ON LOCATION WITH BEHIND THE CAMERA: THE UNAUTHORIZED STORY OF CHARLIE'S ANGELS
I am pleased to announce the movie: BEHIND
THE CAMERA: THE UNAUTHORIZED STORY ON CHARLIE'S ANGELS based on the CHARLIE'S
Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined actually getting a book published. It's amazing now to think it all started with a collection, back in 1976.
The Casebook was released in 2000 and was received with a lot of enthusiasm by fans of the series. It was nice to know that all of the hard efforts of the previous three years finally paid off!
Now, to go one step further, comes the new NBC movie, BEHIND THE CAMERA: THE UNAUTHORIZED STORY ON CHARLIE'S ANGELS. Another exciting project for me, where not only is the movie based on the Charlie's Angels Casebook, but I also worked as a consultant on the film.
I was able to fulfill my childhood fantasy of actually working on a "Charlie's Angels" set. My duties consisted of developing ideas and scenes for the script, creating the movie's "bible" for authenticity, and advising on the casting of the three female leads.
The casting process was my favorite part. Although, it was extensive process, from as far away as
Lauren Stamile, Tricia Helfer and Christina Chambers breathed life into the original seventies icons. All three worked so hard to develop mannerisms, voice inflections and styles of the original "Angels." I spent time with each girl, and showed them such vintage interview shows as the Dinah Shore Show, Phil Donahue, and the John Davidson Show, among other programs...so that they could not only pick up the styles of the "Angels" from the original series, they could also see the nuances of these ladies off the show as well. I think the efforts have paid off, because with the finished project, I am so proud of Lauren, Tricia, and Christina!
With Producers like Mike Larkin and Matt Dorff ( who also wrote the screen play and had to endure me the most ), and a Director like Francine McDougall and a wonderful supporting cast including Wallace Langham, Dan Castellaneta, Ben Browder, Dan Lauria and Bruce Altman, I don't think I could have asked for a better ensemble to create such a top notch movie.
Taking a break from filming on the set....Based on the costumes, is it hard to tell which classic Angels episode was being recreated?
Right down to the 70's Costumes, hair and make up Lauren Stamile
and Christina Chambers convey the look of Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith.
flashes a million dollar smile that helped the real Farrah
sell seven million posters. Tricia does her own rendition of the famous
Farrah "Swimsuit" poster that is used as a prop in the NBC TV movie.
Taking a break
between filming. Wallace Langham,
Lauren and Tricia. The camaraderie between the
cast members really helped make this a fun project.
David Doyle once said "I always fantasized about working with beautiful Women in
Clowning around in Charlie's Office. Tricia was
right at ease relaxing on an overstuffed chair, just as
Farrah was back in 1976.
Scenes on the set of the Charles Townsend Office. Back in the seventies, I often wondered what it would be like to be on the set of Charlie's Angels. It was like being in a time warp. I was reliving my childhood dream.
Shot entirely on location in
as the film itself.