Monday, January 17, 2011

Working in Memphis

On my first film job I went on location to Memphis for 6 months and the question that always came up amongst the crew was "Been to Graceland yet?" "Yeah, it's much smaller than I imagined." But the place that you really need to experience is the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was assassinated which has been turned into a Civil Rights Museum. It's most surreal to stand inside the last motel room he would ever inhabit and look out the window at the spot where he fell, the emotion of this museum is absolutely unique. But yeah, the jungle room does have floor-to-ceiling shag carpeting.