Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Mystery of the Broken Players Club Window

For the longest time, I’ve been wondering about a legend I heard involving the Players Club, a New York social club founded by actor Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes) in 1888… …the legendary David Carradine, who you know from such movies and TV shows as Kung-Fu and Kill Bill… …and Robert Carradine, David’s paternal half-brother (both were sons of ... Read More »

Visit The Amazing Valencia Movie Palace in Queens on September 21!

Hey everyone – Just received word that the Tabernacle of Prayer church will be offering a rare tour of the unbelievable Valencia movie palace (read my full post here) on Saturday, September 21st at 11am! Tours are by appointment only – contact Sister Forbes at 718-657-4210 ext. 20 to sign up. The tour is free, but if you’re planning on ... Read More »

The Bronx Is The Friendliest Borough In NYC

Of all the Boroughs, the one I’ve barely touched in my career as a scout is the Bronx. Sure, I’ve scouted the Zoo, and the Botanical Gardens, and Riverdale, and all the other places people typically mean when they say “Oh, I’ve been to the Bronx.” But not the real Bronx. Read More »

The Apartment Building In the Shadow of Yankee Stadium

For the past five months, I’ve been working on a movie shooting exclusively in the Bronx, and almost every day, I’ve driven up Jerome Avenue, passing Gate 2 of Yankee Stadium on the right… …and this gorgeous art deco building on the left, located at 1005 Jerome Avenue: Built in 1931, the mammoth 8-story, six-bay-wide Park Plaza Apartments building is ... Read More »

Best Movie Closing Credit Ever

The other day, I happened to be rewatching John Carpenter’s In The Mouth of Madness. For whatever reason, I found myself sitting through the closing credits…and just before it ended, this came up: If you’ve ever worked on a movie from optimistic beginnings to the bitter end, I think you’d agree that this should be at the end of most ... Read More »