Totally Unauthorized

A side of the film industry most people never see.

Guess who didn’t get searched today?

Yup, that’s right – me!

In fact the poor guy (same one as yesterday) actually stepped back as I drove by – just to make sure that I didn’t stop and open the back of my truck.


Oh, and they did have some stuff stolen – a wardrobe piece (our hero’s helmet for when he does whatever he does when he’s in superhero mode), and some computer stuff.

Although the first impulse of production is to start searching the crew, they’ve had so many “VIP” tours and contest winners through that stage that it’s like Grand Central Station some days.

Not to mention that the doors never seem to be locked. I’m not even sure they’d be capable of “hot locking*” that stage at all, so it’s anybody’s guess who took the stuff.

*”Hot Locking” happens on studio lots – it’s when a stage is Locked with a capital L – the doors are padlocked (hopefully after they’re certain everyone’s out) and Security won’t let you back in unless you’ve got the permission of about 8 different people. Even if your car keys are in there.

Filed under: Work

4 Responses

  1. Peter says:

    it’s like Grand Central Station some days

    Actually, it’s like Grand Central Terminal. Grand Central is a “terminal” rather than a “station” because all trains begin or end their journeys there. Not that this usage is consistent; Los Angeles Union Station is also a terminal by this definition yet uses the word “station.”

  2. Proto says:

    At union station we only get locked out during bomb threats. When your group arrives, we get to drive around quietly to get to work.

  3. Charli says:

    Yeah, security can get slippery. I was at the Hollywood Bowl today just walking around (was with a tour) and I went were I wasn’t suppose to. I just told them I was with the tour and they left me alone and didn’t make me go back the other way. Gotta love it.

  4. Sal says:

    hoorah for sweaty socks, then!

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