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Friday, February 08, 2013

Olney resident is extra in upcoming Hollywood film about Jackie Robinson

Wrong Olney, Buster.

Logan Bush signed up to be an extra in the movie “42,” which is scheduled to be released April 12. Bush graduated from East Richland High School in 2010 and is currently attending Huntington University in Huntington, Ind., as a junior and is studying film production.

Bush said he is a “big Harrison Ford fan” and wanted to see if he could be cast as an extra. Ford stars in the movie as Major League Baseball executive Branch Rickey, who was known for breaking professional baseball’s color barrier by signing Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The biopic was filmed last year in Chattanooga, Tenn. Bush applied online to be an extra and he was hired.

A stadium in Chattanooga stood in for Ebbets Field and Bush was part of the crowd.

At one point, he and a couple of other extras snuck into a tent where the stars of the film were located. Ford was in the tent.

“I wanted to say something to him, but I knew he was busy.” However, Bush said he was close to Ford during a couple of shots that were filmed. He said Ford was on the set about two days.

Repoz Posted: February 08, 2013 at 10:50 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: February 08, 2013 at 11:17 AM (#4365659)
Heh, I assumed this was about a guy from the Ol-en-y neighborhood of Philly (Pronounced with an extra syllable by the locals). Who knew there was an Olney, IL?
   2. Mayor Blomberg Posted: February 08, 2013 at 01:19 PM (#4365742)
I thought it weird that some organism living in Buster Olney was going to be in a movie.
   3. Tripon Posted: February 08, 2013 at 01:22 PM (#4365745)
Did this make the front page of the Olney Daily Mail?
   4. Guapo Posted: February 08, 2013 at 01:25 PM (#4365747)
I thought it was about a guy from the town of Nol, where the official language is Pig Latin.
   5. bobm Posted: February 08, 2013 at 01:32 PM (#4365751)
I assumed this was about a guy from the Ol-en-y neighborhood of Philly (Pronounced with an extra syllable by the locals). 

Wrong hole, Buster. :-)
   6. esseff Posted: February 08, 2013 at 01:33 PM (#4365753)
Who knew there was an Olney, IL?


Well, me, but only because I have ancestors from Olney, Ill. But I don't know much more than that, other than I know where it is in Illinois.
   7. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: February 08, 2013 at 02:03 PM (#4365774)
Filmed at the Lookouts stadium, I guess? The Chattanooga area down around the river is pretty awesome.
   8. RickG Posted: February 08, 2013 at 02:17 PM (#4365781)
I sure did, since in college I spent quite a bit of time on WSIU-Carbondale/WUSI-Olney/WVSI-Mount Vernon. It's "Awl-nee", by the way, not "Ohl-nee" like Buster.

Home of the White Squirrels. Four major-leaguers were born there, too, the best of which was Ollie Pickering.
   9. Belfry Bob Posted: February 09, 2013 at 09:15 AM (#4366022)
We have an Onley, Maryland as well. Nice dinner theater. It's outside DC.
   10. Smitty* Posted: February 09, 2013 at 09:53 AM (#4366042)
True story: your resident pants-hater attended Olney Central College. Big leaguer Clint Barmes and almost big leaguer Shawn Garrett attended at the same time.

Possibly embellished story: my hatred of pants started when I noticed how happy the white squirrels were without pants.
   11. gef the talking mongoose Posted: February 09, 2013 at 10:13 AM (#4366054)
You vile hypocrite -- some of us remember the thread last year in which you outed yourself as actually harboring no ill feelings whatsoever toward pants.

The rest are still in denial over the trauma.
   12. Biscuit_pants Posted: February 09, 2013 at 10:23 AM (#4366058)
Count me as one of the people in denial. I never believed his "some of my best friends wear pants" statements. Once a pants hater always a pants hater.
   13. Smitty* Posted: February 09, 2013 at 10:28 AM (#4366061)
I'm pretty sure that was a dream sequence
   14. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: February 09, 2013 at 10:57 AM (#4366076)

"Heh, I assumed this was about a guy from the Ol-en-y neighborhood of Philly (Pronounced with an extra syllable by the locals). Who knew there was an Olney, IL?"

The one and only- but I'm not from Olney.

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