In August 1978 on the shores of beautiful Hurricane Lake in picturesque Ontario Canada sat Camp White Pine. Also sitting on the shores of beautiful Hurricane Lake in picturesque Ontario Canada at Camp White Pine were Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis the director and writer of a new film about to begin filming called ‘Meatballs’.
Who wasn’t sitting on the shores of beautiful Hurricane Lake in picturesque Ontario Canada at Camp White Pine was the star of ‘Meatballs’ – Bill Murray.
Shooting was set to start in 3 days.
We all know how this story ends – Murray shows up, eventually, and so begins one of the most prolific movie careers in Hollywood history.
Across 43 years and 60+ major motion pictures the movie career of this “Ready For Prime Time Player” has come a long way from Howard Cosell’s or even Lorne Michael’s “Saturday Night Live” in fact Bill Murray is the ultimate pioneer from that first group of SNL stars drawing up the treasure map that so many have tried to follow, and the best part is he still hasn’t finished exploring!
So, let’s catch up to Tripper, Pete Venkman, Carl Spackler, Phil Connors, Big Ern McCracken, or just plain Bill Murray and together look at how this son of the mid-west and one of nine brothers and sisters was able to avoid all the trials and tribulations many others found leaving SNL and cashing in on that Hollywood dream!
Because it’s time to sit back and relax Mom and Dad won’t be back for at least an hour and Welcome To The Latch Key Kids Present “Ready For Prime Time Players Part IX: It’s In The Hole!”