Exclusive Photos by ALYSON CAMUS Story by JOHN DALY
Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes of the latest Quentin Tarantino film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” with Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino on set.
Intrepid photographer Alyson Camus of Rock NYC took to the streets of Hollywood, which are set-dressed to look like 1969, the year in which the story takes place.
Tale of a Stuntman Turned Director
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” tells the tale of a protagonist believed to be Hal Needham and how he and his stunt double try to get film work in Tinseltown. The story wends its way through all the news topics of the day, like the Vietnam War and the Manson murders.
Camus went one step further than the many other sight-seers on the streets of Hollywood on a few occasions to get her shots. She arrived early and often stayed late into the night to catch the A-list actors and their director at work.
Fellow actors making an appearance in the film include Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Luke Perry, Tim Roth and even Burt Reynolds.
Memories for People Who Grew Up in LA
“The people here are really interested in this production,” Camus said. “It’s a big deal even to the people who work in the movie business and it has significance to the people who grew up here.”
During the filming on Hollywood Boulevard many of the old stores that existed were brought back for authenticity. Details were precise, even down to the flyers that plaster the outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The cars were attraction to fans as well, including a blue Karmann Ghia driven by Pitt.