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Img_3350 Is it becoming the most photograped house in Montclair? Remember the red wallpaper hullabaloo when this house at 363 Grove Street was featured on Moving Up? Yesterday, the home was again the scene of cameras and crew (and major rubbernecking along Grove Street) when a commercial was being filmed. Hey location managers, share the wealth. Maybe the rest of us would like having grips trampling our lawns, too. Backstory: the current owners, Glenn and Lisa from Brooklyn, bought the house, one of Montclair's original Victorians for $726,000 in August 2004.

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I will never understand why people would whore out their home simply to be in a commercial. Kudos Glenn and Lisa!

Posted by: dooucare | Jun 24, 2005 10:24:01 AM

A little thing called money perhaps!

Posted by: Liz | Jun 24, 2005 10:27:31 AM

I love that house! It's the floor to ceiling windows that get me.

Posted by: State Street Pete | Jun 24, 2005 10:37:42 AM

Our house (in Glen Ridge) has been used in 2 commercials and was in the running for a movie several years ago. I wouldn't have gone for the movie (too disruptive), but a commercial filming lasts a day or two, the compensation is very fair, and it kind of brings a level of fun and excitement that otherwise is not there.

The last time it was done, our kids were pretty little, and they got a big kick out of the catering truck that gave them free breakfast and lunch for 2 days.

You can call that "whoring" if you want, but my kids still talk about it and I remember it fondly.

Posted by: sue | Jun 24, 2005 10:48:56 AM

You tell them Sue! I think it's only whoring if it's a porno movie.

Posted by: Liz | Jun 24, 2005 10:59:49 AM

When I was in college, a very small movie production company shot some scenes inside my house. Apparently, the folks who allowed them to use the outside of their house for this movie would not allow them to use the inside. So, they drove around Montclair looking for a house that looked like it might match the first one.

This experience was disruptive to say the least, but - what fun! It was an adventure.

Posted by: Hollster | Jun 24, 2005 11:00:14 AM

Kudos Sue. How about having your kidz talk about that trip into the Natural History Museum or the camping trip to Maine or that Yankee game that went 12 innings? Great values you seem to be instilling in the kidz that I pay to put thru school. Many thanks.

Posted by: dooucare | Jun 24, 2005 11:08:57 AM

"Whoring?" geesh...

I personally think spelling "kidz" correctly is a pretty good value!

Posted by: butchcjg | Jun 24, 2005 11:15:20 AM

Oh for crying out loud, dooucare, what is it, the weather? The heat got you all snarky and unpleasant? Chill out!

Posted by: greenb | Jun 24, 2005 12:29:32 PM

dooucare -

I shouldn't even be bothering to respond to you, but you have no idea whatsoever who I am or what my values are. Those who *do* know my family know full well how culturally rich our lives are.

Does liking fine champagne preclude you from drinking a domestic beer?

Posted by: sue | Jun 24, 2005 2:35:05 PM


If folks who rent out their houses for location shoots are whores...what does that make the folks who actually do the shoots there?

Doocare, don't listen to Tom Cruise: Take the meds!

Posted by: mediaguy | Jun 24, 2005 5:34:02 PM

If any filming company wanted to use my house and compensate I would not mind.

Note to production companies-- houses in Bloomfield and photogenic too!


Posted by: dani | Jun 24, 2005 8:28:53 PM

If any filming company wanted to use my house and compensate I would not mind.

Note to production companies-- houses in Bloomfield are photogenic too!


Posted by: dani | Jun 24, 2005 8:29:44 PM

I only wish I had a house that the movie companies would WANT!! I would gladly rent it out.

But maybe my smallish, Victorian-ish, slightly rundown, siding-covered house could play a character role in SOMEBODY's movie. . .

Posted by: latebloomer | Jun 25, 2005 7:54:55 PM

Fantastic home. If they can get some extra cash out of offering it as a location, good for them. Just as long as they keep it in such fine shape.

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