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Shooting Stars: Area Production Schedule Features Foreign Visitors
This week’s location calendar has a decidedly
foreign flavor, with a variety of overseas TV productions making Vegas
Britain’s Twofour Productions, for example,
continues a four-day shoot, which was scheduled to begin Sunday, on
The series, which consists of six hourlong
episodes, features British presenter (that’s Britspeak for host) Gail
Porter and American "sensitive" Chris Flemming "as they take a road trip
across the U.S. in search of famous spirits including Marilyn Monroe,
James Dean, the Rat Rack and the Mob," according to Melanie Leach,
Twofour’s director of broadcast development.
It’s the Rat Pack connection, of course, that
brings "Dead Famous" to Las Vegas — because the show’s participants
"will be hunting for the ghosts of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack,"
Leach notes. "Vegas was chosen because of its obvious connections with
the subject matter."
Present-day Vegas, meanwhile, is the focus of
today’s visit from Australia’s Channel Seven, scheduled to be on the
Strip and at the Fremont Street Experience to capture the action for the
network’s "Sunrise" program.
From Australia we shift to Austria, home of "Seitenblicke
Holiday," a TV vacation show with a title that loosely translates as
"Sidesteps," according to the show’s Ronald Brandl.
The visit brings winners of an Austrian ski-jumping
contest — members of the public who competed on a special,
prefabricated jumping hill — to Las Vegas to celebrate their victory.
Three Austrian celebrities accompany the winning ski-jumpers: an
actress, a champion water skiier and a silver medalist (in ski jumping,
of course) at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Along with obligatory visits to the Strip and the
Fremont Street Experience, "Seitenblicke Holiday’s" shooting schedule
also includes a nighttime helicopter ride above the Strip and a
helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, Brandl reports.
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