Thank you for sharing this with us. It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. Please check your spelling and use the common location formats listed below. )The death of Teddy Roosevelt’s wife and mother was soooo sad to me. Glad you enjoy behind-the-scenes info as much as I do, Patty! Get quick and easy access to your home value, neighborhood activity and financial possibilites. There are 77 active homes for sale in Greenville, AL. Wesleyan was the FIRST college to grant degrees to women! I never thought she “used Forrest” as another person commented. Did you actually see any of the movie?” Oops! Thank you for sharing this beauty, I can appreciate it is a bit of a let down that it wasn’t filmed in the actual state it was meant to be filmed in but must say I’m just glad they made the movie. I’d never heard about Teddy losing both his mother and his first wife on the same day either. I have to say that after reading about life in the South during and after the Civil War I have a new understanding for how awful it was and WHY Southerners still feel the pain of what the Yankees did. Ha. Buying a home for the first time can be terrifyingly intimidating—there's s... Home Buyers Reveal: 'What I Wish I Had Known Before Buying My First Home, Selling Your Home? Also, I dislike that the author has claimed so many pop-culture expressions and events, and attributed them to Forrest. I always liked the movie and I’m glad that you featured it. My family laughs about trying to watch movies with me because I can’t stop saying, “Did you know…?” Ha. And Jenny was a 60ies, free spirit. . Hahahaha, it’s a good thing I don’t know all the info you do. I’m so glad Tom Hanks played Forrest and Robin Wright played Jenny. I’m with you when it comes to the houses, or “standing sets” as they call them, being built for filming and torn down immediately after. Even the Vietnam scenes were filmed in South Carolina on Fripp Island and Hunting Island State Park, off the Beaufort coast. The college is beautiful – many buildings have grand front porches and loggias with massive columns, shading rows of white rocking chairs. I really enjoy all the behind the scene information you write about. It would have indeed been wonderful to see something more of the kitchen. I loved my years at Wesleyan, living in Georgia for a number of years after, and the culture contributed significantly to the woman I became. You can probably quote every line. Wesleyan students were (are) referred to as “Wesleyannes”. Surf through our listings for foreclosures in Alabama today! . Those mountains, like so many other things in the movie (the ping pong balls, Lt. Dan’s missing legs, etc. I always thought of the South as romantic – of another time, mysterious, the moss-covered trees, low country, the history and the people, especially the belles. Guess we were feeling chatty. Which leads me to the whole throwing rocks thing, no kidding, Julia and oh so true. Find homes for sale in Alabama, or type an address below: Please visit our International Site for listings outside the United States. * To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly. I’m learning all kinds of things I didn’t know about the Roosevelts, and the fact that Teddy lost both his mother AND his new wife on the same day shocked me. PS you guys have such a vast and beautiful country I’m always turning to the Atlas to keep up with these movie locations. I’m so sad to learn that it wasn’t a real home, and was torn down after filming. 8 Myths About Renting You Should Stop Believing Immediately, 6 Ways Home Buyers Mess Up Getting a Mortgage, 6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent, Difference Between Agent, Broker & REALTOR, Real Estate Agents Reveal the Toughest Home Buyers They’ve Ever Met, The 5 Maintenance Skills All Homeowners Should Know, 910 E Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA or Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA. You may also be interested in single family homes and condos for sale in popular zip codes like 36037, 36421, or 3-bedroom homes for sale in neighboring cities, such as Luverne, Georgiana, Dozier, Fort Deposit, Brantley. As for the role of Jenny, this is not a criticism of Demi Moore or Nicole Kidman, but it would seem bizarre to me without Robin Wright. Per the comment about Forrest Gump being apart of or spearheading significant points in history, for me at least, it was one of the funniest parts! My daughter and I watched a movie with Dave a few nights ago and when the credits rolled at the end, he laughed and said, “You two talked right through it. Good question about why they don’t film in Alabama when that’s where the story takes place, etc. Like many other people I cannot see other actors playing these wonderful characters either. Find real estate and homes for sale today. Did they leave a single stereotype untouched? It wasn’t even in Alabama. I hadn’t thought of “Matthew Crawley,” so I’m going to pay attention now and look for the resemblance! Such stellar performances by Tom, Robin, Sally and “Sgt. I love it so. Maybe you lived in the old South in your