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Thursday, May 21, 2015

"Tales from the original Hawaii-Five-O-James MacArthur-" 'Chester "Unc" Lau' (Original writing)

Dakinetalks favorite Uncle (Chester Lau)
"Unc"  is really passionate about creating a national Caregivers day.
Any help , support or ideas would be greatly appreciated...
'Unc' currently resides on the Hawai'ian Island of Oahu. 
He is a retired cinematographer,
 and  enjoys giving the politicians a bad time...
Unc, has a new feature, for the next few weeks.
 Unc will be writing about his experiences as a cinematographer
 on the Original Hawaii-Five-0 with Jack Lord and James MacArthur.

Tales from the original Hawaii-Five-O- 
-James MacArthur-

Editors note;

 Unc, has a new feature, for the next few weeks Unc will be writing about his experiences as a cinematographer on the Original Hawaii-Five-0 with Jack Lord and James MacArthur

RIP, James MacArthur.

 Jimmy MacArthur was a nice man  and a good actor. He had without question the best job on the original Five-O series set.

Jimmy got paid full time hanging out, enjoying life and  playing in 
 his apartment. The clincher was he only came on the set once or twice a week to do his part .
James MacArthur as officer
Danno Williams.

He always got along well with the crew  and  autograph seekers.  We always  had fun with him.

One day  Jimmy received a call  about 6 am from the make up artist. "Please come for make-up you are needed on the set."

He would close his eyes while  letting the make up 
 artist apply his makeup. 

The Company caterer would send him a light breakfast with fresh fruits ,coffee and a sandwich, he would try eating while having his makeup applied. I wish I had photos of that! ;-) 

While being made up one day the makeup artist and I took a clean powder puff and put it between two slices of bread  and  handed it to him while he took a bite of the powder puff sandwich ...ha ha ha,...he jumped up from his chair,opened his eyes  and  laughed hysterically You can't do that to other actors. Jimmy was one of the boys and did not have an attitude that he was any better than anybody else. We all loved him.

Acting is not all ice cream and apple pie ,it's serious hard work. 
 Studying the scripts at home day and night before going on camera, knowing where to stand or move so as not to block the lighting on other actors.  There are a million  and  one things to do without looking awkward or staged.

Time is money in a movie production. It costs thousands of 
 dollars every minute.  If it is a fight scene, he or she needs to learn the moves to avoid injury. Can  you imagine what happens to an actor if he or she is injured? 

The scenes taken with them have to be scrapped or replaced, that's 
 money lost !!! 

So you want to be a high priced actor ? Good luck.

James MacArthur, young and old.

Check out Part-2 of "Tales From The Original Hawaii Five-0"-Jack Lord-;

"Unc" as a young man....

Wikipedia on James MacArthur;

Check out this YouTube video of the original introduction to Hawai'i Five-0. 

Listen to the theme song from Hawaii Five-0

 A note to Unc from Jack Lord star of the original Hawaii Five-O,
where "Unc" worked as a cinematographer

"The ultimate way to start the day, with a Sunrise!"

Send a friend request to view Sunrise therapy daily on James Kimo Rosen's Facebook!

Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared From Facebook...

The original Hawaii-Five-0  was so much better!


Bettejo Dux said...

Loved it. Hated film. Loved the stage. Happy to be a homegrown actress, money didn't matter. I could tell cute/funny tales about The Magic Ring Theater. Think I'm on the mend. Going slow, but going. Love you Bettejo

KimoRosen said...

One of my all time favorite shows, the new version of the show is OK, but nothing beats the original Five-0. So cool that our Unc was part of that whole scenario!

KimoRosen said...

It's an honor and privilege to know you Unc!

Bettejo Dux said...

Doesn't this go on your blog as well? I'm lost here. Keep trying

KimoRosen said...

Yes, all of yours comments from Unc and Bettejo will go on the blog as long as you email them to me just like this!