A redwood table for Denzel & his friends
As I was recently looking at some old photographs, I was reminded of a redwood table I was commissioned to create for Paramount Studios. They were filming The Manchurian Candidate (2004) featuring Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep & Jon Voight & wanted one of my tables for a particular scene.
I shipped the table to New York where the movie was being filmed & eagerly waited the release. Nikki & I went to the theater anxious to see our “movie debut”. In the one scene at the lake house where Voights character was drowned we were sure that’s where we would see my table. But it wasn’t & we didn’t spot it in any other scene. We left the movies disappointed figuring my redwood coffee table ended up on the cutting room floor. But a few days later thanks to the keen eye of our son Nick we found that wasn’t the case after all. He spotted it in a scene at the very end of the movie rather hidden by some of the actors. A few days later we went back & caught the last few minutes & was able to enjoy our 2 1/2 seconds of Hollywood fame.