As a 2nd unit cameraman on the first season of Pee Wee's Playhouse, produced by Broadcast Arts in NYC, I got to shoot this live action background plate of a punk rock pogo dance party. The footage was shot with a 16mm Bolex camera with people that worked in the film and art department who looked the part, and people literally pulled in off the streets from the East Village. Pee Wee Herman and Cowboy Curtis (Lawrence Fishburne) wearing mohawk wigs, were shot separately in front of a green screen so they could be matted in front of the other dancers.
For more fun with Pee Wee and Cowboy Curtis see "Pee Wee's Psychedelic Adventure" vimeo.com/66297188
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