Have you noticed that more and more frequently there are bright yellow directional signs in Algiers Point with only one word or even just initials on them? Welcome to Hollywood South, what the locals are affectionately calling the metro New Orleans area with all of the star sightings and movie pre-production work happening in our city.
Today, I was popping in to fill the flyer box on a fantastic home for sale at 269 Elmira Avenue in Algiers Point, when I realized that there is yet another movie currently being filmed in the neighborhood. Trucks, crew members, trailer sized generators... all for the work being done on "Patriots, " a film about Marrero basketball coach All Collins (starring Forrest Whitaker) that is currently filming in what seems like every nook and cranny of the Point around the River Road.
Check out all of the action that was happening outside of the Old Point Bar and across the street at Warren's Corner. There was a prop sign on the outside of the building at Warren's, but the police were moving everyone along and I couldn't get a picture of it.
My friend (and client!) that lives in the area was lamenting the fact that the crew had covered up the green street and the painted shamrocks that were left from Algiers Friendship Day last month at the corner of Olivier and Patterson (River Road). But, good news, they have agreed to repaint the entire street when filming is complete...right down to the fire hydrant! The corner just wouldn't be the same without it.
While the city as a whole still has a way to go in the recovery process, how great is it to live on the West Bank and get to witness the local economy being boosted by Hollywood? All I can say is...lights, camera, action!
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