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Twin Peaks: Up Close and Personal

As I briefly mentioned in an earlier post today, I noticed that my favorite local movie theater, the Vista, had a brand new marquee up today:  The World Premiere of Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces.  These “pieces” are the long-awaited deleted and expanded scenes from the movie, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, along with certain deleted scenes from the series.  They’ll all be available on the upcoming Blu-Ray that everyone can get in 2 weeks, but tonight was the World Premiere for the cast and crew to celebrate and enjoy what has been accomplished.  So yeah – I saw that marquee this morning and immediately tried to figure out just how I’d be able to get there.  My concerns were that the Vista is horribly situated for the non-invited (me) as there’s not much real estate to stand in as it’s fronted by Sunset Blvd, Hollywood Blvd and Virgil/Hillhurst.  I also figured it would be mobbed, and who knew when the event would actually start?

Anyway, during the day I was using Twitter to investigate and determined the event started at 7pm; but was that the actual showtime or when guests were supposed to arrive?  Unsure, and somewhat skeptical, after I got home, Larry helped convince me that we should just go for it.  So we walked over to at least take pictures – sure enough, when we got there a little before 6, the setup was in place to welcome the cast and crew, and there was a bit of a to-do going on.  Guess what!?  We timed it perfectly and managed to find a perfect spot to stand that kept us in security’s good graces AND positioned us so that we saw all the stars walk right by us.  IT WAS AMAZING.

Side Note:  Back in 1990 (I believe), when Twin Peaks received a ton of Emmy nominations for its first season, I went with my pal Melanie to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium where the Emmys used to be held in the hopes of seeing many of these same cast members.  NO dice then, when we were literally blocks away.  So you see, I just had to wait 25 years or so to get a good view of these guys!  TOTALLY WORTH IT.

Who Was There:

With no further ado – the pics:

Arrival at the Vista

Saw this marquee this morning and nearly wrecked my car
Saw this marquee this morning and nearly wrecked my car16-Jul-2014 07:31, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 50
Arrival at the Vista around 5:45pm
Arrival at the Vista around 5:45pm16-Jul-2014 17:49, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 10.926mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 200
Still across the street though
Still across the street though16-Jul-2014 17:49, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.5, 6.9mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
 
16-Jul-2014 17:49, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 6.9, 81.0mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 250
Looking at the receiving area for the stars to talk with the press and photographers
Looking at the receiving area for the stars to talk with the press and photographers16-Jul-2014 17:50, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 12.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 200
16-Jul-2014 17:50, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.6, 40.171mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 125
 
16-Jul-2014 17:53, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 6.9, 81.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 500
16-Jul-2014 17:54, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
Summoned our courage and crossed the street, getting a much better look at the marquee
Summoned our courage and crossed the street, getting a much better look at the marquee16-Jul-2014 17:54, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
 
Terribly bright!
Terribly bright!16-Jul-2014 17:54, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
16-Jul-2014 17:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 160
Those other than cast and crew would not go through that receiving line
Those other than cast and crew would not go through that receiving line16-Jul-2014 17:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 12.382mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 200
 
16-Jul-2014 17:56, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 15.939mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
I kept waiting for the crowd to clear so I could get a shot of the Black Lodge Venus de Milo
I kept waiting for the crowd to clear so I could get a shot of the Black Lodge Venus de Milo16-Jul-2014 17:56, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 15.939mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 200
Still can't believe this was happening at the Vista
Still can't believe this was happening at the Vista16-Jul-2014 17:56, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.5, 6.505mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 160
 

This first set of photos was taken when we first got on the scene.  We had made it to the Vista and first approached from across the street, where Rudy’s Barbershop is located.  I wasn’t positive we’d even be allowed closer, but we had to take a shot.  So we got closer.  Took some pics over on the Virgil side of the street before security shooed us away for “blocking the sidewalk” – but then there was a section where other non-ticketed folks were standing, and it ended up being perfectly located.

Ray Wise (Leland Palmer)

The first to arrive and immediately it was already worth it.  I’ve already reported here on my mini-freakout over the fact he replied to me on Twitter, so seeing him in person was about just as incredible.

Ray Wise is HERE!
Ray Wise is HERE!16-Jul-2014 18:04, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.6, 22.639mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 100
Leland is very disappointed in that question
Leland is very disappointed in that question16-Jul-2014 18:04, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.6, 22.639mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 160
16-Jul-2014 18:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.6, 29.107mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 320
 
I love my new camera for the zooming capabilities it has
I love my new camera for the zooming capabilities it has16-Jul-2014 18:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 6.3, 72.999mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 800
Ah, there's charming Leland
Ah, there's charming Leland16-Jul-2014 18:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 6.3, 72.999mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 800
16-Jul-2014 18:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 11.63mm, 0.01 sec, ISO 100
 

Catherine Coulson (Margaret, the Log Lady)

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Fun Stuff in the Universe Today

A few things have been released today that just are so wonderful and incredible that I just need to make sure I’ve preserved it somehow.  This is all for me, clearly, but if you get enjoyment out of these, that just means you’re okay in my book.

First up?  A first teaser trailer for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of the complete Twin Peaks story, including both seasons of the show, the movie Fire Walk With Me, and even better?  FUCKING 90 MINUTES OF DELETED SCENES FROM THE MOVIE.  I watched the trailer and nearly lost my damn mind seeing brand new footage obviously restored to like-new quality.  A-mah-zing.

Next!  Just saw this morning on my Facebook feed that last night on Watch What Happens Live on Bravo that Jon Hamm and Amy Sedaris were on.  They reenacted a scene from Season 4 of Mad Men, with Jon Hamm playing Don Draper (duh) and Amy Sedaris playing JERRI BLANK from Strangers With Candy(!!!!!) playing Peggy Olson….. it is so incredible.  so incredible.

If this embeds, this is possibly my most favorite scene from Strangers with Candy:

FannndANgo?

What ELSE is this fabulous Thursday going to bring?  Stay tuned!