Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Always Intelligent Closer Magazine Is Running Photos of The Brady Bunch Movie Cast in Their New Cover Story on The Bradys 50th Anniversary

On Line Version Dated 9/11/19

9/12/19 UPDATE: 
They have replaced one of the photos.  Maybe they don't know the bottom photo is also the film cast.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Long Lost Tom Bosley Anti-Smoking Film -- Shot On The Brady Bunch Set!

Robbie Rist has found and posted a Holy Grail of long lost Brady Bunch lore. This 30 minute  anti-smoking film is from 1974. It is shot in the style of a family sitcom, on the Brady set, and features Robbie with Tom Bosley and Marion Ross. View it here:

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Monday, September 09, 2019

The Brady Bunch Set Designers

This is the first time I have ever seen the set designers for The Brady Bunch mentioned by name. Thanks HGTV! The set was so unusual for its time, certainly for its mod style. But no other family sitcom home to this date ever had such open space. I imagine there just simply needed to be wide open playing area to accommodate 9 people, and 6 running kids. So, while the color and design were terrific, it was also quite practical and purposeful. 

I was fortunate to be on the set of The Brady Bunch Movie, also on Stage 5, and one thing that really struck me is how much smaller the Brady residence is in real life. It is open and long, but the camera and various camera lens really give it a massive feel that just isn't there. It is much cozier -- more contained and homey in real time and space.

This is a rare reference made about the set in early 1969. I was surprised that the no toilet issue is acknowledged at all, let alone as early here as Fall 1969.

 This is an excerpt from a longer, nice article about the very early days of shootings around both the children's schedule, and Florence's absence.