Thursday, April 10, 2008

Oshkosh - SPECIAL Thursday NIGHT Edition

Lights! Camera! ACTION!


Please read comments in the Morning blog - good stuff about the Auditorium.

Kitty B'Gosh reporting from the windy city. No, not Chicago. I'm still tucked away here in Oshkosh.

Mother Nature is not being cooperative. It has been a brutal day for the crews trying to get things finished up and staying in place. Temps hovered in the mid 30's today with rain (heavy at times) and winds gusting to 43 mph. There may be a wintery mix overnight and into tomorrow with an increase in winds. None of this seems to faze the crews in their efforts to complete their tasks as all reports still indicate filming will begin on the 11th.

Since Main Street was supposed to close at 3 am today, I thought I'd take a spin around the perimeter of the blocked-off streets just to scope out the parking situation and see if any of the trailers had arrived. To my surprise, Main Street was still open. The only closing was on Washington Avenue between Sate and Court. I did not see that any of the trailers had arrived. There were also reports that the vintage car were parked by the old Pioneer Inn. If they were there, they've been moved.

On Main Street crews were busy trying to keep the awnings from blowing apart. There are still a few shops that need to be completed. Walgreen's/Exclusive Company is one of them. The bank is still being worked on. New doors have been installed and the ground work has been laid for the installation of a new sign.

The most exciting news I have to report is taking place on Washington Avenue . In front of the Library and the Masonic Temple, crews are attempting to lay the cobblestone street. A difficult task when the wind tries to pick up each section as it get laid in place. The trolley is in place right in front of the Library and there was a crew there working on getting the pulley system in place.

Wild Willie stopped into work today to show Angelina Smurfette his new 'movie do.' It's parted straight down the middle with a nice crop job along the sides and back. He was also fitted for his costume today. He is still slated to begin his shoot on the 16th.

This is Kitty B'gosh blowin' in the wind.