Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Los Angeles in South Africa

The postcard pictures about the Biloxi trolley route on MissPres this morning reminded me of seeing the building of the movie set for Ask the Dust.  The film was set in the 1930s in Los Angeles, but was filmed in South Africa.  I happened to arrive just as they were building the set and got a quick tour thanks to one of my local connections.  The trolley tracks ran down the "main street" and disappeared into the hill at the end of the street.

Although these were merely facades, they exteriors looked amazing and we wondered if they would somehow use them in real housing after the film was complete.  Many people were living in housing that was less substantially built than this movie set.

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