Special memories of Dave Stevens.
This shot is of me the actor Tiny Ron playing Lothar in the Disney movie "The Rocketeer". Boom! Boom!
Is this where my character dies on top of the exploding Zeppalin flying away from the Griffith Observatory area?!
If there had been a second and third sequels as planned Lothar could have started the second movie crawling out of the Hollywood Resevior with his hair and clothes singed. Director Joe Johnson was the one who suggested the idea to me at the end of our shoot. The title could be "The Rocketeer: Where Is It? The Rocket!"
I also played the Good Old Boy character in "The Rocketeer". The hat I'm wearing in this scene is Lothar's hat punched out. In setting up this scene for half a day, the cinematographer in the last minute hated to do this in having me scrunch down my height so the shot would frame better.
This poster of "The Rocketeer" has been my Dorian Gray since 1991. Has it really been 20 years on June 21st of 2011?
This Disney poster with Lothar never really saw the light of day. I think it would have given more to what the movie was about for the audience.