As I have mentioned before, certain places in town make me feel like I've gone on on a little trip. (Can you tell I miss traveling?!) That's one of the reasons I always love going to China Town. I went down there a couple of weeks ago with my parents, to go to my framers, and my mom and I had sent my dad across the street to get a broom and some almond cookies. Turns out that they were doing a reshoot for the Sean Penn/Ryan Gosling movie "Gangster Squad" and they were using the courtyard area in China town. Of course, being that the movie takes place in the 1940s, we had to check it out.
What was amazing was what their art director and props department had done. There were vintage cars and all sorts of wonderful antiques and vintage goods that might have been sold in 1940s Chinatown. I was so bummed my camera was at home! Fortunately, I had my camera phone and was able to get a few shots before the battery died!
Anyway, I found a couple of the props people and I said "This looks amazing! You guys are doing a great job! Where did you find all this great stuff?" One young woman beamed, "Thank you! Every prop house in the city!"
Sometimes I just love L.A.
I love this car!!!!
If you want to check out cutie-pie Ryan Gosling in his 1940s garb click here.
Here is the Trailer ...
Though Gangster Squad has some great actors and looks like a good film ... I am not sure I can handle that kind of violence. Maybe home where I can mute the sound!
(just put in the new Lincoln trailer that was just posted a couple hours ago!!!)
Hyde Park is based on a visit that the King and Queen of England made to the United States in 1939, so in the spirit of that, and to get you into the vintage vibe with me, here is a sweet little ditty...
Hope you are all doing great!!
Blessings and light!