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Mrs. Santa Claus (1996)

Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multicultural neighborhood of Manhattan's ... See full summary »

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Izzy (as Chachi Pittmann)
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Henry
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Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multicultural neighborhood of Manhattan's Lower East Side of the early 1900s. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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Blue screen filming Mrs. Santa Claus in the red sleigh being pulled by a herd of reindeer was filmed first in an independent effects stage located in Van Nuys, California. The stage had high cove sides and rear wall, with a deep floor area to move the sleigh (a rental from Disney Studios Property) and reindeer pack around the stage. The cove walls and floor were painted with Roscoe's specific blue effects paint, $75.00 a gallon! Which had been specified by the D.P., and his gaffer had their electric crew hang rented overhead lighting equipment for the three day filming schedule. At midnight, looking at dailies, the gaffer had rented light instruments that had a warm (red) lighting effect which created a major problem with the red costume, the red sleigh, and all the effects editing/overlay screen work to follow. The "red-warm light" turned the chroma- blue a shade of purple! Early the following morning, new "cool light" fixtures replaced all the overhead lighting and the first days work was re-filmed. After the third day, the company moved to Universal Studios for filming the NY back-lot street exterior scenes in the middle of July, 1996. See more »

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A street Santa is seen several times in a red Santa suit. Santa didn't wear a red suit until 1930 when he was used in a Coka Cola advert. See more »

Quotes

Man in Santa Suit: [as boy drops money in a donation bucket] Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas. Thank you, young man.
Mrs. Santa Claus: [taps him on the shoulder] It's a very worthy cause dear but, uh, the boots are not quite right.
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Featured in Biography: Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) See more »

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Dear Mrs. Claus
Music and Lyric by Jerry Herman
Performed by Charles Durning
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Cute,Enjoyable,& even Tactful to different faiths.
3 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Angela Lansbury does another good lead role in a TV film as she does any film.Mrs. Clause is not being paid attention to by her husband Santa at The North Pole and so she decides to take a trip of her own as a good cause for Christmas and for shortly before Christmas comes.Yes as My Mom,Mary E.(Garvey)Baer & I do agree it's very cute & even interesting as to how Mrs.Clause influences all of the people upon arrival & even before she does how all of the people are dancing & singing in the streets & including the Jewish People outside of their Synagogue & how she inspires them as well.Also in doing so it shows how even though faiths are different people are still all the same inside. It's also a very good follow up of the time in history in which it's placed in US History as well as in the streets of Brooklyn in 1910. Including how Mrs. Lowenstein had said "I must say I enjoy the festivities even more than I should." Then in addition to this how one woman on Avenue A is demonstrating how women aren't allowed to vote & of which is why even though she's Jewish she had proposed a Christmas toast because admittedly she has the biggest mouth on Avenue A and it makes her cause good for a number of good things as well.It was on Dec.25,1999 that I worked on my first Christmas ever & it was at a Movie Theater & I had even enjoyed working on it even more than I had anticipated that I would.

Truthfully, Stephen "Steve" G. Baer a.k.a. "Ste" of Framingham,MA.USA


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