why are there so many different versions?

Section 4 - Attending the RHPS
   + 4a - Are all the shows as good as the one I just saw?
   + 4b - Are all the shows as bad as the one I just saw?
     4c - What should I take to a showing of RHPS?
     4d - What should I wear to a showing of RHPS?
     4e - What should I expect at a showing of RHPS?
     4f - What's with this Audience Participation thing?
     4g - What's a virgin?
     4h - Should I worry that I'll be embarrassed if I'm a virgin?
     4i - Should I worry that I don't know many of the call-backs?
     4j - Should I locate an audience participation script and memorize it?
     4k - What should I do before the movie?
     4l - What should I do during the movie?
   + 4m - What should I do after the movie?

Section 5 - RHPS Casts
     5a - What's an RHPS cast?
     5b - I thought RHPS was a movie; why are there casts?
     5c - Do cast members get paid?
     5d - How do they afford all those great costumes and props?
     5e - How do they make all those great costumes? [*under construction*]
     5f - How do they make all those great props? [*under construction*]
     5g - Why do people perform in casts?
     5h - What casts have existed throughout the years? [*under construct.*]
     5i - How can I join a cast?
     5j - How can I start a cast?
     5k - How can I get a theatre to allow my cast to perform?

Section 6 - Errors and Trivia
   + 6a - What movies are alluded to in RHPS?
     6b - What's with these errors in the editing?
   + 6c - What's with all the discontinuity?
     6d - What are the most frequently asked trivia questions?
   + 6e - Who is...?
     6f - What are some other tasty trivia tidbits?
   + 6g - What are the urban legends?
   * 6h - What's the RHPS Trivia Quiz?
   + 6i - What is the Rocky Pledge of Allegiance?

Section 7 - Clubs to Join, Things to Read
     7a - What are the addresses of various fan clubs and how can I join?
     7b - What newsletters and fanzines have existed throughout the years?
     7c - What newsletters and fanzines exist now?
   + 7d - What books exist?
     7e - What magazine articles have been written? [*under construction*]

Section 8 - Rocky Horror Elsewhere
   + 8a - What movies have had references to RHPS?
   * 8b - What television shows have had references to RHPS?
   * 8c - What music videos have had references to RHPS?
   + 8d - What other movies have gotten the "RHPS Treatment"?
   + 8e - What parodies of RHPS exist?
   + 8f - What crossovers, sequels, stories, etc., have been written by fans?
   + 8g - Where can I get cool RHPS stuff?
   * 8h - What's the RHPS Computer Game?
   + 8i - Is there an official sequel to RHPS?
   + 8j - What about Shock Treatment?
   + 8k - What about Revenge of the Old Queen?
   + 8l - Anything else?

Section 9 - Shock Treatment
     9a - What is Shock Treatment?
     9b - What is Shock Treatment *really*?
     9c - Is it a sequel to RHPS?
   * 9d - What is the cast and crew list for ST?
     9e - What is the song list for ST?
     9f - What different versions of ST exist?
     9g - How can I see ST?
     9h - Is ST anything like RHPS?
     9i - Do casts perform for ST?
     9j - Is there Audience Participation for ST?
     9k - How can I find out where ST is playing in my area?
   + 9l - What is some ST trivia?
     9m - How can I get the rights for a showing of ST?

Section 10 - Where Are They Now?
   + 10a - Tim Curry
   + 10b - Susan Sarandon
   + 10c - Barry Bostwick
   + 10d - Richard O'Brien
   + 10e - Lady Patricia Stephens (Pat Quinn)
   + 10f - Laura Campbell (Little Nell)
     10g - Peter Hinwood
     10h - Jonathan Adams
   + 10i - Michael Lee Aday (Meat Loaf)
   + 10j - Charles Gray

Section 11 - Soundtracks and Scripts
   + 11a - What different soundtracks exist?
     11b - Where can I get sheet music for the movie and/or play?
   + 11c - Where can I get the script to the play?
   + 11d - Where can I get the script to the movie?
   + 11e - Where can I get the shooting-script to the movie?
   + 11f - Where can I get an audience participation script?
   + 11g - Where can I get the script to Shock Treatment?
   + 11h - What other scripts and such exist?
	
Section 12 - Rocky on the Net
     12a - Where can I get RHPS information on the Internet?
     12b - What is alt.cult-movies.rocky-horror?
   * 12c - What WWW sites exist?
   + 12d - How can I make my own RHPS Web Page?
   * 12e - What are guidelines for writing a RHPS web site?
   + 12f - Can I use images from other sites on my own site?
   + 12g - Where can I get graphics and sounds?
   + 12h - Anything else?
	
Section 1/0 - Aren't we done *yet*?
     1/0a - Who wrote this FAQ?
   * 1/0b - Who helped out?
   * 1/0c - Who's taking it over?
   + 1/0d - What's the history of this FAQ?
   + 1/0e - Can I copy any of the information in this FAQ?
   * 1/0f - Where should I send comments, bug reports, compliments, etc.?
   * 1/0g - How should I pronounce that name?
   + 1/0h - Will you shut up already and end the FAQ?

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                        Section 0 - Basics about the FAQ

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     0a - What does FAQ mean?
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  FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions.  More specifically and 
accurately, a FAQ contains *answers* to Frequently Asked Questions.
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     0b - Why is a FAQ necessary?
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  On Usenet (the newsgroups of the Internet), various newsgroups tend to get 
"spammed" (i.e., cluttered) with messages from new people asking questions 
that have already been answered several times previous.  Because of this, 
conversations can become rather cyclical.  The FAQ is a document, specific to 
a certain newsgroup (or cluster of newsgroups), that is posted regularly, so 
that new users can get their questions answered easily and more efficiently, 
and thus save everyone unnecessary hassle.
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     0c - If that's what a FAQ is, why is *THIS* necessary?
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  Why not?  FAQs have evolved to contain more than just answers to basic 
questions; they are often tomes of information and trivia that even the most 
informed people might not know all of.  The writer of a FAQ is usually a much-
respected member of his/her community, and receives praise and affection 
wherever s/he may go.  At least, that's the way it should be.
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     0d - How can I quickly find what I want?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Sections are divided by lines of '===' and subsections by lines of '___'.  
To quickly jump to the next section or subsection, simply do a search for 
those lines.  To find a specific subsection from the Table O' Contents, do a 
search for the letter-number header of the subsection.  It's really not 
terribly difficult to figure out.
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     0e - How are the version numbers determined?
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  Slight changes, rewordings, and corrections increase the letter value (i.e., 
v1.0a to v1.0b).  Major reworkings of a subsection or slight changings of 
layout increase the decimal value (i.e., v2.0 to v2.1).  Major rerworkings of 
a section or major changes in layout increase the number value (i.e., v2.0 to 
v3.0).

  Any changes made to the decimal will reset the letter value, and any changes 
to the number will reset both the decimal and the letter.  For example, a 
reworking of a subsection in version 1.0b would create version  1.1 (not 
1.1b).  A reworking of a section in version 1.3f would create version 2.0 (not 
2.3f, 2.3, or 2.0f).

  Please note, however, that periodically I may just increase the version 
number for the hell of it.  It's my FAQ, dammit - I'll do what I want with it.
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     0f - What changes were made from the last version?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Sections with significantly new information from the last version are marked 
with an asterisk (*) in the Table O' Contents.  Sections with slight changes 
are marked with a cross (+).

[to 3.9z]

Significant Changes:
 * 3e - Cast and Crew for RHPS expanded and IMDb links added in WWW version
 * 6h - Crappy 'trivia quiz' gotten rid of
 * 8a - Movie references added, including Men in Black
 * 8b - Television references added, including Drew Carey and 3rd Rock
 * 8c - Music Video references section added
 * 8h - New section devoted to various RHPS computer games, including 
        information on the new one
 * 9d - Cast and Crew for ST expanded and IMDb links added in WWW version
 * 10 - IMDb links added in WWW version
 * 12c - WWW listings reorganized and greatly expanded - FTP section
         removed, since none seem to exist any more
 * 12e - Guidelines on writing a RHPS web page added
 * 1/0 - Larry Viezel taking over the FAQ.

[to 3.7]

Significant Changes:
 * 3d - NEW SECTION - Information on the castle in which RHPS was filmed
 * 3h - New versions of the film and video added
 * 6d - Information on 4711, Denton, and lips expanded
 * 8c - Information on Showgirls added
 * 8i - ROTOQ cast and song lists added
 * 12e - NEW SECTION - Information on starting a new web page
 * 12g - NEW SECTION - Information on borrowing images and text

[to 3.6]

Significant Changes:
 * 2h - NEW SECTION - differences between the play and the movie
 * 6c - Section was mysteriously absent from 3.5 - readded
 * 6e - NEW SECTION - "Who is...?" - Lily St. Cyr, Charles Atlas, etc.
 * 8c - NEW SECTION - Other movies which have received the RHPS Treatment
 * 12d - WWW list reorganized and expanded
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     0g - What changes are planned for future versions?
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  Aside from everything marked as "under construction", some of the following 
additions are planned:

 * A listing of other films that RHPS-type people might enjoy
 * Information on RHPS floorshows, including cast web pages
 * A section on what books have had references to RHPS
 * A listing of the differences between RHS and RHPS
 * An indication of which movies in the actors' credits section are available
   on video

If you have any suggestions, please send feedback.

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                        Section 1 - Basics about the RHPS

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     1a - What does RHPS mean?
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 * Ralph Hapschatt's Parties Suck
 * Random House Personal Slaves
 * Rarely Having Parternal Sex... Rouses Horny Pestering Stimulations
 * Rarely Humorous Pointless Satire
 * Really Harboring Pent-up Sex-feelings
 * Really Happy Pig-faced Shitheads
 * Really Hideous Penguin Sundaes
 * Really Horny Purple Salamanders
 * Really Horrible People Shouting
 * Reagan Having Phone Sex
 * Red Hot Potato Skins
 * Regrettably, Hinwood's Performance Stinks
 * Rich Horny Potato Soup
 * Richard's Honorable Profound Script
 * Ridiculous Horny-Person's Story
 * Ridiculously Hairy Perverts Singing
 * Ridiculously Horny People Stripping
 * Ripe Hot Pudding Shots
 * Road House Personal Shipping
 * Rotton Horse Poop Stinks
 * Rough Housing Produces Sex
 * Rowdy Happy Pool Swim
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     1b - What does RHPS *really* mean?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  It's a movie.

Check out what newsgroup you're in.
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     1c - What does RHPS FAQ mean?
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  As was previously stated, FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions.  This 
is the RHPS FAQ, or the Rocky Horror Picture Show Frequently Asked Questions.  
They're the questions that are most frequently asked about The Rocky Horror 
Picture Show.  If a question is asked frequently about The Rocky Horror 
Picture Show, it would be in here.  Likewise, if The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
had questions frequently asked about it, they would be in here.  As would 
frequently asked questions about The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  Frequently asked questions about Chia Pets would not be in here, nor would 
questions asked frequently about J.R. "Bob" Dobbs.  Questions that are 
frequently asked about gerbils would not be in here, and neither would 
questions frequently asked about the ramifications of the United States' 
intervention on the political, social, and economical structure of the Middle 
East.  This is the RHPS FAQ.
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     1d - How can *I* see RHPS?
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Well, there are seven main ways:
  1 - Rent it from a video store
  2 - Buy it from a video store (or mail-order)
  3 - Steal it from a video store
  4 - Borrow/Steal it from a library
  5 - Rent/Buy/Steal/Borrow the film and get a projector
  6 - Watch it on television (US, UK, and Canada)
  7 - Go to a movie theatre, dammit.
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     1e - What theatres show RHPS?
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Lots of 'em - usually the most trashy looking ones in town.

  Most major cities have shows on a regular basis, and others have special 
showings throughout the year.  Most college campuses will have special 
showings throughout the year as well (usually during Halloween and at the end 
of a term).

  A constantly updating theatre list - complete with reviews, phone numbers, 
etc. - is maintained by Jeff Baker and is available in HTML format at 
http://www.towson.edu/~jbaker/theater.html.
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     1f - How can I find out where RHPS is playing in my area?
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There're a few ways of doin' that, too:
  1 - Become a member of the Fan Club and ask Sal Piro for a list
  2 - Check the Internet theatre list
  3 - Look in a newspaper for theatre listings
  4 - Call a random theatre in your city and ask them if they know
  5 - Just drive around aimlessly, periodically asking pedestrians if they
      know
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     1g - Where can I get a current copy of the theatre list?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

I told you that already.  Pay attention.
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     1h - What theatre has been showing RHPS for the longest time?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Many people claim that it is the Graceland Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, which 
has been showing RHPS regularly since 1976.  Even though the Graceland has 
recently changed its name to Flickers, it still counts as the same theatre.
  However, Graceland's claim is also challenged.  While RHPS has been shown 
regularly at Graceland through the years, it hasn't been continuous.  The 
Austin Cast claims that it has the longest run, with *two* weekly shows since 
May 12, 1976.

Who knows what the real answer is.
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     1i - How can I get the rights for a showing of RHPS?
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For the rights to The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie, contact

Twentieth Century Fox Film              Twentieth Century Fox Film
12001 N. Central Expy.                  10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Dallas, TX  75243                       Los Angeles, CA 90064
(214) 392-0101                          (310) 277-2211

Also try Films, Inc. at (312) 878-2600 (or ask your local theatre).

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                         Section 2 - History of the RHS

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     2a - What does RHS mean?
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The Rocky Horror Show.  It is the play off of which the movie was based.
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     2b - How did RHS start?
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  The RHS was a play, written in six months by Richard O'Brien, with the 
working title "They Came from Denton High."  The title was changed to "The 
Rock Hor-Roar Show", and eventually to "The Rocky Horror Show".  It premiered 
on June 18, 1973, at The Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in London, England.  
After a short while, it was moved from the 60-seat Upstairs theatre to a 
converted movie house, and then to the King's Road Theatre, which seats 500.  
It was named best musical of 1973 by the British drama critics.
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     2c - Where did it go from there?
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  After about ten months, Lou Adler (the owner at the time of the Roxy theatre 
in Los Angeles, California, USA) saw the musical and brought it to The United 
States - at the Roxy.  A bit after that, in 1975, it was made into the movie.  
As a promotion for the movie, it also had a (disastrous) run on Broadway.
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     2d - What are the cast lists from the three original shows?
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For more information on each person, please refer to the WWW version of the 
FAQ, which includes links to the IMDb.

London (The Theatre Upstairs) - June 18, 1973

Dr. Frank-N-Furter......................Tim Curry
Janet Weiss.............................Julie Covington
Brad Majors.............................Christopher Malcolm
Riff-Raff...............................Richard O'Brien
Magenta/Usherette.......................Patricia Quinn
Columbia................................Little Nell
Eddie and Dr. Evrett Scott..............Paddy O'Hagan
Rocky Horror............................Rayner Bourton
Narrator................................Jonathan Adams	

Los Angeles (Roxy) 1974

Dr. Frank-N-Furter......................Tim Curry
Janet Weiss.............................Abigail Haness
Brad Majors.............................Bill Miller
Riff-Raff...............................Bruce Scott
Magenta and Usherette...................Jamie Donnelly
Columbia................................Boni Enten
Eddie and Dr. Scott.....................Meatloaf
Rocky Horror............................Kim Milford
Narrator................................Graham Jarvis

New York (Broadway) - March 10, 1975

Dr. Frank-N-Furter......................Tim Curry
Janet Weiss.............................Abigail Haness
Brad Majors.............................Bill Miller
Riff-Raff...............................Richard O'Brien
Magenta and Usherette...................Jamie Donnelly
Columbia................................Boni Enten
Eddie and Dr. Scott.....................Meatloaf
Rocky Horror............................Kim Milford
Narrator................................William Newman
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     2e - What casts have existed throughout the years?
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  Too many to mention.  It's been going on pretty much continuously in England 
since 1973, and hundreds of performances have surfaced around the world, many 
of them producing interesting (and often quite good) cast recordings.
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     2f - Where can I get recordings of RHS casts?
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  The only ones still in wide-scale production are the Original London and the 
Original Roxy (both with Tim Curry).  Try your favorite music store for these.  
As to any other recordings, just keep looking.  Maybe someone is selling one 
at a garage sale, perhaps one is piled with all the used records at a music 
store.  Many fans collect various sound recordings of Rocky, so ask around on 
the net, or inquire with your local cast.  These most likely won't be 
originals, but they're something.  For a sampler of various international 
recordings, try the "Rocky Horror International" album from the 15th 
Anniversary Box Set.
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     2g - Is RHS still performed?
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  Oh, yes!  In England, it's performed regularly, and many casts will spring 
up around the world for brief runs of the show.
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     2h - How is the play different from the movie?
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  The best way to see how the movie differs from the play, of course, is to 
either read the original script (see Section 11c) or go see the play.  Here 
are general descriptions of some of the significant and interesting 
differences, inspired by Joe Blevins.  Also rever to Section 3f to see what 
changes were made to the songs for the movie.

 * The opening sequence, "Science Fiction, Double Feature", is sung by an 
   "usherette" or "cigarette girl", usually performed by the same actor 
   playing the role of Magenta.
 * The play does not begin with Ralph and Betty Hapschatt driving off, nor 
   are there any wedding guests.  Rather, the sense of a wedding just having 
   taken place is established by Janet's initial dialogue ("Oh, Brad, wasn't 
   it wonderful...").
 * During the first three songs, backup vocals are sung by "phantoms" who are 
   located in various sections of the theatre and audience.  They also provide 
   various sound and lighting effects.  These characters are sometimes played 
   by actors who perform as other characters later in the show.
 * The Criminologist is merely a narrator.  He has many more monologues, 
   several of which are much longer.
 * The songs "Time Warp" and "Sweet Transvestite" are in the reverse order in 
   the original play, though later productions have adapted the movie 
   sequence, which paces and balances the whole story out better, anyway.
 * The Transylvanians do not appear in the play.  Brad and Janet (and, later, 
   Dr. Scott) are Frank's only guests.
 * The character of Eddie is foreshadowed, rather humorously, early on.
 * Frank's big "creation scene" speech is significantly different.
 * Rocky can speak.
 * Instead of emerging from a freezer, Eddie pops out of an old Coca-Cola 
   vending machine.  As a tribute to this, the original idea for the movie was 
   to have him break through a wall of Coke bottles in the freezer.
 * The roles of Eddie and Dr. Scott are usually performed by the same actor.
 * There is no dinner scene.
 * Nobody is turned to stone in the play.  Instead, they are sprayed by Riff-
   Raff with what looks to be a perfume bottle.  They become drugged and pass 
   out.  Magenta continues to sing the "you're a hot dog" line after Brad, Dr. 
   Scott, and Janet are sprayed, and so gets sprayed herself.  Columbia also 
   gets sprayed, but receives a psychedelic effect instead of passing out.
 * The usherette also sings the "Science Fiction" reprise.
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     2i - Is there Audience Participation for RHS?
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  Unfortunately, yes.  Okay, so this FAQ is slightly biased.  The author just 
feels that the play should be left as the brilliant piece of art that it is, 
and that the AP should remain at the theatres.  But usually it's allowed (or 
perhaps even encouraged) for you to yell your favorite obscenities at stage 
productions.
  However, the author also had the chance to finally see the RHS for the first 
time recently, and isn't as against AP for the play as he used to be.  The 
actors were professional about it, and only responded to (or acknowledged) it 
when it didn't distract from the play.
  Audience Participation is a regular thing, however, in countries where RHS 
runs continuously (i.e. England).  In fact, in these places, the play is 
usually more popular than the movie, and is the place to go to learn all the 
new AP lines.

