I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hollywood Comes to The Beach!

Wow! Somehow a set director (location scout?) found his way to my tiny town which lies at the eastern point of a very small barrier island/ sandbar on the shores of the Atlantic.

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.

Now if only I could get into the post office to mail my etsy and ebay items! The PO is part of the set too...imagine that!


                          .......gone to the beach