East Fifth Bliss filming in NY

So filming has started on Douglas Light’s incredible book, East Fifth Bliss, and I couldn’t be more excited if I were twins. I emailed Doug to find out how things were going. I bit my fingers and refrained from asking if Michael C. Hall is still achingly edible-looking because I knew he’d just shake his head at me and smile, as if to say, “you are my editor, but geez, what a total loon.”

So I managed to maintain some semblance of professionalism…oh, who am I kidding? I went all fan-like. “Whatsitlike, huh? Huh?” We sent out 50 books to the producer to pass out to the cast and crew in the hopes that he’d take a couple snappies for me to slobber over show on our blog.

So here’s what Doug had to report. Filming is going very well and they’re getting some solid media coverage: photos in the New York Daily News gossip section [Pricey does the Happy-Happy Joy-Joy dance], the front page business section of the NY Times [Pricey lets out huge war whoop that alarms the beagle], photo in this week’s People magazine [Pricey faints].

Doug went on to tell me they’d just shot the focus group scene where Rhea Pearlman plays one of the women in the group. As her wont, she had everyone choking on laughter. Doug reports they have an amazing cast and crew. Like duhhh!

John Ramos, the producer, passed the books out to cast and crew [yay!] but Doug wasn’t sure if John had gotten the snappie with the book/actors. However, the book made its way into the film, which excites the stuffing out of me because it’s one of my favorite covers, designed by our hideously talented Cathy Scott of MBC Design.

And nothing would be right with the world if Doug didn’t get a cameo in his own film, yanno? So they had him exiting a store with a book in hand while Jetski and Morris wait out front. Oh swoon. I cannot WAIT for this film to hit the theaters because I’ve loved this book for a long time.

I still remember reading the manuscript – I was so hooked that I read it in one sitting. My creaky knees didn’t thank me, but my soul did. After all these years, it’s still one of my favorite books. I mean really, how many books can you read with one hand covering your eyes while wondering what else can happen to this poor, likable man, Morris Bliss?

I’m so thrilled Doug gave me the details. Then again, if I had half a brain in my head, I would have gone to his website. Geez, I really can be simple sometimes.

Here is a site that has a few details about the movie. You can also go to eastfiftbliss.com and watch a goofy cartoon that intros the characters and written synopsis.


On a completely different note, Happy Anniversary, Dear Hubby. 31 years ago we walked down the aisle, and I knew my life would never be the same. You always said that life would never be dull, and you were right. So far it’s been amazing, so I’ve decided to sign on for at least another 31 years.

You rock.

7 Responses to East Fifth Bliss filming in NY

  1. Lauren says:

    Oh good, I got here first.

    Lynn, congratulations to you and Fred on your anniversary! He is as fortunate as you are, but I am a bit sad. I guess this means I have no chance with him, huh?

    Second, that is just the most wonderful news about East Fifth Bliss. I am excited too, and will make plans to see it when it comes to my town (and it better!).

  2. Nope, Lauren, no chance whatsoever. For some reason, he finds me somewhat amusing and worth keeping around. But, damn, he is cute, isn’t he?

    As for E5B, le sigh…I’m just so happy for Doug.

  3. NinjaFingers says:

    I am so *jealous*.

  4. CarolRose says:

    Lynn, congrats to your and hubby on 31 years! What a fabulous testimony.

    And, I was grining from ear-to-ear reading your joy at the filming of East Fifth Bliss. How exciting!

    *note to self: read this book!*

  5. Jean says:

    Congratulations on the E5B buzz!

    Happy Anniversary, too!

  6. Ludmilla Bollow says:

    Lynn– East Bliss is turning to West Bliss and soon will be World Bliss. Big Congrats! You and Douglas Light deserve to ride high on this one! Can hardly wait to see the film. (Can’t you slip into NY and get a bit part??) Ludmilla

  7. World Bliss – how I love the sound of that. It would have been fun to do a walk-on, but I can see it now…I’d act all cool until Michael C. Hall wandered by. I’d break ranks, race over and knock the man to the ground demanding that he swear total allegiance to me. In turn, they’d have to throw me off the set, which would be hideously embarrassing to Doug.

    I don’t think I can live with that kind of pressure.

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