Variety is the spice of life.
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     2j - How can I find out where RHS is playing in my area?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Sometimes people will advertise on alt.cult-movies.rocky-horror.  Just keep 
your eyes and ears peeled wherever you go.  Ask around at your local RHPS 
production, and periodically check in the newspapers.
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     2k - How can I get the rights for a production of RHS?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

Samuel French, Inc.
45 West 25th Street
New York, NY  10010
(212) 206-8990

  The procedure is much the same as for any stage production (you must provide 
information as to ticket prices, number of performances, seating capacity, 
musical arrangements, and so on).  Only professional theatre companies are 
able to obtain the rights (no amateur productions).

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                         Section 3 - History of the RHPS

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     3a - What does RHPS mean?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

Haven't we been over this already?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     3b - How did RHPS start?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  It was originally a musical - The Rocky Horror Show (see Section 2) - and 
was made into a movie starting on October 21, 1974, with great help from Lou 
Adler, who had been running the RHS in his Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles for 
some time.  Its world premier was in London on August 28, 1975.  Its US 
premier was in Hollywood on September 29, 1975.  October 31 is generally 
celebrated as Rocky's "birthday", for obvious reasons.
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     3c - Where did it go from there?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Nowhere.  It bombed everywhere (expect for in Los Angeles, where a following 
had already been created by the RHS at The Roxy).  However, some attentive 
cinema owners noticed that, while RHPS wasn't selling as many tickets as other 
movies, they were selling the same tickets multiple times - that is, the same 
people kept coming back.  Twentieth Century Fox then re-released the movie for 
midnight runs - cutting out Superheroes and SF/DF Reprise along the way.  Its 
first regular midnight run started in New York City on April 2, 1976.  Soon, 
people had started dancing and singing along with the music, and the call-
backs and casts were soon to follow.

  RHPS hit its peak in the early 1980's.  Many casts had live bands 
performing, and the crowds were often sell-outs, or close to it.  Since that 
time, the newer generations have found other ways to alienate society, and 
RHPS has become more "mainstream" (highlighted by the fact that it was shown 
on television in prime-time).  However, most everyone acknowledges the 
importance that RHPS had - and still has - in giving the "outcasts" of society 
a place to go, interact, and collectively realize exactly how fucked-up 
mainstream society really is.
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     3d - Where was RHPS filmed?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  RHPS was filmed in England primarily on a sound stage and in an old "castle" 
(which was the site for over 200 horror films, and has since been restored 
into a hotel).  This castle is now the Oakley Court Hotel, located at Windsor 
Rd / Water Oakley / Nr Windsor / Berks / SL4 5UR.  You can call them at 01628 
74141 or send them a fax at 01628 37011.  They are very used to RHPS fans 
visiting them.
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     3e - What is the cast and crew list for the movie?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

For more information on each person, please refer to the WWW version of the 
FAQ, which includes links to the IMDb.  The primary actors have bios in 
Section 10 ('Where are they now?').

Dr. Frank-N-Furter......................Tim Curry
Janet Weiss.............................Susan Sarandon
Brad Majors.............................Barry Bostwick
Riff Raff...............................Richard O'Brien
Magenta and Lips (Trixie)...............Patricia Quinn
Columbia................................Little Nell
Dr. Everett V. Scott....................Jonathan Adams
Rocky Horror............................Peter Hinwood
Eddie...................................Meatloaf
Criminologist...........................Charles Gray
Ralph Hapschatt.........................Jeremy Newson
Betty Munroe............................Hilary Labow
Transylvanians..........................Perry Bedden
                                        Christopher Biggins
                                        Gaye Brown
                                        Ishaq Bux
                                        Stephen Calcutt
                                        Hugh Cecil
                                        Imogene Clair
                                        Tony Cowan
                                        Sadie Corre
                                        Fran Fullenwider
                                        Lindsay Ingram
                                        Annabel Leventon
                                        Anthony Milner
                                        Pamela Obermeyer
                                        Rufus
                                        Tony Then
                                        Kimi Wong
                                        Henry Woolf
Bridesmaids.............................Koo Stark
                                        Gina Barrie
                                        Petra Leah

Written by..............................Richard O'Brien
                                        Jim Sharman

Cinematography..........................Peter Suschitzky 

Music...................................Richard O'Brien

Special Effects.........................Colin Chilvers 

Production Design.......................Brian Thomson 

Costume Design..........................Sue Blane 
                                        Gillian Dods 
                                        Richard Pointing 

Film Editing............................Graeme Clifford 

Produced by.............................Lou Adler (executive) 
                                        John Goldstone (associate) 
                                        Michael White
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     3f - What is the song list for the movie?
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 * Science Fiction/Double Feature
 * Dammit, Janet
 * Over at the Frankenstein Place
 * The Time Warp
 * Sweet Transvestite
 * Sword of Damocles
 * I Can Make you a Man
 * Hot Patootie- Bless My Soul
 * I Can Make you a Man (reprise)
 * Once In A While
 * Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me
 * Eddie
 * Planet Schmanet, Janet
 * Rose Tint My World
 * I'm Going Home
 * Super Heroes
 * Science Fiction/Double Feature (reprise)
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     3g - What changes to the songs were made for the movie?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

 * OVER AT THE FRANKENSTEIN PLACE

  In "Over at the Frankenstein Place", Brad should have a verse all to himself 
(between Janet's and Riff Raff's) - it was never filmed.  It goes a little 
something like this:

   BRAD:  I can see the flag fly, I can see the rain;
          Just the same, there has got to be
          Something better here for you and me.

 * SWORD OF DAMOCLES

  "Sword of Damocles" had a few extra lines from the narrator/criminologist 
that were in the shooting script (it hasn't been determined if they were ever 
filmed.)  The stage version is written out, with the shooting script version 
in parentheses.

          (Before Rocky's third verse)

   NARR:  Rocky Horror, you need peace of mind,
          (Rocky Horror needed peace of mind.)
          I want to tell you that you're doing fine.
          (He didn't know he was doing just fine.)
          You're the product of another time,
          (He was the product of another time.)
          So feeling low?  Well, that's no crime.
          (And as for feeling down - well that's not a crime.)

 * CHARLES ATLAS SONG / I CAN MAKE YOU A MAN

  The words for "Charles Atlas Song/I Can Make You A Man" had significant 
changes made from the stage to the screen.  The stage version is written out, 
with movie changes in parentheses.

  FRANK:  A weakling, weighing ninety-eight pounds,
          Got sand in his face when kicked to the ground.
          (Will get sand...)
          His girl split on him, and then, in the gym,
          (And soon in the gym, with a determined chin,)
          The sweat from his pores as he worked for his cause
                                    (... works...)
          Made him glisten and gleam; he was thin, but quite clean.
          (Will make him...)         (he'll be pink, and quite clean.)
          He was in good shape, but the wrong shape.
          (He'll be a strong man, but the wrong man.)
          He ate nutritious, high protein, and swallowed raw eggs.
          (He'll eat nutritious...)       (... swallow...)
          Tried to build up his shoulders, his chest, arms, and legs.
          (Try to...)
          Then a magazine advert with a new muscle plan
          (Such an effort, if he only knew of my plan,)
          Said in just seven days, I can make you a man.
          (In just seven...)
          He'd done pressups and chinups, cleaned and jerked, done the snatch.
          (He'll do pressups, and chinups, do the snatch, clean, and jerk.)
          Thought dynamic tension just must be a catch.
          (He thinks dynamic tension must be hard work)
          So he re-read the advert to see how it ran,
          (Such strenuous living, I just don't understand,)
          It said in just seven days, I can make you a man.
          (In just seven...)

 * ONCE IN A WHILE

  Before Janet sings "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me", Brad should have a song 
called "Once In a While", which plays intertwined with lines from Janet.  The 
song was filmed, but left out of the movie.  While some of Janet's lines 
during this are the same as in the final movie, they occur in a different 
context, and so they're not the same as those in the final cut.  After the 
song, there are more lines that were left out of the movie.  These, as well as 
Janet's lines during the song, are much the same as those in the play.  The 
song is included as an "extra" on the SE Laserdisc, though it's not what's 
printed here.  It's a nice job of editing anyway.

  JANET:  (spoken) What's happening here?  Where's Brad?  Where's anybody?

   BRAD:  (sung) Once in a while, she don't want to call you,
          Speaking on the telephone.
          And once in your life, she won't want to know you;
          You look around, the one you've found, she is gone.

  JANET:  (spoken) I'm engaged to Brad just the same as Betty Munroe was to
          Ralph Hapschatt.  But Frank's kisses overwhelmed me with an ecstasy
          I've never dreamt of before.  Hot, burning kisses.

   BRAD:  (sung) And that's all the time that it takes
          For a heart to turn to stone;
          The sweeter the wine, the harder to make the break,
          You hear something about someone you thought you'd known.

  JANET:  (spoken) I could see Brad's face before me an my mind screamed No!
          But my lips were hungry - too hungry.

   BRAD:  (sung) So baby, don't cry like there's no tomorrow,
          After the night, there's a brand new day;
          And there'll be no pain, and no more sorrow,
          So wash your face and phone my place, it'll be okay.

  JANET:  (spoken) I wanted to be loved and loved completely.  My body 
          throbbed excitedly.  Oh, Brad, Brad my darling, how could I have 
          done this to you?

   BRAD:  (sung) And that's all the time that it takes
          For a heart to beat again;
          So give me a sign that a lover makes,
          You look around, the one you've found is back again.

  JANET:  (spoken) If only we hadn't made this journey.  If only the car 
          hadn't broken down.  If only we were amongst friends.. or sane
          persons.

 * TOUCH-A TOUCH-A TOUCH ME

  In the original, the words sung by Columbia and Magenta in the movie are 
sung by Rocky.  Additionally, at the end, Rocky sings the "Hot Patootie" 
chorus while Janet is singing the "Touch Me" chorus.

 * SUPERHEROES

  The last song (aside from the closing credits) is "Superheroes."  Brad and 
Janet have verses in it that were used in the original version of the movie, 
but have been left out of some later versions.  It was not on the 1990 release 
of the video, because the people at Fox claimed that they didn't have time to 
finish it.  The scene is included in the SE laserdisc, the current version of 
the film being distributed, and will be on the new video release.  (Note: the 
last verse is in all versions)

          (The castle has just taken off)

   BRAD:  (sung) I've done a lot, God knows I've tried
          To find the truth; I've even lied.
          But all I know is down inside I'm
          Bleeding.

  JANET:  (sung) And Super Heroes come to feast,
          To taste the flesh not yet deceased.
          And all I know is still the beast is
          Feeding.

   BACK:  (lots of ooo-oooh's and aaa-aaah's)

   CRIM:  (spoken) And crawling on the planet's face,
          Some insects called the human race.
          Lost in time, and lost in space.
          And meaning.

   BACK:  (sung) Meaning.

(Note: this last verse is in all versions)

 * SCIENCE FICTION / DOUBLE FEATURE (REPRISE)

  This song was cut from some versions of the movie.  It plays over the 
closing credits.

   RO'B:  Science fiction, double feature,
          Frank has built and lost his creature;
          Darkness has conquered Brad and Janet,
          The servants gone to a distant planet.
          Oh, oh, oh, oh,
          At the late night double feature picture show;
          I want to go - oh, oh,
          To the late night double feature picture show.
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     3h - What different versions of the movie exist?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  At last check, there was the original release of the film, the re-release of 
the film, the re-re-release of the film, the Japanese video (with subtitles), 
the UK mono video, two versions of the UK stereo video, the Australian video, 
the US video, the laserdisc, the US video re-release, the special edition 
laserdisc, and the US video re-re-release.
  From version to version, different changes have been made to the soundtrack, 
the songs "Superheroes" and "Science Fiction/Double Feature (reprise)" have 
been added and removed, and, on the video and laserdisc versions, documentary 
footage and a "Time Warp" video have been added sometimes.  The SE Laserdisc 
also has oodles of extras, including a version of "Once In A While", as does 
the most recent US video release.  All of these different versions can be 
quite annoying (and expensive) for completists who want every version of 
everything.

Original film (1975) and Japanese video (19??):
 * Has original soundtrack
 * Has Superheroes
 * Has Science Fiction reprise

Re-release of the film (1976):
 * Has original soundtrack
 * Does not have Superheroes
 * Does not have Science Fiction reprise

Re-re-release of the film (1990):
 * Has reworked soundtrack
 * Has Superheroes
 * Has Science Fiction reprise

UK mono video (19??):
 * Has original soundtrack
 * Has Superheroes
 * Has Science Fiction reprise
 * Does not have documentary footage
 * Does not have Time Warp video

UK stereo video (19??):
 * Has reworked soundtrack
 * Does not have Superheroes
 * Does not have Science Fiction reprise
 * Has documentary footage
 * Has Time Warp video

US video (CBS/FOX video 1424; released November 8th, 1990; now out of print):
 * Has reworked soundtrack
 * Does not have Superheroes
 * Has Science Fiction reprise
 * Has documentary footage
 * Has Time Warp video
 * Video box has raised Lips/Logo on front, cassette is black and red

Laserdisc (1990):
 * Has reworked soundtrack
 * Does not have Superheroes
 * Has Science Fiction reprise
 * Does not have documentary footage
 * Has Time Warp video

UK stereo video (1991):
 * Has reworked soundtrack
 * Does not have Superheroes
 * Has Science Fiction reprise
 * Has documentary footage
 * Does not have Time Warp video

Australian video (1991):
 * Has reworked soundtrack
 * Has Superheroes
 * Has Science Fiction reprise
 * Does not have documentary footage
 * Video box does not have raised Lips/Logo on front, cassette is black

US video re-release (FOX video 1974; released November 1992):
 * Has reworked soundtrack
 * Does not have Superheroes
 * Has Science Fiction reprise
 * Does not have documentary footage
 * Does not have Time Warp video
 * Video box does not have raised Lips/Logo on front, cassette is black

Laserdisc Special Edition (1995):
 * Has reworked soundtrack
 * Has a new audience participation track
 * Has Once In a While on a separate disc
 * Has Superheroes on a separate disc
 * Has three alternate ending credits
 * THX transfer with a 1.85:1 theatrical aspect ratio (tho improperly done)
 * Has special disc with various outtakes, trailers, and the like
 * Includes 24K CD of the soundtrack, and the book Creatures II

US video re-re-release (1998?):
 * Has reworked soundtrack
 * Has Once In a While (unsure if in proper location)
 * Has Superheroes (unsure if in proper location)
 * Has laserdisc SE footage of various outtakes, trailers, and the like
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     3i - What's the difference between the stereo and mono versions?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  When Fox released the movie on video, rather than working from the original 
mono soundtrack, they decided to use the stereo release of the music 
soundtrack and to screw with various other things along the way.  This is a 
partial list of the changes to the songs themselves (changes to everything 
else are primarily just which channel the sound comes out of).  Thanks to 
Kevin J. Boycik for giving me a more-than-complete list to work off of.

 * SCIENCE FICTION / DOUBLE FEATURE

Mono:  Richard's voice is predominant over the music

Stereo:  The keyboard and other various instruments can be heard much better.  
  Mixed nicer and more evenly.

 * DAMMIT, JANET

Mono:  The piano can be heard more.

Stereo:  More even mix of instruments.

  Richard's, Pat's, and Nell's backing vocals sound like completely different 
takes on the different versions.

 * OVER AT THE FRANKENSTEIN PLACE

  The backing chorus are completely different takes in the different versions.  
The stereo mix is much more in tune.  Some claim they can hear Richard, Pat, & 
Nell in the background of the mono.

 * THE TIME WARP

Mono:  Magenta hisses and moans a lot throughout.  Riff's voice dominates in 
  the chorus.

Stereo:  Magenta's noises are much more subdued and sometimes nonexistent.  
  Most noticeable is when Riff says "I've got to" in the first verse.  For the 
  most part, the chorus is mixed differently.

  As the music for the stereo release of the film was taken from the 
soundtrack, and as Columbia's tap-dance isn't in the soundtrack, some mixing 
between the versions had to be done on this song.  After Columbia finishes her 
tap-dance, the first part of the chorus is from the mono version, and Riff's 
voice is prominent (unlike it is in the other choruses of the stereo version).  
When it cuts to the Criminologist, it's back to the stereo version.

  Additionally, as Columbia's tap-dance is not on the stereo master, right 
before she jumps off the jukebox the music sounds as if it's getting ready to 
end the song, but then cuts to Columbia screaming "yeeeaaawwww".

  Finally, Magenta's verse is completely different on the soundtrack and so 
the mono master had to be used for her verse.  Right after Riff sings "Like 
you're under sedation" it goes back to stereo and there is a noticeable 
difference in the balance of the music.

 * SWEET TRANSVESTITE

Mono:  The lead vocal is much louder than the music.  During the last 
  "Transexual, Transylvania", only Riff, Magenta, and Columbia can be heard 
  singing.  The lead guitar is a bit subdued.

Stereo:  There is a more even mix of vocals and music.  Frank's voice can be 
  heard singing the last "Transexual, Transylvania".  A bit of Janet's scream 
  is cut off as the music starts.

  Also, at the beginning, the beats in time with Frank's heel start at 
different times in the different versions.

 * TOUCH-A, TOUCH-A, TOUCH ME

Mono:  There is an echo in Janet's voice during this song, as she's singing in 
  a tiled laboratory.  There is much laughter when it cuts to Magenta and 
  Columbia in the second verse.

Stereo:  There is no echo to Janet's voice.  None of the sound effects for 
  Magenta and Columbia are in the second verse.  Additionally, during "Then if 
  anything grows" a string section can be hear that is nonexistent in the 
  mono.

  During the last run of "Creatures of the Night", Frank's, Rocky's, and 
Janet's lines are completely different in the stereo version.  Rocky's and 
Janet's are not in synch at all.

 * EDDIE'S TEDDY

Mono:  Dr. Scott's voice is more dominant during the chorus.  Brad's voice is 
  dominant during the end "wo-ho-ho" and "hey-hey-hey".

Stereo:  The voices are all mixed more evenly.  The piano during Columbia's 
  verse is louder.

