Friday, September 14, 2007

Starstruck on Tremont Street

Posted by Jeff Lipshaw

Just several yards from my cocoon-like office here in Suite 250 of the Suffolk University Law School, grips and gaffers are preparing one of our classrooms as a set for Bachelor No. 2, a movie starring Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, and Alec Baldwin.  (Recall that our library was featured in The Departed.)  It's not too glamorous yet, just lots of lights and wires and the grips and gaffers.  I'm hanging out in the hallway, seeing if my resemblance to Owen Fiss can get me James discovered.  Son James, however, is coming in later this afternoon, and as you can see from the photo on the left, he bears a remarkable resemblance to a popular young actor.  Could it be so long Stanford, hello Hollywood?

And just the other day, I happened to notice that my property and real estate transaction prof from nigh on thirty years ago, Paul Goldstein, had written a novel "Errors and Omissions" that had the featured spot in the window of the Suffolk Bookstore.  I'm too cheap to buy a book written by somebody I know, so we ordered it from the library.  I read the first chapter last night, and something in me kept resisting the idea that it's actually pretty good.  I'm just hoping there's no graphic sex scenes.  Not from a guy who taught us fee simple absolute.  (By the way, the customer comments on Amazon read a lot like my teaching evaluations:  some love it, some despise it, and a couple think he has promise but isn't there yet.)

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Speaking of star power,don't forget that The Pelican Brief has several scenes filmed at Georgetown Law-- Julia Roberts in the library and Denzel Washington in the Registrar's office.

Posted by: Mike Frisch | Sep 14, 2007 11:42:07 AM

Yeah, Mike, but Julia's actual classroom scenes were filmed at Tulane, and our con law prof Keith Werhan is end-credited as a consultant to The Pelican Brief. But it is not true that the philandering alcoholic law prof played by Sam Shepard is based on me.

Posted by: Childress | Sep 14, 2007 7:55:16 PM

I see your Suffolk library and raise it; my first proper place of work was the Science Museum Library, London, which features pivotally in _The Ipcress File_. I think you'll find that Michael Caine trumps everyone :-)

Posted by: Simon Pride | Sep 17, 2007 10:32:31 AM

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