Puerto Vallarta's Two Dicks

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Puerto Vallarta has—well, had—two Dicks. Dick #1 came here to star in a movie but, that was 50 years ago. Dick #2 came here to meet with the president of our country, but that was 39 years ago. Can you guess who they are? And if you can, would you actually book a Puerto Vallarta vacation today because of these two Dicks? Some Puerto Vallarta promoters and at least one local film festival organizing committee think you might. Even today. Can we still tout the fact that fifty years after Dick #1 came here to work with a famous Hollywood director to make a film when the remains of the set are in the middle of a land dispute, thus not even open to the public? Or when Dick #1’s house, along with his then-fling’s across the street are no longer open to the public and/or have changed so much through the years they have nothing to do with what they once were?

Some people do.

Dick #2 met with the president of our country at a hotel near Olas Altas 39 years ago. The hotel has a plaque commemorating this. And to this date, Puerto Vallarta’s local highbrow gathers in front of the plaque every year to commemorate the meeting and have their picture taken, so that they will appear on the local paper. This, of course, means that the local paper also finds this anniversary newsworthy. But does anybody know what Dick #2 and the president of Mexico actually talked about? It must have been important, otherwise we wouldn’t still be touting it today, right? I was curious, so I searched online and found what they said to one another at Puerto Vallarta’s airport when Dick #2 arrived. It boiled down to “it’s good to be here” and “it’s good to have you back.” I couldn’t find much information of what actually went on during the meeting. Perhaps it was important at the time, and their meeting may have very well changed the course of history. Maybe not. Can we still tout Dick #2’s visit 39 years after the fact?

Some people do.

Most certainly, all those tourists walking up and down Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon today must be here because the governor of California starred in a movie that was shot here… 22 years ago, right?

He’s not a Dick, however. I do understand he’s a Republican, whatever that means.

Oh, and Dick #1’s fling has a movie theater named after her. All they show is porn, tho. And I sure hope this is NOT the reason you are booking a trip to Puerto Vallarta today! Rumor has it this is the reason why she hasn’t been back!

3 thoughts on “Puerto Vallarta's Two Dicks

  1. ok you got me, I couldn’t resist being the first to comment on your ‘Dick’!!

    Dick #1’s house was at one time interesting to visit. There used to be quite a bit of movie memorabilia one could see in the house. Unfortunately the only people that remember the torrid love affair that made Vallarta famous is limited to the older generation.

    There have been a number of hollywood movies shot in Vallarta, it might be nice if we could tap one of those stories to attract younger movie buffs to visit our fair town. It seems like a lifetime ago but I have a couple old black and white photos of Adrien Brody and I hanging out in Mismaloya after filming a low budget movie here called ‘Solo’. Brody of course went on to win the oscar award for his role in Polanski’s film ‘The Pianist’. I just sell folk art but maybe we chould invite Polanski here if he gets out of the little mess he’s in now!!

    As for Dick #2, I have no idea why anyone would care about commemorating a meeting that happened here almost 40years ago. I sincerely hope we can come up with something more memorable thats happened in Vallarta since then!!

    Kevin

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    1. Glad to have gotten you, and glad that you got me on the Dicks. If I had a dollar for every time I read about them on the paper today, or for every time I see somebody describe PV as “once a sleepy fishing village” or “once a _________” ….. It’s time to use our imagination to sell our so-called “pueblito” with new pitches. And for what it’s worth, I don’t see that many people booking flights and rooms in town because of Adrien Brody, either. Well, maybe I would…!!

      Like

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Puerto Vallarta’s Two Dicks

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Puerto Vallarta has—well, had—two Dicks. Dick #1 came here to star in a movie but, that was 50 years ago. Dick #2 came here to meet with the president of our country, but that was 39 years ago. Can you guess who they are? And if you can, would you actually book a Puerto Vallarta vacation today because of these two Dicks? Some Puerto Vallarta promoters and at least one local film festival organizing committee think you might. Even today. Can we still tout the fact that fifty years after Dick #1 came here to work with a famous Hollywood director to make a film when the remains of the set are in the middle of a land dispute, thus not even open to the public? Or when Dick #1’s house, along with his then-fling’s across the street are no longer open to the public and/or have changed so much through the years they have nothing to do with what they once were?

Some people do.

Dick #2 met with the president of our country at a hotel near Olas Altas 39 years ago. The hotel has a plaque commemorating this. And to this date, Puerto Vallarta’s local highbrow gathers in front of the plaque every year to commemorate the meeting and have their picture taken, so that they will appear on the local paper. This, of course, means that the local paper also finds this anniversary newsworthy. But does anybody know what Dick #2 and the president of Mexico actually talked about? It must have been important, otherwise we wouldn’t still be touting it today, right? I was curious, so I searched online and found what they said to one another at Puerto Vallarta’s airport when Dick #2 arrived. It boiled down to “it’s good to be here” and “it’s good to have you back.” I couldn’t find much information of what actually went on during the meeting. Perhaps it was important at the time, and their meeting may have very well changed the course of history. Maybe not. Can we still tout Dick #2’s visit 39 years after the fact?

Some people do.

Most certainly, all those tourists walking up and down Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon today must be here because the governor of California starred in a movie that was shot here… 22 years ago, right?

