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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything,
Julie Newmar

Filming for To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar began in New York City on July 7, 1994. Following three weeks of shooting in the Greater New York area, the company moved to Loma, Nebraska for three months location work which formed the heart of the film.

Beeban Kidron

Director Beeban Kidron
on location in Loma, Nebraska

Production designer Wynn Thomas spent three months canvassing 15 states in the eastern half of the country, "auditioning" tiny towns to see which was best suited to play the role of Snydersville. He was looking for a town which, according to Director Beeban Kidron, "You could stand there in high heels and have absolutely no place you could go." Producer G. Mac Brown, who accompanied Thomas on many of his travels, says that "the landscape we were looking for was as important as the architecture. We needed a town that looked completely isolated in the wide open spaces; one where the characters would truly feel stranded. Most small towns are surrounded by trees that block the view of the outlying landscape. To find an open landscape, where you can see for hundreds of miles in all directions, but that is also within traveling distance of a hotel, is hard to do in America today." Ultimately, the town of Loma, Nebraska (population 23) turned out to be the perfect choice. Located thirty five miles northwest of Lincoln, and nestled on a small plateau among rolling fields stretching out in every direction, the town was a sleeping beauty. With no post office, no grocery store and no school, Loma is not even on most maps. Yet the town still functions, nearly 100 years after its heyday at the turn of the century, when its population was closer to 80.

To Wong Foo - filming in Nebraska

Director Beeban Kidron on the Loma, Nebraska set with John Leguizamo, Wesley Snipes and Patrick Swayze

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