I used to sneak into discos in Hollywood when I was too young…

And then I went to college in New York and there was Studio 54…


The world went from this, a bright sunny movie and aeronautics town where everyone was in bed by eleven:

sunset blvd late 70sTo looking and sounding like this… Oh, and I almost forgot, they did this thing in New York called walking…


American Hustle, they really did a great job capturing the era, and I wanted you to see how chaotic it is for the performers on a film set. If you can’t see this in your region type in “American Hustle Complete B-Roll (2013)”.

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  1. Heather in Arles
    March 22, 2014

    Oh I loved this! That is one fabulous b-roll and I haven’t even seen the movie yet! Yes, it has only just arrived in yee olde francia…

    • March 22, 2014

      It captures a lot of the set experience, except the adrenaline jolts, and the exhausting hours, and the politics, and, and, and, πŸ˜‰ .

  2. March 22, 2014

    Surprising how many people are in the room filming.

    • March 22, 2014

      Lots and lots and lots, actors have incredible focus.

  3. March 22, 2014

    Dearest V
    Did everyone really go to bed by eleven in LA in those days?
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • March 22, 2014

      Those days??? These days, too, I’m afraid… although sometimes I do hear the teenager next door stirring past eleven, playing some kind of thumping music and singing…

      • March 22, 2014

        Dearest V
        Lordy. In younger days we wouldn’t have thought about going in to ‘town’ until eleven.
        How odd. I guess film shoots start so early.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • March 22, 2014

        That’s exactly right.

  4. March 23, 2014

    Wow, what an extra treat that was, thank you Vicki! To tell you the truth, I found this film SO distracting – I could almost smell the perfume in the air. The soundtrack, the costumes, I kept getting lost down memory lanes.

    • March 24, 2014

      Oh god! Those big spicy scents… What were they? YSL Opium, and Cinnabar, and…???

  5. March 23, 2014

    And now you tell us you went to Studio 54!!!

    • March 24, 2014

      I’m kind of stunned they let me in, as I looked all of fourteen when I was in college…

    March 24, 2014

    well, I can’t say anything about the era given that I wasn’t on this planet half of 1977… but the frantic set atmo is familiar to me in another frame, that of fashion and advert photo shoots. I have always thought that film must be the same, tenfold, and all the making-ofs you can see today show it clearly. is it this why many actors prefer theater or like to perform an a stage?

    • March 24, 2014

      Yes, I think for a completely immersed experience stage is the thing. On the other hand, if you mess something up, or can’t remember your lines motion pictures are so much more forgiving πŸ˜‰ .

      Re: half of 1977… Did you make your appearance sometime in June?

      Hugs! V

        March 26, 2014

        ha, I think an accomplished actor can weasel her/his way through a few forgotten lines πŸ˜‰

        I entered the stage in May. Tadaa!

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