PHOTOS: Life shoots at Paddock Tavern and James Dean, the insomniac, takes a nap

The film continues to shape up perfectly. Life was filming at Paddock Tavern earlier in the week and this shot came to mind after seeing the set and actors.

And check out the shot of Dane (head down on the table), Kristen Hager and Rob:

From Paddock Tavern: Another pic from set of #Life, a James Dean biopic. Scene @thepaddockto, used as a NYC jazz bar in 50s.
From Paddock Tavern: Another pic from set of #Life, a James Dean biopic. Scene @thepaddockto, used as a NYC jazz bar in 50s.

Here’s what Dennis Stock had to say about the picture from his book, James Dean Revisited:

Jerry’s Bar on West Fifty-fourth Street, across from the old Ziegfeld Theatre, was one of Jimmy’s favorite New York hangouts. Don’t assume he’s passed out because he’s had too much beer. Jimmy was an insomniac – the worst I’ve ever met – so at odd times and odd places he would simply pass out, for a few minutes or a few hours, then wake up and set out again. He lived like a stray animal; in fact, come to think of it, he was a stray animal. He had a couple of favorite spots on the East Coat, and two or three more on the West Coast. In New York he kept his fifth-floor walk-up apartment on West Sixty-eigth Street, but since he couldn’t sleep, he spent relatively little time there.

Paddock Tavern (tweets at the bottom of the post) snapped some other cool shots from the interior.

From Paddock Tavern: @thepaddockto gets transformed into a NYC jazz bar circa early 1950s for movie #Life, a James Dean biopic.
From Paddock Tavern: @thepaddockto gets transformed into a NYC jazz bar circa early 1950s for movie #Life, a James Dean biopic.
From Paddock Tavern: Quick break in film shoot today for #Life, a James Dean biopick. Director Anton Corbijn, with Kristen Hager & Alessandra Mastronardi. Will re-open Friday at 5pm next. #HollywoodNorth #Toronto #FilmTO
From Paddock Tavern: Quick break in film shoot today for #Life, a James Dean biopick. Director Anton Corbijn, with Kristen Hager & Alessandra Mastronardi. Will re-open Friday at 5pm next. #HollywoodNorth #Toronto #FilmTO

There was another great exterior shot earlier this week when Life filmed at Lakeview Restaurant. Fun trivia: Robert Pattinson’s other film Cosmopolis also filmed at Lakeview.

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Source: Magnum | Source: Paddock Tavern