When a friend of Mitch’s moved into new digs last week, he thought he’d warm up the empty place for her first night there (completely unbeknownst to her). So he grabbed anything to hand, which happened to be some of the stuff destined for the popup this Saturday, along with a jolt of color from a vintage Hermes scarf, hand-painted fabric from an old Hollywood theater, twinkle lights — you get the idea. It reminded me of the scene in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess, (Alfonso Cuarón’s is the best screen version), when a sympathetic friend climbed into her cold attic garret while she slept and laid the bare table with food, lit a fire, brought in some soft blankets, and transformed the godforsaken garret into a scene out of 1001 Nights. That’s what friends are for.

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And since it was all going to be dismantled in a day, he grabbed some photos to remember by. File under the art of friendship.

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7 Responses to stagecraft

  1. Kris P says:

    What a lovely gesture! He did an excellent job too (but I do hope you got your materials for the pop-up back).

  2. Denise says:

    Kris, you’re reading my mind! It all came back…

  3. Fabulous friend and the best possible guerrilla advertising for the pop-up. That’s a win-win!

  4. ks says:

    Well done Mitch ! I will say though I had a strong childhood obsession with the Shirley Temple version. Channel 9. Arthur Treacher.

  5. Peter says:

    What a sweet thing to do and Mitch did an amazing job!

  6. Denise says:

    @Loree, he has his moments!
    @KS, it was a tough call between those versions! But the set design on this one is unreal. Green, everything green, clothing, furniture, painted walls.
    @I’ll tell him you said so, Peter!

  7. hb says:

    Fab staging. I love that cardboard(?) tree.

    Cuarón’s Harry Potter movie was by far the best.

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