He’s not a Dick, however. I do understand he’s a Republican, whatever that means.

Oh, and Dick #1’s fling has a movie theater named after her. All they show is porn, tho. And I sure hope this is NOT the reason you are booking a trip to Puerto Vallarta today! Rumor has it this is the reason why she hasn’t been back!

3 thoughts on “Puerto Vallarta’s Two Dicks

  1. ok you got me, I couldn’t resist being the first to comment on your ‘Dick’!!

    Dick #1’s house was at one time interesting to visit. There used to be quite a bit of movie memorabilia one could see in the house. Unfortunately the only people that remember the torrid love affair that made Vallarta famous is limited to the older generation.

    There have been a number of hollywood movies shot in Vallarta, it might be nice if we could tap one of those stories to attract younger movie buffs to visit our fair town. It seems like a lifetime ago but I have a couple old black and white photos of Adrien Brody and I hanging out in Mismaloya after filming a low budget movie here called ‘Solo’. Brody of course went on to win the oscar award for his role in Polanski’s film ‘The Pianist’. I just sell folk art but maybe we chould invite Polanski here if he gets out of the little mess he’s in now!!

    As for Dick #2, I have no idea why anyone would care about commemorating a meeting that happened here almost 40years ago. I sincerely hope we can come up with something more memorable thats happened in Vallarta since then!!

    Kevin

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    1. Glad to have gotten you, and glad that you got me on the Dicks. If I had a dollar for every time I read about them on the paper today, or for every time I see somebody describe PV as “once a sleepy fishing village” or “once a _________” ….. It’s time to use our imagination to sell our so-called “pueblito” with new pitches. And for what it’s worth, I don’t see that many people booking flights and rooms in town because of Adrien Brody, either. Well, maybe I would…!!

      Like

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Puerto Vallarta has—well, had—two Dicks. Dick #1 came here to star in a movie but, that was 50 years ago. Dick #2 came here to meet with the president of our country, but that was 39 years ago. Can you guess who they are? And if you can, would you actually book a Puerto Vallarta vacation today because of these two Dicks? Some Puerto Vallarta promoters and at least one local film festival organizing committee think you might. Even today. Can we still tout the fact that fifty years after Dick #1 came here to work with a famous Hollywood director to make a film when the remains of the set are in the middle of a land dispute, thus not even open to the public? Or when Dick #1’s house, along with his then-fling’s across the street are no longer open to the public and/or have changed so much through the years they have nothing to do with what they once were?

Some people do.

Dick #2 met with the president of our country at a hotel near Olas Altas 39 years ago. The hotel has a plaque commemorating this. And to this date, Puerto Vallarta’s local highbrow gathers in front of the plaque every year to commemorate the meeting and have their picture taken, so that they will appear on the local paper. This, of course, means that the local paper also finds this anniversary newsworthy. But does anybody know what Dick #2 and the president of Mexico actually talked about? It must have been important, otherwise we wouldn’t still be touting it today, right? I was curious, so I searched online and found what they said to one another at Puerto Vallarta’s airport when Dick #2 arrived. It boiled down to “it’s good to be here” and “it’s good to have you back.” I couldn’t find much information of what actually went on during the meeting. Perhaps it was important at the time, and their meeting may have very well changed the course of history. Maybe not. Can we still tout Dick #2’s visit 39 years after the fact?

Some people do.

Most certainly, all those tourists walking up and down Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon today must be here because the governor of California starred in a movie that was shot here… 22 years ago, right?

He’s not a Dick, however. I do understand he’s a Republican, whatever that means.

Oh, and Dick #1’s fling has a movie theater named after her. All they show is porn, tho. And I sure hope this is NOT the reason you are booking a trip to Puerto Vallarta today! Rumor has it this is the reason why she hasn’t been back!

3 thoughts on “Puerto Vallarta's Two Dicks

  1. ok you got me, I couldn’t resist being the first to comment on your ‘Dick’!!

    Dick #1’s house was at one time interesting to visit. There used to be quite a bit of movie memorabilia one could see in the house. Unfortunately the only people that remember the torrid love affair that made Vallarta famous is limited to the older generation.

    There have been a number of hollywood movies shot in Vallarta, it might be nice if we could tap one of those stories to attract younger movie buffs to visit our fair town. It seems like a lifetime ago but I have a couple old black and white photos of Adrien Brody and I hanging out in Mismaloya after filming a low budget movie here called ‘Solo’. Brody of course went on to win the oscar award for his role in Polanski’s film ‘The Pianist’. I just sell folk art but maybe we chould invite Polanski here if he gets out of the little mess he’s in now!!

    As for Dick #2, I have no idea why anyone would care about commemorating a meeting that happened here almost 40years ago. I sincerely hope we can come up with something more memorable thats happened in Vallarta since then!!

    Kevin

    Like

    1. Glad to have gotten you, and glad that you got me on the Dicks. If I had a dollar for every time I read about them on the paper today, or for every time I see somebody describe PV as “once a sleepy fishing village” or “once a _________” ….. It’s time to use our imagination to sell our so-called “pueblito” with new pitches. And for what it’s worth, I don’t see that many people booking flights and rooms in town because of Adrien Brody, either. Well, maybe I would…!!

      Like

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