 * FLOOR SHOW

  Rocky's verse is completely different, though both versions are in synch.  
At the end of Janet's verse, the word 'landed' is sung completely different 
and doesn't even come close to matching her lips in the stereo version.

 * WILD AND UNTAMED THING

Mono:  The voices are all mixed evenly.  Because of this, Columbia's singing 
  is specifically noticeable.  At the end when Riff sings "you are now my 
  prisoner", the word 'prisoner' sounds more spoken than sung.

Stereo:  Frank's voice is prominent and drowns out any of the specific voices 
  that can be heard in the mono.  'Prisoner' is sung.

 * I'M GOING HOME

Mono:  Columbia can be heard singing "oh, my, my" when it cuts to her.  
  Magenta can be heard yawning.

Stereo:  "Oh, my, my" is mixed evenly.  Magenta can only be seen yawning.

  Frank's line "Everywhere...it's been the same" is different in the different 
versions.

 * SUPERHEROES

  In most mono versions and some stereo versions, Brad's and Janet's verses 
are hardly noticeable (if at all).  See subsection 3f for more information on 
this.  These are the mono/stereo differences for these versions.

Mono:  The cut from the castle taking off to Dr. Scott lying on the ground is 
  very smooth and not noticeable, mostly because music is played as the castle 
  is taking off.

Stereo:  The cut is noticeable because there is no music while the castle is 
  taking off.  When the song comes in it just sounds like a bad edit or a skip 
  (which is what it is).

 * SCIENCE FICTION / DOUBLE FEATURE: REPRISE

Completely different vocal takes on the different versions.
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     3j - Why are there so many different versions?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  There are several reasons (aside from the fact that those at TCF are 
boneheads).  The primary reasoning behind removing Superheroes and Science 
Fiction Reprise is that they were felt to be too much of a "downer" for the US 
cult audience.  The European version was never changed, however, and so amoung 
the various videos and films made for various audiences, the scenes are 
sometimes there and sometimes not.  Fortunately, those at TCF seem to have 
wised up lately, so most every version released nowadays has the scenes.

  As to the different soundtracks, the main reason is that Lou Adler likes the 
reworked stereo soundtrack better.  Even though die-hard fans of the movie 
have been practically begging TCF to release a version with the original mono 
soundtrack, they haven't listened.  This has to do with marketing.  There are 
(relatively) few people out there who actually know about and appreciate the 
original soundtrack, and, quite frankly, when run through a heavy-duty home 
entertainment system, the reworked soundtrack /does/ sound better from a 
purely aesthetic standpoint.  People who pay thousands of dollars for 
laserdisc players (and amplifiers, speakers, etc.) want to be able to get the 
most from their systems, and a "remastered multi-channel" soundtrack is more 
likely to sell.

  It is very doubtful that there will ever be another release of the film (in 
any format) with the original soundtrack.

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                         Section 4 - Attending the RHPS

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     4a - Are all the shows as good as the one I just saw?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Unfortunately, no. Every theatre is different, every cast within the 
theatres is different, and every show - even of the same cast - is different.  
And, because of this, not all shows are always up to par.  However, if you 
like a show, tell *everybody*.  Tell the cast members what you liked about it 
so that they can do more of it in the future.  Tell the theatre managers that 
you enjoyed the show so that they treat the casts better, which then 
encourages better shows.  Tell your friend and acquaintances so that they get 
a better audience turnout, which will only serve to have better shows.  The 
quality of RHPS shows greatly depends on the audience members, so you should 
do what you can to help.
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     4b - Are all the shows as bad as the one I just saw?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Fortunately, no.  As the previous answer said, everywhere is different.  
Sometimes casts can be too offensive or annoying.  If this is the case, 
perhaps you should address this issue with the cast members - whatever you do, 
*don't* complain to the theatres.  Theatre managers are generally very nervous 
about RHPS, and will shut down a show without thinking twice (or once, for 
that matter).  If a cast is generally a good one, its members will listen to 
your concerns and, hopefully, work to remedy the problem.

  However, sometimes casts are just plain obnoxious.  These casts are usually 
on their way out, anyway.  Don't let the performance of an obnoxious cast 
deter your appreciation for RHPS.  Try a different theatre.

  If your problem with the cast was its acting, well... not everyone out there 
is a thespian.  The most important thing a cast can do is have fun and make 
sure that the audience has fun as well.  While good acting is definitely a 
plus, if you were severely distracted by especially bad acting, the problem 
most likely was with the cast's attitude towards the show.  Again, talk to 
them.  Maybe you were there on a bad night.  Maybe there were outside 
variables that the cast couldn't help.  By all means, give the show a second 
chance.
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     4c - What should I take to a showing of RHPS?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

Yourself.
Plenty of friends (optional).
A sense of humour and an expectation of fun (required).

  Many people, largely perceived to be virgins, have taken it upon themselves 
to bring weird items, such as shaving cream, spaghetti, rocks, Toyota Tercels, 
etc.  While this may be allowed by the theatre, it will unfailingly cause the 
majority of the crowd to consider the perpetrator (rightly) an idiot.  
Thinking of a new prop to use is fine; throwing something just for the sake of 
throwing something is idiotic.

Here is a semi-complete listing of the more popular items:
 * Rice
 * Newspaper (preferably The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
 * Water Guns
 * Lighter/Matches/Flashlight/Flame-Thrower/Whatever
 * Noise Makers (Groggers)
 * Rubber Gloves
 * Confetti (or torn-up newspaper)
 * Toilet Paper (preferably Scott brand)
 * Toast
 * Bells (or keys)
 * Hot Dogs
 * Playing Cards

  There are others, but this should get you started.  It's up to you to figure 
out when to use these.  There's a general rule most people seem to follow: "If 
you are hit in the face with a hot dog chunk, then now must be the time to 
throw hot dogs!"  Unfortunately, this rule isn't foolproof, because there are 
always the immature idiots who get off from throwing anything, anytime.
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     4d - What should I wear to a showing of RHPS?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Nothing - or at least as little as possible.  Well, lots of black is usually 
good.  As is lingerie.  As are fishnets.  Basically, the weirder the better.  
You'll feel strange leaving the house (or office), but once you get within a 
hundred yards or so of the theatre, you should fit right in.

  This section is, of course, for the people who are part-timers.  Most 
veteran Rocky-goers dress however they want to usually in normal society, and 
don't give a flying fuck WHAT other people think.  Societal norms are so much 
fun.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     4e - What should I expect at a showing of RHPS?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

Expect the unexpected.  Okay, that was a predictable answer.  Sorry.

  Expect to possibly get your clothes stained.  Expect to get hit on.  Expect 
to see nakedness (or something close to it).  Expect to possibly be somewhat 
offended.  Don't be upset if not all of this happens, though - I make no 
guarantees.

  For the most part, expect that you'll have a good time.  Sure, there's 
raunchiness, and sure, you might not like the person breathing heavily on you, 
but for the most part, Rocky-goers have respect for each other, and won't 
overstep any limits you set.  Unless, of course, those limits are ridiculously 
prudish, in which case you should re-evaluate whether you should be at RHPS in 
the first place.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     4f - What's with this Audience Participation thing?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  It's a main part of RHPS.  The audience "calls-back" lines to the screen.  
These are often called "call-backs" or "lines."  Also, in various parts of the 
movie, the audience members throw things all over the place and make a big 
mess.  Lots o' fun.  For more on this, see subsection 4c.
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     4g - What's a virgin?
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  A virgin is someone who has never seen RHPS before in the theatre.  Watching 
it on video doesn't count; that's just masturbation.  It may be fun, and it 
may get you off, but it's not a substitute for the real thing.
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     4h - Should I worry that I'll be embarrassed if I'm a virgin?
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Probably.

  Most places have something called a "virgin sacrifice."  The sacrifice can 
be something as tame as singing to the virgins to something as raunchy as... 
well, let your mind wander.  The majority of them are just in good fun and 
aren't out to really hurt anyone.  The cast wants you to return for more and 
more showings - they're not going to piss you off so that you never go back.  
You can try to hide, but if anyone at all in the theatre knows you, they will 
betray you.  Count on it.  Don't worry about it and let them have their fun.  
Just close your eyes and think of England.

  A "beginner's guide" of sorts for virgins is available at 
http://www.rockyhorror.com/virgknow.html  
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     4i - Should I worry that I don't know many of the call-backs?
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  No.  This is a major misconception about RHPS.  Nobody is going to think any 
less of you if you just sit back and have a good time.  Before you know it, 
you'll know more than you ever really wanted to.   Just relax and enjoy 
yourself (or the people around you, if all parties involved are in agreeance 
on this).
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     4j - Should I locate an audience participation script and memorize it?
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A resounding NO!

  You could, but you'd be really pathetic if you did.  Just go and listen.  
Most people start picking up on a lot of them by their third show, and they 
start making their own up a few shows later.  The scripts are made so that the 
veterans can exchange lines from different cities and to find out who says 
what, etc.  Most of the more popular ones in circulation are pretty pathetic 
themselves, anyway.  If you feel you absolutely must have a script, 
information on where to get one is in subsection 11f.
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     4k - What should I do before the movie?
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  Get a bit of sleep.  Drink a bit of coffee.  Take a bit of drugs.  Dress in 
a bit of lingerie.  Collect a bit of props.  Review a bit of call-backs.  Not 
necessarily in that order.
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     4l - What should I do during the movie?
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  Have fun.  What you do is up to you.  You can sit back and enjoy the 
spectacle, you can be active and a part of the spectacle, or whatever else you 
want to do (as long as you don't get caught).
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     4m - What should I do after the movie?
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  Drink a bit of coffee.  Take a bit of drugs.  Take off a bit of lingerie.  
...etc.

  Many casts have cast parties, especially after "special" shows (i.e. 
Hallowe'en, end-of-term, etc.), and they usually don't mind adoring slobbering 
fans tagging along.  Expect to find anything and everything you could possibly 
imagine to please you at these parties.

  Most people, though, either can't afford to party like this after every show 
(financially, physically, and/or psychologically), so they usually take a trip 
to your friendly 24-hour dining establishments (Denny's, Big Boy, truck stops, 
etc.).  If you need something to do while at one of these fine restaurants, 
might I suggest "1001 Ways to get Kicked Out of a 24-Hour Diner", available 
through the FAQ WWW site.

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     5a - What's an RHPS cast?
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  An RHPS cast is a bit of plaster or fiberglass placed around a limb that has 
been broken during a showing.  Okay.  Bad joke.  I apologize.

An RHPS cast is a group of people (?) who act out the show.
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     5b - I thought RHPS was a movie; why are there casts?
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  RHPS consists of basically three parts:  the filmed image, the audience 
participation, and the live action.  The cast is one of the major reasons to 
see the show, and most casts go to great pains and expense to put on a good 
performance.  As Richard O'Brien said, "Three out of three ain't bad."
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     5c - Do cast members get paid?
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Rarely.  *Very* rarely.
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     5d - How do they afford all those great costumes and props?
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  They don't.  Most hard-core Rocky-ites are dead broke, if not hugely in 
debt.  For what is perhaps the worst horror-story of all time, talk to Cosmo 
from Cincinnati about The Wall That Put Everyone In Debt And Then Subsequently 
Crushed A Cast Member (okay, so that's probably not the official title; talk 
to him about it).

  Basically, the costumes and props are made by scrimping, saving, and taking 
advantage of credit cards.  Pity the poor fools who get stuck doing it all.
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     5e - How do they make all those great costumes?
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<under construction>
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     5f - How do they make all those great props?
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<under construction>
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     5g - Why do people perform in casts?
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  Do you want a simple answer, or a psychological probe into the minds of cast 
members?

Simple Answer -  It's fun.

Probe - I'm not a psychologist, but I've found that the majority of people do 
it for the simple answer.  However, some are trying to get attention; others 
are confused about their sexuality, and do the show so they can say they're 
"only performing"; some are struggling actors; a few are trying to annoy their 
relatives; et cetera.  For the most part, though, the personality disorders 
are what you'd find in any group of people, and shouldn't be restricted to 
Rocky-folk.  Again, I encourage you to refer to the simple answer.
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     5h - What casts have existed throughout the years?
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<under construction>
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     5i - How can I join a cast?
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  Talk to someone from the cast that you want to join.  Usually they're quite 
rushed and stressed immediately before or after a show, so it's best to 
approach them at a more relaxed moment.  If you try to talk to them when 
they're simultaneously trying to find all the cast members for the night, 
bringing in props and costumes, working out problems with management, setting 
up a pre-show, et cetera, odds are you might not get the most courteous reply.   

  If you have some time to spare after the show, tag along to wherever the 
cast goes (usually a 24-hour restaurant) and talk to someone there.  This will 
help you get to know everyone anyway.

  Sometimes casts actually advertise for members, and offer cast applications.  
If this is the case, odds are that's how you would go about joining the cast.
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     5j - How can I start a cast?
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Get some friends together and learn the parts.
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     5k - How can I get a theatre to allow my cast to perform?
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  If RHPS is not playing in your area, talk to various theatres and find out 
why not.  If it's not playing for a specific reason, try to remedy that 
reason.  Many cities have showings periodically throughout the year, so you 
could try asking them if you can perform and then heavily recruiting audience 
members to show them that the cast *does* make a difference.

  The best thing you can do to show the theatre that there's an interest in 
the community is to get a petition signed.  Five-hundred signatures all from 
the same place (i.e. school, club, etc.) aren't going to cut it, though.  Get 
thousands of signatures from all over.  Try local clubs, coffeehouses, and the 
like.

  Whatever you do, be *nice* to the theatre managers.  They don't really lose 
anything if they don't have the show, and usually they could do without the 
hassle of having to clean up, pay workers for staying late, etc.  Offer to 
help out as much as you can.  Stay after the show to clean up.  Try to stay 
out of the way when you're not wanted.  Advertise the show for free.  
Eventually, if the managers see that you attract audiences and are friendly 
and courteous, they'll be nice to you.  Moreso than if you're obnoxious to 
audience and rude to the managers, anyway.

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                          Section 6 - Errors and Trivia

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     6a - What movies are alluded to in RHPS?
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  This is a relatively new section, and was written on-the-fly because I felt 
I should add a new section or two.  If you have any additions, changes, or 
whatnot, please send feedback (though please check with your local laws 
regarding the transmittal of whatnot through email).

 * BAND OF OUTSIDERS (aka BANDE APARTE)

  Jim Sharman, on the Laserdisc SE interview, said that the "Time Warp" dance 
scene was a nod to a dance contest scene in this movie.

 * DR. STRANGELOVE

  Dr. Scott is an ex-Nazi scientist trying to make it in the U.S. government.  
Additionally, he has a limb that he can't control (his leg at the end), and 
accidentally slips back into speaking in German once or twice (during the 
dinner scene).

 * DRACULA

  This one is a bit more subtle.  In the old Dracula movies, the vampire would 
bite the necks of the women, symbolizing a sexual encounter.  Afterwards, the 
women would be "seduced" and under the vampire's spell.  RHPS takes this a bit 
more literally, and has Frank actually have sex with Brad and Janet, after 
which (with a little help from the Medusa switch) they are under Frank's 
spell, and even emulate him in the floor show.  Of course, if you're looking 
for obvious references, there's the fact that they're from Transylvania, and 
Magenta has an eastern European accent.

 * FRANKENSTEIN

  This one is obvious.  Dr. Frank-N-Furter.  A muscle-bound creation that 
doesn't speak very well and that is afraid of fire.  Using someone else's 
brain.  Magenta's "Bride of" hair at the end.  'Nuff said.

 * KING KONG

  This is another obvious one, with Rocky carrying Frank up the RKO tower at 
the end.

 * NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

  Eddie's finger tattoos are like those of Robert Mitchum's character.

 * SUNSET BOULEVARD

The scene of Frank floating face-down in the pool is a strong reference.

 * THE WIZARD OF OZ

  The allusions to this were originally going to be much stronger, what with 
the film starting out in black & white and going to colour during Frank's 
entrance (read the shooting script from the FTP site for more information), 
but the associations are still strong.  Most of the wedding guests from the 
beginning show up later as Transylvanians, to give a Wizard-esque "alternate 
reality" feel.  Additionally, the minister at the wedding is played by Tim 
Curry, and the church caretakers are Richard O'Brien, Pat Quinn, and Little 
Nell.  Some theorize that they are not the same characters, but I say that 
they are, because of the markings on the Criminologist's slides.  I think the 
wedding guests are supposed to be different characters, though.

 * ESTHER WILLIAMS MUSICALS

The "Don't Dream It, Be It" number parodies this genre

 * PRACTICALLY EVERY HORROR MOVIE EVER MADE

  As RHPS is a satire, it uses numerous "classic" horror-movie devices.  All 
of this is purely intentional, such as the fact that there just happens to be 
an old castle in rural Ohio, or that Dr. Scott just happens to be Brad and 
Janet's ex-tutor that they just happened to be going to visit and who just 
happens to work for the government and who just happens to be Eddie's uncle 
and who just happens to discover that Frank and Company just happen to be 
outer-space aliens.  The old "Oh, well, that explains everything then" trick.  
That sort of thing.
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     6b - What's with these errors in the editing?
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  There really aren't too many more errors in editing than there are in most 
other films, it's just that since RHPS has been viewed so many times, they're 
more obvious.  Just to give a couple of examples, Die Hard II is supposed to 
take place in Washington, D.C., yet the telephones say Pacific Bell on them; 
also, Ash does not have his shotgun with him during the pit scene in Army of 
Darkness, yet he starts shooting people with it when he comes out (of course, 
this could have been intentional).  There are plenty more.  Ask around on 
alt.cult-movies or some such newsgroup if you're truly interested.

  Here's a list of a few from RHPS, in chronological order.  If you have any 
more, please send feedback.

