Saturday, November 7, 2009

From Carriage to Pumpkin

Alas, Kramer is not happy that his stardom has been challenged lately at the Victorian Parlor and thus he awaits patiently with pumpkins to remind me that my fairy tale ending is near.

I cannot help but reminisce fondly over the past few weeks of carriages, elegant gowns, smartly dressed gents, and glorious historic homes.

To answer one of your questions, yes I met Robert Redford. I was chosen for a particular scene and he came over, shook my hand, and made introductions. He is as nice and down-to-earth a person as you would ever meet. Of course, on the outside I was calm and genteel while on the inside I was screaming "OH MY GOSH IT'S ROBERT REDFORD!"

We made so many new friends with people from all walks of life.

And as all good women do, we chatted about many things like family, church, our faith, and the fun of being a part of the movie.

Many hours were spent waiting between scenes.

But we were patient, enjoying the entire experience.

It wasn't just the ladies waiting and talking but the gentleman and soldiers too.

The attention to detail in this film was amazing from jewelry...

to hair...

clothing...

and lace shawls.

All of us enjoying the excitment of Hollywood and each other's company.

Smiles...

coffee (lots of coffee!)...

comraderie...

and conversation.
The days (and nights as there were some all night shoots) were long but well worth every minute.

But as with all fairy tales the end must come and we must return to our regular daily lives. We exchanged email addresses and phone numbers in the hopes that we will see each other again. I had one of the most memorable experienes of my life and I loved every minute of it!
There is more to the story but I will save that for another time. For now I will say that I was given a role (not a speaking one) that made the whole experience even more memorable.
Say a prayer that the scene makes it to the final movie:).
Until then visit the website below for more pictures of the filming taken by Michelle (one of the other extras and a truly amazing woman:).
http://www.flickr.com/groups/theconspirator/

I really must go as my pumpkin awaits...
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BTW, for those of you who are fans of the Kramer Chronicles visit my other blog for a Kramer Christmas post

17 comments:

Michael823 said...

OK this is better, but you are being such a tease!!! The link you posted is incorrect. For those of you who wish to see the pictures this is the correct link:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/theconspirator/

Love,

Dad

Marilyn said...

Ah.... Sir Kramer.... We all know he is the real Star of the Show!!
Glad you had this experience.....
Hugz,
Marilyn

The Pink Birdhouse said...

oh my gosh, oh my gosh - that is what I keep saying over and over as I read thru your post, the experiences you had, the people you met, and of course ROBERT REDFORD! I clicked on the picture of you dressed up so that I could see the dress in better detail, it is exquisite! Kim, you are the envy of blogland right now! hugs to you my famous friend :-), Debby

❦TattingChic said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! How fun that you got to meet Robert Redford, too!

Your Kramer looks so sweet! Give him a little scratch on the chin from me...or on his head behind his ears...wherever he likes it best! LOL!

Bonnie said...

More lovely pictures! I can't wait to see this movie!

Bonnie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Kim! What a phenomenal experience!!!! You met Robert Redford! That is wonderful. And the costumes and period...right up your alley and really would be such a thrill for any taste of d├ęcor! Thank you for coming to my hearth for tea and storytelling! Next week I hope to have my story done. It is short and sweet, but I need to work on it tomorrow! Blessings to you always, ANita

Eastlake Victorian said...

Oh, Kim, what a thrill it all must have been! To be able to be with your husband AND be in a movie AND meet Robert Redford ALL THE WHILE dressed to the nines in stunning costumes and living the life of a Civil War era lady! So many people would die for the chance to do just one of these things! It's also so wonderful that you got to meet so many like-minded people and shared email addresses. What a world we live in!

SharDon Exclusives said...

You sound like you had a dreamy time & something to share with us for a long long time. I am so thrilled for you! Now, I will have to go to the correct link.

Draffin Bears said...

Oh Kim! ... how exciting and yes, it would all seem like a dream all dressed up in such beautiful gowns and top hats & tails.
How neat that you got to meet Robert Redford.
I look forward to seeing you in the movies.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Andrea said...

I am so amazed by your fairy tale! It's incredible! I can't wait for the movie!

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Blessings,

Andrea

Celestial Charms said...

Lovely post. This movie looks to be quite interesting. You all look darling in your costumes and accessories.

Mary said...

What an amazing experience! Wonderful hair,costumes,jewelry, meeting Mr. Redford...all of it. You can tell Kramer that has a place in our hearts that no hottie could take ;) ♥

crochet lady said...

Totally C...O...O..L!
Meeting Robert Redford, how awesome is that! It would be so fun to see you on the big screen. Hope that scene makes the cut.
Great pictures. Love the different glimpses of people and objects.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

ANYTHING, and I mean in this case... any Blog with the word VICTORIAN in it ...means I must investigate...and I am so glad I did..and now am a follower of your most interesting adventure..amd photographs...and a movie directed ROBERT REDFORD no less !!

Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Deanna said...

I just said a little prayer for you that your special scene makes it into the final project, the movie!!!

This will be a fabulous movie. You have been a part of a great experience...I'm sure you know this!

So glad you have shared with us. This time period is such a neat one to me.

Cinderella, I can't wait to see the movie!!!! All the details make the film even better.
God bless,
d

lorhen82 said...

I love the pictures of the hands! They remind me of a scene from a movie that I saw. I don't think your fairy tale is ending! ~Lori

Jodie LeJeune said...

Geez Kim...this is all so lovely. I can only imagine how excited you are about all of this. In the midst of your stardom, I hope you never forget about little ole me. I can't wait to see the movie and I'll just have to not get anything to drink or eat, I don't want to choke when I see you on the big screen...nor do I want to miss you when I am in the bathroom!!!
I'm soooo happy for you!!!!