A Freezing Summer
my college friend
notified me that they were doing a massive cattle-call for background for the
It was a bitter February, but the scene, obviously, was set in the 1920s in the summer: a ticker-tape parade, plus another scene.
The parade was filmed behind the K-Mart on Route 17 in Paramus, New Jersey.
It took maybe 30 or 50 minutes to film, and between takes we were able to put on our parkas and other weather outerwear.
When it was time to shoot, all winter wear dropped to the ground behind us.
As the film was done as documentary style, in grainy'ed black and white, and with the angle looking down at the open-top car, the winter clothing is not seen... nor are anyone's feet or faces for that bit.
We were all transported to a farm relatively nearby, either still in Paramus or in Summit, where the title role is put on display by his profit-seeking sister.
In the finished film, Ruth is visible while for the camera the sister displays promo flyers.
In a wide shot, I am just able to pick out myself, but not sure how easy to point it out as a frame grab.