Originally uploaded by Peggy Archer.
From the set of "Deadwood", 2004.
"Deadwood" sucked - and I mean really sucked - to work on.
It was shot at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita (where they shot "Blazing Saddles"), where it was 80 degrees during the day, and 35 degrees at night.
The uneven dirt streets made use of any kind of cart impossible, so everything had to be picked up and carried over muddy, stinky (horse pee smells horrible), rutted terrain. The aforementioned horse pee meant that even when it was 80 degrees, working crew had to wear waterproof shoes and rain pants, or risk spending 16 hours with horse-pee soaked pants, shoes, and socks.
The only thing that kept it from being completely miserable were the crew- they were a terrific bunch of people, and it ended up being fun, despite the hardships.