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Ocean City Pop Culture

Like we mentioned above, “Runaway Bride” and “Tuck Everlasting” were both filmed in Berlin; some scenes from the former movie were also shot in Snow Hill. Ocean City’s claim to cinematic fame is the 1986 romance flick “Violets Are Blue” starring Kevin Kline and Sissy Spacek. In the movie, Spacek plays a globe-trotting photographer who returns to her home town—Ocean City—and falls for her now-married high school sweetheart (Kline). Trimper’s Amusement Park makes a cameo. There’s a documentary on the city’s history entitled “Once Upon a Sand Dune,” which can be purchased at the Life-Saving Station Museum. The book "Greetings From Ocean City” by Mary L. Martin and Nathaniel Wolfgang-Price has a great collection of the city through the years, from the corset-waists of the 1900s to the beach bums of the 1970s. “City on the Sand: Ocean City, Maryland, and the People Who Built It” by Mary Corddry is a drier but still interesting read on the OC’s growth, while “Shipwrecks and Rescues Along the Barrier Islands of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia” by George M. Hurley has some harrowing tales of rescue worker derring-do in the time of major shipwrecks. There are no songs with mass popularity about Ocean City, but if you can find Jimmy Charles’ track “I Miss My Maryland,” you’ll have an idea of how much love locals have for this town.