One weekend morning, I saw one of those links that suckers you into webpages where there are N number of pages about a given subject. One of those sites where you have 20-30 photos or pieces of info and each item is on its own page....
Well, they got me one day about the secrets of Gilligan's island....
Ginger was not liked by the cast. Ginger really was not acting and really thought she was/should be The Star of the show. I never dd like Ginger. Mary Ann was The One!
Mrs. Howel was very well off since her and her husband had been buying
real estate in this little town called Beverly Hills for many years. She took the part so she could fly and stay in Hawaii
The cast, with one exception, does NOT get royalties/residuals for the reruns. The producer/creator of the show has made millions but the cast, with the one exception, only got paid for a small number of reruns, I think it was 6-12.
The actress who play Mary Ann is the one cast member
who gets residuals for the show. At the time she was signing the contract
for the show, she was married to an agent who suggested she negotiate residual payments which she did.
"Mary Ann" became good friends with "Mrs Howell." When "Mrs Howell" got sick later in life, "Mary Ann" helped to take care of her.
once broke a bone one the set but kept working to finish up the season. He worked for a few weeks before getting the arm fixed.
Hey, I found the list, without having to click on page after page after page! 15 Fateful Facts About 'Gilliganâ€™s Island' | Mental Floss
This is my favorite and related to boating
Dawn Wells was vacationing in the Solomon Islands in 1990 when she and some friends canoed to a remote island in the area that had no running water or electricity. The visitors were ushered to a hut to meet the village chief, and Wells was stunned when “The chief's wife said, ‘I know you. In 1979, I was going to nursing school in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, and I used to come home and watch you in black-and-white!’”