Danielle and Lisa get down
HARD AT LOGSVILLE
Logsville Lodge was a three bedroom house on
the North side of San Antonio which Fernando rented for the out of
town crew. At it's peak, the lodge housed me, Lovisa, Lisa,
Danielle (an intern from New York), Tim Orr (DP), Greg Ridge
(gaffer), Matt Petrosky (1st AC) and Io Tillett Wright (Toby).
Needless to say, it was a bit crowded. I slept in the den, after a
temporary door was installed. Tim and Matt each had a small
bedroom, the women all shared the master bedroom (the "Ho
corral") and poor Greg slept in the dining room.
During the final days of pre-production we
sat around drinking Mathers (a blended cocktail consisting of
vodka, margarita mix, banana, cranberry juice and whatever else we
happened to have lying around) and creating the mythology of
Logsville Lodge. Each of us was given an appropriate name and
personality to fit the Nabscocks, the dysfunctional residents of
the fictional and somewhat decrepit baronial manor, Logsville
I was Jerome, the jive-talking older son;
Matt was Mingus, the younger brother and fellow jive-talker;
Tim was Ray, the quiet one;
Lisa was Nancy Nabscock, always getting in trouble;
Lovisa was Ruth, a mute with a penchant for digging large holes
and sitting in them;
Linda was Sunshine and
Greg was Troy, the sullen one that lived in the dining room.
Our communal meals usually occurred outside
on the "terrace" and were full of delights and
occasionally peculiar surprises, most of which resulted from the
culinary creativity of Ruth. The blue pancakes were a highlight.
Communal living was not always fun (as Greg
will readily attest), but we got along remarkably well under very
crowded and stressful conditions. Use of the bathrooms was
probably the most sensitive issue as there were only two for the
entire group. The bathroom located off the living room was
designated for the boys and the en suite master bath was reserved
for the girls. Aside from the occasional need to sternly remind Io
that even though she was playing a boy in the film she was
obligated to confine her ablutions to the ladies room, it all
worked out pretty well.
Below are several pictures from our kick-off
party at Logsville Lodge on the Saturday before production was set
to begin. A good representation of the crew and cast was in
attendance. Among the highlights of the night were Matt's insane
blended cocktails. By the end of the evening, no one -- not even
Matt -- had any idea what was in them, but they were mighty good.
Sage, a cowboy and SAPD Officer Richard Hodge
THE RESIDENTS OF LOGSVILLE LODGE
L to R: Jerome, Nancy Nabscock, Troy, Ruth, Mingus, Ray and
Bill wins a bet: Lisa can fly!
Billy D., Fernando and Kinya watch as someone does something
embarrassing (Lisa, perhaps?)
Lovisa, a multi-talented Swede, does the Flamenco (lighting by
Mingus (Matt Petrosky) and Victor (Hector Garcia) share a
chuckle about Matt's outstanding cocktails (grapes?)
Our esteemed casting department:
Susan Jasso (Texas principals) and Candi Mascarro (extras)
The featured food: Flying Fernandos. YUM! Thanks, Ruth!
a link to the one R-rated photo
The end of a perfect night
- Joseph Pierson
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