Billy Crystal is a name that is synonymous with comedy, and also with many important causes. He has created incredible characters such as Mike Wazowski of “Monsters Inc.,” Harry Burns of “When Harry Met Sally,” Mitch Robbins of “City Slickers,” Larry from “Throw Mamma From The Train,”to name a few. His many roles on the sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live” are legendary. Loyal Studios has had the esteemed privilege of playing host to various projects and productions that Mr. Crystal has been involved in. After his first shoot in our Santa Monica stage, he was so impressed that Loyal Studios has become his boutique studio of choice.
The eight-time Oscar host has supported the performing arts department of the Jewish University for over a decade, understanding how important it is to keep the flame of artistic freedom alive among the students. We were fortunate to have his creative force at Loyal Studios for this project. “Many celebrities use teleprompters and have others write their lines” says Bekian. ” But Billy Crystal showed incredible professionalism and delivered his lines expertly to the camera”. Its refreshing to see that level of discipline.
Another of his projects was a commercial for IBM and his involvement as host for the 2009 Impact conference in Las Vegas. Once again Billy Crystal delivered his lines flawlessley and even added some improvisation that had the entire crew and studio laughing.
Another project Billy Crystal did at Loyal Studios was for a documentary by the BBC in focusing on the life of the famous jazz singer, Billie Holiday. He spoke of his childhood growing up in New York City with Billie as his babysitter on a number of occasions, and how much she influenced his life for the better. His Uncle owned Commodore Records, which recorded many of Billie Holiday’s songs. In a quote on the BBC documentary in 2009 entitled “Angel of Harlem”, Billy Crystal looks back with fondness as he retells of his uncle’s shop on ‘Swing street.’ “For my part, I am so proud that my family was involved in the record that Time magazine would one day vote ‘the most important release of the 20th century’.”
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