Lori and I did take the day off to go watch Hollywood in action. Or is that Hollywood inaction? As they say, making movies is hurry up and wait. The crew tried to keep the crowds pretty far away from the actors, but James Whitmore was pretty cool, he walked down the street and checked out the store windows. Unfortunately, we were on the wrong side of the street. Jim Carrey arrived in a big black Cadillac SUV and ducked into a tent they set up for him. We also saw David Ogden Stiers walking down the street, at which point a chorus of \”hey, Major Winchester\” arose from the peanut gallery.
But all of the stars we saw pale in comparison to this picture I took for Linda. Here is a shot of a dog that was in the scene, and it’s stand-in, which was a stuffed toy. So add fake dogs to the list. Also fake was the police car, the sirens and lights that give it that vintage police car look were Hollywood props that stuck on to the car with magnets. Speaking of sirens, if you’ve been to Ferndale, you know that the volunteer fire department siren goes off every day at 12:00. The film crew hasn’t caught on yet to this daily occurence.