#3 – The Venus of Willendorf
Stone lady, ancient clues – but wait, is that him…or just the guard?
Inspiration for Photo #3: Blackmail (1929), and the British Museum escape!
This is such a great moment in the film and certainly tugs at my heart strings being someone who has worked in museums and cultural institutions most of her life.
To sum it up rather simply – the bad guy is on the run, heads into the museum, and ends up scaling down next to this giant, ancient Egyptian Pharaoh head. I mean, if you’re going to lead the police on a wild chase, why
not do it in style, yes? ;)
Behind the Scenes:
Photographer – Lisa Stock
Assistant Photographer – JoAnn Sheppe
Cast – Samuel Aaron Simmons
Climbing Assistant – Ivy
Climbing Instructor/Owner – David Turrentine, Atlanta Rocks
We got Aaron up on a rock wall for this one. And he was an ace! He’d never climbed before and I had him get up there in his suit, tie, and dress shoes – and act while doing it! But he mastered it. I knew from the moment I saw this scene I wanted to do this shot. We’re off and running now with our leading man on a quest.
I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to the good folks at ATLANTA ROCKS for helping make this shot possible. They were so helpful and by the end of the night, Aaron looked like a climbing pro. The angle, the harness, him dangling – us being able to do that made this shot everything it needed to be. We had a great time! “Atlanta Rocks” rocks!
(photos above by JoAnn Sheppe)
Up Next: Murder! (1930)