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*updated* ‘Ithaca’ features familiar places in Petersburg

Aug 14 • by admin • Comments Offgeneral, Ithaca, jack & daisy

Below are the first few paragraphs from an article in the Progres-Index about the ‘Ithaca’ production in Petersburg Va. Click on [this link] to read the entire article! update Click here for a link to one more picture from the article.

Meg – who supposedly ended her relationship with John Mellencamp in June – was joined by her son Jack for a few days last week, to film some of his scenes for the movie! Jack will soon also be seen as a ’70s record producer in the pilot of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Rock ‘N Roll’ pilot, which was recently filmed in NYC and is being produced by Mick Jagger. And this weekend Meg was spotted out and about in Richmond with daughter Daisy.

Looks like filming in Petersburg wrapped yesterday evening and the crew and production will now move to a location outside Richmond, to film scenes in a house that will features as the Macauley home.

The producers of Meg Ryan’s “Ithaca” have transformed parts of Petersburg into a small World War II-era town through the use of storefront facades, a makeshift grocery store and a fleet of cars from antique collectors.

A short drive through the city reveals familiar historic locations that will be put on display to the nation on screen.

Tom Trigo, locations manager, and Stephanie Carroll, production designer, have the creative eyes that scoped out Petersburg as the place to film an adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan’s “The Human Comedy.”

Most of the film is being shot in Petersburg, with some scenes shot at the former Robert Fulton School in the Fulton Hill area of Richmond and at a farm surrounding the city.

As Carroll and Trigo drove through Petersburg in search of locations, Sycamore and Tabb streets downtown provided several blocks of buildings correct to the period or older.

Trigo said that part of the city’s appeal was that not a lot of cosmetic changes had to be made to adapt Petersburg to writer Erik Jendresen’s, or director Meg Ryan’s, visions.

“We always have to do certain basic cosmetic things but a lot of the store fronts and structures themselves are correct,” Trigo said. “We have so many locations all within the downtown area minutes apart.”

So, just what locations are being used in the historic city? (…) READ MORE HERE

Meg and Jack out and about in NYC

Jun 17 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, jack & daisy

Meg and 22 year old son Jack were seen out and about in NYC on Monday late afternoon. The mother-son duo was seen having a late lunch/early diner at a restaurant and later walking down the streets of Soho, where they were seen shielding their ears from the sound of a firetruck racing past! Cute!

Click on the picture below to be forwarded to Greek website Joy for several photos. You can also find two more photos HERE(1) and HERE(2). UPDATED: and another picture HERE(3).

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Picking up Daisy from school in NYC

Jun 8 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, jack & daisy

Several websites had some photos of Meg and Daisy walking home after school on Monday, with Meg carrying Daisy’s schoolbooks. OMG Daisy has dental braces now, time sure flies! Click on the photo below to be forwarded to CelebrityBabyScoop and see three more photos via these links HERE, HERE and HERE.

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Throwback Thursday: When Harry Met Sally

May 29 • by admin • Comments Off#tbt, jack & daisy, when harry met sally

Sorry for not being able to update the site the past weeks. If you follow our Twitter, you will have seen several newstidbits and sightings over the past weeks. Sadly, for now the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ tv spinoff (scroll a few posts down) won’t happen. CBS wanted the creators to make some changes, but they refused and now it’s being shopped around to other networks.

Since it’s Thursday, it’s time for a throwback thursday #TBT post, this time another When Harry Met Sally promotional still of Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in 1989. Speaking of #TBT pictures, in case you missed it on our twitter feed, make sure to also check out this photo that Meg’s son Jack posted of him and his mom for mothersday. Sweet!

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Meg and Daisy out and about in NYC

May 6 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, jack & daisy

CelebrityBabyScoop has a couple of pictures of Meg Ryan and daughter Daisy on a shopping trip in and around Soho NYC on Sunday afternoon. The couple treated themselves to icecream and were seen carrying shoppingbags from Marni and Strand Book Store. Click on the picture to be forwarded!

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Gallery update: Meg, Daisy and John in Soho

Apr 15 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, jack & daisy, john mellencamp

Added a dozen new candids to the gallery, showing Meg, Daisy and John Mellencamp crossing a street in Soho, NYC, this past weekend. The NYPost gossip website Page Six had another sighting of Meg and John in Soho on Sunday: ‘JOHN Mellencamp and Meg Ryan on Mercer Street in Soho on Sunday afternoon “looking very happy, very together and very much in love,” a spy reports.’


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Gallery update: out and about with Daisy

Apr 7 • by admin • 1 Comment »candids, gallery, jack & daisy, movies

Meg was seen out and about having a fun time shopping in Soho together with daughter Daisy on Saturday afternoon. Added six pictures to the gallery. Looks like Meg is possibly scouting locations in/around Richmond (VA) today for her new movie (thanks for sending in sightings)?


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Throwback Thursday: The Women NYC Premiere

Mar 20 • by admin • Comments Off#tbt, events, jack & daisy

Very sad news this week about L’Wren Scott, Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, taking her own life. Decided to use some photos from the 2008 premiere of The Women in NYC for our throwback thursday #tbt feature. Both Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott attended and Meg’s outfit was L’Wren’s design.

Sorry for not updating, there isn’t much news other than the sightings of Meg being in LA and Florida with John Mellencamp the past weeks and back home in NYC this past weekend (TY for sending those). EDITED: looks like Meg has begun the casting process for her upcoming movie! And exciting news for Meg’s 21 year old son Jack! He will be one of the actors starring in an upcoming Martin Scorsese & Mick Jagger HBO tv-show about the NYC music industry in the 70′s, to start shooting this summer.

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Gallery update: Meg and Daisy in Soho

Feb 18 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, gallery, jack & daisy

Added nearly two dozen new candids to the gallery of Meg and Daisy having fun together while out on a shopping trip in a cold New York City on Monday. Always a pleasure seeing pictures of this duo!


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⇒ Candids › 2014 › With Daisy in Soho

News about The Human Comedy movie adaptation

Jan 30 • by admin • Comments Offjack & daisy, movies

Several newssources including Variety have news about Meg directing and acting in a movie adaption of the book The Human Comedy, that Meg has been working on for a while. Nice to see she is looking to work with her 21 year old talented son Jack.

In the lead-up to the European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival, international sales and finance company The Exchange has acquired worldwide sales rights to Meg Ryan’s directorial debut “Ithaca,” which she also stars in alongside Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith and Jack Quaid. Exchange will begin selling rights to buyers in Berlin.

‘Ithaca’ is a deceptively simple story, by turns stark and lyrical,” Ryan said. “It’s sometimes shockingly unsentimental and yet, by some little miracle, never cynical.” Set in a small town in California’s San Joaquin Valley in 1942, “Ithaca” follows a teenage boy, who aspires to be the fastest bicycle messenger ever. His life is changed as he delivers messages to the town’s residents during WWII.

Erik Jendresen (“Band of Brothers”) wrote the screenplay, based on William Saroyan’s novel, “The Human Comedy.” “‘Ithaca’ is a story all can relate to: a quintessential coming-of-age story,” says Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea. “The Exchange is excited to watch Saroyan’s words burst with the kind of joy and energy certain to light up the big screen.”