2 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes as an Extra in Historical Costume Movies

  1. On “Age of Innocence,” extras were required to provide their own wardrobe. You’d be surprised how many men in Philadelphia have white tie and tails. I had only a tux, so I got pushed waaaay into the background. My wife, on the other hand, had made her own top which matched the ones in wardrobe, so may have gotten 6 sec of screen time. (This was for the opera scene). The poor kids from the Academy of Music who were the performers in the opera had to sing the same phrase over and over for several hours before Scorsese was satisfied.

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