October 1, 1996
Hayati and I arrived at the set about 8.25 am, filming was out
by the school again. We were allowed to watch the filming standing
on top of a slope near the train tracks. We were able to see better
there, be close to the crew and out of their way. They were filming
a scene where the black town folk and our regular townies like
Mike, Sully, Grace, Robert E etc. are confronting the mayor, Jake,
and some other townspeople. Chuck Bowman was directing this episode.
It was Separate But Equal.
Joe wasn't feeling good so he went home early. Jane had been painting
all morning, from what we could see of the painting, it looked
like a group of flowers. She told the crew it was for some charity
or some place that needed it ASAP. I tried to get pix of it but
she had her big red winter down jacket in the way of the painting
so all I managed was to get a pix of her back and a corner of the
painting. She had her back to us most of the morning while she
was painting but, sometimes she would look over and smile or wave
to the gallery. We knew Jane was watching the fans a lot because
we were the only objects behind her, the crew was in front of her.
She would look at all the fans, and they would look back at her.
Wow! I never saw Jane drink a diet coke before, but she drank one
today- and she even ate some baked chips! I have always seen her
drink water and eat healthy stuff.
Gil came over to talk to me for a while. We discussed his summer,
motorcycles, camping and places to eat. Cynthia Toovey brought
Marco from Germany and his family some signed DQ books, photos
signed by Chad and Shawn, and a signed pilot script. Later, Marco
was allowed to go to wardrobe and dress like a background actor;
he was very jazzed!
The cast on hand today was Jane, Orson, Barbara, Jim, Shawn, Henry,
Jonelle, Chad and Michelle Bonella (Schoolteacher) We didn't get
any good pix of the cast rehearsing today. Some DQ-List friends
and some of Hank's Hussies. They had some
gifts and cards to give to William for his birthday which had
been in September. (17th) Tess was wearing her Hank's Hussey T-shirt,
a light purple one. They are nice quality and very pretty. I have
a black one, I wanted purple but, they didn't have it in my size.
We all visited for a while then filming was moved to Grace's.
At Grace's we couldn't see much of anything being filmed. Jane
brought the twins out for a while and they ran around in the cafe.
It become really slow going after lunch
and we were moved around a lot. We went up and sat at the train
station; it was nice and much cooler there. We just visited and
had a good time. We really forgot where we were for a while. Tess
wanted me to ask William if they could give him his gifts, she
is very shy. When William later walked by I said, "William,
some people over here would like to give you some gifts, would
you be able to come over later when you get a break?" He said, "Cool,
I'll come over later, thanks."
Jane was playing with
Kris and moving closer to the fence where we are looking at a fan's
DQ photos. She had her back to us and we were looking down at the
photos. We did not know she was there. She moved over to our right
closer to where we were to get a better view of the
we were all moved to the Gazette porch. Tess went out to the parking
lot. Hayati was at the saloon. William came up to me while I was
at the Gazette and said " Who are these people
and what do they want to give me?" I said, "They're are
a group of women off the Internet who call themselves Hank's Hussies,
and they wear T-shirts with a photo of you as Hank on them." He
said, " I've heard about these shirts, I'd like to see one." I
told him that one of the women was wearing one and that her name
was Tess. I said, "They are really shy fans. The women are
from all over the country and the world - these Hank's Hussies.
They asked me if I would get you to come over and talk with them," He
said, "So you are having to do all this stuff because they
are shy?" I said, "They have some gifts and cards to
give you for your birthday, but they couldn't make it here then
so they are here now. He said,"Can you tell them I'll be back
later? I have some scenes to do." I told him,"OK, they
have gone to get the gifts from the car and will be back."
came back and I videoed him getting his gifts from the fans, then
Hayati took over so I could get pix with my regular 35mm camera.
He left and came back twice. In all, the fans got about 30 minutes
with him. He was really nice to everyone. I think he sincerely
liked his gifts. He even got his own Hank's Hussy shirt and said
he would give it to his mom. The group was so happy and he seemed
to like all these womens' attention
Jane drove by in the car, she had a twin in her lap. She had
the twins wave to us.
Later after filming was done we were sitting in Grace's and William
came back to get his gifts. He had left them with us while he filmed
scenes. Tess was back down in the parking lot. He signed a photo
Hayati had taken of him then went to change, and then came back
and told us all goodbye. He gave us each a Hippie Hollow sticker;
it is the name of his band. I will put my sticker in one of my
Quinn scrapbooks. He thanked all of us, and then he posed for pix
with his Hussies. We left about a half-hour after he did; all the
crew was gone. We just sat and talked and enjoyed the early evening
breeze. We relived our day and their excitement over William. It
was beautiful and peaceful in the park, so very quiet.
Everyone was long gone and we had Quinnland to ourselves for a
little while- so sweet smelling out you could smell the hay in
the breeze and hear the night sounds beginning in the woods just
along the mountains near Grace's. Nice. We decided to all go eat
at The Hamburger Hamlet and talk about William being so nice!
It was a nice day.