I venture to say that neither President Obama, Angelina Jolie, nor LeBron James have endured such a long interview this week! OK, I exaggerate, but my time before the camera of Simon Cantlon and his crew of "The Motels of Route 66" seemed endless -- and, I might add, FUN! The three-guy crew that showed up at Afton Station this afternoon at 3:45 p.m. (early!) were charming, industrious, and obviously committed to making their documentary perfect in every way. I surely enjoyed spilling my guts to them in a half-hour stint before their camera. They were interested in everything about my postcard obsession, my commitment to Route 66, the history of Afton Station, and even some unrelated subjects such as my erotic French postcard collection! Oh my!
It was a long day in Afton, but very much worth it just to meet Simon and crew. When Ron M. and I finally left just after 5:30, they were still interrogating (oops, I mean interviewing) Tattoo Man in front of the Station. I'm sure he gave a great interview, and I have every reason to believe that "The Motels of Route 66" will be accurate and intriguing. Loved meeting you, guys!
http://egtmicks.blogspot.com/). I strongly suggest you check it out. Mick (from Iowa Park, TX) has, among many other things, erected the "World's Smallest Drive-In Theater" in his back yard! This is more than just a silly notion -- the theater is actually officially certified as the world's smallest! And wait until you see his house! He visited today with his friend Patricia, and I really enjoyed meeting him after reading his blog for several years.
ADDITION: For those who might be interested in the company that interviewed me, here is the information: "The project is being led by Emmy-nominated Simon Cantlon (Director/Producer) and
Ryan Watt (Producer) with Memphis, Tennessee-based production company Paper Moon
Films. www.themotelsofroute66.com. Also, Ron M. informed me that my interview took an hour, not a half hour. No wonder I was so tired!