Michigan seniors model as Hollywood scenes for calendar
Nov. 12, 2017
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Residents in their 80s and 90s from a Michigan retirement community are modeling for a 2018 calendar.
The new calendar for Burcham Hills Retirement Community will go on sale next week. An autograph signing will take place Tuesday at the retirement center in East Lansing, the Lansing State Journal reported.
The idea of longtime resident Bruce Greenman, the 14-month calendar features famous Hollywood scenes and characters from the 1930s through the 1970s. Residents from the community posed to recreate famous scenes ranging from "The Sound of Music" to the "Mary Tyler Moore Show."
A 2016 calendar from the same group raised $6,000 for the retirement center's nonprofit foundation.
"People who were not connected to Burcham Hills at all came in and bought 10 of them for gifts," said Eleanor Pinkham, 91, who was January 2016's Holly Golightly from "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
This time, Pinkham paired with Greenman, 96, to portray "Bonnie and Clyde" from the 1967 film. The two spray-painted toy machine guns and posed in front of a 1930 Oldsmobile at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum.
"I practiced a mean look," she said. "We had a lot of fun."
Greenman played James Bond in the 2016 calendar. At the time, he signed his name next to "007." This year he plans to sign his name, Clyde Barrow's name and the tagline, "We rob banks."
Riverwalk Threatre loaned the costumes for the residents. Staffer Alesha Williams took the photos while 17-year-old Maia Harris, the center director's daughter, used editing software to create the scenes.
The public is invited to the autograph signing.
Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com