We’ve had lots of special visitors at the Barn, beginning with a crew from the BBC filming exhibits for their kids’ program, Call the Shots, which aspires to develop in youngsters “a passion and understanding for film and TV.”
Then we were visited by (just coincidence) a group of 8 members of British Parliament, on a whirlwind tour of LA. Arnold Schwartzman arranged the visit and the information-packed Museum tour by Robert Nudelman.
Then, we were visited by the Cable TV show Exceptional Homes and Estates which includes, as part of each program’s presentation, a historical structure in the same neighborhood as the subject property. They filmed at the Museum and liked it so much they also filmed at Wattles.
The talented team behind a film project in pre-production on the making of The Squaw Man made a visit to the barn, where The Squaw Man was filmed in 1913-14. Robert Nudelman met there with writer Steve Paolozzi, who is now working on a second draft of the screenplay, as well as the film’s co-producer Alex Butler and the film’s director Fraser Heston for Agamemnon Films. Fraser is the son of Charlton Heston, one of the museum’s most generous benefactors. Hollywood Heritage offered its full support for this important and exciting project and hopes to hear more of its progress soon.
Members of Parliament, in alphabetical order: Chris Bryant MP, Frank Doran
MP; Michael Fabrikant MP, Adrian Flook MP, Rt. Hon. Gerald Kaufman MP (Chairman
of the group), Alan Keen MP, Rosemary McKenna CBE MP, Viscount John Thurso