Recently, the Principal’s office at the fictitious location of Shermer High school was once again home to actress Edie McClurg, who was given the chance to reprise her role as ‘Grace’, the famous huge-hairdo’d school secretary from the 1986 classic film, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF. The film celebrates it’s 30th anniversary this year.
El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California served as one of the few filming locations based in Southern California that doubled as Chicago in the film (another was the home in Long Beach which served as the Bueller residence). After the conclusion of a busy school day, the high school’s administration graciously allowed the production crew of www.FerrisFest.com to recreate a scene with Edie McClurg who, for this updated take, was now portraying an operator at the “Ferris Fest” Headquarters.
The Beyond the Marquee team was on hand lending an experienced crew and equipment to help shoot and produce this exclusive promotional video, directed by Ferris Fest’s very own Event Organizer, David Blanchard.
Click ahead after the jump for some cool behind the scenes pictures from this unique shooting day!
Be sure to check out www.FerrisFest.com for all the incredible details of events and invited guests included as part of the big “Ferris Fest” celebration taking place in the next few weeks in Chicago, Illinois!
It was the first time in over 3 decades since McClurg had portrayed Grace and she was excited to help out filming this fun promo for the upcoming “Ferris Fest.” In-between takes, Edie was busy signing autographs for the school staff, posing for pictures, and even jokingly telling students that were making too much noise in the halls to quiet down.
Director David Blanchard placed the promo video cameras in positions that were similar to what was seen in the original film which served to bring back a visual familiarity.
Though the desk that Edie sat at 30 years ago was replaced some years back, for the promo she was seated in the exact same spot at a new desk located right outside the Principal’s office – still sporting the very identifiable red-brick wall that could be seen behind Mr. Rooney in the original film.
You can experience similar fun location experiences like this by checking out www.FerrisFest.com for all the incredible details of events and invited guests included as part of the big “Ferris Fest” celebration taking place in the next few weeks in Chicago, Illinois!
For more Ferris fun, take a look at the first Ferris Fest promo below, starring Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, who played Ferris Bueller’s parents in the original film.