|Photo by Alan Mercer|
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|Candy signed this for me a few years ago in Feb 2013|
|Candy Clark & legendary guitarist, Jeff Beck. "He's Graffiti mad!," say Clark.|
I thought it was a great script; it was exactly what we were doing in Ft. Worth Texas: Cruisn’ looking for action, drinking, smoking, listening to Wolfman Jack. He was broadcasting out of Mexico from a huge tower. There were all kinds of theories of who he was just like in the movie. It says a lot about his mystique.
|Long hours editing in the day & filming at night took a tole on Lucas' health|
It was a low budget movie I think the whole film cost including the music was $850,000 *(2). That includes music, editing, hiring the actors, and location. We shot in Petaluma, CA. We didn’t have much in the way of equipment or dressing rooms, chairs. If you wanted to sit down you had to sit down on the curb or in one of the cars. It was very basic. We shot at night in Petaluma and that summer it was so foggy and so cold it was about 50 degrees at night maybe less. We were supposed to be acting like it was a hot summer’s evening. It all took place in one night. The whole idea was very unique, with the interaction of the multitude of stories plus the music interweaving kind of building the stories and adding to the scenes.
|Clark & Charlie Martin Smith|
Any thoughts about the other actors at the time?
|Clark & Mackenzie on her 18th birthday (Nov. 10, 1977)|
|Candy & the coupe/courtesy of Candy Clark|
|With co-star, Bo Hopkins/ Photo: Stephanie Keenan|
|Candy & co-star, Charlie Martin Smith 2009/ Courtesy Candy Clark|
|Manuel Padilla, Jr. was friends with Ron Howard and worked with him on a few things including the series, Happy Days and TV film, Cotten Candy (1978)|