|By Stacey K. Black|
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I don't know about the rest of you, but all I could think about this entire episode - except for my job of course, naturally I thought about that most of all, yes indeed - was the upcoming Creative Emmy Awards.
Oh, you thought I was going to say, I was only thinking of the fact that this was our 100th episode didn't you? Yeah, okay, let me rephrase all of this:
I don't know about the rest of you, but all I could think about this entire episode, was three main things.
1. My job.
2. This was the 100th episode of The Closer!
3. Preparing for the Creative Emmy Awards (to be held during the shooting of the next episode).
Not only was our very own Mary McDonnell nominated in the Guest Actress category, but yours truly was nominated in the Hair category for my participation on another series, on another network, and I'm not sure if I'm allowed to mention it here in this blog, but let's just say, when I think of my experiences on that show, I am filled with glee...
I had high hopes for this year, so I decided to center my outfit around these garnet-colored John Fluevog boots:
Can you blame me? Aren't they gorgeous?
Next week, I will post photos of myself and my dapper date, Sir Greg of LaVoi, who lent me two strands of beautiful garnets to match my boots, and, his exemplary company.
But like I said, I was mostly thinking of my job on the 100th episode.
This episode was fun because our Art Department, led by Production Designer Paul Eads and Art Director Mindy Roffman, created an amazing outdoor Santa's Village, complete with snow!
The Set Dressing Department, led by Set Decorator Kristin Peterson, also dressed the entire area with Christmas craziness, including gift kiosks. Here is a Golden-Crowned Christmas Chipmunk Prince, ostensibly on sale for the bargain basement price of $39.95.
Only in LA!
This village is where Buzz and his sister have spent each Christmas together since they were kids, and this year is no different. Buzz has his camera, as always, and he captures more than just his sister's holiday cheer with his lens! And wait 'til you meet the man Santa himself, expertly portrayed by character funnyman Fred Willard.
You'll never think of Christmas the same way again.
One day while shooting at the studio, everyone came down to the murder room set with (alcohol-free) champagne, and we raised a glass and toasted each other on 100 hours of quality television. And we managed to accomplish this seven year run with no (real) bloodshed, and we still love each other madly.
It was quite a moment for me, and I have no funny quip to end this blog with today.
I am just filled with gratitude.
Stacey has been burnin' hair on Hollywood TV and Film sets since 1996. She is a two-time Emmy
nominee for her work on "GLEE." Her other credits include the feature films "THE STEPFATHER," "RUNNING WITH SCISSORS," "THE MINUS MAN," and TV Series "NIP/TUCK," "JAKE IN PROGRESS,"
"THE D.A.," "EZ STREETS," "PROVIDENCE," "CSI:NY," "TOTAL SECURITY," and of course, TNT's "THE CLOSER,"
where she is enjoying Season 7 as the Department Head Hair Stylist. Stacey also made the jump to Director last season,
on the episode "Last Woman Standing," and took the reigns on her second episode,"Star Turn," this season.
She also enjoys making music and movies. And grilled sweet potato salad.
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer/speaker and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc.