From a sales listing for a Brooklyn apartment:
...2BR/2BA Duplex Loft Condo W/Parking!
Be a part of "Hollywood History"! Remember the bank in the 1975 Al Pacino classic movie "Dog Day Afternoon"? Well, be the owner of a lovely 2BR/2BA open layout loft in the very same "bank"! :-)
Dog Day Afternoon is a about a gay man who robs a bank to pay for his partner's sex change. It's dark and gritty. It's not a ":-)" kind of movie.
But the Realtor who is selling the apartment is highlighting the fact that the movie was filmed in the building, which was turned into condos a few decades back.
Along with routine real-estate photos (fireplace, stairway), the listing includes a picture of cops pointing guns at Al Pacino.
"It's kind of scary, but it's Al Pacino," says Celeste Moses, the Realtor. "It's an attention getter."
Does the celebrity connection matter in real estate? For an answer, I called the capital of celebrity real estate — Los Angeles.
"I currently have Ashton Kutcher's house for sale, and we did get a lot of exposure," says Gary Gold, who has been selling homes in Southern California for 30 years.
"I probably had at least twice as many showings than I would have normally," he says. "If you get more exposure and more potential buyers see the property, you have a better opportunity to get more money."