Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ready for My Close-up

Tomorrow (Feb. 23) the BBC is airing an episode of Who Do You Think You Are are that was partly filmed here in Chicago and features yours truly, I believe. I haven't seen it yet, but they shot one scene with me at the Newberry Library. The episode traces the ancestry of the actress Zoe Wanamaker. Her father, the actor Sam Wanamaker, grew up in Chicago- just a few blocks from where I live, in Humboldt Park. Unfortunately, the show isn't broadcast in the U.S., so I'll have to wait to see it. I think it should be pretty interesting, and hopefully I didn't have food in my teeth or a cowlick or anything. Despite my demands, I wasn't provided a hair stylist and make-up artist. I did go get my hair cut the night before they filmed it, and the barber's name was Maestro. So here is an extra credit that should have appeared at the end of the show:

Mr. Simpson's hair by Maestro.

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