ONE OF MY FELLOW ACTORS ON
LOCATION AT CHURCHILL DOWNS
It went about 10 years before being solved. I play the attorney (imagine that). We shot my scenes in Lawrenceburg, KY, at the City Hall and Police Station. I have to tell you that the cast and crew were fantastic to work with, and no one could have asked for a better host than the City of Lawrenceburg. Fine Folks!
A couple of days after wrapping on the "Unusual Suspects" set, I moved on to to Louisville to work on the major motion picture partially shot at Churchill Downs, "Fifty to One". It's about the scrawny little horse from New Mexico which went off as a really long shot of 50 to 1 odds--and won the Derby. Virtually unheard of! It's quite a story. They transported the horse, Mine That Bird, from New Mexico to Louisville in a horse trailer pulled by a pickup truck. For those of you who don't know, those Derby horses usually travel in much more luxurious style, either being flown in, or brought in large fancy horse vans if coming from the Bluegrass area. Poor ole' Bird must have been totally worn out after that trip, which makes it even more remarkable that he won. The movie stars Skeet Ulrich and William Devane, the absolute BEST actor to ever portray President John F. Kennedy, by the way--check out the circa 1980 TV mini-series "The Missiles of October" if you want to see what I mean. As I told Mr. Devane on set: "You ARE Jack Kennedy!" I was fortunate to work six days on location at the Downs, serving as a stand in on the final day of shooting there. Nice!
As always, thanks to everyone for their interest in my efforts, especially those who are following what I'm doing, as well as those kind enough to allow me to ply the actor craft. Heaven on earth!
Of course, I continue to practice law, albeit in a "semi-retired" mode, meaning I'm in the office every week when I'm not on location or set. There's a new web site for the law office up and running. Check it out if you get a chance. I'm still in there plugging away, helping folks who have been kicked in the teeth by this lousy economy get a fresh start. www.CroleyLawOffice.com
Til next time, then, in this irregular blog of mine.... THANKS!!! And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!