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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

DVD cover for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Directed by Breck Eisner
Produced by Robert L. Boyett
Colin Higgins
Edward K. Milkis
Written by Larry L. King
Peter Masterson
Starring Burt Reynolds
Dolly Parton
Dom DeLuise
Charles Durning
Jim Nabors
Robert Mandan
Music by Carol Hall
Dolly Parton
Cinematography William A. Fraker
Editing by David Bretherton
Distributed by Universal
Released July 23 1982
Running time 114 min
Language English
IMDb profile

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a stage and film musical written by Larry L. King. Based on the true-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas, the original play addresses the issue of private behavior in conflict with public law. The real events adapted for the musical involved an overly zealous reporter (Marvin Zindler), whose coverage led to the closing of the Chicken Ranch. Image File history File links The_Best_Little_Whorehouse_in_Texas_DVD_cover. ... Breck Eisner (b. ... Burt Reynolds in 2005 Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. ... Dolly Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Dom DeLuise Dominick Dom DeLuise (born August 1, 1933) is an American actor of Italian extraction. ... Charles Durning (born February 28, 1923 in Highland Falls, New York) is an American actor of stage and screen, born to an impoverished family of Irish Catholic extraction, which he left as soon as possible to ease the financial pressure on his mother. ... Jim Nabors on the Muppet Show Season 1, episode 6 Jim Nabors (born June 12, 1930) is an American actor, singer, and comedian. ... Robert Mandan (born February 2, 1932 in Clever, Missouri) is an American actor. ... Dolly Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... William A. Fraker (born on September 29, 1923 in Los Angeles, California), is a cinematographer, film director, and producer. ... Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/mnt/upload3/wikipedia/en/0/0c/Universal_logo. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... // Events January 11 - Production begins on the Star Wars film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Musical theatre (sometimes spelled theater) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... the Chicken Ranch operated as an illegal but tolerated brothel from 1905 until 1973 and was located in Fayette County, just outside the city limits of La Grange. ... La Grange is a city located in Fayette County, Texas. ... Official language(s) None. ... Marvin Zindler on KTRK in 2005. ...


The stage musical opened on Broadway in 1978, with songs by Carol Hall; the original cast starred Carlin Glynn and Henderson Forsythe. Released in 1982, the movie version -- which starred Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors, Charles Durning, and Dom DeLuise -- retained many of Hall's songs and also added two others by Parton herself, most notably a two-stanza version of the immensely popular number "I Will Always Love You." See also: 1977 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - The Sex Pistols played their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Franciscos Winterland Ballroom. ... Henderson Forsythe (born September 11, 1917 in Macon, Missouri) is an American actor. ... // Events January 11 - Production begins on the Star Wars film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Dolly Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Burt Reynolds in 2005 Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. ... Jim Nabors on the Muppet Show Season 1, episode 6 Jim Nabors (born June 12, 1930) is an American actor, singer, and comedian. ... Charles Durning (born February 28, 1923 in Highland Falls, New York) is an American actor of stage and screen, born to an impoverished family of Irish Catholic extraction, which he left as soon as possible to ease the financial pressure on his mother. ... Dom DeLuise Dominick Dom DeLuise (born August 1, 1933) is an American actor of Italian extraction. ... In poetry, a stanza is a unit within a larger poem. ... A number in music is a self-contained piece that is combined with other such pieces in a performance. ... I Will Always Love You is a song originally written and performed by American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton, first released as a single in 1974. ...


Plot

The story concerns a brothel in Texas that has been operating for more than a century. In the late 1970s it is under the proprietorship of Miss Mona, who, while taking care of her girls, is also in a relationship with the local sheriff. When a crusading television reporter uncovers the illegal activity, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down. Brothels are establishments (usually illegal) specifically dedicated to prostitution and may be confined to special red-light districts in large cities. ...


Censorship

The film version of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas provided some challenges for its film company, Universal Studios, particularly with regards to advertising the film. In parts of the United States in 1982, the word "whorehouse" was considered mildly obscene, resulting in the film being renamed The Best Little Cathouse in Texas in some advertisements, while television advertisements for the film were either banned outright in some areas, or the offending word was censored. Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/mnt/upload3/wikipedia/en/0/0c/Universal_logo. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (examples: oral sex, sexual intercourse) for money. ...


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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (370 words)
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a stage and film musical written by Larry L. King based on the Texas Chicken Ranch.
The film version of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas provided some challenges for its producer, Universal Studios, particularly with regards to advertising the film.
In 1982 America, the word "whorehouse" was considered mildly obscene, resulting in the film being renamed The Best Little Cathouse in Texas in some advertisements, while television advertisements for the film were either banned outright in some areas, or the offending word was censored.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (417 words)
That said, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is the shining jewel in her crown of achievement.
I can remember attending a birthday party where we came in costume and she came in a negligée with balloons stuffed inside posing as a mysterious blonde vixen I was not familiar with.
The next time I slept over she showed me the light by popping The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas into the family betamax and the rest is history.
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