Friday, June 30, 2017

The O.C. Video Clips: Rare Season 2 Promotional Trailer!

The cast of The O.C. gets ready for a classy beach party in this rare season 2 promotional trailer! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The O.C DIY: Seth's Harbor School Comic Book League Printable Poster!

We present to you a rare DIY printable version of Seth's Harbor School Comic Book League flyer! These flyers were posted all over Harbor School in an attempt to attract comic book lovers into Seth's two man ensemble, Ryan (forcibly joined) and Seth (wholeheartedly). We presume that seeing the flyers is how Zach Stevens heard about the league! Let's face it, Seth was all about getting another picture in the yearbook!

"Hey guys. Comic Book League. Check it out. We're gonna to be getting into the issues. The stuff that matters. You know what I mean? Check it out. Today's topic: capes. Gay, or kinda cool?" -Seth

The design of this poster obviously took inspiration from the "I want you" Uncle Sam military recruitment poster drawn by James Montgomery Flagg in 1914-1918. 

Artist Eric Wight

Seth's version features a drawling of himself (naturally). It's a pretty sweet depiction which was actually drawn up by Eric Wight! Eric did all of the illustrations throughout the show including Atomic County! He is an excellent artist! 

DIY Instructions:
  1. Save the top black and white document on your computer
  2. Print document 
  3. Proceed to post document where-ever you see fit (don't litter)
  4. For extra credit print it on hot pink or orange paper for an authentic look as you see above! Ryan's head not included!
  5. Having problems getting it to print the full page? Follow these instructions here!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Behind the Scenes: Marissa's Lifeguard Tower Set!

Here is a very rare behind the scenes photo of the famous S-49 lifeguard tower! You know the place where Marissa spent a lot of time contemplating the many stresses of teen life!

"Coop you spend all of your time on that lifeguard stand staring out at the water like you're a Naval widow."  - Summer

This set was built to replicate the real S-49 lifeguard tower located on Dockweiler Beach as seen above. Right behind the LAX airport. Google map link here!

The real lifeguard tower is very similar to the replica. The replica set was built inside Manhattan Beach Studios (the same place where the Cohen house set was). The set came complete with fake hills, plants, shrubs, background lighting and lots and lots of sand! Clearly this set was only used for night scenes.

Many lifeguard towers were seen in passing during the series. Here is a shot of a different lifeguard tower at Hermosa Beach in season 1 episode 9 "The Heights". 

Here is a rare scan from The O.C. Insider Magazine providing additional angles of lifeguard tower the set
Generally sets are created when the show creators realize that a certain location will be used a bunch of times, making it much more cost effective than shooting at the actual locations. Not only can they film whenever they want in a studio but they can also control nearly every aspect of the scene (which is not the case when shooting on location).

They sure had us fooled! Were you fooled? Regardless we thought this was pretty cool and the set designers did a heck of a good job on it! What else is housed inside the beach set you ask? Stay tuned!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The O.C. Holidays: Halfway to Chrismukkah!

It's that time again folks, we are halfway to the Seth created UBER holiday Chrismukkah! Oh boy we're feeling all festive already! So break out the Yamaclaus, grab some hot chocolate, prepare the mistletoe and listen to the Chrismukkah mix all the while decorating the tree! Chrismukkah is coming soon be prepared!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The O.C. Holidays: Summer officially starts today!

Yes it's true, today marks the first official day of summer and we think that's glorious! So stop reading this and get outside, skateboard in an empty pool, get some food with your friends, go swimming, sail a boat, go to a show, get a summer job, have a summer fling! Whatever you choose to do make sure you're at least having fun doing it, summer only lasts so long, make it count folks!

Monday, June 19, 2017

The O.C. in the News: Chris Carmack and fiance Erin Slaver pose with their daughter!

In honor of fathers day, Chris Carmack's lovely musician fiance Erin Slaver posted a photo on her Instagram of the herself, Chris and their baby girl!

Chris currently plays Will Lexington on the hit CMT show "Nashville"...

But when he's not busy playing an up and coming country music star, Chris plays the part of a wonderful dad! By the looks of it, it seems like she likes him too!

The resemblance is strong! 

The only other thing we want to know is if Chris said his "Welcome to the O.C." line when she popped out!

Click here to see what else Chris Carmack has been up to lately!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The O.C. DIY.: Printable Anna Stern Comic Book Given to Seth!

What lies in this folder is amazing....

Hint: its a gift from Anna...

Here we have a copied scan of the exact comic book prop that Anna Stern gave Seth for Chrismukkah. How'd we find this you ask? The CW Seed released a Snapchat video of the front and back of this prop months ago but it was on their page for less than 24 hours, how dare they! Because we love our fans we took their crummy video and after much tweaking turned it into two images. We believe everyone should have some sort of piece from the show! Look below for a printer ready version that you can hang up in your room and or add to your ever-growing O.C. shrine! We guarantee you will be one of the only people with this baby in your house! This comic features Seth Cohen, Captain Oats and a random sock monkey. Thanks Anna.

DIY Instructions:

  1. Save the above image to your desktop!
  2. Print it out! Color is preferred), if you print in blank in white you could perhaps color it yourself using colored pencils. 
  3. Fold it on the crease line!
  4. Frame it OR...
  5. Extra credit, fold about 6 blank pages in the middle to make it look more like the real deal. Put 2 staples at the fold line. If you need help stapling using a small stapler follow this guide.
  6. Press it between a book for a half hour and wallah! 
  7. Having problems getting it to print on a full page? Follow instructions here!
The finished product in all it's glory

Reddit user and O.C. super-fan: Unstable617 has posted this comic on their wall!

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Friday, June 9, 2017

The O.C. In the News: Benjamin Mckenzie and Morena Baccarin get married!

Morena Baccarin and Benjamin Mckenzie pose for picture just got married

Its official! Sorry ladies/gentlemen Benjamin Mckenzie is now not only a father to a baby girl named Frances Laiz but he also officially just got married to his baby mama! Who's the lucky lady you may ask? Well its no other than Ben's Gotham co-star Morena Baccarin! We think she has a slight Theresa vibe but that's just us!

brooklyn botanical gardens

The two were married at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in New York City. It was a quaint ceremony with family members and close friends! Brooklyn Botanical Garden will cost around $180 dollars a head (based on a 300 person reception).

Morena Baccarin and Benjamin Mckenzie pose for picture just got married
Ben and Morena as seen on Gotham

Fun Fact: The two actors started hitting it off in a big way in 2015 but Gotham wasn't the first time they crossed paths. In season 3 of The O.C. Morena Baccarin played a character named "Maya Griffin". If you remember she was the girl that Matt Ramsey (Sandy Cohen's reckless right hand man) was dating. It has been quoted that Benjamin Mckenzie didn't even remember that she was on The O.C. until it was later mentioned by someone else, talk about hilarious!


New Dad Ben McKenzie Talks Fatherhood with Harry

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The O.C In the News: Benjamin Mckenzie and Logan Marshall-Green Reunite!

This past weekend an extra special event has happened! The Atwood brothers have been reunited! Benjamin McKenzie aka Ryan Atwood and Logan Marshall-Green aka Trey Atwood pose for a picture at a recent party! The two shared these images via Instagram. But these aren't the only images of the two photographed together. The two were friends prior to The O.C. and have been ever since! Looks like no time has passed between the two!

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