2.26.2010

A little taste of country: They're shooting a Hank Williams film.















I found this great alley last week after driving around looking for a good photo-taking corner, tucked away just enough to prevent the rubber neckers driving past from seeing me. It's filled with old wooden doors that have paint chipping away just the way I like, and other curiosities that make my snapping finger go ballistic every time I see them. I guess the most alluring part is this old, decrepit building that I'm standing against in the last photo. You can't see it in the photo, but just above this point of view is a door that leads to no where and boy does it make my imagination tumble with whimsy. I'll try to post a photo soon!

So I was out taking photos when this man drove his car down the alley towards me. He rolled down his window and attempted some scattered small talk about who he was, what I was doing, and (the biggest question) why there were so many antique cars circling on the road around me. Funny, I had been wondering the same thing. To make a long story short, that man left for a bit and returned with an answer.

You see, I had heard on the news that they were shooting a big Hank Williams film here in town, but this very day they happened to be shooting in my neighborhood. As a matter of fact, they were shooting in the front yard of the house that I was at the back of! How random, huh? So of course my nosiness got the best of me, ended my photo shoot and led me to the other side of the house. I parked my car near the home and watched as the camera rolled across the overpass and toward the home. I wanted to take some photos of all this, but there were so many people around and I felt weird as it was, so I just stared for a bit before driving just a block to my home. (I drive to the alley because I feel weird walking around in heels with my tripod.)

Today I did some research on IMDB to see if there was any information I could show you about the film (actors, directors, etc), but it turns out they don't have any of this up yet. I did, however, find a blog that informed me of their search for extra actors! It gave me the email address and all the information they needed about me, and it even asked if I had some clothes from the 50's. OF COURSE I DO! On the blog it said it may be some time before I hear a response, but I submitted all the information with a photo attached and even a link to my blog (for more photos) in the hopes of getting even the tiniest spot as an extra in the film. This stuff NEVER happens here in Arkansas, so of course this is pretty much the highlight of my week!

Vintage Coat: Antique Mall $20
Vintage Dress: Cleo Chrysanthemum Etsy $16.50
Vintage Boots: Goodwill $6
Vintage Purse: Goodwill $2
Cardigan: Boyfriends :)

33 comments:

amanda said...

this is so depression era chic! i love how your surroundings along with your outfit transport us to another time. you look so great. i am in love with your slouchy boots and coat!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

The country looks great on you! :)

Hunter said...

Haha rubber neckers. I hate that when people drive by and you're like "um, go away." But oh my gosh! That's so exciting with film! The closest thing that ever came to my town was when they did some filming for George Clooney's "Leatherheads" about half an hour from my town. One of my friends and his dad were extras in it.

fashionjunkie said...

I love these pictures, the neutral colours are lovely and that checky dress is too cute!

www.fashionjjunkie.blogspot.com

Nathalie said...

I hope they consider you. I would see the movie. I want to get into old style country music, and I love the look.

fashionforwriters said...

Oooh, I hope you get to be an extra in the movie! It sounds absolutely wonderful, and how funny that the Hank Williams movie people share the same taste in location setting as you do! I was in Paris one summer when they were shooting Before Sunset at the bookstore I was working in at the time, and I totally secretly wanted to try and be an extra in the movie but I think I ended up going to the South of France instead with a boy I liked. Oh well!

xo Jenny

Desiree said...

These boots are great. I love them.

moded'amour said...

love your outfit!

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Sara Lynn said...

you look so pretty in these pics!! I love the dress, it is very cute :) You have very pretty hair, I really noticed it in these pics (no that it looked bad before or anything)

~Sara

Jen said...

you look absolutely adorable in this coat and those boots of yours! one of my favorite looks. and how amazing is it that they were shooting a movie only a few feet away from you!? i hope you get to become an extra. so then one day if the movie comes out i can look for you and tell people you sent me a sweater once :p

elena said...

love boots, coat and dress!!

The Cat and The Cow said...

The dress looks so good on you!!!! Thanks for the shout out!

How amazing would that be if you get to be involved in the movie!!!! I LOVE Hank Williams! I am excited they are making a movie, and it would be so cute to see you in it!!! Hope you get to be in it!

Dylana said...

Wonderful dress!

Ella-Clothing said...

i absolutely love what amanda had to say. yes depression era chic! it reminds me of the great dust bowl. sad, but stylish?? hah!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

wow that sounds amazing! how neat would it be if we all got to see you in a movie?! :)
You always find the most interesting places for you shoots. I love it! I live in the city, and I feel like a big dork taking photos outside on the streets since there's ALWAYS people walking around. Hence, all of my photo shoots take place in my tiny apartment. :(

tess said...

I've always liked pioneer chic haha

go for the movie!

BaronessVonVintage said...

awesome story and outfit. I'm just snapping up gingham everything for this spring and summer...just love the mix of rustic and chic!

Rosie said...

That sounds so fun! You would fit right in, with this outfit! How adorable, I love gingham!

Clare said...

The floppy boots are just right, and the dress is perfect!

Mel said...

Ooooh I love the dress and the socks with those cute boots! Oh how exciting! Let us know what happens with that, that'd be so awesome to be in the film! Maybe you'll meet somebody famous :)

LyddieGal said...

That's so fun - I hope you get to be an extra!
Love you navy coat, tis beautiful!

Audrey J. said...

you look super pretty! The spot just goes along with the outfit, i'm loving the coat! Hope everything comes so good and that you can be an extra!

Greer said...

all of your posts are just full of beautiful items. i adore your blog my dear, i just clicked follow, ♥

WhynotJustine? said...

Love ur coat! Nice dress

x

Kelley Anne said...

Good luck with the movie! That would be so awesome if we could all spot you in the background of a scene in your own clothes:) Thanks for the comment about my store. I'm glad you liked the dress and thought the prices are reasonable. I gave that a lot of thought. Anyway, thanks!

Lisa said...

That dress is so pretty and I love the locale. I love the slouchy boots too.

Justice Pirate said...

Oh that's so awesome that they are going to do a Hank Williams movie and that you got to witness it a bit. What a lovely place and your dress and coat are sensational to me. what a great find for that price!!!

Neon Gypsy said...

such a cute outfit! i just discovered your blog, and i adore it (: you have such great photos and adorable clothes!
i hope the movie thing works out, ill keep my fingers crossed for you! (:

francesca said...

i love this blog :)

i'm in love with that navy trench in the first photo! its gorgeous. and i wish you all the luck for that movie, it sounds wonderful...a film crew shooting at an old house that you've just discovered yourself. exciting stuff ♥

Harlow Darling said...

I cannot begin to say how much I am in love with this dress! It looks very similar to a dress worn by the actress playing Buster Keaton's wife in a silent film I saw ages ago. The blue gingham also reminds me a little of Dorothy's dress in the original Wizard of Oz :)
And I could not agree more about the commenter that said it's depression era chic!

As for the trench coat, it makes me all the more eager for it to be winter so that I can don my beloved military jacket...

lkfeely said...

wow! what a story! hope they contact you to be an extra, that would be so exciting! i always love your style, too!

-leanne
pawsonmyface.blogspot.com

Maria Confer said...

My mom was an extra in a movie this past fall! She loved it and made a bit of cash.

I so covet your gingham dress!

Lulu Letty

meghan said...

Oh I love this and all it's slouchiness