 * Ralph's mother (a brunette woman) and father (a bald man with a white
   tuxedo) run up to be in the wedding picture twice.
 * The chalk heart that Brad draws on the church changes shape in different
   shots.
 * Janet's purse in Dammit, Janet moves after she puts it on the ground.
 * The Transylvanian with the Hors D'oeuvres during Time Warp puts it down in
   one shot, and in another shot suddenly has it again.
 * The windshield wipers on Brad's car are out of sync in different shots.
 * Columbia's hat is on the ground immediately before her tap-dance, but when 
   she starts dancing, it's on her head.
 * When Janet faints at the beginning of Sweet Transvestite, a different hand 
   is raised to her head in different shots.  Also, she continues to scream 
   even after she has supposedly fainted.
 * The cape on the throne changes positions during Sweet Transvestite
 * Brad's shirt is unbuttoned in one shot, and then buttoned again when 
   Magenta is undressing him.
 * During the creation scene, after Frank finishes mixing the colors in the 
   tank, a shot of Riff at the monitor shows a reflection of Frank with his 
   arms still raised.
 * The position of Rocky's arms and the types of moves he's doing change in 
   different shots during Charles Atlas Song.
 * Eddie's bracers disappear at one point while he is rolling around on the 
   floor with Columbia.
 * There is blood in the freezer before Frank attacks Eddie with the pick.
 * While he's activating the magnet, Frank starts to raise his left leg, but
   when the camera shot changes, his right leg is lifted.
 * The first shot of Dr. Scott going up the stairs shows a piece of carpet 
   turned over by the wire pulling the wheelchair.  Many people also think 
   that the second shot is a re-take of the first, but if you look, the 
   paintings and such on the walls are different.
 * While Rocky is proposing a toast to Janet, Riff's hand can be seen pulling 
   the napkin out of Dr. Scott's glass, yet he pulls it out again a few 
   moments later.  Right after Frank's toast, the napkin is back in the glass,
   only to be gone again a bit later.
 * Riff serves Brad a slice of Eddie in a close-up of Brad, and then again in 
   a wide shot - yet Brad only ends up with one slice on his plate.
 * In Planet Schmanet, Janet, Frank pulls down Janet's bra strap, but it's 
   back in place in the next shot.
 * The tattoo on Frank's arm is washed off in the pool during the floor show, 
   reappears for the last bit of the floor  show, is washed off again at the 
   end of the floor show, and is on again at the end of I'm Going Home.
 * Brad and Janet are helping Dr. Scott out of the castle without a 
   wheelchair, but Dr. Scott is laying on a broken wheelchair (or is it a 
   bicycle?) during Superheroes.
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     6c - What's with all the discontinuity?
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Other similar trivia information is located in sections 6d, 6e, 6f, and 6g.

Well, since RHPS is a send-up of the old B-movies, it could be argued that 
this was intentional, as the old movies rarely paid too much attention to such 
trivialities as plot continuity. Regardless of the reason, many things seem to 
happen that are seemingly impossible (or at least improbable). Here are some 
of them, and various explanations to go with them.

 * LATE NOVEMBER EVENING?

  The Criminologist says that this all occurs on a "late November evening," 
yet Richard Nixon's resignation speech is on the radio in the car. Nixon 
resigned in August. So what's the deal? Was the radio doing a re-broadcast? 
Did Brad and Janet go through a Time Warp? If it was Nixon's original speech, 
why were Brad and Janet talking, rather than listening to it like good clean-
cut American citizens? Also, what were the wedding guests doing wearing white 
for an autumn wedding? And what's with the copy of The Plain Dealer? Its date 
doesn't seem to match anything. Many explanations could be theorized about, 
and any number of arguments could be made, but my personal opinion is that 
nobody really cared. For you Americans, do you know what was the last year 
that Margaret Thatcher served? These were Brits making a film set in the 
United States, and I doubt too much research or attention was placed on what 
the Criminologist said compared to what was on the radio. Most likely, the 
speech was on there to give a sense of the period, and the paper to give a 
sense of the location - i.e. "Apple-Pie Midwest America". Possibly, the speech 
was also included to give a "feeling of foreboding."

 * WHAT TIME OF THE NIGHT?
 
  This is often-times a much debated topic, yet the explanation seems simple. 
The concern is mainly that according to the clock during The Time Warp, it was 
midnight when Brad and Janet arrived, yet they had dinner a few hours later, 
and when they left, it was still dark out. This is compounded by the fact that 
the clock chimes more than twelve times. Many various explanations have been 
given. Some claim that they arrived earlier than midnight, others say that 
time had no meaning in the castle. Nobody seems to be able to accept the idea 
that perhaps Transylvanians don't keep the same dinner schedules as 
Earthlings. Well, here's the chronology for you, so shut up about it already.

  The wedding was in the early afternoon. By the time Brad and Janet stopped 
dancing and singing, and got around to changing clothes, announcing their 
plans to their parents (well, Janet's parents anyway; Brad was born an 
orphan), getting a bite to eat (White Castle perhaps?), and heading off to see 
Dr. Scott, it was well into the evening, perhaps around 8:00 or 9:00 or so. 
When the car broke down around 10:30, they had to walk back several miles in 
the dark and the rain, so it took a good hour and a half for them to arrive at 
the castle. Everything between their arrival to the end of the Creation Scene 
is in "real-time", and so Rocky ends up being born between midnight and 12:30. 
After a bit of sleep (perhaps an hour), Frank seduces both Brad and Janet. 
Since Frank is the wonderful lover that he is, this takes up a bit of time, 
putting Janet's seduction of Rocky well past 4:00. Dinner happens around 5:00, 
after which the cast is Medusa-ed, and Frank prepares for the floor show. The 
floor show begins at around 7:30, making Rocky seven hours old, and by the 
time the castle blasts off, it's just around dawn (it is November in midwest 
America; it takes a while for daylight to happen).

  So there you have it. It all fits, and it all makes sense, so don't try to 
tell me anything different. Unless, of course, it's a good theory. 

 * WHAT, EXACTLY, IS THE FLOORPLAN OF THE CASTLE?

  There isn't one.  While some scenes were shot on location at was is now the 
Oakley Court Hotel (see Section 3d for the address), much of the interior was 
a sound-stage reconstruction.  The castle as it's portrayed in the movie 
doesn't exist. It is practically impossible for the elevator to be where it is 
in the lab considering the size of the house, and for the hole in the wall to 
be where it is. You'll also note that there are no doors into the lab.  So how 
do the Transylvanians get there before Brad and Janet? Perhaps they all made a 
quick trip in the elevator, perhaps they all teleported up there, or perhaps 
they used Riff and Magenta's secret entrance that was originally supposed to 
be there.  This also was supposed to be the way in which Dr. Scott entered the 
lab, but nobody really noticed that they forgot to remedy this until it was 
being filmed.  Richard asked Brian how Dr. Scott was going to enter, and Brian 
answered, as a joke, "We'll just push him through the wall." 
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     6d - What are the most frequently asked trivia questions?
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Other similar trivia information is located in sections 6c, 6e, 6f, and 6g.

 * WHOSE LIPS ARE THOSE?

  Anyone who has read a.c-m.r-h for more than a week should be sick to death 
of this question.

  The long answer is that, in the original play, The Usherette (who is the 
same actress who plays Magenta; sort of a Wizard of Oz type of thing) sings 
it.  The Usherette is *not* Magenta; it is a different character, just the 
same as Dr. Scott and Eddie are different characters (they are also portrayed 
by the same actor in the play).  For the movie, however, there was no 
Usherette, and so Richard O'Brien sang the song (*not* Riff Raff).  As a 
tribute to The Usherette - and to the original Usherette specifically - 
Patricia Quinn's lips mouth the words (though not terribly accurately).  
Though, since the main reason Pat took the part in the play in the first place 
was so that she could sing that song, when she found out that Richard would be 
singing it for the movie, she was less than pleased.  Her exact words, as a 
matter of fact, were, "You bastard!"

The short answer is that they belong to Patricia Quinn.

 * WHAT DOES 'RKO' STAND FOR?

  It does *not* stand for Richard Keith O'Brien, though that could be a 
double-meaning in Science Fiction / Double Feature.  RKO stands for Radio-
Keith-Orpheum, which was a movie company that produced many of the movies of 
the genre that RHPS is based on.

  The following is a rather interesting history of RKO, written by Brian Sutin 
(who has actually never seen RHPS), and forwarded to me by Greg Ubben.  
Thanks, guys!

  In the late twenties there was a company incorporated as Robertson-Cole 
Productions, but was called FBO, Film Booking Offices, and was owned by Joseph 
P. Kennedy.  In a rather famous Wall Street maneuver, he staged a takeover of 
a (vaudeville) theater chain called Keith-Albee-Orpheum.  He ousted the owners 
and merged the two companies, calling the result Radio-Keith-Orpheum, where 
Radio- was from Sarnoff's Radio Corporation of America.  Joe later became head 
of the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), and had several rather famous 
sons (John F., etc.).  RKO was later purchased by Lucille Ball, who started 
there as a bit actress, changed the name to Desilu Productions, and made it 
into a TV studio.

 * WHAT DOES 4711 MEAN?

  The number '4711' which is tattooed on Frank's leg is the name of a European 
purfume which was popular among gay men in the 1970's.  It is rather 
inexpensive and still available.

 * WHERE IS DENTON?

  There are eighteen (count 'em) Dentons in the US - Arkansas, Georgia, 
Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana (two), 
Nebraska, North Carolina, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and 
Texas (two).  There is also a Denton which is a suburb of Machester, England.  
Denton is supposed to be "Anytown, USA."  The popular belief is that the 
Denton in the movie is located in Ohio, which has been all but proven to be 
true with a piece in the Rocky Horror Scrapbook that shows Janet's address as 
10 Main Street, Denton, Ohio.  This can't be used as absolute proof, however, 
as the scrapbook was a limited edition piece that came out after the movie, 
and was mainly put together by Brian Thompson.  More likely than not, when the 
name "Denton" was initially used, nobody gave any consideration as to what 
state it was in.

 * HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT RHPS BEARS A RESEMBLANCE TO <insert movie>?

  Yes, we have.  Rocky uses images and concepts from The Wizard of Oz, 
Frankenstein, Dracula, King Kong, and practically every other old movie you 
can think of.  This is what we in the movie industry call "satire".  Refer to 
Section 6a for more on this.

 * I SAW <such-and-such-line> IN A TV SHOW (other movie, etc.);
   IS THIS AN RHPS REFERENCE?

  Most likely not.  Many lines in Rocky were used because they were popularly 
used lines.  For example, the line "to absent friends" was used long before 
RHPS, and has been used since.  Most likely, those that occurred afterward 
were not RHPS references, and it's almost certain that those that occurred 
before RHPS were not references, either.

 * HEY!  THOSE PEOPLE AT THE WEDDING LOOK FAMILIAR!  WHO ARE THEY?

  Many of the actors who portray the guests also portray Transylvanians.  The 
cute cameraman is Perry Bedden (the best Transie of them all).  Tim Curry is 
the minister.  Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, and Little Nell are the church 
workers.  It has not been determined whether these people are supposed to *be* 
Frank et all in disguise, or if it's merely a Wizard of Oz type of thing.  My 
own personal theory is that the wedding guests are just an Oz type of thing, 
but that it really is Frank and Company running the church.  They could have 
very well sabotaged Brad's car to break down.  This makes sense when put 
against Frank's mock-surprise "well how 'bout that?" line in Sweet 
Transvestite.

 * WHAT EXACTLY *DOES* FRANK SAY WHEN THE SHEET IS LIFTED OFF OF THE TANK?

  Okay.  Let's settle this once and for all.  At the Twentieth Anniversary 
Convention in Los Angeles in October 1995, I had the chance to ask Richard 
whatever I wanted to.  I chose, in my infinite wisdom, to ask him this 
question.  He said, without a doubt, that Frank says "Hoopla!"

So there.
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     6e - Who is...?
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Other similar trivia information is located in sections 6c, 6d, 6f, and 6g.

 * CHARLES ATLAS

  Rocky Horror gets the "Charles Atlas Seal of Approval", and the song "I Can 
Make You A Man" is also referred to as the "Charles Atlas Song".  The original 
version of the song (see section 3f) made references to a "magazine advert".  
Charles Atlas is the name behind a muscle-building program frequently 
advertized in comic books.  It was popular in the 50's and promised to "make 
you a new man" in just "seven days" utilizing a method called "dynamic 
tension", which could very well be code for "anabolic steroids".

 * DAMOCLES

  As in The Sword of.  Acording to Greek mythology, Dionysis invited Damocles 
to a banquest which he enjoyed until he saw a sword hanging above him, only 
secured by a thread.  Through the sword, Dionysis told Damocles that the 
insecure would be the least fortunate.  Therefore, the expression "The Sword 
of Damocles" means some sort of danger, and "cutting the thread" is therefore 
self-explanatory.

 * BUDDY HOLLY

  "...was singing his very last song."  A pioneer of rock-n-roll in the 
1950's, Buddy Holly was famous for such tunes as "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be 
The Day".  He was killed, along with Ritchie Valens ("La Bamba") and J.P. "The 
Big Bopper" Richardson ("Chantilly Lace"), in a plane accident on February 3, 
1959, a date which has come to be known as "the day the music died".

 * STEVE REEVES

  "...take in an old Steve Reeves movie."  Reeves' best-known works as an 
actor are from the 1950's "Hercules" film series.  So, the next time someone 
yells out the tired old "Who the hell is Steve Reeves?" line at a showing of 
RHPS, you have some ammunition for a counter-attack.

 * LILY ST. CYR

  Ms. St. Cyr (pronounced "sincere", no matter what Susan Sarandon says) was a 
stripper in the 1940s who later opened a lingerie shop in Hollywood.  God 
bless her, indeed.

 * FAY WRAY

  Fay Wray was an actress who starred in the original "King Kong".  If you 
want to know what happened to her, go do some research at the library or 
online, or just look in the back of Bill Henkin's RHPS Book.  I can't do 
everything for you.
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     6f - What are some other tasty trivia tidbits?
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Most of the major trivia was covered in the previous three sections, but here 
are some more.  If you have any to add, please send feedback.

 * In the July 1987 issue of Shoptalk in answer to the trivia question "What 
is the actual headline of 'The Plain Dealer' used in the film?", it says:
"'6 BIG OHIO UTILITIES SEEKING RATE BOOSTS'  The paper was a mock-up, and used 
for its headline, for some unknown reason, a variation of a non-headline front 
page article published on October 7, 1974 (exactly two weeks before RHPS began 
filming), whose title was "'6 OHIO UTILITIES SEEK INCREASES.'"

 * The Oakley Court "castle" (where some of RHPS was filmed) is now a hotel 
for tourists.  By the way, when Richard O'Brien sings his verse of "Over at 
the Frankenstein Place," he is in a bathroom.

 * The "morse code" that sounds during Brad's bedroom scene and during the 
"fanfare" section of the floorshow is gibberish.  Joe Blevins went to great 
lengths to try to translate it, and discovered that it was just a seemingly 
random sequence of letters, numbers, and punctuation.

 * One day during filming, the technical crew had an Easter Egg Hunt on the 
set.  Rumor has it that three eggs can been seen:  one under Frank's throne, 
one as the group ascends in the elevator, and the third is said to be where 
the lightbulbs go on one of the Gargoyles in the main room.

 * Susan Sarandon was asked to do a nude scene, but declined.  Interestingly 
enough, she had done nude scenes before, and became quite well-known for doing 
them after Rocky.

 * Rumour has it that during the dinner scene, Barry accidentally stepped on 
or hit Susan (watch her face when he says "Just what exactly are you 
implying", and subsequent shots), and that she later stepped on his foot with 
her heel after the floor show (watch when they're backing up after Riff and 
Magenta come through the door.  Only the second one has been confirmed (by 
Barry himself on the footage from the SE Laserdisc).

 * A long-time fan (richardb@loop.com) reports that during the mid-70's, he 
had the fortune to meet and hang around with Richard O'Brien in Florida.  He 
said that Richard said that during the Time Warp he is holding "a jam donut".
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     6g - What are the urban legends?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

Other similar trivia information is located in sections 6c, 6d, and 6e.

 * THE INFAMOUS RIFF/BRAD BUTTFUCK SCENE

  This is a favourite on the newsgroup, and becomes more monstrous every time 
the thread comes up.  It's close to being a conspiracy theory, in more ways 
that one.  Those who talk about the scene discuss the conspiracy at Fox to 
erase all proof of the scene, while the mere discussion of the scene is a 
conspiracy to confuse the hell out of everyone.

  Many claim that I was the one to start it, but while I admit that I was one 
of the first proponents, I was not the first to mention it.  That person was 
Pat Quinn (not the actor - this one can be reached at http://www.net-
gate.com/~pquinn/disclaimer.html).  Here's the basic story:  A while back, 
there was a thread of people trying to "one-up" each other by saying things 
like "Our theatre has Superheroes", "Our theatre has the mono soundtrack", 
"Our theatre has the trailer", etc.  In order to try to put an end to this 
silly bickering, I posted an obviously false message saying "Our theatre has 
Once In A While, Brad's verse for There's A Light, and The Crim's verse for 
Sword of Damocles."  A bit further down the thread, Pat posted that his 
theatre had "the infamous Riff/Brad buttfuck scene", and we ran with it.

  Since that time, we've seen quotes from Barry Bostwick and Richard O'Brien, 
references in Shock Treatment, a copy of the original scripting, still shots, 
MPEGs, and people who have actually seen it in a theatre.  Of course, those 
who have visual proof of it can't seem to find where they put it, lost it in a 
computer crash, threw it away years ago, etc.  This is simply because none of 
this exists.

  Discussion of the scene seems to pop up every once in a while on the 
newsgroup, usually prompted by the type of discussion that formed it in the 
first place, sometimes as a subtle reference for the "veterans", and 
occasionally just to stir up trouble.  It's been accurately pointed out that 
discussion of the scene is much akin to the rituals that many casts have for 
their virgins.  It's a Rocky Rite of Passage (of sorts).  Keep an eye out; 
join the fun.

 * RICHARD O'BRIEN WENT TO SCHOOL IN DENTON, TEXAS

  I've even had professors from the school ask me about this.  Apparantly 
there are persistent rumours at the University of North Texas (in Denton) that 
Richard O'Brien went to school there and received an "F" on the script for 
Rocky Horror that he had written for a drama class.

  Richard O'Brien was born as Richard Smith in Cheltenham, England.  His 
family moved to New Zealand when he was 10.  He dropped out of secondary 
education when he was 15, and enrolled in an agricultural college to please 
his parents.  In his early 20s, he moved back to England and lived primarily 
as an out-of-work actor in London (during which he wrote the original script 
and songs for what was to become Rocky Horror) until he achieved his first 
major success (with Rocky Horror) in 1973.  In no time during this period did 
he attend college in Denton, Texas.

 * THE FORMULA FOR LSD IS ON THE WALL IN THE LAB

  Some sources say yes, others say no.  I haven't paid that much attention to 
the movie lately to be able to compare it to the books I have on LSD; I'll get 
around to it eventually.  I seem to remember hearing from a reliable source 
that the formula is, actually, laundry detergent (or something of the sort), 
but I quite honestly can't remember for sure.  If you think it is, try it out.  
Let me know how it turns out.  For those of you who think that the movie 
reveals some deep dark secret lost since the '60's, just go to a library and 
look under Lysergic Acid Diethylamide.

 * DAVID BOWIE WAS THE VOICE FOR ROCKY

  While it is true that Peter Hinwood did not do his own singing, it is not 
true that it is David Bowie's voice.  The singer was from New Zealand, and 
Richard O'Brien, when questioned about this, couldn't remember his name.  
There are various rumours floating around about who it was, but nobody really 
knows for sure.  It's definitely not Bowie, though.

 * CHARLES GRAY IS DEAD

No he's not.  Not yet, anyway.

