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Nelson County’s Real Life John Boy Heads Back To The West Coast After Crew Shoots Biography

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014 |
©2014 Blue Ridge Life: Photo By Tommy Stafford : Nelson native and television's real life John Boy, Earl Hamner, takes a break between shoots to talk with fans Wednesday afternoon April 9, 2014 -  in front of his childhood home in Schuyler. (Hamner's son Scott is to his immediate right, BRL's Woody Greenberg in the hat.)

©2014 Blue Ridge Life: Photo By Tommy Stafford : Nelson native and television’s real life John Boy, Earl Hamner, takes a break between shoots to talk with fans Wednesday afternoon April 9, 2014 – in front of his childhood home in Schuyler. (Hamner’s son Scott is to his immediate right, BRL’s Woody Greenberg in the hat.)

Schuyler
Nelson County, Virginia

Producers and crews finished up their shoot Wednesday evening in Schuyler, Virginia where they have been involved in a video production with Nelson County native, Earl Hamner, Jr. We first told you about the production in this post. Earl was the creator of the long running television series The Waltons. Actor Richard Thomas played the part of John Boy. The character was loosely based on Hamner’s childhood experiences growing up Schuyler when The Great Depression was hitting the country hard.

BRL writer / photographer Woody Greenberg is interviewed by crews shooting a biography on the life of Earl Hamner. Woody has been a longtime friend of Earl's for decades. He's also very active in the Nelson Museum of Rural History.

BRL writer / photographer Woody Greenberg is interviewed by crews shooting a biography on the life of Earl Hamner. Woody has been a longtime friend of Earl’s for decades. He’s also very active in the Nelson Museum of Rural History.

“Tim Macabee of FC productions in Nashville and Ray Castro from Morristown, NJ were involved in organizing and producing the biography. Castro has produced several Waltons reunion events and Macabee has produced Jimmy Fortune concerts. They hope to finish by July for Earl’s birthday. The crew has been doing interviews and shooting interiors and exteriors at the Hamner house, in addition to talking to friends, and relatives,”Woody relayed to us while shooting some photos in Schuyler this week.

Photo by Woody Greenberg : Film crews shoot Wednesday evening- April 9, 2014 in the Schuyler Baptist Church while Nelson's Jimmy Fortune sings. Front row on right from rt to left, Jimmy Fortune, Jr., Earl Hamner, Paul Hamner (brother), Audrey Hamner (sister), Scott Hamner (Earl's son). Many members of Jimmy's family were also in attendance.

Photo by Woody Greenberg : Film crews shoot Wednesday evening- April 9, 2014 in the Schuyler Baptist Church while Nelson’s Jimmy Fortune sings. Front row on right from rt to left, Jimmy Fortune, Jr., Earl Hamner, Paul Hamner (brother), Audrey Hamner (sister), Scott Hamner (Earl’s son). Many members of Jimmy’s family were also in attendance.

Photo By Woody Greenberg: Earl Hamner thanks Jimmy fortune for singing at church service filmed for television biography of him. Fortune said Earl was an "inspiration" for him to write songs.

Photo By Woody Greenberg: Earl Hamner thanks Jimmy fortune for singing at church service filmed for television biography of him. Fortune said Earl was an “inspiration” for him to write songs.

Photo By Woody Greenberg: Earl Hamner with Jimmy Fortune Jr. and his father, Jimmy Fortune at the Schuyler Baptist Church on Wednesday evening - April 9, 2014

Photo By Woody Greenberg: Earl Hamner with Jimmy Fortune Jr. and his father, Jimmy Fortune at the Schuyler Baptist Church on Wednesday evening – April 9, 2014

Photo By Woody Greenberg : Earl Hamner (right) stops for a photo Wednesday afternoon - April 9, 2014 - with David Pounds, co-owner of Waltons' Mountain B & B and Country Store. The building once was the spot where Hamner did some of his writing and printing during his early years.

Photo By Woody Greenberg : Earl Hamner (right) stops for a photo Wednesday afternoon – April 9, 2014 – with David Pounds, co-owner of Waltons’ Mountain B & B and Country Store. The building once was the spot where Hamner did some of his writing and printing during his early years.

Photo By Woody Greenberg : Rarl Hamner (left) with BRL Publisher Tommy Stafford & Juniorette Publisher Peyton Stafford. Earl has been friends of the magazine since the early years. Many times in the past he's written regular columns for us. Was so good to visit with him again. In July Earl will turn 91 years old.

Photo By Woody Greenberg : Earl Hamner (left) with BRL Publisher Tommy Stafford & Juniorette Publisher Peyton Stafford. Earl has been friends of the magazine since the early years. Many times in the past he’s written regular columns for us. Was so good to visit with him again. In July Earl will turn 91 years old.

We’ll keep you updated as we know more about the release of the biography later this year.

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