previous life! Trulia.com provides comprehensive school and neighborhood information on homes for sale in your market. Tax breaks, for one. I heard they were playing it at IMAX theaters last week for a limited run to celebrate its 20th anniversary — did anyone get to see it there? The Forrest Gump house, which he (Tom Hanks) and his mama (Sally Field) lived in, is located in Greenbow, Alabama. Here’s the link to Wesleyan in case your daughter is looking for a special college – one with history, and respected academics: https://www.wesleyancollege.edu/about/history.cfm. I had never heard that before. I loved that house, but I have never liked the movie. I haven’t been to SC since I was a teenager but LOVED it. Don't Neglect These 6 Maintenance Tasks - Or Else, Debunked! Forrest Gump’s House in Greenbow, Alabama. “Home base” is a good way to put it! If I knew all that you do, I might be a lone movie viewer more often than not! I have to admit I probably hadn’t watched it all the way through since it first came out in the 1990s. So many good movies have been shot there! Tom Hanks’s distinctive accent in the movie was inspired by the actor who played Forrest as a kid and really spoke that way (Michael Conner Humphreys). Both the Gump house and Jenny’s farmhouse were reportedly built on the Bluff Plantation on the Combahee River between Varnville and Beaufort. Visit nearby open houses in Greenville. Note: There are Amazon affiliate links in this post that may earn me commission. I will! ha. Thanks so much! In the novel, Greenbow isn't mentioned, instead Forrest is from Mobile, Alabama. ), were created with CGI. LOVED it. Till next time….Regards Esther from Sydney. Several chic novels I read as a teen also inspired me to want to go to college there. Amen! Sally Field was so perfect as his mom that I was surprised to realize they were only 10 years apart. To search for an MLS Listing Number, please type a # symbol in front of the number and click search. Home base…;). Tax Delinquent Properties for Sale Search. View 1447 homes for sale in Birmingham, AL at a median listing price of $185,000. It seems extremely wasteful to me. As someone who was also a child of the 60ies, it was all about ‘free love’ and living in the now. View 80 homes for sale in Greenville, AL at a median listing price of $139900. When I saw they were streaming it on Netflix, I was curious to see how well it held up after all these years and was pleasantly surprised. So sad! Dan”. There is no “Greenbow” Alabama, but we do have lots of old towns like it, with plenty of historic villages and towns with seasonal open houses. All the old photos and clips they find really bring it to life, too! Although it looked like a real house that had been around for decades, it was actually built for the movie “hastily and not to code,” and was torn down after shooting ended. I remember the first time I saw it I was so “lost” in it that I forgot that that Forrest was Tom Hanks. So beautiful there! Hi Julia I love this movie and could not imagine any other actors playing these wonderful characters. Also? Click Follow Search to get alerts on new listings. Check out the recent book, “Suffer and Grow Strong” which is a compilation of a young Georgia girl’s diaries as she attended Wesleyan in the 1840s, her life during the Civil War and her civic contributions as a post-Civil War matron. I also agree that Robin Wright was good in this role. Ha. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site. Sorry…I think I am supposed to talking about Forrest! I’ll be on the look out for the next run of the movie. We have visited Savannah GA a few times and the squares where Forrest waiting…the house is most certainly a main character in this film. Results may vary. Although Jenny is kind to Forrest when they’re kids, it seems to me that she spends her adulthood either avoiding or using him. See pricing and listing details of Birmingham real estate for sale. Use the most comprehensive source of MLS property listings on the Internet with realtor.com®. ©1995-2020 National Association of REALTORS® and Move, Inc. All rights reserved.realtor.com® is the official site of the National Association of REALTORS® and is operated by Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp. Twenty years ago the movie Forrest Gump hit theaters, so let’s take a look back at that wonderful old house in Greenbow, Alabama, that Forrest Gump and his mama lived in. Ohhhhh, a red cottage?! As the only female in this household of four, I frequently find myself in disfavour while watching a movie for chatting…and snorting. Per Jenny’s behaviour towards Forrest, a little TMI here, having known several people who experienced such things, her actions were not at all out of character and quite mild in comparison. Realtor.com® delivers Alabama foreclosed homes for sale and other foreclosure properties for your viewing. Thanks for your nice response, Julia. It was so very heart breaking. I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing those characters. Zillow has 90 homes for sale in Greenville AL. 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