 * PETER HINWOOD IS DEAD

  Joe Blevins takes the credit/blame for this one.  It hasn't seen much light 
outside of AOL, but apparently it's gotten about as much coverage there as the 
Infamous Riff/Brad Buttfuck Scene has gotten in the newsgroup (eg, way more 
than necessary).  The basic story is that Peter Hinwood died during the making 
of RHPS and that there are several clues throughout that help to prove this.  
I am the walrus.  It's not true, of course.  Only his career died.
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     6h - What's the RHPS Trivia Quiz?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  The "official" Trivia Quiz was written by Mike Hess and updated by E. 
Bernhard Warg, and is available through the fan club (see subsection 7a).  
It's quite long, and divided into sections.  It contains perhaps every "one-
line" trivia question that could ever be conceived (unlike the trivia here, 
which is mostly stories about the making of RHPS rather than specifics about 
the movie itself).  For a good time, assign the sections to the various 
categories in Trivial Pursuit and make an evening out of it.
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     6i - What is the Rocky Pledge of Allegiance?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

 * General Pledge (this makes more sense in the US)

  I, State Your Name,
  Pledge Allegiance to the Lips
  Of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  And to the decadence for which it stands,
  One movie, under Richard O'Brien,
  With Sensuous Daydreams, Erotic Nightmares, and Sins of the Flesh for All!
  And I promise to be creative and not repeat anything anyone else says.

 * Richard O'Brien's Transylvanian Pledge

  We swear, often and loudly, to strike a blow for glamour and frivolity, for 
  rock-n-roll, for six-inch heels, for interplanetary intercourse, and for the 
  Transylvanian Way.

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                    Section 7 - Clubs to Join, Things to Read

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     7a - What are the addresses of various fan clubs, and how can I join?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Unless otherwise noted, send an SASE (or international reply coupon, 
depending on where you live in relation to where the fan club is) for 
information concerning membership, newsletters, etc.

 * UNITED STATES

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Official Fan Club
220 West 19th Street, #2-A
New York, New York  10011
http://www.rockyhorror.com/

Dark Refrain                            Unconventional Conventionalists
c/o Memories of the Past                c/o Curry's Angel
PO Box 4571                             329 W. 22nd St. #7
Aurora, IL  60507                       New York, NY  10011

In Your Pants                           Night Vision
PO Box 4531                             PO Box 593
Wayne, NJ  07474-4531                   Lincoln Park, MI  48461

RHPS Network                            Rockamania West
c/o Editor                              c/o Vanguard Studios
12921 Dale Box #94                      50 Cour de la Celedon
Garden Grove, CA  92641                 Sparks, NV  89434-9537

Shock Treatment Fan Club                The Transcript (Transducer Players)
118 Perry Street #J46                   110 Warren Avenue
New York, NY  10014                     Voorhess, NJ  08043-1235
dentonmmm@aol.com

Further Indignities                     Crazed Imagination
SPC John Roe                            216 Filbert Street
D. Co. 1/327 Inf                        Roselle, NJ  07204
Ft. Campbell, KY  42223-5000
 ** address letter to John - don't mention newsletter's name

 * CANADA

Creatures of the Night
c/o Wanda MacRae
11874 Woodbine Ave RR 1
Gormley, Ontario
Canada LOH 1G0

 * AUSTRALIA

Australia Contacts                      Magenta Magazine 
PO Box 133, Belair                      c/o M. Douglas
So Australia                            3 Alexandra Esplanade
Australia 5052                          Bellerive TAS 7018
                                        Australia

 * FRANCE

The Zen Room
c/o Larent Hagimont
12, Rue Gernado
75009, Paris, France

 * GERMANY

Rocky Horror FanClub Deutschland        Palace of Darkness
BonnstraBe 31                           c/o SImone Violka
W-4330 Mulheim an der Ruhr 1            PSF 630
Deutschland                             D-09032 Chemnitz
                                        Germany
                                        Clubrhps@aol.com 

 * ITALY

Italian Fans                            Diabolical Plan
c/o Davide Sahner                       Milan
Via T. Riboli, 12-B                     http://www.comedia.it/RockyHorror/
10135 Torino                                   FanClub/fncluben.html

 * JAPAN

Charles Atlas Club                      LIPS
Cube Sonoda 405., 1-9-1                 570-3 Yanokuchi
Kawaranomiya                            INA61-SHI, Tokyo
Amagasaki-City, Hyogo, 661              206, Japan

 * SWEDEN

Swedish Fans
Marten Melin
Terapivagen 6D, 2TR
141-55 Huddinge, Sweden

 * SWITZERLAND

Forces of Darkness
c/o Sunci Nikolic
Weinbergstrasse 6
CH-5430 Wettingen 
Switzerland
mailto:sunci@world.ch     
http://www.hoax.net/rhps/

 * UNITED KINGDOM

The Conventionalist                     Meatloaf Int'l Fan Club 
Chris Cooke                             PO Box 1000
10 Helton Close                         Brighton, BN1 1WJ, UK
Holmes Chapel
Cheshire, CW4 7JZ
England

Regular Frankie Fans                    Time Warp
3 Salix Approach                        1 Elm Grove
Birchwood Estate                        Hildenborough
Lincoln, LNG - OPN                      Tonbridge
England                                 Kent TN11 9HE
                                        England

 * INTERNET

Tim Curry Mailing List
listserv@home.ease.lsoft.com
To subscribe, send a message with the text "sub timcurry-fans <Your Name>"
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     7b - What newsletters and fanzines have existed throughout the years?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Most casts have their own versions of newsletters, fanzines, programs, et 
cetera, and it is near impossible to keep track of them all.  These, however, 
are often times more interesting than the fanzines aimed towards wide-spread 
consumption, because they are usually shorter, aren't filled with information 
you already know, and have a local flair to them.  Many people collect this 
sort of thing, so your best bet would be to just ask around.  Also, whenever 
you see the show in a new place, ask the cast if they have a mailing list or a 
semi-regular newsletter.  They should be more than happy to have an additional 
subscriber.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     7c - What newsletters and fanzines exist now?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Most of the fan clubs in subsection 7a have newsletters and/or fanzines 
associated with them.  Send an SASE (or internat'l reply coupon) for info to 
the fan club(s) of your choice.  This is but merely a sampling of what's 
available; as was said before, it's near impossible to keep track of all of 
them.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     7d - What books exist?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

 * Creatures of the Night - Sal Piro
 * Creatures of the Night II - Sal Piro
 * Midnight Movies - J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum (not an RHPS book, but
   has many pictures and commentary)
 * Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show (songbook) - Richard O'Brien
 * The Rocky Horror Show Book - James Harding
 * Rocky Horror Picture Show Audience Participation Book - Sal Piro and Mike
   Hess
 * The Rocky Horror Picture Show Book - Bill Henkin
 * The Rocky Horror Picture Show Comic Books (three issues, a second printing 
   of issue #1, and a jumbo "compilation" book of all three) - Kevin VanHook
 * The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Movie Script
 * The Rocky Horror Picture Show Photo-Novel - A&W Visual Library, edited by 
   Richard J. Anobile; intro by Sal Piro
 * The Rocky Horror Scrapbook (limited printing of 2000) - designed by Brian 
   Thompson
 * The Rocky Horror Experience - Richard O'Brien (includes photos from London, 
   Roxy, Belasco, and the movie)
 * Twentieth Anniversary Book (title?) - includes transcript of movie
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     7e - What magazine articles have been written?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

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                       Section 8 - Rocky Horror Elsewhere

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     8a - What movies have had references to RHPS?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

 * And God Spoke - The Spinal Tap for filmmakers.  Major RHPS references.
 * The Arrival - Charlie Sheen's character makes a reference to The Time Warp.
 * Blue Money - there's a 'come as your favorite movie star' party.  Someone 
   attends as Frank-N-Furter (ironically, Tim Curry stars in this movie, but 
   attends as Fred Astaire)
 * The Crossing Guard - when Jack Nicholson's character is talking with a 
   stripper backstage of the strip bar near the beginning of the movie.  The 
   RHPS "lips" are reflected in the mirror.
 * Eerie Midnight Horror Show - an older b-movie.  It is unconfirmed if this 
   is an intentional reference, but reports have it that the video box has 
   lips on the front and blood letters.
 * Fame - a few of the characters go to see Sal Piro and RHPS in New York
 * Jubilee - both Richard O'Brien and Nell Campbell starred in this movie, so 
   references are plentiful
 * Lisztomania - features Nell Campbell and the throne from RHPS (also
   features many of the crew from RHPS)
 * Men In Black - while Tommy Lee Jones and The Fresh Prince are wandering 
   around on the streets looking for an alien, they go to a newsstand where a 
   character looks an awful lot like Riff-Raff.  A comment is made along the 
   lines of 'that alien's disguise isn't very good'.
 * Mr. Holland's Opus - a brief shot of Frank throwing off his cape during the 
   "70's montage"
 * Pulp Fiction - there is reference to the character "Tony Rocky Horror"
 * Tank Girl - the Rain Lady is wearing a yellow (!) "lips" tshirt
 * Valley Girl - punk boys and valley girls pass line of people waiting to get 
   into RHPS.  Punk-boy Fred introduces himself and says his favorite color is 
   Magenta.
 * Vampyres: Daughters of Dracula - not really a reference, but they use the 
   same castle as was used in RHPS (Vampyres was made first, though)
 * Willie and Phil - at the end, they pass people lined up for RHPS
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     8b - What television shows have had references to RHPS?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

 * The Amazing Spiderman - Spidey said something to the effect of "you reject
   from The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
 * Ballyhoo: The Hollywood Sideshow - John Waters compares RHPS to the 1950's 
   gimmick films of William Castle
 * The Brady Bunch Variety Hour - references in its premiere episode -
   something about doing a medley from the show
 * Cagney and Lacey - they pass two young girls in full RHPS regalia who were 
   arrested under suspicion of being prostitutes when they were just on their 
   way to the theatre
 * Charles in Charge - Charles and the kids are planning to go to the 15th 
   Anniversary convention, but Charles and Buddy get locked in a monkey cage 
   all night (those crazy kids).  It's worth it just to see Adam dressed 
   as Riff, Jamie as Magenta, and Sarah as Brad.
 * Count Duckula - a clean-cut Brad & Janet -esque duck couple get a flat tire
   and walk through the rain to Duckula's castle.
 * Disney's Ducktales - a 'monster convention' episode entitled "The Ducky 
   Horror Picture Show"
 * Drew Carey Show - Drew dresses up to go to RHPS, only to find out that it 
   has been replaced by The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, for 
   which the secretary with all the makeup is properly dressed.  A "showdown" 
   ensues, in which the Time Warp is pitted against a song from Priscilla.
 * Dream On - one episode was titled "The Rocky Marriage Picture Show"
 * Ellen - Ellen and her hip wanna-be mom were talking, and her mom suggested
   that they "dress up and go see that Rocky Horror Picture Show"
 * Fridays - The Ronny Horror Picture Show
 * Head of the Class - mentioned in passing
 * It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein - an A&E documentary
 * Jeopardy! - On December 4, 1996, one of the answers was, "The Midnight cult 
   classic that starred Tim Curry as Frank-N-Furter."  Also, in April 1997, 
   there was a similar answer with regards to Barry Bostwick.
 * MTV Rocky Horror 1990 Special (The Big Picture) - Costume contests and the 
   like
 * MTV's The Big Picture - used clips from the RHPS movie trailer in its 
   opening sequence for about a year
 * Mystery Science Theater 3000 - RHPS references every now and again
 * Naked Truth - featured the Jeopardy show in which the answer was RHPS.
 * Night Court - not really a direct reference; more inspired by.  Mac makes a 
   documentary about his workplace and co-workers.  The film becomes a cult 
   hit.  Fans attend ritual screenings and memorize every line, even reciting 
   lines in unison with the film.  One night, some fans come to the courtroom 
   dressed as their favorite "characters" (Dan, Bull, etc.).  And, naturally, 
   all hell breaks loose.
 * Night Flight - highlighted 10th Anniversary
 * The Oscars (1995) - In a tribute to humor in film sung by (among other) Tim 
   Curry, the dancers started dancing the Time Warp, and some clips from RHPS 
   were on the screen.  Tim, "shocked" that such a thing was going on, acted 
   embarrassed and silly.
 * The Oscars (1997) - In a montage of "going to the movies", the RHPS scene 
   in Fame was shown.
 * The Real Ghostbusters - on a trip to Transylvania, Ray makes a comment 
   about the Rocky Horror Show
 * Real People - did a segment
 * Rocko's Modern Life - One of the characters made a cartoon and, while 
   talking about it, the others quoted the "credit to your genius" bit.
 * Saturday Night Live - In the episode hosted by Tim Curry with Meatloaf as 
   musical guest, they did a "Tim and Meat's One-Stop Rocky Horror Shop" 
   sketch.  The report is that the sketch was awful, but the acting was good.
 * Sesame Street - Susan Sarandon appeared as a Janet-like character with the 
   Count.  It's raining, and they're at the front door of a castle (Susan says 
   that she's wet and it's cold).  The Count is knocking on the door, counting 
   the knocks (ha-ha-ha).
 * Silk Stalkings - Cops are investigating murder and they're interviewing a 
   lady who sells tickets in a movie theatre. She says that she remembers the 
   suspect was there watching 'Psycho' but she can't say when he left 'cause 
   they were screening Rocky Horror Picture Show and "the going was pretty 
   wild" . Or something like that.
 * The Simpsons - Dr. Hibbert arrived at The Aztec Theatre in RHPS garb for a
   film festival (which was showing something else).  When he arrived, he 
   stated, "D'oh I thought they were playing The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
   tonight, tee hee hee."
 * 3rd Rock From The Sun - To promote a change in their time slot, they made a 
   series of commercials parodying popular songs.  Arguably the most clever 
   one was entitled "Let's Do The Time Change Again" with the characters 
   dressed as the criminologist and transylvanians, singing a parody to the 
   Time Warp, and making jokes and references throughout.
 * VH1 - Time Warp: 20 Years of Rocky Horror - with Susan, Barry, Richard, 
   Pat, Nell, Meat, Lou Adler, Sal Piro, and Tim Deegan
 * VH1's Rock 'n Roll Picture Show - In the opening credits, there's a quick 
   shot of a group of people lined up with an RHPS poster on a wall behind 
   them.  The title is also an obvious reference.
 * Whose Line is it Anyway? - This improv show often uses 'movie styles', and
   at least one reference to RHPS has been made over the years.
 * You Can't do that on Television - was featured in a show about addictions
  ____________________________________________________________________________
 
     8c - What music videos have had references to RHPS?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

 * Tim Curry - "Paradise Garage" (features Dori Hartley)
 * Meat Loaf - "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" (Leap of Faith version)
 * Poison - "I Want Action"
 * Dana McCoy - (title unknown) (shot in Nell's and features a Columbia)

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     8d - What other movies have gotten the "RHPS Treatment"?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  What happened with RHPS (live performances and audience participation) was a 
fairly spontaneous and original phenomenon.  However, other movies have 
received similar methods of fan appreciation, usually by RHPS casts.  Most 
notable, the movies "Clue" (which stars Tim Curry and takes place in a big 
house on a rainy night, and also includes a motorist whose car breaks down and 
who goes to the big house to use the phone) and "Shock Treatment" (the 
"sequel" to RHPS - see Section 9) are the two biggest movies which have had 
some level of audience participation or live casts.  While the audience "call-
backs" seem, at time, a bit forced, the live performances have typically been 
very well received.  This is due partially to the fact that RHPS has become 
old hat to a lot of people, and so the casts have a rejuvenated energy when 
performing a different show, and the audience has a renewed excitement when 
seeing a different show.  Plus, both Clue and Shock Treatment are pretty fun 
movies in the first place.

  Unfortunately, those behind the movie Showgirls tried to turn it into an 
audience participation film.  They even went so far as to distribute pre-
written AP scripts, throw cards during gambling scenes, and hire drag queens 
to act out certain scenes.  They offered Sal Piro (RHPS Fan Club president) a 
job promoting Showgirls, but, thankfully, he turned it down.

  Many think that the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a "rip-
off" of RHPS.  Joel Hodgson, MST3K's creator, was once asked if RHPS was a 
major influence, and he said that it wasn't.   Aside from the call-backs and 
occasional skits, MST3K is really much different than Rocky Horror.  Rocky is 
meant to be a celebration of the movie and a treat for those who have seen it 
multiple times.  MST3K is meant to be more of a "one-time" thing.  That is, 
the premise is that the characters are watching the movie for the first time.  
So anyway, no, MST3K is not a Rocky Horror ripoff, tho' both do appeal to a 
lot of the same people.
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     8e - What parodies of RHPS exist?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

It's interesting that parodies have been made of RHPS, since RHPS was a type 
of parody in the first place.  Transcriptions of some of these are available 
at the WWW site that relates to this FAQ (see introduction).

 * The Ronny Horror Show - put on by ABC's Fridays (1981)
 * The Rocky Horror Muppet Show - done at an SF con (1990)
 * The Rocky Horror Whorehouse Show - ???
 * The Rocky Porno Video Show - call 1-800-BUY-MOVIES (seriously)
   (note:  this is a horrible, horrible film.  It's only worth viewing 
   for the humor value.  Some places do offer it to rent, so before you 
   purchase it, try checking your more seedy video stores)
 * The Schlocky Horror Picture Show - Barf Magazine (June, 1990)
 * The Schlocky Horror Picture Show - Cracked Magazine

Many parodies have also been written by fans.  See the next subsection for 
those.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     8f - What crossovers, sequels, stories, etc. have been written by fans?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Most of these are available for download at the WWW site that relates to 
this FAQ (see introduction).

