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Niagara Falls Pop Culture

It's always been a magnet for tourists and honeymooners, but Niagara Falls really rose to prominence after a little lady named Marilyn Monroe showed up there in 1952 to shoot “Niagara,” which also starred Joseph Cotten. A few decades later, a certain man of steel flew by to film parts of “Superman II.” Of course, it's one thing to be the backdrop, and another to be the key player: Niagara got its shot at a starring role when IMAX decided to make a movie about the bountiful waterfalls. “Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic” is still one of the most popular IMAX films shown today. More recently, Niagara hosted Johnny Depp and the “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Part of the Disney movie was filmed there. Anyone who watches “The Office” will know that Pam and Jim got married at Niagara Falls in the popular show's sixth season. And literature fans will remember that Niagara Falls was the base camp for invading Germans in the H.G. Wells novel “The War in the Air.”