Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Real Star of the Movie: The Aztec Motel


NOB HILL--We walked up to where the movie was being shot. The Aztec Motel was gorgeous. She was all dressed up in her usual finery of kitch...planted wine bottles, prints of bullfighters, manikins, medallions, hanging plastic plants, little colored lights. You know the song: baubles, bangles, bright shiny beads.

How could a mere actor compete with that? I don't know. I guess we'll have to wait until the movie shows on TV in November. What a scene stealer this motel will be!

Meanwhile, a couple dozen onlookers kept the movie crew company as the shooting continued on an empty Central Ave. There were a couple of emergency vehicles coming from the general area of the filming. They could be part of the action. Or maybe not.