A few months back, one reader, a transplanted Philly fan who now lives in Santa Monica and has some friends “in the business,” got to spend time in the penthouse of the Hollywood Roosevelt, the hotel where a number of scenes from Entourage (and a number of other films and TV shows) are shot.
It was time well spent.
Not only did him and his friends take a number of pictures in the suite, but they also snuck a Phillies rally towel in and placed it, ever so neatly, on the stove.
We’ll let our friend tell you the story:
I was there back in May watching them film. We were shooting the shit with Kevin Connolly about hockey. He was actually the most down to earth person to talk to. "Vinny" was a little prissy and "Turtle" was kind of in between. "Drama" was really cool, too. He actually does that big scream and noise in real life that "Drama" does on the show.
So… my friend [redacted]. who lives in the Philly area, knows the guy that owns the entire building. I work in Santa Monica and was there Thursday (the towel incident) and Saturday. On Saturday, we were looking over shoulders, watching the filming on the monitor outside the suite (the top floor is being remodeled so the other suite was all opened frames where they had a waiting area set up and the guy viewing the monitor for noise and stuff as they filmed in the actual suite used).
So they did actual filming with the towel there. We couldn't believe they didn't move it. I didn't want to post anything earlier because who knows if somehow information gets back to them. I'm sure they will probably be able to digitally remove it if they catch it, but it is something to look out for.
Not exactly as intriguing as the hanging midget in the Wizard of Oz (which, by the way, isn’t true) – nor is it the first Philly sports apparel to appear on the show – but still pretty cool. Keep an eye on the background in this, the final season of Entourage, and you just may see a little support for your Fightin’ Phils.
A few more pics after the jump. Never change, Philadelphia.