"Alice" getting her hair and make-up done. Alice is played by Alice Callahan (yes, Alice is her real first name).
The stylist who created the lovely '50s do is Morning Star Stivitts.
We shot the video in the living room of our video producer, Kevin Osgood.
Alice hair and make-up
We created the computing machine from a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter, a Zenith television and the insides of a vintage Westinghouse radio. You can see the outside of the radio in the video, sitting on the dresser in Alice's bedroom.
The Computing Machine
Alice is excited to log onto the electric friendship generator, also known as Facebook.
We purchased most of Alice and Timmy's clothes at The Family Jewels in New York City. Her skirt comes from a thrift store in Hawaii.
Alice trying out the prop for the first time.
The shoot took 10 hours, not including pre- and post-production.
The computing machine. We purchased parts from various sources: eBay (the typewriter), a vintage television rental house (the television), and an antique store (the radio parts).
Our Tomfoolery blogger, Tom Miller, played Timmy.
No decent computing machine works without duct-taped wires, of course.
Oh, Alice. Look what you did. May you never abuse the electric friendship generator rules again!
Respect the rules
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