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Small Details & Trivia About 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' That Made Us Shiver With Anticipation

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It's astounding, time is fleeting, and for almost five decades, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has held a magical madness on pop culture. While not fully understood or loved when it was released, the cult classic earned a loyal following over the years thanks to constant midnight screenings, complete with singalongs, shadow casts, and props for the audience to toss at the screen. Until the global pandemic, it was the longest running theatrical release in history. 

Here is a selection of trivia, small details, and observations made by fans over the years. It will make you shiver with antici…

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    Frank N. Furter's Accessories

    Posted by a Redditor:

    In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dr. Frank N. Furter wears a triangle on his chest. This symbol was used by [the German SS] to identify gay prisoners. It has now been reclaimed as a symbol of gay pride.

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    Famous Fans

    Posted by u/manatee-calamity:

    Princess Diana was a fan of Rocky Horror, and requested a meeting with Tim Curry. He recalls that she told him, with a "wicked smile," that the film had "quite completed [her] education."

    [Read the full story here.]

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    Pierre LaRoche

    Makeup artist Pierre LaRoche not only designed the iconic makeup looks for the cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but also designed David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust makeup

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    The Lips

    Posted by u/candace_energy_drink:

    The lips that sing "Science Fiction/Double Feature" in The Rocky Horror Picture Show belong to Magenta (Patricia Quinn), but the voice belongs to Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien).

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