Posted by The Captain on June 05, 2000 at 10:42:33:
In Reply to: PICTURES OF THE MONKEY BAR posted by TERRY on June 04, 2000 at 22:58:20:
: Also, I once read that the show originally was to be called "Tales of the Brass Monkey", but another bar on a movie had that name and it had a copyright or something. Anyone heard this before?
My recollection is that in the years preceding the debut, Heublein was marketing a line of drink mixes -- on known as the Brass Monkey. They ran a series of ads perhaps called "Tales of the Brass Monkey" about a bar in the the Far East, the ads were laced with hints of Casablanca intrigue and references to the Kempeitai.
I doubt Heublein would have released their rights to Bellasario, but it probably triggered a line of creative thought.
Faint recollections from the mists of time.
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