Fox Theatre - "Hung TV" Title Sequence
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Doug Mathieson
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Quick Description: Lets Go for a 52.6 mile trip with Ray (Thomas Jane) from the "Hung" title sequence as we follow in his footsteps from Downtown Detroit to his home Stop 5 Fox Theatre
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2010 11:53:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM9ZWT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Lets Go for a 52.6 mile trip with Ray (Thomas Jane) from the "Hung" title sequence as we follow in his footsteps from Downtown Detroit to his home
You can decide for yourself if you wish to strip as he does during the trip.

05. Fox Theatre 2.4 mi

If you need to familiarize yourself with the trip here is the title sequence (opening credits) on youtube

Hung Title Sequence Youtube

Here are the stops on our tour of the Hung title sequence
Visit them all and log them as a waymark

01. Joe Louis Fist 0 ft
02. Nogouchi Fountain 0.6 mi
03. LaFayette Coney Island 1.6 mi
04. Admiring Redhead 2.1 mi
05. Fox Theatre 2.4 mi
06. Burks Igloo 8.6 mi
07. Packard Plant 11.0
08. De Lido Motel 19.7 mi
09. BP Gas Station 47.9 mi
10. Kodak Creek Inn 48.4 mi (Looking out through window at Ray with Lake in background)
11. Watering Grass 52.2 mi
12. Rays House 52.6 mi

Wikipedia
Hung is a comedy-drama series, which premiered on HBO on June 28, 2009. The series was created by Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson and stars Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, a struggling suburban Detroit high school basketball coach who resorts to male prostitution. The Second Season premiered on June 27, 2010 and concluded its 10 episode run on September 12, 2010. On September 2, 2010 it was announced that HBO had ordered Hung for a third season consisting of 10 episodes set to premiere in 2011

Hung follows Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane), an unhappy, financially strapped history teacher and athletic coach at a high school in suburban Detroit. He's also the father of twin teenagers (Charlie Saxton and Sianoa Smit-McPhee) who are currently living with their remarried mother (Anne Heche). After a fire destroyed the childhood home Ray still owns and lived in, he is left without many options. With the help of a friend, Tanya (Jane Adams), Ray decides to turn his large penis into an opportunity to make money. The episodes center on Ray's attempts to maintain a "normal" life while starting his business as a male prostitute. Together, Tanya and Ray begin Happiness Consultants.
The second season focuses on the complex dynamic between Ray and his two pimps, Tanya and Lenore (Rebecca Creskoff). Lenore, a life coach who Tanya brought in to help them in the early stages of the business, began taking over Happiness Consultants late in the first season, as she believes she can take Ray places in the business and views Tanya as an obstacle
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05. Fox Theatre 2.4 mi

In this screen capture from the Hung Title Sequence Ray (Thomas Jane) walks past the famous Detroit Fox Theatre

Here is a shot from my Oct 20th trip to Detroit

Wikipedia Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is a 1928 movie palace and performing arts center located at 2211 Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit, Michigan, near Grand Circus Park. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989. Located within the Detroit Theater District, the Fox has 5,048 seats, (5,174 seats if removable seats placed in the raised orchestra pit are included). It is the largest surviving movie palace of the opulent 1920s. Its seating has been exceeded by other more recent theatres, such as 1930s Radio City Music Hall (circa 5,900 seats), the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium (6,300 seats), the Los Angeles Nokia Theatre (7,300) seats) and others. The Fox was fully restored in 1988. The facility has the headquarters of Olympia Entertainment and Little Caesars.

The Detroit Fox is one of five spectacular Fox Theatres built in the late 1920s by film pioneer William Fox. (The others were the Fox Theatres in Brooklyn, Atlanta, St. Louis, and San Francisco.) It was designed by architect C. Howard Crane with a lavish interior featuring a blend of Burmese, Chinese, Indian and Persian motifs. There are three levels of seating, the Main Floor above the orchestra pit, the Mezzanine, and the Gallery (balcony). The exterior of the attached 10-story office building features a facade with Asian motifs which, when illuminated at night, can be seen for several blocks. The Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri is (on the inside) its architectural "near" twin with about 500 fewer seats. The Detroit Fox is housed within the 10 Story Fox Building, while the St. Louis Fox is a standalone theatre. The architectural plaster molds of the slightly older (1928) Detroit Fox were re-used on the later (1929) St. Louis Fox.
The Fox was the first movie theater in the world to be constructed with built-in equipment for sound films. The Fox Film Corporation's patented sound-on-film system "Movietone" enabled the theater to present sound films from the time of its opening.
The Fox opened September 21, 1928 and remained Detroit's premier movie destination for decades. By the 1970s the theater had become an aging venue. But unlike other downtown Detroit theaters in the 1970s, such as the Michigan and United Artists, the Fox managed to remain open.
The 1980s brought new hope for the Fox when in 1984 Chuck Forbes, owner of the State and Gem theaters, proposed a renovation project. These plans were never completed, but in 1988 the theater was acquired by new owners, Mike and Marian Ilitch, who fully restored the Fox at a cost of $12 million. Their company, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., is headquartered in the Fox Theater Office Building. The downtown area near Grand Circus Park which encompasses Fox Theatre is sometimes referred to as Foxtown after the theater. In 2000, Comerica Park opened and helped to revitalize the area along with the construction of Ford Field in 2002. The Fox is Detroit’s top venue for Broadway shows.

Cast
Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker
Jane Adams as Tanya Skagle
Anne Heche as Jessica Haxon
Charlie Saxton as Damon Drecker
Sianoa Smit-McPhee as Darby Drecker
Eddie Jemison as Ronnie Haxon
Rebecca Creskoff as Lenore Bernard
Gregg Henry as Mike Hunt

Movie or TV Show: Hung TV Series Title Sequence

Year Released or First Aired: 2,009.00

IMDB Link: [Web Link]

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