Friday, September 30, 2011

Kevin Dobson on All Night Long

I had a chance to talk to Kevin Dobson about filming All Night Long and he shared a good story with me. According to him, this location shot pictured above was the first scene Barbra filmed in the movie. That morning Barbra was driven to the set in a new white Rolls-Royce Corniche by the studio. Kevin and Gene Hackman were already on the set and Kevin told Gene that the studio was paying for the Rolls. (How Kevin knew this I don't know, I'm just telling you what he told me. I'm also assuming the studio drove them to the location, but in something more modest). Gene's response was "Oh Really?" (with a bit of attitude thrown in). Gene Hackman's agent as Sue Menger, who was Barbra's agent at the time. Anyway, the next day, Gene was driven to the set. . . .in a white Rolls-Royce Corniche too.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

All Night Long filming locations Part 6

One more shot of the booths. It seems to me that by 1981 smoking wasn't allowed inside restaurants.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

All Night Long filming locations Part 5

The lighting is really bad in this shot. I didn't want to wait around a few hours for a better shot. I had more Barbra locations to scout out in the area.
I did talk to a waitress while I was there and she worked there back then when they filmed the movie. She got to watch the scene where Hackman and Streisand walk from the coffee shop back to the drug store. She didn't get to talk to them because as she put it, "they were big stars".

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

All Night Long filming locations Part 4

They've reupholsterd the booths. But hey, it's been 30 years. I prefer the original tuck and roll vinyl booths.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

All Night Long filming locations Part 3

Not much to go on here. A new row of stores has opened up on the right. Looks like there's also been an addition to the back of the "Ultra-Save" store.

Monday, September 19, 2011

All Night Long filming locations Part 2

The store has been remodelled beyond recognition. Of course, I prefer the original design.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

All Night Long filming locations Part 1

I wasn't a big fan of All Night Long when it came out. But after watching it again now 30 years later I can identify with Gene Hackman's character.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rainbow/ Push program

This is one of the few photographs inside the program. But what a rare photograph.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rainbow/ Push dinner

Barbra, before her speech.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Dessert at the Rainbow/ Push coalition

We're inside the Bevelry Hilton Ballroom now (yes, the same one the hosts the Golden Globes). I don't remember exactly what we had for dinner. I think chicken of some sort. But I'm a big fan of desserts so I took this photo.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Rainbow/Push continued

Yet another. That's Berry Gordy on crutches. He was also a recepient that night.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rainbow/ Push press conference

Another shot from the press conference photo shoot.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Rainbow/ Push press conference

Accepting the 2001 Liberty and Justice award at the press conference before the event. Not the best quality photos. It was taken with a disposable camera. I was still a few years away from buying a good digital camera.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pride and Love

One of the congratulatory ads from the program, this one from her manager.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rainbow/ Push Barbra

The program. As far as programs go, this one is fair. I was disappointed that Barbra's face wasn't on the cover. I'm sure you are too. There are the typical congratulatory ads inside. Mostly text in black, silver or gold on a white background. A few images in black and white. Berry Gordy received a 2001 legend award that evening too so some of the ads are for him. That's about it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rainbow Push Coalition

You're invited. Actually, this isn't the invitation to the December 11, 2001 event where Barbra was one of the recipients. This one is from a few years later. But nevermind. Let's relive that evening.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Barbra HBO

Clipping from the '80s. Wonder whatever happened to Mabel and Max.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Star is Born review

This guy wasn't impressed with A Star is Born. Most reviewers weren't. But who cares? It's still one of my all time favorites.