How Nikola Tesla Popped My Cherry
2011 TV-MA 11min

January, 2007, it says. I remember it well. Not as well as I used to.
Fortunately, I have some photos, which help a lot...

Photos ©FLICKERPhoto.com


Early setup in progress

Bob Munns' agent, whose name I have forgotten, if I ever knew it


One of the "H.S. Girls" or maybe the central one, and a crew member


Another girl, one of several who found the boy irresistable after his Tesla treatment


Yes, there is considerable hardware involved


More hardware


My friend since 1956, Bob Munns, "Grandpa"


An adult victim of the Tesla Effect, had a very active role


These dedicated technicians are setting up the Tesla flashes that lend drama to the Effect (and my scene, next slides, please)


The director asked if that was as fast as I could go. Yes, going fast as I can, boss. Next slide, please


Acting my heart out in my final appearance on the big screen


Sandra Marshall "Grandma"


Lunch was substantial and important


Another girl


Her closeup


Paul Peglar "Nimitz", beneficiary of all this action, with a crew member


A girl and her lunch


Paul Peglar, principal character #1, solo shot, with lunch


Crew member in busy shot


Hope Shapiro, principal character #5, "Mrs Modrigle"
According to IMdB she seems to have been the most frequently employed of all the performers


Director Sean—or Shane—McAllen


Sandra Marshall, #4 principal


Gma and Gpa


Busy Lunch shot


More lunching


This lady was pretty much in charge of seeing that the production kept rolling
I'm not certain, but I'd have to guess she is Jeanine Rohn, "On Set Coord"


"Nimitz" would have just come over the fence, pursued by the Girls
I do not remember what was the missile connection, if any. But there it was

"Looks good to me"


Weirdness everywhere you looked


"What's my motivation?"


Mr Munns, "Grandpa" in his military getup, explaining to some degree the kid's name


Someone in the neighborhood took notice of the proceedings


Accepting direction is not always pleasant


Appreciated attention


Serious action took place in the alley, the Girls chasing "Nimitz" home
Note his dishevelment at their hands
I don't think those guys up against the wall are being patted down


Supper at Gpa's house, not that formal


Photographer Brad Rushing (?) and Director Sean/Shane McAllen are sensing something good


It all takes some intense arranging to get it right


Will young "Nimitz" be able to understand old Gpa's assertions?


Almost ready to roll


Technician awaiting his cue. Much of those paraphernalia were already in the garage of that rented Ladera Heights house.
During the late 1950s, while I was in the U.S. Air Force, and my Dad was still a high-level administrator at USC, the family had a home in View Park, a northeastern neighbor of Ladera Heights, and just up the street from the USC campus. The Monteith Drive house had two distinctions, according to the agents who sold it to them: living-room indirect lighting was designed (or influenced) by Frank Lloyd Wright; Harry Bellafonte owned the house across the street. Several photos of the residence have been lost, strayed, or stolen, but I have recovered one, a view of the back of the house, featuring a "sun porch", from the bottom of an extensive sloping garden. Can now add a view of the front aspect, complete with the 1953 Ford Sunliner convertible, contributor to many entertaining hours, 1960 - 1963.



There are several exchanges between Gpa and Gma that took place in the kitchen. More arranging


"Yeah, I can do that. Should I?"


Is this the real Paul Peglar?


"See, I told you it would work"



The idea is, you should look remarkable, not bland. You're getting there


Bob is in the kitchen, but we can still see what he's up to

Day's work done

And we enjoyed it. Right?



I found a decent parking spot even though I arrived an hour later than the "Call"

 
   

 


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