History with Chuck: Hollywood visits Elkins Park to film ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ in 1971

On November 17, 1971, Hollywood came to Elkins Park.

According to local historian Chuck Langerman, two Greyhound buses, a Winnebago camper, a black limousine, a million-dollar Cinebus, and a host of cars crowded the intersection of Marvin Road and Fairview Road to shoot scenes for Paramount’s comedy, “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.”

Intersection of Marvin and Fairview roads in Elkins Park, courtesy of Google

The film was based on Neil Simon’s play of the same name and starred Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, and Paula Prentiss. The house at 266 Marvin Road was used in the movie as Alan Arkin’s Long Island home.

Several Elkins Park residents were seen in the film walking down the street. They were compensated $10 for their work.

For a clip of the film, you can watch this Youtube video:

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