How The Movie 'DIRTY DANCING’ Captured The Hearts Of Millions!

by Sue Tabashnik



How The Movie 'DIRTY DANCING’ Captured The Hearts Of Millions!

by Sue Tabashnik

Published Jul 14, 2012
229 Pages
Genre: PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Guides & Reviews


Book Details

Relax, reminisce, and enjoy

a journey celebrating the movie

with the biggest heart and

soul connection!

How The Movie ‘DIRTY DANCING’ Captured The Hearts Of Millions! is a celebration of this hit movie from the fans’ point of view. Fans from all over the world give their heartfelt take on how the movie deeply resonated with them and had a positive impact on their lives. The book is a must-have for any Dirty Dancing/Patrick Swayze fan.

You will meet an entertainment icon who served as a consultant to the movie and her real-life dance partner in the Catskills in the ’80s. You will also enjoy interviews with three people who worked at two of the film locations during the shooting of the movie and twenty-two fans. In addition to the twenty-seven interviews, the author shares her strong connection to the movie and background information that she gathered during her trip to one of the main film locations, Mountain Lake Hotel in Virginia. The book also contains a folklore section, photos (including Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, film location, fans, and more), results of an online survey, archives from Mountain Lake Hotel, research from multiple media sources, and an in-depth bibliography.

You will discover why the movie has been popular for over twenty years and is still going strong. Even the most avid Dirty Dancing fan will learn something new. Finally, best of all, you will experience the heart and soul connection of the movie once again!


Book Excerpt



About the Author

Sue Tabashnik

Sue Tabashnik has been an active member of the Official Patrick Swayze International Fan Club since 2000 and has written numerous articles for the club magazine. During her thirty-six years as a master's level social worker, she has honed her interview skills while conducting thousands of interviews. She has brought her passion for and strong personal connection to Dirty Dancing with her social work background to write her unique Dirty Dancing tribute books. She has lived most of her life in the Detroit area. Sue's most recent book, The Fans' Love Story Encore: How the Movie DIRTY DANCING Captured the Hearts of Millions! can be purchased on amazon or at



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