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 actor John Carradine), best known for playing Lewis Skolnick in Revenge of the Nerds.
The popular version of the legend has always gone like this: according to David Carradine, he and his father got in a heated argument one night at the Players Club. “In the pool room…my father and I had a regular brawl about acting. I got so mad I threw a pool ball through a stained glass window and yelled ‘Edwin Booth is dead!’” But everybody got such a kick out of it, I was invited back again.”
However, it appears the argument may have actually been about his half-brother Robert – and a secret.
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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 . . .
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Last week, I was scouting a building in Times Square. After, I was standing on that large grate on the island between 45th & 46th checking my email…
…when all of a sudden, I noticed something…
What the hell was that noise coming up from below? Here’s a recording I took with my phone:
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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.
Photo by Flickr user *Bitch Cakes* – click for more!
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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 dripping with all sorts of great detail, but I could never really make out much from my car. On the last day of filming, I finally pulled over to take a closer look.
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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 . . .
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