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Memorabilia Monday: Tonight, Tonight, Music Video Prop

An iconic piece of memorabilia from the music video "Tonight, Tonight"!

Some interesting background info on the "Tonight, Tonight" video.

The video production crew initially had problems locating costumes for the video because the movie Titanic was being shot at the same time, in Los Angeles, California. Titanic director, James Cameron, rented nearly every turn-of-the-century prop and costume in the city, leaving the "Tonight, Tonight" production crew little to work with. The directors compromised by renting the leftover costumes and hiring designers to remake them into the elaborate period clothing seen in the video. The video took three days to shoot.

The single went on to win six awards at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1996:

-Video of the Year

-Best Direction

-Best Special Effects

-Best Art Direction

-Best Cinematography

-Breakthrough Video

"Tonight, Tonight" was nominated for Viewer’s Choice and Best Editing, and was also nominated for Best Short Form Music Video at the 1997 Grammy Awards. It is still considered one of the greatest music videos of all time!

Some additional trivia; Tom Kenny, the lead male portrayed in the video, went on to become the voice of the extremely successful cartoon, Spongebob Squarepants.

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