"Dirty Dancing" premiered on this day, 27 years ago. The movie was not supposed to be successful. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey apparently hated each other from their previous collaboration in "Red Dawn." An original main sponsor of the film, Clearasil, backed out when writer and producer Eleanor Bergstein refused to cut the film's abortion subplot. Test screenings were a disaster. | From best-gags
Exterior shots of the building were of San Francisco's Hyatt Regency with an additional 50 stories of matte paintings added and the scenic elevators from the building were also used. I'll try not to think of that when I'm going to conferences there.