https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/golden-pond-shoot7.jpg 312 440 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2014-12-24 04:08:212014-12-25 03:15:53Exclusive Never Been Seen Before Photos From The On Golden Pond Film Set.
Exclusive Never Been Seen Before Photos From The On Golden Pond Film Set.
Thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater Pat Curtin, we have for you these exclusive never been seen before photos from the On Golden Pond set. These were shot by a friend of Pats, and are clearly show the friendship and fun the team had on this Oscar winning film. The shots came to us in very low resolution and faded color. So we did slightly make them larger, and color corrected the age giving detail that was to be lost. Thanks again to Pat for sharring with Woody Boater and Woody Boaters everywhere.
Thanks again to Pat Curtin for sending us all these very cool exclusive photos..
What a nice Christmas treat ! Thanks Pat and Matt. Merry Christmas to all Woody Boaters
Yes indeed a very nice treat. I would love to be sitting in the back of a Reinell having a chat with Mrs. Hepburn! imagine the stories she could tell.
Merry Christmas to you all.
Very Cool Stuff!
I think the behind the scenes candid shots are awesome.
Thanks and Merry Christmas!
A friend of mine who was one of the founding fathers of the ACBS told me that they could not sink it so the took and actually cut the bow out of the boat and reattached it. If you watch that scene in slow motion you can see when they hit the rocks, it comes off in one piece. Does show the strength of a planked hull.
A must see before the next cruise on Squam by our New England Lyman Group
When is ice put?
The header photo is the crew working the hull on the crash boat. Pat Curtin was the boat specialist on the film as well as others like water world and striking distance. These are his photos from a fellow crew member.
i cant zoom in enough on the sportsman to see if the zipper on the bimini is correct!, anyone?
fun photos, its good to see this classic movie will never go of style with our group!
bwahahahah. Now that’s funny right there.
The mighty Chris craft sank. The Century came and saved them. Story has it that Hepburn herself drove into the water to save Fonda, no stunt girl for her.
I’m thinking that 24′ Sportsman may be Suzy!!!!
Really neat to see these pictures! Thanks,
Those are awesome pictures…I hope more memorabilia turns up in the upcoming year…
Wonder if the crash boat is still in the sandbox at the Holiday Inn in Key Largo or has it been dismantled and sent to the burn pile ??? When I last saw it there was a hole in the bow but I don’t recall if it was obvious that a breakaway piece had been in behind the hole.
Is this book readily available ??
Hi Wilson – The book is available from the ACBS Ships Store. Here’s the link. Happy Holidays.
The boat that is “Not the mail boat” May be a 22′ Century Raven. Or maybe a 26′. Can’t tell, the res low but appears to have the Raven name in the back of the hull sides. 1961-1965 Raven The wood windshield had been painted… It normally natural stained mahogany. Would love to scan the originals.. photos will be saved into my OGP file….
Wilson the crash boat reported to have been sent to a land fill a few years back…. (a shame) I would have hauled it away for nothing….
Beanieincecil: The 24′ is not “Suzy”… Susie came from the Clarion River in Western Pennsylvania.. Where it had been in storage for many years… (I believe at the time this movie was made it was sitting in Vodwinkers (sp?) storage. )
It was a joke.
It always amazes me all the towers , barges, and platforms they have to make to “get the shot”. So much more effort than meets the eye. But after seeing scenes like these, you get to appreciate the movie that much more.
Ronnie and I want to wish all our WoodyBoater friends a very Merry Christmas, and look forward to meeting more of you in person in 2015…
I have the dvd and if you stop the movie at the crash and go through it 1 scene at a time it appears that the corner was cut/scored some at odd angles before it hit the rock.Wilson I also saw the boat and the African Queen there at the Holiday Inn in the Keys a few years ago, the crash boat was in terrible shape by then. Thanks for posting these pictures today.
Great behind the scenes photos! Thank you Pat Curtain for sharing and thanks to Matt for a little tweaking.
Merry Christmas to all!
Great shots, very high on my favorite movies list. We took the scenic tour of Squam Lake this year and were impressed, smaller than Winnipesaukee but very quiet and scenic.
Merry Christmas to all Woody Boaters from a wet New Jersey.
I suppose I’ll have to actually see this movie sometime soon….
merry Christmas to all!
One of my favorite all time movies. My kids and I have watched it more than a dozen times.
A very Merry Christmas to all Woody Boaters and their families
We just watched the movie again recently and appreciated so much more than when we watched it long ago…pre-owning-a-woody ourselves back then!
Merry Christmas to all from the Lake Hopatcong Chapter!
Great movie! Thanks for the pictures.
Just goes to show you how dangerous those column mounted throttles can be.
“Norman, you old poop”. Can’t count the number of times I’ve seen OGP. When I first saw it, I realized why my step father, also named Norman, acted the way he did. It answered a lot of questions. But, also, having grown up in the area, with the “camps” and rock strewn lakes, cold clear water, having a canoe, and a small o/b skiff, and a Chris Craft at my uncle’s and grandfather’s we identified with the movie. Just didn’t have a relative with a body like Jane (or the liberal attitude, thank God). Thanks for the insightful photos.
Anyone looking for “The shoot barge” to restore? Could it be a prehistoric relative to the pontoon boat?
Merry Christmas to all.
Great, great cache of candid pictures…thanks, Mr. Curtin!
*If you watch the crash scene very carefully, see if you don’t agree with me that the bow of the THAYER IV crash-boat actually ‘implodes’ one fraction of a second BEFORE it hits the boulder…I’m not surprised that the crash scene had to be rigged. See for yourself- doesn’t it tear away just a hair too soon?
…wishing all WoodyBoaters a fun and memorable holiday season, on or off the water!
Thank you thank you. One of the best gifts this Christmas. Reminds me how much I love getting out on the lake in my own Sportsman, the Wildcat Cafe.. Have a good new year all!