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Mary Hamric

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My friend, Judy Prestininzi, who was an extra in the 1997 film and played Molly Brown in "Ghosts" emailed me last night and confirmed that a special edition DVD is in the works. She went to Lightstorm to film some footage for some extras for the DVD. She thinks the release date will be around Christmas, but not certain.

Just wanted to pass along the good news!
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Well, that's great! However, I can expect Michael coming in very soon and saying, "I wouldn't put too much stock in that. I'll believe it when I see it," lol. (no mocking intended, Michael)

Still, this person, if she is actually working on the SE, ought to know. Also, wouldn't she be under a gag order regarding something like that? Ah, that's the strategy - let it leak out, ;) lol.

By the way, Mary, is your friend distinguishable in the movie? If so, where is she? I'll try to look for her.
 

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LOL! Well, she didn't say anything about not telling anyone...I'll re-read the email when I get home. I might have to edit my post! ROFL!

Yes, she is but you have to know who you are looking for. She's in several scenes. She is in the 3rd class party scene as an onlooker to Jack & Rose's dance. Very clearly visible...she has dark hair and is short. She is also one of the two women who jump out of the way when Rose jumps back on the ship. She also comes up for air saying "Help me" around the time Rose comes up for air. She's in a few other places too but you wouldn't know it unless she told you that was her (like the prayer scene..she has a scarf on her head). She was also Molly Brown in Ghosts, like I said.
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Mark,
It has been confirmed by numerous sites all over the internet, so it is widely known.
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Hi, Mary!

Did Judy work on these new scenes recently?

I thought she was very striking in Ghosts and much more attractive than the real "Molly" was by 1912. If I had my druthers, and if it were up to me, I'd love to cast her as Edith Russell. Think of all those nifty fashions! :)

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I can vouch for Judy. I met her during GotA, where I learned that we are practically neighbours. I used some of her photos taken on the set on my GotA behind-the-scenes webpage. She won the role of Molly more for her personality than her physical resemblance to the real Margaret Brown, and anyone who knows Jude will know exactly what I'm talking about.

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Correction to my last...I first met Judy during a dinner hosted by the Save the SS Catalina Foundation aboard the SS Berkeley in San Diego, but I didn't really get to know her until after we had spent several late nights together on the Fox Baja soundstage.

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A correction to my correction...the real name is the "SS Catalina Preservation Association." My memory is failing me.

You can learn about the association at:

http://www.sscatalina.org/

and see Ken Marschall's painting of this classic steamship.

Parks
 

Susan Alby

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LOL, You are not alone, Parks
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Hope the SSCPA will be successful in towing her back home and restoring her to her former Glory!

Marked it in my 'Favorites'.

Thanks,
Susan
 
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>>Mark,
It has been confirmed by numerous sites all over the internet, so it is widely known.<<

Shane,

It's not that I necessarily don't believe it; I was merely outwordly expecting Michael Standart to come along and say, "I wouldn't put too much stock in that..." lol. He's been the ET crier of skepticism regarding the release of any SE DVD. Of course, I'm only teasing him here. I know that he'd be happy to know it's true, and so am I.
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Thanks for the info on Judy, Mary. I'll look closely next time I see the movie. I'm sure I'll see some similarities between faces in different scenes.

Parks,

Are there still Titanic gatherings in Baja nowadays, considering the set has been demolished? It sounds like fun. That's one thing that I wish I could see for myself.
 
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>>I can expect Michael coming in very soon and saying, "I wouldn't put too much stock in that. I'll believe it when I see it," lol. (no mocking intended, Michael)<<

No offence taken, as to "I'll beleive it when I see it" I'll stick to that. It may well be planned and I'd like to see it happen. If it does, I'll buy it. If not...well...2012 is getting closer every day.
 
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Mark,

Not all the sets were demolished...those that weren't have been resurrected in a large building that visitors can tour. Called "Titanic Expo," it's the feature attraction at the Foxploration theme park. You can view pictures of Titanic Expo on my website. I guess that it would be an appropriate gathering place for Titanicphiles.

For the skeptics, I understand your skepticism. In this instance, though, I believe that you'll find that no amount of rumour or speculation will prepare you for the final product.

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Parks,

Really? I didn't know that. Well, I guess, as usual, JC knew that there would be money in keeping some of his sets maintained. No doubt, when I eventually go there (and, I guarantee you, I will one day), I'll probably see you, Inger, Michael, Bob Godfrey, Mr. Gittens, Ken Marshall, Lynch, Capts. Weeks and Wood, Susan Alby, Monica, Kyrila, and everyone else hanging around as if it were their second home, hehe. No doubt you and Inger would be conducting tours of the sets. I can see Inger going around, telling crowds, "And this, in actuality, is where 1st-Officer Murdock and 4th-Officer Boxhall had..." lol. You'd probably have a gig in the Marconi set (that is, if that particular set is one of those still intact) showing people how the real Wireless worked. That would be a job I'd enjoy having - sharing my knowledge, working with what I love and in an entertainment setting, and also getting paid for it.
 

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Roy...she did work on these just this week. Her email said she just got back from filming them. That brat (God love her) sent me a pic of her holding THE Oscar.
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Her email also said that she was free to spread the word.

Foxploration is terrific. I went a few years ago soon after it opened and had a blast. It's amazing!
 
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Mark,

You can thank Charlie Arneson, head of Fox Studios Baja, for saving what sets and props remain. At the time the decision was made, no one could anticipate how popular "Titanic" would be, and the maintainance of sets and props from a wrapped film usually represents a liability for a studio head, especially for one who heads a studio as small as Fox Baja was at the time. By all rights, everything should have been destroyed; instead, enough remain so that those of us who have been lucky enough to visit can enjoy walking through a wide sampling of interiors built for the film.

And yes, the entire Marconi Room set was saved. The Marconi equipment reproductions were custom-made in England, which helped keep them on the "saved" list (not having been immersed in water was another factor).

Jim Cameron does not own the props. When it came time to film "Ghosts of the Abyss," he had to rent the stages, sets, costumes and props from Fox in order to re-use them.

Judy's story is corroborated. I know of others who were also interviewed on camera this weekend and into Monday.

Parks
 

Susan Alby

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>>That would be a job I'd enjoy having - sharing my knowledge, working with what I love and in an entertainment setting, and also getting paid for it.<<

See you there, Mark
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That will be my next job when the kids are grown up or getting a Sailboat and travel the world!

Susan
 
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