Monday, November 3, 2014

Movie props!

I got an email from a movie props person, looking for October, 1935 Charlotte News/Observers for a newsstand scene set in Thomas Wolfe's hometown of Asheville.

I sent him these scans from microfilm  -- he'll have to figure out how to print them out on newsprint -- and thought you guys might enjoy seeing them, too! 

At the bottom is a synopsis of the movie which will star Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Jude Law. 
It's being filmed in England but they say they may do some establishing shots in NC.

October 1, 1935


October 4, 1935


October 7, 1935

October 11, 1935


October 13, 1935


    Inspired by the National Book Award winning biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius (by A. Scott Berg) and set in depression-era 1930s America, GENIUS centers on the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe and renowned editor Max Perkins. Finding fame and critical success at a young age, Wolfe is a blazing talent with a larger-than-life personality to match. Perkins is one of the most respected and well-known literary editors of all time, discovering such iconic novelists as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Wolfe and Perkins develop a tender, complex friendship, which transformative and irrepressible, will change the lives of these brilliant, but very different men forever. The production is preparing to shoot in the UK in Autumn this year.