That’s *pawn* shop – not a porn store

-- Story passage from Totalfilm.com

— From Totalfilm.com

“Here’s an interesting example of blog ‘telephone tag,'” veteran journalist Hillel Levin tells Romenesko readers.
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It was announced at Cannes this week that Levin’s Playboy article, “Boosting the Big Tuna,” will be made into a movie starring Robert DeNiro and Robert Pattinson.

“Entertainment reporters interviewed Pattinson in Cannes and I was surprised to see in their accounts that the dispute between [Chicago mob boss Tony] Accardo and [burglar John] Mendell involved a ‘porn’ shop,” writes Levin. “In fact it revolved around the burglary of Levinson’s Jewelers, which was also a high-end ‘pawn’ shop. I then realized that the reporters heard Pattinson pronounce ‘pawn’ as ‘porn.’

“Meanwhile as more blogs continued to report on the story, the ‘porn’ element took center stage until the grim action thriller turned into a sex comedy. This blog tried to follow the thread. I tried to set the record straight here.”

* Small-time crooks accidentally rob a porn store owned by mob boss (totalfilm.com)




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