50 Years of KEZI 9 News: “Animal House” Animates Eugene

December 9, 2010

EUGENE, Ore. — As comedies go, “Animal House” set the bar really high, or really low in the view of some critics.

Love it or hate it, the movie will always have its Eugene connection to fall back on.

It’s part of the city’s lore, dating back to the summer of 1977.

That’s when the film crew and assorted actors could be found all over Eugene and Cottage Grove.

And when the movie opened in 1978, it put a little-known city in the Northwest on Hollywood’s radar.

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