Now Playing: More production materials, and the death of a giantess
The mother-load of Production Materials, in our hands!
This past December, I was shocked to come across an amazing auction on eBay regarding Village of the Giants. The collection appeared to come from the film's talent coordinator, Marvin Paige. It included:
-23 pages of casting notes
-a letter from William Morris telling of Beau Bridges' availability
-a 13-page shooting schedule
-a page chronicling changes to the script
-a full shooting script
All of these items were a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get some major items (along with my already-owned costume notes for Charla Doherty's character), and I was lucky enough to get them!
Since I got them, I've been slowly updating the Production Materials section on the page. 3/4 of the casting notes have been posted, along with notes on who several of the casting choices were.
I just finished posting images of the Shooting Schedule, which gives insight to where and when certain scenes were filmed...along with information on some scenes that didn't make it into the production!
Rest in Peace, Gail Gerber (aka Gail Gilmore)
It's late by a year, but in case you didn't know, Gail passed away last fall. It was sad to hear of her passing, as she was one of the main cast I got to meet in New York over 5 years ago. She didn't recall much of the VOTG production, but it was a memorable hour I spent with her and her author/friend, Tom Lisanti.
I still remember when she signed her autobiography 'Trippin with Terry Southern,' her commenting that she didn't like her signature, claiming it looked 'too girly.'
Even with her passing, I intend to keep her fan gallery going as long as I can. Here's to you, Gail...you will be missed.