We’re told Sandler, in particular, is sorry to be returning to LA. The “Billy Madison” actor, who grew up in Manchester, N.H., enjoyed his rental house next to the Eastern Point Yacht Club in Gloucester so much that he’s offered to buy it from the owner. As one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors – he earned an estimated $65 million last year – Sandler can certainly afford the oceanfront manse. Though he’s a big movie star, Sandler didn’t act like a diva, according to locals. He often played basketball at the Gloucester YMCA, and was a regular at Long Beach Dairy Maid, the Chinese restaurant Dragon Light, and at Frank’s Sub Zone, where owner Frank Carini hung a framed poster for Sandler’s latest flick “Funny People.” “Nice guy,” says Carini, who served the actor steak tips. “We don’t get a celebrity like him in here very often.”
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This is the Essex River and Hog Island, directly across the street from where the Adam Sandler movie “Grown Ups” was being filmed last week. I went early in the morning and set up the tripod at 4:30 AM to take this dawn picture and to get a feeling for how accessible the set of Woodman’s was going to be. I didn’t feel like getting tossed from the set like the day before. So as I saw folks coming and going and I took this picture, I popped my head in to see the crew of people working like mad to put the inside of Woodman’s back together after filming all last week inside the building.
Yesterday morning I went back to Woodman’s to get some pictures when everyone was asleep or there was a skeleton crew but to my surprise there was a crew of about 20 people working feverishly to put the place back together to reopen for the weekend after filming all last week.
My buddy Brian (the rabbit) and I walked onto the set to try to get you folks some up close pics of the stars but we were rebuffed. Actually a more accurate description of what happened was we went into Dunkin Donuts next to Woodman’s and then took a sharp left onto the set and just kept walking until the security guy came and asked us to leave. Drat!
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Woodman’s building is completely covered in black tarps as they are shooting a night scene inside. What struck me funny is how they indiscriminately nailed strapping wood over the black tarp all over the old woodman’s building. There are going to either be a ton of nail holes left behind when that strapping is pulled off or they are doing to have to redo the siding.
Here is a communication from Lakefront Productions, the company which is working with “Happy Madison” Adam Sandlers’ production company on the movie “Grown Ups”. This went out to all the neighbors around the lake. You can click it and select “all sizes” for the full size version to read how they will be handling boat traffic and the use of fireworks at different times during the summer.
If you click on the picture and select all sizes you can see the set up for cameras filming off the roof and the deck in greater detail.
Make sure to make a mental note of these pictures so when the movie comes out you can say, “Hey, I remember those pictures on GMG!”