 * (At the Frankenstein Place) There's a Light - by Arthur Levesque
 * The Annotated Science Fiction / Double Feature - by James M. Curran
 * Bedrock Treatment (Hanna Barbara "Shock Treatment" parody)
 * Boys from the Dwarf meet Rocky Horror (Red Dwarf Crossover)
 * The Cocky Horror Picture Show - 
 * The Gump-y Horror Picture Show - by Joe Blevins
 * I Am the Very Model of a Modern Transylvanian - by Arthur Levesque
 * Janet Weiss and the Seven Dwarfs - by Donny O'Bryan
 * The Maid's Day Off - by Ruth J. Fink-Winter
 * The Monty Horror Python Show
 * Norwegian Lyrics Revealed! (interpretation of Norwegian Cast album)
 * Pulp Rocky - by Matt Collins
 * The REAL Denton Affair: an Expose - by Judge Oliver Wright
 * The Rocky and Bullwinkle Picture Show
 * Rocky Crossover Cast Lists
 * Rocky Horror as a Greek and/or Shakespearian Tragedy - by Joe Blevins
 * A Rocky Horror Hallowe'en Poem (with a surprise twist ending!)
 * The Rocky Horror Delta Quadrant Show - by Jennifer Pelland
 * The Rocky Horror Purity Test - by Rod Rombauer and Janel Adair
 * The Rocky Huh-Huh Picture Show (Beavis & Butthead Crossover)
 * The Rocky Strack Picture Show - through a Clockwork Orange filter
 * The Rocky Warner Picture Show (Animaniacs) - by Michael K. Neylon
 * The Spocky Horror Star Trek Show (with AP) - by Tim Murphy
 * Step To The Right Now (parody of Give It Away Now) - by Rob Tinkham
 * Sweet Home Transylvania - by Arthur Levesque
 * Transvestites and Relative Dimensions in Space (Dr. Who Crossover)
 * You Might be a "Rocky" Fan if...
 * Zee Roocky Hoorrur Picturi Shoov - RHPS "Chefferized"
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     8g - Where can I get cool RHPS stuff?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  There are various groups on the Net that sell merchandise, including Bruce 
Cutter (dkrefrain@aol.com).  Also, people are always selling stuff on 
alt.cult-movies.rocky-horror.  Additionally, the Fan Club sells merchandise 
(http://www.insv.com/rhps/memorabi.html), and so do many of the other 
unofficial clubs.
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     8h - What's the RHPS Computer Game?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Originally there was The Rocky Horror Show Computer Game,  released by 
Activision in 1985.  Players assume the role of Brad or Janet and roam around 
the Frankenstein Place trying to find pieces of a machine to save the 
character not being played.  It has a rockin' computerized version of Time 
Warp as background music.  You only get one "life" and it's easy to "die", so 
the game can get a bit monotonous and frustrating at times.  Worth picking up, 
tho'.  A version for an Apple II emulator is available at ftp.asimov.net in 
the directory /pub/apple_II/images/games/misc

  In 1997, The Interactive Rocky Horror Show was released for IBM PC and Sony 
PlayStation-X (unfortunately, only for the UK PAL PSX).  I don't know much 
about this game at present, but it seems to be just a spiffier version of the 
old game, with the option of playing as Brad or Janet.  The game features 
Richard O'Brien as the Game Devil, Christopher Lee as the narrator, a special 
rerecorded soundtrack, and video sequences.  Information about this game can 
be found at www.on-line.co.uk/iwpress/rhs.htm. 
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     8i - Is there an official sequel to RHPS?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

No.
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     8j - What about Shock Treatment?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  What about it?  To quote Richard O'Brien, it's "not a sequel, not a prequel, 
but an equal."  It's just another movie.  Granted, it happens after RHPS 
happens (we assume), but it's no more a sequel to RHPS than Silence of the 
Lambs is a sequel to Manhunter (ask the folks on a.c-m for that one).

Check Section 9 (Shock Treatment) for more info.
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     8k - What about Revenge of the Old Queen?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Like that's ever going to happen.  Richard O'Brien has been working on that 
movie (the OFFICIAL sequel) for years now, and it shows no signs of ever being 
made.  Look for it at about the same time Hell freezes over.  For those truly 
interested, tho', here's some information...

New Characters:
 * The Old Queen - a very large royal grandmother
 * Steve Majors - younger brother of Brad
 * Lord DeLordy - first cousin to the Old Queen
 * Ray Ammbo - head of UFO investigatory agency
 * Sonny Ammbo - young and sexy rock star and regular Frankie fan
 * Judy Brankmire - UFO investigatory agent
 * Mary Lou - Ray's secretary

New Songs:
 * The Moon Drenched Shores of Transylvania
 * Sweet on the Street (?)
 * Short End of the Stick
 * I'm a Mother
 * Love at First Sight
 * Never Let Your Daughter Date an Alien
 * Judy Judy Judy
 * I Want to Get my Own Back
 * No Hiding Place
 * Little Old Heart Stopping Me
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     8l - Anything else?
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 * There is a Rocky Horror Slot Machine, featuring cartoon images of the 
   characters
 * There are rumors about a pinball game in the making.  Keep a lookout on
   rec.games.pinball for occasional updates
 * There are persistent rumors about RHPS being made into a cartoon series by
   Fox - nothing solid on this so far, though
 * In Duckman Comics #3, Fluffy says, "Now the time has come to feast, to 
   taste the flesh not yet deceased."  It is still unsure whether or not RHS 
   was the first to use this line, but it's pretty cool regardless.
 * There is a "No Fear" t-shirt which reads "Don't Dream It, Be It".
 * According to ComputerLife Magazine, one of the cheat codes for "Pitfall: 
   The Mayan Adventure" is "LETSDOTHETIMEWARP"

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                           Section 9 - Shock Treatment

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     9a - What is Shock Treatment?
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 * Known professionally as Electro-Shock Therapy, it is when electric currents 
   are sent through the brain of extremely psychotic people.
 * It is also a rockin' song by The Ramones.
 * Additionaly, it's a black and white murder mystery movie from 1964.  It's 
   not related to RHPS.
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     9b - What is Shock Treatment *really*?
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  Okay, okay... Shock Treatment, which had the original working title "The 
Brad and Janet Show", is the continuing story of Brad and Janet Majors, 
written by Richard O'Brien and made into a movie in 1980.  Are you satisfied 
now?
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     9c - Is it a sequel to RHPS?
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No.
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     9d - What is the cast and crew list for ST?
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For more information on each person, please refer to the WWW version of the 
FAQ, which includes links to the IMDb.

Farley Flavors..........................Cliff DeYoung
Brad Majors.............................Cliff DeYoung
Janet Majors............................Jessica Harper
Bert Schnick............................Barry Humphries
Judge Oliver Wright.....................Charles Gray
Nation McKinley.........................Patricia Quinn
Cosmo McKinley..........................Richard O'Brien
Dad (Harry Weiss).......................Manning Redwood
Mom (Emily Weiss).......................Marlene Johnson
Nurse Ansalong..........................Nell Campbell
Betty Hapschatt.........................Ruby Wax
Ralph Hapschatt.........................Jeremy Newson
Macy Struthers..........................Wendy Raeback
Rest Home Ricky.........................Rik Mayall
Neely Pritt.............................Betsy Brantley
Vance Parker............................Christopher Malcolm
Oscar Drill.............................Gary Shail
  -Glish................................Donald Waugh
  -Brenda Drill.........................Claire Toeman
  -Frankie..............................Sinitta Renet
  -drummer..............................David John
  -guitarist............................Gary Martin
Neely's Crew............................Perry Bedden
                                        Rufus Collins
Floor Manager...........................Ray Charleson
Kirk....................................Eugene Lipinski
Irwin Lapsey............................Barry Dennen
Wardrobe Mistress.......................Imogen Claire
Guy on Phone............................Sal Piro

Written by..............................Richard O'Brien 
                                        Jim Sharman

Music...................................Richard O'Brien
                                        Richard Hartley

Cinematography..........................Mike Molloy
Production Design.......................Brian Thomson
Costume Design..........................Sue Blane
Production Supervisor...................John Comfort
Choreographer...........................Gillian Gregory
Musical Director........................Richard Hartley
Best Boy................................Reg Pearsons
Gaffer..................................Roy Rodhouse
Art Director............................Andrew Sanders
First Assistant Director................Roger Simons
Camera Operator.........................Bob Smith
Additional Ideas........................Brian Thomson
Set Decorator...........................Ken Wheatley

Directed by.............................Jim Sharman

Produced by.............................Lou Adler (executive) 
                                        John Goldstone 
                                        Michael White (executive)
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     9e - What is the song list for ST?
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 * Overture
 * Denton, U.S.A.
 * Bitchin' In The Kitchen
 * In My Own Way
 * Thank God I'm a Man
 * Farley's Song
 * Lullaby
 * Little Black Dress
 * Me of Me
 * Shock Treatment
 * Carte Blanche
 * Looking for Trade
 * Look What I Did to my Id
 * Breaking Out
 * Duel Duet
 * Anyhow, Anyhow
 * Overture (reprise)
 * Shock Treatment (reprise - single version)
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     9f - What different versions of ST exist?
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  As with most movies that go from various film releases to video and to 
cable, there are several versions of Shock Treatment available (though not as 
many as there are of RHPS).  The most significant thing about Shock Treatment 
is that the videos have flaws (so rest assured that it's not just *your* 
copy).  Here's what to look for.

Original theatrical release (1981) and Japanese Laserdisc (1987):
 * "Shock Treatment" reprise plays after closing credits

16mm film release (1982):
 * "Farley's Song" is remixed (to sound as if it's coming from a monitor)
 * "Breaking Out" is remixed (it's muffled when camera is on Betty and Oliver)
 * "Shock Treatment" reprise plays after closing credits

U.S. video (Key Video #1184; 1984):
 * Has blue border around cover art
 * Soundtrack flaw during "Overture"
 * Soundtrack flaw during "Farley's Song"
 * "Shock Treatment" reprise plays after closing credits

European video (1985):
 * Soundtrack flaw during "Overture"
 * Soundtrack flaw during "Farley's Song"
 * "Shock Treatment" reprise plays during closing credits

U.S. video re-release (CBS/FOX; 19??):
 * No blue border around cover art
 * Soundtrack flaw during "Overture"
 * Soundtrack flaw during "Farley's Song"
 * "Shock Treatment" reprise plays after closing credits

Cable Television (19??):
 * Opening credits are (sort of) letterboxed
 * "Shock Treatment" reprise cut
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     9g - How can I see ST?
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  Many theatres have showings periodically (usually in conjunction with, or 
instead of, RHPS).  It is also available on video from CBS/FOX.
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     9h - Is ST anything like RHPS?
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  It was written by the same person, so there are similar elements, in both 
style of writing and music.  However, the similarities end there.  ST has a 
much larger cast, has very minimal sex and lingerie, and is not a satire of 
any particular cinematic genre.

  Whereas RHPS is a satire of the B-movies, Shock Treatment is a satire of 
television and game shows.  The town of Denton has become one big television 
studio, and Brad and Janet get swept away in it.  I won't give too much of the 
plot away, because it is actually a good movie if you watch it a few times.  
Some songs to be on the lookout for include "Bitchin' in the Kitchen", "Little 
Black Dress", and "Duel Duet".  Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn return as 
Cosmo and Nation McKinley.  (Little) Nell Campell is Nurse Ansalong.  Charles 
Gray is Judge Oliver Wright.  Brad and Janet are played by two new people - 
Cliff DeYoung and Jessica Harper.  They sing better than Barry and Susan, but 
Jessica can't lip-synch for anything.
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     9i - Do casts perform for ST?
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  Sometimes.  Traditionally, these performances are very excellent, most 
likely owing to the fact that they're not as common as RHPS performances.
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     9j - Is there Audience Participation for ST?
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  There is some, yes.  Many people felt that ST was *trying* to be a cult 
movie, and since it's well known that such a thing has to evolve rather than 
be created, there's not as much as in RHPS.  There is currently a ST AP script 
being made, and when it's finished, we'll have pointers to it here.
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     9k - How can I find out where ST is playing in my area?
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  Check the theatre listings, or ask your local RHPS cast.  Don't hold your 
breath, though.  Shock Treatment doesn't play on a regular basis like RHPS 
does.
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     9l - What is some ST trivia?
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A spiffy little quiz was written, available for download at the WWW site 
relating to this FAQ (see introduction).

Here're some other tasty tidbits, as well.

 * Barry Bostwick had other filming commitments, and couldn't appear in the 
   movie
 * Susan Sarandon demanded one million dollars to reprise the role of Janet, 
   which was more than the film's budget could withstand.
 * Tim Curry was offered the dual role of Brad and Farley, but turned it down 
   because he didn't think he could handle the American accent.
 * Cliff DeYoung (Brad Majors), was the original pick for Brad in RHPS.
 * Christopher Malcolm (the original Brad on the London stage) has a 
   substantial role as security guard Vance Parker.
 * Barry Humphries (Bert Schnick) is most famous for playing Dame Edna, the 
   cross-dressing talk show host who has appeared on a number of American TV
   specials for NBC, and is supposed to be very popular in the UK.
 * Sal Piro has a cameo - he's talking on a telephone in the opening sequence, 
   and he's wearing a really silly plaid suit.
 * The idea to have ST take place totally within a sound stage was conceived 
   by Jim Sharman after $5 million suddenly became unavailable due to the 
   1979-80 Screen Actors' Guild strike.  The original plan was to have the 
   film shot at natural locations.
 * Cosmo and Nation are rumoured to be Riff and Magenta hiding out because the 
   computer information on them has no listing for their origin, Betty said 
   that they had a popular series in England (RHS?), they're siblings/lovers, 
   and in the old series, they didn't have a convertible.
 * Judge Oliver Wright (played by Charles Gray) could well be our nameless and 
   neckless Criminologist, having received a promotion for his painstaking 
   investigation of The Denton Affair.
 * Many of the costumes/props from RHPS are in the wardrobe room.
 * It's rumoured that all of the Transylvanians are audience members, and that 
   they're the one wearing sunglasses, but so far I haven't been able to find 
   a Transylvanian in RHPS that looks like John Candy.
 * The original shooting script for "The Brad and Janet Show" (Shock 
   Treatment's original title) lacked the character of Bert Schnick.
 * The number 4711 appears on a computer screen when Betty is doing some 
   research
 * The character Francine demands to be called Frankie, in reference to our 
   favorite Transvestite.
 * The Transylvanian thunderbolt is on the wall in the room where the cast 
   performs "Little Black Dress" (next to a warning "High Voltage").
 * During the song "Looking for Trade", the video game "Space Invaders 2" is 
   shown (i.e., RHPS was Space Invaders 1).
 * In the microfiche newspaper that Betty and Oliver read, one of the 
   headlines is "UFO Sighted over Denton".
 * Frank's throne is seen on the "Faith Factory" stage, painted red.  Someone
   polishes the throne just as an announcer says "in anticipation."
 * There's a Time Magazine in the Research Lab that has the "RHPS" lips on the
   cover.  The headline says, "CULT MOVIES."

  (taken word-for-word from a bio of Jim Sharman)  O'Brien originally 
conceived the film [Shock Treatment] as a very direct sequel, in which Janet 
seeks Dr. Scott's help because Brad has turned gay after his night with Frank 
N. Furter.  Rocky was not killed, having the same immortality as 
Frankenstein's Monster, and he too seeks out Dr. Scott to try and resurrect 
Frank.  They succeed, and Frank was to sing "Little Black Dress" in indicate 
what to wear to one's resurrection.

  (taken from the book "Midnight Movies")  The sequel began with Rocky Horror 
scrambling out of the grave of the crater left by the house taking off, 
dragging the body of Frank across some hills to a house which Dr. Scott had 
taken to look at the ashes, sort of check out the ashes.  Brad had broken up 
with Janet and went to live with Dr. Scott.  After Rocky, with Frank's body, 
breaks through a window in Scott's house and asks the good doctor to bring 
Frank back to life, they all repair to Denton, where Janet is having Frank's 
baby.  A big party is held to celebrate the "son of Frank," but Riff Raff and 
Magenta, disguised as hospital orderlies, steal the baby, go off in an 
ambulance and off into the future.
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     9m - How can I get the rights for a showing of ST?
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For the rights to Shock Treatment, contact

Twentieth Century Fox Film              Twentieth Century Fox Film
12001 N. Central Expy.                  10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Dallas, TX  75243                       Los Angeles, CA 90064
(214) 392-0101                          (310) 277-2211

Also try Films, Inc. at (312) 878-2600 (or ask your local theatre).

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                        Section 10 - Where Are They Now?

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NOTE:  For more information on many of the films listed in this section - 
including video availability, trailers, trivia, etc. - please refer to the WWW 
version of the FAQ, which includes links to the Internet Movie Database.
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     10a - Tim Curry
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 * Character:  Dr. Frank-N-Furter (a scientist)

 * Born:  April 19, 1946

 * Album Credits:  AIDS Sondheim Benefit (one song), Annie (film soundtrack), 
Baby Love/Just 14 (single), The Best of Tim Curry, Disney's Music From The 
Park, Fearless, Lewis Furey (backup vocals), FernGully, Little Tramp (role of 
Tipper Gray), My Favorite Year, The Pebble and the Penguin, Read my Lips, The 
Rocky Horror Picture Show (film soundtrack), The Rocky Horror Show (original 
London cast), The Rocky Horror Show (original L.A. cast), Simplicity, Spy (by 
Carly Simon - backup vocals), The Wall Live in Berlin 1990 (role of the 
prosecutor)

 * Book on Tape Credits:  The Anodyne Necklace, Anything Considered, Cry to 
Heaven, A Dangerous Fortune, Dirty Duck, Foucault's Pendulum, Home Alone 2, 
The Horse You Came In On, The Island of the Day Before, Jewels, The Jolly 
Postman, Man With a Load of Mischief, Nightmares and Dreamscapes (vol. 1 & 2), 
Night Over Water, The Old Contemptibles, The Old Fox Deciev'd, The Old Silent, 
The Silver Lining (recorded a poem), Taltos

 * CD-ROM Credits:  Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster, Sierra's 
Gabriel Knight, Toonstruck, Wing Commander III

 * Theatre Credits:  After Haggerty, Amadeus (nominated for Tony award), The 
Art of Success, The Baby Elephant, Cinderella, Dalliance, Danton's Death, 
England's Ireland, Galileo, Give the Gaffers Time to Love You, Hair, Lie Down 
I Think I Love  You, Love For Love, The Maids, Man is Man, Me and My Girl, A 
Midsummer Night's Dream (opera), My Favorite Year (nominated for Tony), Once 
Upon a Time, The Pirates of Penzance (won Royal variety Club Award), The Rocky 
Horror Show (London, Los Angeles, Broadway), Love Letters, The Rivals, The 
Sport of My Mad Mother, Threepenny Opera, Titus Andronicus, Travesties, The 
White Devil

 * Film Credits:  Annie, Blue Money, Clue, Congo, Doom Runners, Ferngully, 
Home Alone 2, The Hunt for Red October, Legend, Loaded Weapon 1, Lover's Knot, 
The Marzipan Pig, McHale's Navy, Muppet Treasure Island, Oscar, Passed Away, 
Pass the Ammo, The Pebble and the Penguin, The Player (cut from final film), 
The Ploughman's Lunch, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Shadow, The Shout, 
There's No Fishfood in Heaven, The Three Musketeers, Times Square

 * Television Credits:  Big Deals, City Sugar, Daisy-Head Mayzie, Earth 2, It, 
LEXX, The Life of Shakespeare, Ligmalion, The Naked Truth, Napoleon and Love, 
Oscar Awards (1995), Oliver Twist, Over The Top, Purina Cat Chow comercials 
(voiceover), Rock Follies of '77, Roseanne, Saturday Night Live (hosted), 
Schmoedipus, Tales from the Crypt, Three Men in a Boat, Titanic, The Tracy 
Ullman Show, Verite, Video Stars, Wiseguy, Worst Witch

