The Day I Nearly Burned Down Edgar Allen Poe’s House

I worked for many years on the production staff of numerous films, including stints as a location manager. This is from 1974, in my earliest Baltimore production days, when I was a green horn filming at the historic Edgar Allen Poe House.

Films use locations, because they are generally cheaper. No sets to build. And, most of the furnishings are already in place. But sometimes the savings aren’t so great, because location filming requires dragging equipment trucks and cars, onto the streets, where unexpected obstacles pop up. Locations can…

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Robert Maier is an educator, author and filmmaker. He has made documentaries from Honolulu to Kabul, throughout Europe, and 49 of the 50 US states.

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Robert Maier

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Robert Maier is an educator, author and filmmaker. He has made documentaries from Honolulu to Kabul, throughout Europe, and 49 of the 50 US states.

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