|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 10-23-2013 03:18 AM||1256 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This custom mariner’s cane is an Artisans of the Valley collaborative effort between Master Craftsman Stanley D. Saperstein, Dana Osterman, and Fred Eisen. The handle is of brass, fabricated by Dana with an inserted telescope. Wrapped in leather by Fred Eisen. The shaft is ebonized basswood by Stanley. The cane handle contains a telescope. – If you think you’re seeing double, you are! Props are always made in at least pairs, just in case. We made two … and there’s a third pending a showcase with a few custom nuances for Dana’s personal collection.
The piece is elegant and basic in form – custom made for Richard Gere’s “Franny” – filming in Philadelphia, PA starting in October of 2013. The stick compliments his character portraying a philanthropic, hedonistic fellow who intertwines himself into a young couple’s lives (Dokota Fanning and Theo James) to regain his sense of self. The film is directed by Andrew Renzi.
Photos of Stanley w/ the canes …
Photos of Richard Gere in this album are owned by Splash – we shared them as they include our staff, all credits are to their photographers. Links to read the full article and additional images as our source can be found at the link below.
Source: “Double take! Richard Gere looks just like Billy Connolly with wild hair and slippers… but fortunately it’s just for his new movie” By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:29 EST, 21 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:14 EST, 22 October 2013
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-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com