 * Cartoons/Voiceovers:  Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Abel's Island, A Christmas 
Carol, Adventures from the Book of Virtues, Aladdin, Animaniacs, Beauty and 
the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Bruno the Kid, Captain Planet, Darkwing 
Duck, Dinosaurs, Don Coyote, Duckman, Eek the Cat, Fish Police, Gargoyles, 
Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible - The Creation, Greatest Adventure 
Stories from the Bible - The Easter Story, Jumanji, Legend of Prince Valiant, 
The Little Mermaid, The Mask, The Mighty Ducks, Mighty Max, Peter Pan and the 
Pirates (won Emmy award), Pirates of Dark Water, Rick Moranis at Gravedale 
High, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad, Stories from 
My Chidlhood: Beauty and the Beast; The Story of Santa Claus, Tailspin, Tiny 
Toons Adventures, Tom and Jerry kids, Turbo-Charged Thunderbirds, The Wild 
West, Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa

 * Current opinion of RHPS:  Finds it annoying, but aprreciates the fans - has 
mellowed down in the past few years

 * Current occupation:  World-renowned film & theatre actor
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     10b - Susan Sarandon
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 * Character:  Janet Weiss (a heroine)

 * Born:  October 4, 1946

 * Audio Credits:  The Rocky Horror Picture Show (film soundtrack)

 * Theatre Credits:  A Coupla White Chicks Sittin' Around Talkin', Albert's 
Bridge, An Evening with Richard Nixon, Extremities, Private Ear, Public Eye

 * Film Credits:  Atlantic City, Bob Roberts, Buddy System, Bull Durham 
(nominated for Golden Globe), The Celluloid Closet, Checkered Flag or Crash, 
The Client (nominated for Oscar), Compromising Positions, A Country of 
Mothers, Dead Man Walking (won Oscar for Best Actress), Dragon Fly, A Dry 
White Season, Fleur Bleue, The Front Page, The Great Smokey Roadblock, The 
Great Waldo Pepper, The Hunger, Illuminata, James and the Giant Peach, January 
Man, Joe, King of the Gypsies, Lady Liberty, Light Sleeper, Little Women, 
Lorenzo's Oil (nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe), Loving Couples, Lovin' 
Molly, The Magic Hour, One Summer Love, The Other Side of Midnight, The 
Player, Pretty Baby, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Safe Passage, Something 
Short of Paradise, Stepmom, Sweet Hearts Dance, Tempest, Thelma and Louise 
(nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe), Walk Away Madden, White Palace 
(nominated for Golden Globe), The Witches of Eastwick

 * Television Credits:  AD 1985, The Haunting of Rosalind, June Moon, The Last 
of the Belles, The Life of Ben Franklin, Mussolini and I, Owen Marhall, The 
Riders of Eldirch, The Satan Murders, Saturday Night Live (hosted), Search for 
Tomorrow, Sesame Street, The Simpsons, Who Am I This Time?, Women of Valor, A 
World Apart, The World of National Geographic

 * Current opinion of RHPS:  Finds it amusing, but doesn't understand why 
people are so obsessed with it

 * Current occupation:  Award-winning actress
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     10c - Barry Bostwick
  ____________________________________________________________________________

 * Character:  Brad Majors (a hero)

 * Born:  February 24, 1946

 * Audio Credits:  18MM Blues (book on tape), Cheshire Moon (book on tape), 
Fatal Cure (book on tape), Grease (original cast recording), Half Asleep in 
Frog Pyjamas (book on tape), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (film soundtrack), 
Summer of Fear (book on tape)

 * Theatre Credits:  Cock-a-Doodle Dandy, Colette, Grease (nominated for Tony 
award), House of Leather, Nick and Nora, The Robber Bridegroom (received Tony 
award), Salvation, The Screens, Soon, They Knew What They Wanted

 * Film Credits:  Behind Closed Doors, Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon, 
Escape from DS-3, Fantastic Planet, The Great Air Race, Greatest Adventure 
Stories from The Bible - Joseph and his Brothers, In the Heat of Passion II: 
Unfaithful, Jennifer on My Mind, Megaforce, Movie Movie, Pirates, Project: 
Metalbeast - DNA Overload, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Secret Agent 
Club, Slither, Spy Hard, That's Singing, Weekend at Bernie's 2, Working, The 
Wrong Damn Film

 * Television Credits:  919 Fifth Avenue, Addicted to His Love, commercials 
for Anacin, Betrayed by Business, Betrayed by Innocence, Between Love and 
Hate, Body of Evidence, A Capitol Fourth, Captive, Central Park West, The 
Chadwick Family, Challenger, Dads, Deceptions, Foul Play, George Washington, 
George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation, The Great Air Race, High 
Society, The Hitchhiker, I'll Take Manhatten, Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday 
Celebration, The Kennedy Center Honors, Kennedy Center Tonight - Broadway to 
Washington, The Last U-Boat, LEXX, Men Movies & Carol, Moviola: The Silent 
Lovers, Murder by Natural Causes, Once in a Lifetime, Once Upon a Family, 
Parent Trap III, Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon, Pleasures, Praying Mantis, 
The Quinns, Red Flag: The Ultimate Game, The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks 
in LA, Saturday Night Live (hosted), Scruples, The Secretary, The Silent 
Lovers, Spin City, Summer Girl, Till We Meet Again,  An Uncommon Love, War and 
Remembrance, We the People 200 - The Constitutional Gala, A Woman of 
Substance, You Can't Take it With You, Young Guy Christian

 * Current opinion of RHPS:  Likes it

 * Current occupation:  Actor
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     10d - Richard O'Brien
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 * Character:  Riff Raff (a handyman)

 * Born:  March 25, 1942

 * Audio Credits:  Merry Christmas Baby (as Kimi and Ritz - original and "DJ 
Version" mix), Eddie (as Kimi and Ritz), Five Card Tarot, I Was In Love With 
Danny But The Crowd Was In Love With Dean (as Kimi and Ritz), Pseud's Corner 
(as Kimi and Ritz), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (film soundtrack), The Rocky 
Horror Show (original London cast), The Rocky Horror Show Interactive (video 
game), Shock Treatment (film soundtrack)

 * Theatre Credits:  Disaster (wrote and performed), Disgracefully Yours, 
Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mickey Mouse Now!, The Rocky Horror Show (London 
and Broadway - wrote and performed; Los Angeles - wrote), The Stripper 
(wrote), T. Zee, The Unseen Hand, Uggers and Me

 * Film Credits:  Carry on Cowboy (stuntman), Casino Royale (stuntman), 
Chamber of Horrors, The Contraption (also wrote), Dark City, Digital Dreams, 
Flash Gordon, Heaven Can Wait, Jubilee, No Deposit No Return, The Return of 
Captain Invincible (co-wrote some songs with Richard Hartley), Revolution, The 
Rocky Horror Picture Show (cowrote and performed), Rough Night in Jericho, 
Spiceworld, Shock Treatment (cowrote and performed)

 * Television Credits:  Brit Awards (hosted), Centennial, The Crystal Maze 
(created and hosted), Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Golden Gate Murders, A Hymn 
>From Jim, Incident in San Francisco, The Ink Thief, Ransom for a Dead Man, 
Returning Home, Robin of Sherwood, The Top of the Hill, The Two-Five, 
commercial for "Hula Hoops" (a potato snack) (appeared in and directed)

 * Current opinion of RHPS:  Loves it

 * Current occupation:  The greatest man on the face of the planet
                                              ... and a former game show host
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     10e - Lady Patricia Stephens (Pat Quinn)
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 * Character:  Magenta (a domestic)

 * Born:  May 28, 1944

 * Audio Credits:  The Rocky Horror Picture Show (film soundtrack), The Rocky 
Horror Show (original London cast), Shock Treatment (film soundtrack)

 * Theatre Credits:  AC/DC, Disaster, The Rocky Horror Show (London), Sarah B. 
Divine, Stipwell, The Witching Time

 * Film Credits:  The Alf Garnett Saga, The Countess Alice, England My 
England, Escape from El Diablo, Hawk the Slayer, Monty Python's The Meaning of 
Life, Rentadick, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shock Treatment, Shoulder to 
Shoulder, Up the Chastity Belt, Up the Front, Witching Time

 * Television Credits:  Beauty and the Beast, The Box of Delights, Clouds of 
Glory: William and Dorothy, Dr. Who, Fortunes of War, I Claudius, Love School, 
The Professionals, Shoulder to Shoulder

 * Current opinion of RHPS:  Likes it

 * Current occupation:  Bummin' around the UK
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     10f - Laura Campbell (Little Nell)
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 * Character:  Columbia (a groupie)

 * Born:  May 24, 1953

 * Audio Credits:  Aquatic Teenage Sex and Squalor (album), Do the Swim 
(single), Fever (single), I Wanna Be A Beauty Queen (single), The Rocky Horror 
Picture Show (film soundtrack), The Rocky Horror Show (original London cast), 
See you 'Round like a Record (single), Shock Treatment (film soundtrack)

 * Theatre Credits:  Mickey Mouse Now!, The Rocky Horror Show (London), Stoop, 
You Should Be So Lucky

 * Film Credits:  Alfie Darling (retitled on video as Oh, Alfie), Great 
Expectations, I Wanna Be A Beauty Queen, Journey Among Women, Jubilee, The 
Killing Fields, Lizstomania, Pink Floyd - The Wall, The Rocky Horror Picture 
Show, Shock Treatment, Stanley: Every Home Should Have One

 * Television Credits:  Rock Follies of '77

 * Current opinion of RHPS:  Could do without it

 * Current occupation:  Running "Nell's" and "Kiosk" in NYC
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     10g - Peter Hinwood
  ____________________________________________________________________________

 * Character:  Rocky Horror (a creation)

 * Born:  May 17, 19xx

 * Film credits:  The Odyssey, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 * Current opinion of RHPS:  Hates it

 * Current occupation:  Running an antique shop in England
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     10h - Jonathan Adams
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 * Character:  Dr. E. V. Scott (a rival scientist)

 * Born:  February 14, 19xx

 * Audio Credits:  The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio series), The 
Rocky Horror Picture Show (film soundtrack), The Rocky Horror Show (original 
London cast), Tomfoolery, The Whole Gory Story (album)

 * Theatre Credits:  Alibi for a Judge, Disaster, Metropolis, The Rocky Horror 
Show (London), Tomfoolery, one-man show (title?)

 * Film Credits:  Adventures of a Plumber's Mate, Adventures of a Private Eye, 
Revolution, Eskimo Nell, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Two Evil Eyes

 * Television Credits: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II, Antony and 
Cleopatra, The Bride in Black, Danny the Champion of the World, The Day After 
the Fair, Exploits at West Poley, Jesus of Nazareth, King Richard the Second, 
London Embassy

 * Current opinion of RHPS:  Likes it

 * Current occupation:  ???
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     10i - Michael Lee Aday (Meat Loaf)
  ____________________________________________________________________________

 * Character:  Eddie (ex-delivery boy)

 * Born:  September 17, 1947

 * Audio Credits:  Bad Attitude, Bat out of Hell, Bat out of Hell II (won 
Grammy for best vocal on the single), Blind Before I Stop, Dead Ringer, 
Desperation Angel, Free For All by Ted Nugent (vocals), Hits out of Hell, Live 
Around the World, Midnight at the Lost and Found, Pavarotti and Friends Sing 
for the Children of Bosnia, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (film soundtrack), 
The Rocky Horror Show (original L.A. cast), Welcome to the Neighborhood

 * Theatre Credits:  Hair, Joseph Papp's Shakespeare in the Park, Rainbow, 
Rocky-a-Bye Hamlet, The Rocky Horror Show (Los Angeles and Broadway), Silver 
Queen

 * Film Credits:  Americathon, Dead Ringer, Everything that Rises, Der Formel 
Eins Film, The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Leap of Faith, The Mighty, 
Motorama, Out of Bounds, Roadie, The Rock & Roll Movie, The Rocky Horror 
Picture Show, Scavenger Hunt, Spiceworld, The Squeeze, Wayne's World

 * Television Credits:  The Eaqualizer, Lifetime Applauds the Fight Against 
Breast Cancer, Nash Bridges, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, The Rocky 
Horror Picture Show (hosted Fox's broadcast), Saturday Night Live (musical 
guest), Tales From the Crypt, To Catch a Yeti

 * Current opinion of RHPS:  Loves it

 * Current occupation:  Worldwide Rock-n-Roll Star
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     10j - Charles Gray
  ____________________________________________________________________________

 * Character:  Criminologist (an expert)

 * Born:  August 29, 1928

 * Audio Credits:  The Rocky Horror Picture Show (film soundtrack), Shock 
Treatment (film soundtrack)

 * Theatre Credits:  The Right Honorable Gentleman, The Man Who Came to Dinner

 * Film Credits:  The Beast Must Die, Cromwell, The Black Whip, Desert Hell, 
The Desperate Man, The Devil's Bride, Diamonds are Forever, The Entertainer, 
The Executioner, The File of the Golden Goose, Follow a Star, God is My 
Partner, Heart of a Child, I Accuse!, The Jigsaw Man, Junior Bonner, The 
Legacy, Man in the Moon, The Man Outside, Masquerade, The Mirror Crack'd, 
Mosquito Squadron, The Night of the Generals, One Desire, Ride a Violent Mile, 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Secret War of Harry Frigg, Seven Nights in 
Japan, The Seven Percent Solution, Silver Bears, Shock Treatment, Stella, The 
Tichborne Claimant, Tommy the Toreador, The Unknown Terror, Wild Rovers, You 
Only Live Twice

 * Television Credits:  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of 
Sherlock Holmes II, Asquith in Orbit, Bergerac, Blackeyes, Cariani and the 
Courtesans, Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story, The Cherry Orchard, The 
Closed Shop, Comedy of Errors, Danger Man, Dreams Lost Dreams Found, An 
Englishman Abroad, Gunslinger, Gunsmoke, Hay Fever, The House on Garibaldi 
Street, The Invisible Man, Jenkins, Julius Caesar, King Richard the Second, A 
Love Affair: The Elenor and Lou Gehrig Story, Lady Windermere's Fan, Madson, 
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Merchant of Venice, Michael Regan, The 
Millionairess, The Moon and Sixpence, Murder on the Midnight Express, Mutiny, 
The Philantrhopist, Porterhouse Blue, Rawhide, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 
The Return of Sherlock Holmes II, Room With a View, Ross, Scarlett, Something 
to Hide, Tales from the Poop Deck, Troilus & Cressida, Twelfth Night, The 
Upper Crusts, Yancy Derringer, Zane Grey Theater

 * Current opinion of RHPS:  Indifferent

 * Current occupation:  ???

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                      Section 11 - Soundtracks and Scripts

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     11a - What different Soundtracks exist?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

Most of these are either out of print or are near impossible to find.  
However, one or two pop up from time to time at conventions, in used record 
stores, and online.  If you're interested in obtaining some of these items, 
contact all of the fan clubs (Section 8a), and check out the information in 
Section 8f ('cool RHPS stuff').

  For more complete information (including reviews and availability), check 
out http://www.eden.com/~riffraff/albums/.

 * Australian Box Set (includes Soundtrack, AP, original Australian, & 1981 
 * Australian - plus, Shock Treatment mask and Rocky Horror sticker)
 * Australian Cast (1974)
 * Australian Cast (1981)
 * Australian 1981 revival EP
 * The New Rocky Horror Show (Australian)
 * Finnish Cast (1995)
 * Icelandic Cast (1991)
 * Icelandic Cast (1995)
 * London West End European Tour (1997)
 * New Zealand Cast (1978 - starring Garry Glitter)
 * New Zealand Cast (1995)
 * Norwegian Cast
 * Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show (1993)
 * The Rocky Horror Disco Show (bad disco remakes)
 * The Rocky Horror Picture Show 15th Anniversary Box Set (includes Original 
   Soundtrack with remixes, Roxy Cast, and two new albums - "Rocky Horror 
   International" and "Songs From The Vaults")
 * The Rocky Horror Picture Show 15th Anniversary Box Set (smaller version - 
   reissued in Europe)
 * The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1997 Box Set (includes Original Soundtrack, 
   the Roxy, the AP Album, and the Sing It Album, with slightly different 
   packaging)
 * The Rocky Horror Picture Show Audience Partic-i-pation Album
 * The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Soundtrack
 * The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Soundtrack (with Time Warp remixes)
 * The Rocky Horror Picture Show "Sing It" Soundtrack (instrumental)
 * The Rocky Horror Say It Box Set (includes Original Soundtrack, Roxy, and 
   Audience Participation - plus, a Frank poster, 2 buttons, and confetti) 
   (only available on LP)
 * The Rocky Horror Show (Original London Cast)
 * The Rocky Horror Show (Tim Curry and the Original Roxy Cast)
 * Die Rocky Horror Show (German Cast)
 * The Rocky Horror Show - Selected Highlights - Phantoms Cast (1995)
 * Rocky Horror Show Box Set (includes Original Soundtrack, Roxy, and Audience 
   Participation - plus, booklet, Time Warp dance sheet, and fan club 
   membership form)
 * El Show de Terror de Rocky (Mexican Cast)
 * The Toronto Musical Revue Plays Selections From RO'B's The RHS (1996)
 * The Ultimate & Best of The Rocky Horror Show (all songs are from Roxy or 
   movie; bonus tracks from AP album, 1989 extended Time Warp mix, "Belt you 
   around the mouth" commercial)
 * The Whole Gory Story (1990 Revival)
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     11b - Where can I get sheet music for the movie and/or play?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  The original London songbook can be bought through Dark Refrains 
(DKRefrain@aol.com).  The Roxy music book is out of print, but Sal Piro (of 
the Official Fan Club - see subsection 7a) sells photocopies of this version.  
A recent UK version was released with various cast photos, called Richard 
O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show.  Mail order copies of The RHS Vocal Score 
(vocal/piano/guitar) are available from Music Sales Corp. / 225 Park Ave., S. 
/ NYC, NY 10003.  The price is $15.95 plus S&H.  End of free plug.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     11c - Where can I get the script to the play?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Sal Piro (of the Official Fan Club - see subsection 7a) sells photocopied 
copies.  It is also available from Samuel French, Inc., though I'm not sure if 
it's still in print.  Many libraries have it (though they're often permanently 
borrowed by other RHPS fans).  Various scripts and the like are available at 
many of the FTP sites.  A copy is available at the WWW site that relates to 
this FAQ (see the introduction).
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     11d - Where can I get the script to the movie?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Sal Piro (of the Official Fan Club - see subsection 7a) sells photocopied 
copies.  The recent "Twentieth Anniversary" book has a transcript.  Various 
scripts and the like are available at many of the FTP sites. A copy is 
available at the WWW site that relates to this FAQ (see the introduction).
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     11e - Where can I get the shooting-script to the movie?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  If you're lucky, you'll be able to find a copy somewhere at a library 
somewhere (as a friend of mine did).  I've lovingly transcribed one of these 
and put it at the FAQ WWW site (see the introduction).
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     11f - Where can I get an audience participation script?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Audience participation scripts vary from version to version, due to 
constantly changing lines and locality.  No two are exactly the same - just 
like snowflakes.  Various scripts and the like are available at many of the 
FTP sites.  Many of the Audience Participation scripts are available at the 
WWW site that relates to this FAQ (see the introduction).
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     11g - Where can I get the script to Shock Treatment?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Various scripts and the like are available at many of the FTP sites.  Copies 
of both Shock Treatment and The Brad and Janet Show are available at the WWW 
site that relates to this FAQ (see the introduction).
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     11h - What other scripts and such exist?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

Oodles.  Check out subsection 8d and the FAQ WWW site already.  Sheesh.

