Tag: Hilly Kristal

“CBGB” the movie – thrilling possibilities but too many missed chances: a review


At Talking Heads’ 2002 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band called CBGB owner and founder Hilly Kristal onto the stage. “We want to start where we began,” Tina Weymouth said. “He kept us alive,” Weymouth…

New and re-edited photos from the filming of the movie “CBGB” – pt. 2 (Alan Rickman, Donal Logue, Johnny Galecki, actors playing Television)


Click here for a previous post featuring shots of Rupert Grint, Justin Bartha, and others. These shots begin with a couple of evening shots on set, including one of Alan Rickman talking to famed Savannah producer and ice cream man…

“CBGB” the movie set for October release

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No surprise that CBGB, which filmed primarily in Savannah in summer 2012, will premiered during the second annual CBGB Festival in New York in October. From The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘CBGB’ U.S. Film Rights Nabbed by XLrator Media: XLrator Media has…

“CBGB” filmmakers post “glimpse behind the scenes”


The makers of CBGB have posted a Facebook album of 10 photos giving a “glimpse behind the scenes of the color correction.” As most of you probably already know, CBGB was shot last summer, primarily here in Savannah.

Johnny Galecki as Terry Ork in “CBGB”: one photo


Terry Ork (played by Johnny Galecki in “CBGB”) is hardly a household name — he doesn’t even have a Wikipedia entry! — but he was one of those figures who just made things happen.

Rolling Stone: “CBGB” editing underway, but still questions about the soundtrack

The Dead Boys (l-r): Justin Bartha as Stiv Bators, Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome, Bronson Adams as Johnny Blitz

Given Patti Smith’s reaction to the film, I don’t expect to hear any of her music, but what about the Ramones? What about Talking Heads? What about Blondie?

Extended interview with Ashley Greene on CBGB set (video embedded)

Ashley Greene from ET Canada on the set of CBGB

Rick Campanelli with ET Canada did an extended interview with Ashley Greene (of Twilight fame) on the CBGB film set at Meddin Studios here in Savannah. Greene plays Hilly Kristal’s daughter Lisa Kristal.

Interviews with Malin Akerman, Ashley Greene, and Johnny Galecki on “CBGB” set in Savannah


Check out this ET interview with Malin Ackerman, who plays Deborah Harry of Blondie in CBGB; Ashley Greene, who plays Lisa Kristal, the daughter of club owner Hilly Kristal; and Johnny Galecki, who plays Terry Ork, whose Ork Records released singles by Television, Alex Chilton, The Feelies, and others.

The “CBGB” film shoot in Savannah in 50 tweets


I’ve selected here a more or less chronological collection of entertaining Tweets that chronicle the movie shoot.

Alan Rickman likes Leopold’s Ice Cream

Open the post for a great pic from the Leopold’s Ice Cream Facebook page.

Who were the top CBGB bands? Where are the club’s icons now?

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Including links to updates on the whereabouts of Television guitarist Richard Lloyd, Dick Manitoba of the Dictators, Wayne/Jayne County of The Electric Chairs, Richard Hell of Television and other bands, Alan Vega of Suicide, Cheetah Chrome of The Dead Boys, sax player James Chance, Tommy Ramone, DNA drummer Ikue Mori, and Tom Verlaine.

Listening to Television

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Danny Fields — an author and music industry executive important in the punk scene — called Television “the band of beauties.”

More photos from “CBGB” filming in Savannah, with Rupert Grint, Justin Bartha, Alan Rickman, Donal Logue, Estelle Harris


And, in a nice surprise, you’ll see a pics below of the real Cheetah Chrome, Estelle Harris (George Costanza’s mother!) and Savannah native Stratton Leopold, a successful movie producer and owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream.

Photos of Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Justin Bartha, Donal Logue, others during “CBGB” filming in Savannah — Part 1


The scene you’re seeing here appears to be one in which The Dead Boys (Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome, Justin Bartha as Stiv Bators, and Bronson Adams as Johnny Blitz) storm out of CBGB into the street. Once they exist the shot, it continues with some sort of animated discussion between Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) and Merv Ferguson (Donal Logue).