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56 – So Long, Skippy

My last project at Universal is particularly satisfying. A 2-page memo from Jay Stein outlines his idea for the grand opening of the long-delayed Jaws attraction. The company has invested in the building of a ferocious-looking Jaws Truck that Jay … Continue reading

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47 – Universal Florida Pre-Opening Daze

The months before opening USF are a muddy, wild time. My first job is to scout prices and availability of lights, cameras, generators and filming equipment for our phony film crew. Since I know absolutely nothing about film shoots and … Continue reading

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25 – Womphopper’s Wagon Works 1

The Golden Horseshoe runs 10 shows a day all Summer of 1980, but with the Fall comes shorter hours and fewer late shows. I move out of my Anaheim apartment, find a place down the hill from Universal City Studios … Continue reading

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21 – The Call

So I’m back at the Mountain and it’s business as usual. I might have taken the Disney rejection a lot harder, but for the wonderful situation I was in at Spillikin Corners. The character of Prof. Spillikin would not have … Continue reading

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