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                          Section 12 - Rocky on the Net

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     12a - Where can I get RHPS information on the Internet?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  The most popular and perpetually changing place is the newsgroup alt.cult-
movies.rocky-horror.  In addition, there are scores of WWW sites, as well as 
an IRC channel or two every now and again.

  ____________________________________________________________________________

     12b - What is alt.cult-movies.rocky-horror?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  alt.cult-movies.rocky-horror is the Usenet newsgroup dedicated to discussion 
about Rocky Horror, and it is where this FAQ originated from.  It's all fairly 
self-explanatory, really.  You can access it through your news server, or 
through most of the WWW sites.

  For those of you who need to read /everything/ ever written about Rocky 
Horror, most (all?) of the messages from the newsgroup through the years are 
archived.  There are two separate archives, one at 
http://www.best.com/~zenin/newsgroup/ and the other at http://www-
ucsee.eecs.berkeley.edu/~set/rocky.news.html
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     12c - What WWW sites exist?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Here is a list of the sites that I know of.  Many of them also have links to 
other sites, which also have links, ad nauseum.  If you know of any that 
aren't on here or of addresses that have changed, please let me know.  A great 
big thanks to SeraLysea@aol.com for helping me out with this current listing.

Significant and Official Pages:

 * rockyhorror.org/faq/..................................The RHPS FAQ WWW Site
 * www.rockyhorror.com.......................................Official Fan Club
 * this.is/rockyhorror/.......................................Offical RHS Site
 * www.gci-net.com/~users/J/jnorman/rhps/sb97/.............The RHPS Sourcebook
 * www.towson.edu/~jbaker/theater.html................Interactive Theater List
 * www.cs.wvu.edu/~paulr/rhps/rhps.html....................Hypertext AP script 
 * www.best.com/~zenin/......................Zenin's Photo & Newsgroup Archive
 * www.cosmosfactory.org..................Cosmo's Factory (lots of everything)
 * nominex.com/rarerhps/......................................Rare RHPS Photos
 * www.txdirect.net/~riffraff/albums/index.html............RHPS-Related Albums

United States Cast Pages, alphabetical by State:

 * members.aol.com/valleyart1/rockyhorror.html.......................Tempe, AZ
 * www.rhps.org/tc/tucson.html......................................Tucson, AZ
 * www.barelylegal.org............................................Berkeley, CA
 * www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Lot/8322/....................Citrus Heights, CA
 * www.midnightinsanity.com.....................................Long Beach, CA
 * www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/2422/.......................Los Angeles, CA
 * pw1.netcom.com/~villan/Rocky.html...............................Modesto, CA
 * www.lovecats.com/absolutepleasure/.............................Petaluma, CA
 * www.geocities.com/Broadway/4266/..............................San Diego, CA
 * www.netmagic.net/~dmcgrath/bawdy/..............................San Jose, CA
 * www.zenroom.rhps.org....................................San Luis Obisbo, CA
 * pcsel10.scu.edu/gpollack/SCU/...............................Santa Clara, CA
 * home.earthlink.net/~thekingb/............................South Pasadena, CA
 * www.geocities.com/SoHo/5442/...............................Jacksonville, FL
 * www2.combase.com/~autographs/nde.html.............................Tampa, FL
 * members.aol.com/dentonhigh/rockyhorror.html.......................Tampa, FL
 * chuma.cas.usf.edu/~rfernand/rocky.html........................Tampa Bay, FL
 * www.spacecst.net/rocky/rhps.htm..........................West Melbourne, FL
 * dragonfire.net/~ZeroStar/MidnightMadness/.......................Chicago, IL
 * www.mcs.com/~lussem/home.html...............................Des Plaines, IL
 * www.mcs.com/~lussem/home.htm........................... ......Mundelein, IL
 * www.netins.net/showcase/timewarped/..........................Des Moines, IA
 * www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/1112/.....................College Park, MD
 * www.fullbodycast.org..........................................Cambridge, MA
 * www4.ncsu.edu/eos/users/m/mamclean/rhps/........................Raleigh, NC
 * members.aol.com/decadence7/...................................Las Vegas, NV
 * www.geocities.com/Broadway/7982/...............................Bayville, NJ
 * members.aol.com/sugarsh0x/rockycast.html.........................Edison, NJ
 * www.net-gate.com/~pquinn/rhps/.............................Mt. Emphraim, NJ
 * www.keith.net/littlemorals/.....................................Teaneck, NJ
 * www2.cybernex.net/~larryv/rhps.htm..............................Teaneck, NJ
 * members.aol.com/NYrhpscast/....................................New York, NY
 * www.keithnet.com/insanity/..................................Pearl River, NY 
 * www.toltbbs.com/~rhps/....................................Bowling Green, OH
 * www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Pines/2656/Rocky.htm......Bowling Green, OH
 * home.fuse.net/scotth.........................................Cincinnati, OH
 * shs.nforce.com............. ..........................Cleveland Heights, OH
 * www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/8575/........................Columbus, OH
 * pages.prodigy.com/rocky/.......................................Columbus, OH
 * www.donet.com/~jeffery/rhps.htm..................................Dayton, OH
 * gladstone.uoregon.edu/~carrot/...................................Eugene, OR
 * www.epix.com/docs_f/rhps/rhps.htm..............................Portland, OR
 * www.eecis.udel.edu/~doke/sincere_lust/............................Exton, PA
 * www.geocities.com/Hollywood/hills/2524/....................Philadelphia, PA
 * www.pitt.edu/~jmvst18/rocky.com/.............................Pittsburgh, PA
 * www.dementia.org/~rhps/index2.html...........................Pittsburgh, PA
 * www.macross.com/rocky/rocky.html................................Warwick, RI
 * www.eden.com/~grackle/rhps/......................................Austin, TX
 * www.geocities.com/Paris/8266/rockydallas.html....................Dallas, TX
 * members.aol.com/franksbbs/babies.html.......................Springfield, VA
 * www.accessone.com/~lovelys/RHPS/Home.html........................Tacoma, WA

International (outside US) pages, alphabetical by Country:

 * www.arrakis.com.au/content/arts/film/RHPS/................Sydney, Australia  
 * aurora.etsiig.uniovi.es:3080/%7E%7Epippin/pgg/2r149.html....London, England
 * www.gre.ac.uk/~kb09/........................................London, England
 * www.uta.fi/~cstivi/rocky.html.......................................Finland
 * www.worldnet.net/~riff/rhps/..................................Paris, France
 * members.aol.com/lindrage/rockyhorror/welcome.html...................Germany
 * ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/m_keller..........................Germany
 * www.altair.it/rockyhorror/............................................Italy
 * www.comedia.it/RockyHorror/...........................................Italy
 * www.kabinet.or.jp/kabinet/users/shiny/LIPS.html................Tokyo, Japan
 * www.ifnet.or.jp/~kei-t./ .............................................Japan
 * www.medewerker.hro.nl/M_B_Verschoor.........................The Netherlands
 * web.jet.es/1000io/index.htm...........................................Spain
 * www.lysator.liu.se/~andersk/rocky/rocky.html.........................Sweden
 * www.hoax.net/rhps/..............................................Switzerland
 * www.timewarp.org.uk..........................................United Kingdom

Actor Fan Club Pages, alphabetical by Actor:

 * www.netins.net/showcase/timewarped......photos of the actors in other roles
 * www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/6432/......................Barry Bostwick
 * www.public.iastate.edu/~lfletch/........................Fan Club, Tim Curry
 * www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/7387/.............Mailing List, Tim Curry
 * users.aol.com/raregems/welcome.htm..........................Barry Humphries
 * wwwspace.co.uk/andrew/Comedy/Mayall.html....................FAQ, Rik Mayall
 * www.voicenet.com/~hlavacek/index.html..............................Meatloaf
 * members.tripod.com/~VampireMistress/RitzShow.html...........Richard O'Brien
 * www.comedia.it/RockyHorror/Images/brien.html................Richard O'Brien
 * members.aol.com/shservant/ritz.html.........................Richard O'Brien
 * web.ukonline.co.uk/Members/rocko/disgrace/.......Mephistopheles Smith (ROB)
 * www.sirius.com/~jrc/susan/...................................Susan Sarandon

Shock Treatment pages:

 * www.bcpl.lib.md.us/~awallace/shockfan.html - Official Fan Club
 * www.keith.net/dtv/

Everything Else, alphabetical by URL:

 * chs-web.umdl.umich.edu/odd/RHPS/gfx/
 * fsinfo.cs.uni-sb.de/~mawan/kult/rocky/
 * global.net.au/~magenta/
 * home.forbin.com/~lostboy/mags.html
 * homepages.nildram.co.uk/~ihutch/rhps.htm
 * members.aol.com/blkcrw/rhps.html
 * members.aol.com/essobmcc/rhps/rhps.htm
 * members.aol.com/SuGaRSh0x/
 * members.tripod.com/~BrianSD/main.htm
 * members.tripod.com/~claytonw/rhps.html
 * members.tripod.com/~madhatter6/index-2.html
 * members.tripod.com/~paulgregory/grant1.htm
 * members.tripod.com/~tankellie/rhps.html
 * members.wbs.net/homepages/m/a/g/magentas.html
 * pcsel10.scu.edu/gpollack/rocky/
 * phoenix.csc.calpoly.edu/~kwang/rhps/
 * rhps.uffda.com
 * user.aol.com/transi69/transi.html
 * user.itl.net/~starbug/rhps.html
 * users.southeast.net/~riffraff/Rocky.htm
 * www.angelfire.com/nj/RHPSColumbia/
 * www.bcpl.lib.md.us/~awallace/rhps.html
 * www.eden.com/~riffraff/
 * www.eecis.udel.edu/~scott/rocky/rocky.html
 * www.escargot.com/rhps.html
 * www.frontiernet.net/~macattak/RHPS/Home.html
 * www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/2092/
 * www.geocities.com/Hollywood/2549/RHPS.html
 * www.geocities.com/Hollywood/4198/rockyh.html
 * www.geocities.com/SoHo/Lofts/3469/rock_main.html
 * www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Arcade/2048/
 * www.microtec.net/~mouraux/rhps/
 * www.moviesounds.com/rhps.html
 * www.rhps.org
 * www.txdirect.net/~trips/rocky.html
 * www.velvet.net/rhps.html
 * www.web13.com/RHPS.htm
 * www2.combase.com/~autographs/rocky.html
 * www2.netdoor.com/~totlkaos/rhps.html
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     12d - How can I make my own RHPS Web Page?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  These days, Web Pages are a dime a dozen.  All you need to make one is have 
space to put it and know how to write HTML, tho' even the latter isn't 
necessary if you have an HTML Editor.  Before you make a page, though, think 
about whether or not you /should/ make a page.  What is your motivation?  Will 
your page offer something different and unique?  Or will it just be a bunch of 
borrowed images and links?  Web design, as with anything else, shouldn't be 
done just for the sake of doing it.  Sure, you might know the basics behind 
writing a web page, but chances are you also know the basics behind oil 
painting, piano playing, and aircraft piloting.  That doesn't mean you 
/should/ do it or can even do it well.  If you're absolutely hell bent on 
making a web page, please read the following sections.  I'm not going to go 
into the details of web design for you, but I'll give you some pointers for 
making a tolerable RHPS page.

  If you have something new to offer and can present it well, by all means, 
whip up a page and let me know about it.  I'd be more than pleased to 
advertise it here.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     12e - What are guidelines for writing a RHPS web site?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  As was said previously, your own RHPS web page should have something new to 
offer, other than tired old photos and links to other sites that have the same 
things you have.  What follows are some guidelines that, in my opinion, should 
absolutely be followed:

 * Use a background graphic that doesn't vary drastically in color, tone, or 
brightness.  This doesn't mean it needs to be flat black, but if you're going 
to use red, try to make /all/ if it shades of red.  Drastic changes in 
background colors make text difficult to read.

 * DO NOT USE RED TEXT ON A RED BACKGROUND.  Yes, yes, we know you love RHPS 
and you love red, but use it in moderation.  Making the text the same color as 
the background (red or otherwise) makes it impossible to read.  You may think 
that this is stating the obvious, but more people than you would think do 
this.

 * Use large graphics in moderation, and by all means, use image sizes in your 
code.  Having scores of photos from your show is fine, but do not put them on 
your main page, or even on the /same/ page.  Include links to individual 
photographs using text or a thumbnail image. 

 * If you're adverising a production, include the NAME of the theater, the 
LOCATION of the theater (including city /and/ state), and a PHONE NUMBER for 
the theater.  This will let people contact the theater to verify the showing 
and save someone from driving an hour and a half to see a show that doesn't 
even exist any more.  Additionally, it will let them know /where/ the show is.  
A great deal of cast web pages seem to assume that those viewing the pages are 
already familiar with the cast and where it performs.  Simply saying "The 
Downtown Theater" doesn't exactly help without all of the other information.  
Write your web page for those who have no idea who you are.

 * Include email links so that you can be contacted, and include a 'last 
modified' date so that people will know if information (such as cast 
auditions, special shows, etc.) is accurate.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     12f - Can I use images or text from other sites?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  You have the /ability/ to do it, but not only is it immoral and 
disrespectful to just take something without permission, it's illegal 
according to international copyright laws.

  That said, most people won't mind if you use some of their stuff, but would 
rather know ahead of time instead of finding out by accident.  As was said 
before, if your pages are nothing new or noteworthy, there's really no point 
in having them; you'll have a much more interesting page if you put up stuff 
people can't find elsewhere.  But no matter what, ASK PERMISSION FIRST.  And 
if you're going to use someone else's graphic, also be sure to include a link 
back to the origins of the graphic.  For example, a great deal of the web 
pages up use the fishnets background graphic that was created specifically for 
the RHPS FAQ site, and very few of them asked for permission or even bothered 
to include a link.  You may feel that we should live in a society without 
rules or property or whatnot.  That's great - practice anarchy on your own 
time.  Other people have gone to the trouble to scan and create graphics and 
do not like to see their work shamelessly ripped off.

  If you are going to feature images or text from someone's page in your cast 
newsletter, the above still applies.  You should also include the URL of the 
source in your newsletter.  If you thought it was worthwhile enough to 
include, your readers will probably appreciate being able to check it out for 
themselves.  Your source will also appreciate the publicity.

  Finally, do try to give credit where credit is due.  This can be as simple 
as a thank-you and link at the bottom of your page for a borrowed background, 
or a by-line and link before borrowed text or images.

  What it really boils down to - aside from the legal issues - is common 
courtesy and respect.  People spend time and effort to create graphics, scan 
images, and write text.  Please show them the respect that they deserve.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     12g - Where can I get graphics and sounds?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Most of the WWW sites should have more than enough to keep you happy for at 
least a little while, but keep in mind that it's immoral and illegal to use 
them on your own site without permission (see previous section).
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     12h - Anything else?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Mmmm... that's about it.

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                      Section 1/0 - Aren't we done *yet*?

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     1/0a - Who wrote this FAQ?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

Jason Alan "P7A77" Pfaff / p7a77@concentric.net
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     1/0b - Who helped out?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Please refer to the special announcement at the top of the FAQ for this 
information.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     1/0c - Who's taking it over?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

Larry Viezel / larryv@rockyhorror.org
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     1/0d - What's the history of this FAQ?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  It all started back in the summer of '93.  No, this isn't the introduction 
to a bad romance novel, it's just the history of the FAQ.  While reading 
messages on a.c-m.r-h, I couldn't help but notice the absence of a FAQ.  Being 
the self-declared expert on RHPS that I am, I decided to do it myself.  I was 
bored.  I had nothing else to do.

  Version 0 (the beta-test version) of the text version was finished by the 
end of the summer, and within a year, I was well on my way to Version 2.  The 
FAQ received oodles of praise and encouragement, and grew with the help of 
practically everybody on the net.

  Version 3 of the text version was written to coincide with the release of 
Version 1.0 of the World Wide Web version.  It was heavily reworked and 
expanded, in order to include most of the information from the WWW version.  
The WWW version was conceived near the end of the spring of '95, for pretty 
much the same reason that started the FAQ in the first place - I couldn't find 
any "definitive" RHPS page, and I had nothing else to do.  It probably would 
have surfaced much earlier, except that I had become extremely overworked in 
the previous couple of years.

  Version 3.3 coincided with a re-worked web page.  Same basic idea, but 
slightly different layout and much better graphics.

  Version 3.4 marked the move to rhps.com.

  Version 3.9z marks my final version of it and the transition to Larry.

For information on specific versions, see Section 0f.

So that's it.  Thrilling, eh?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     1/0e - Can I copy any of the information in this FAQ?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  Well, technically, no.  By law, everything posted to the Internet is 
automatically copyrighted.  However, since a lot of this information was 
collected from outside sources in the first place, I'm not too strict with it.  
The text version of the FAQ may be reproduced, in part or in whole, as long as 
the title credit screen in included.  You are more than welcome to use any of 
the information in here to impress your friends, but if they ask how you know 
so much, I'd like it if you told them.  :)

  I encourage printing this FAQ out for your cast, putting it on your FTP or 
WWW site, and other similar things, but if you wish to use it for something 
else, or if you wish to modify it in any way, please notify me and ask for 
permission.  Usually some sort of arrangement can be made.

  This FAQ may never be sold for profit, unless, of course, a large enough 
amount of money is offered, and the person receiving it is me.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     1/0f - Where should I send comments, compliments, etc.?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

  To sing the praises of this and past versions of the FAQ, simply send email 
to Jason Alan "P7A77" Pfaff at p7a77@concentric.net.  For suggestions on 
future versions, corrections, etc, send email to Larry Viezel at 
larryv@rockyhorror.org.
  ____________________________________________________________________________

     1/0f - How should I pronounce that name?
  ____________________________________________________________________________

 * Pfaff:  I pronounce it as Pfaff (combining the "p" and first "f", and with 
a short "a", all one syllable), though many people have created their own 
pronunciations (Pea-Faff, Faff, Puh-Faff, Puh-Fuh-Ah-Fuh-Fuh, etc.).  Make 
something up.

 * P7A77:  Pea-Seven-Aye-Seven-Seven.  No, those aren't Z's.

  * Viezel:  Either Vee-zell (emphasis on the zell) or Vye-zell, depending on 
marital status.
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     1/0g - Will you shut up already and end the FAQ?
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Okay.  Have a nice day!

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Jason Alan "P7A77" Pfaff / p7a77@concentric.net

I've done a lot - God knows I've tried.

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