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Howard Hughes, star of page and screen

I had some crazy thought that I might get the last bit of work on Sirenia Digest #17 done this evening, so that the issue could go out tonight or tomorrow. But we were at Oakland until almost 6:30 p.m., and I appear to have seriously underestimated the tiredness that would follow. Still, I've had a Red Bull and pizza and am now working on a cup of coffee, so it might happen. However, please do forgive me if you don't get the new digest until Monday. It's been a hell of a week.

I had makeup at 2:30 p.m., then met Frank and Jim at Oakland Cemetery at 3:30. The whole thing went off so much more painlessly than I expected. The weather was cooperative, though there was a blustery wind that we hadn't felt yesterday and had not anticipated having to deal with. There were also freight trains and MARTA and helicopters, which made for frequent interruptions. All things Lovecraftian were discussed, maybe two and a half hours of interview for the fifteen or so minutes that will appear onscreen (though I've been told much more will appear with the DVD release). I think this is going to be truly stupendous documentary, as it will also include interviews with Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Straub, Stuart Gordon, S. T. Joshi, Guillermo del Toro, Robert M. Price, and, I believe, John Carpenter. Oh, I also did a little "welcome to the Lovecraft Film Festival" spot. All in all, there was far too much flattery today, though now I have been told that I have Angelina Jolie lips and apparently bear some eldritch resemblance to Cate Blanchett. Hawks sailed by overhead, and woodpeckers and mockingbirds and a very tiny jumping spider also kept us company. All in all, I am utterly exhausted, but glad I did it. Huge thanks to Frank and Jim, and also to Fawn Ortega for coming to the rescue with makeup.

There are some photos behind the cut, thanks to Spooky, including gratuitous cemetery shots, because a number of people said they wanted to see more.

All photo Copyright © 2007 by Kathryn A. Pollnac

Tags: hpl, lovecraft, oakland cemetery, wyrdco

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