I didn't care so much about seeing a movie star (Kate Winslet?), this is New York, after all...but I loved seeing the film crew redo this odd little bungalow:
It is supposed to be 1945 California! See the palm trees and cactus?
And our firehouse...with a phony town name.
And the 1940s cars are great....no pix because the police wouldn't let us stop to take photos; I'll try again tomorrow!
The film is a remake of Mildred Pierce. IMDB says it was filme noire! [Film-Noir] so retro, so cool....And in 1945 starred Bette Davis.
Here are a few fun quotes.....
Veda: Did you see the look on his face when we told him he was going to be a father?
Mildred: I wish you wouldn't joke about it.
Veda: The next thing I know you'll be knitting little garments.
Mildred: I don't see anything so ridiculous about that.
Veda: If I were you, I'd save myself the trouble.
Wally: There's something about the sound of my own voice that fascinates me.
Mildred: Wally, you should be kept on a leash! Now why can't you be friendly?
Wally: But I *am* being friendly!
Mildred: No, I mean it. Friendship's much more lasting than love.
Wally: Yeah, but it isn't as entertaining.