I Thought LA Was Car Crazy…

We were working/shooting in Baltimore today (not DC, I know) and on the way back we saw this amazing vehicle:

There is a guy in LA who has something similar, but this is way wackier and therefore way better. Has anyone seen this car? Does anyone know about it? (Sorry for the crap video, but it was a quick grab before we lost him.)

More about our shoot at Eastern Market yesterday after the fold.

We shot scenes at Eastern Market on (near?) Capitol Hill. It was dressed to look like a huge flower market, then we blew part of it to bits, but dont’ worry, it was only Hollywood style. I wish I could show you photos of it, but I would get fired. However, there was press there (something very rare in LA as people in LA are so over it. No, seriously. I mean, OVER IT.) But there was press there. Here is the Channel 4 news team:
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And a photographer from the Washington Times:
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I did a cursory search on both websites but didn’t find any stories about our shoot, which would make sense because Russell Crowe wasn’t in that scene. Neither was Leonardo DiCaprio. Ooops! Did I say too much?

3 Comments so far

  1. EdTheRed (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 9:47 am

    The Channel 4 News Team, eh? Wow, Brian Fantana has aged *terribly*. ;-)

    And there’s never been a better time to blow up Eastern Market, since, well, the work is already half done. D’oh.


  2. Jenn L (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 10:30 am

    Hi Julia! I hope you are enjoying your time in DC.

    Our local rag The Washington Post has been covering your shoot in their gossip column and “celebritology” blog. Apparently columnist Gene Weingarten was an extra at Eastern Market.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/05/AR2007090502416.html

    It’s always funny when there is a movie shoot in DC, with reactions ranging from total starstruck to blase skepticism…


  3. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 11:28 pm

    That car reminds me of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro “Banana Guy” down in NC. He would park his old beater car somewhere and put bananas all over it. No joke. He was a bit loony, this guy.

    One night he had all his bananas proudly displayed and my brother, a beat cop in Chapel Hill at the time, saw the guy had included a dead possum in what was clearly a place of distinction on the car. Eric had to tell him to get rid of the possum. Never before had I heard of someone being forced to give up a roadkill possum.



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