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August 20, 2007

Location scouting

Filed under: goof,jump the sandwich — alecsothblog @ 11:48 pm


The ‘Happy Days’ room at the FantaSuite Hotel in West Bend, Wisconsin. Take the 360° tour here. Speaking of Happy Days, didn’t this all start with Fonzie?

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12 Comments

  1. it’s perfect, infact, adding people would probably ruin the effect. I had a friend who told me that when his mother prepared sandwitches for him to take to school, she always forgot to take the plastic off the cheese slice.

    Comment by erik — August 21, 2007 @ 5:54 am

  2. ahah, this remindes me of the love hotels book by misty keasler … 😀

    Comment by einars o — August 21, 2007 @ 8:04 am

  3. It took me awhile to realize that this was a life size sandwhich. Surreal.

    Comment by mike — August 21, 2007 @ 8:37 am

  4. Ah yes, the sweet, sweet Fantasuites. I shot there many years ago. It’s a short drive from my hometown.

    http://christianpatterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/fantasuites1.jpg

    I wish I knew then what I know now!

    But the “love hotels” of Japan are better, thank you, Ms. Keasler. And I wasn’t quite ready to “bare it all,” thank you, Mr. Soth.

    http://christianpatterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/fantasuites2.jpg

    Comment by Christian — August 21, 2007 @ 9:18 am

  5. If I fly to Wisconsin, dress up as a pickle, and take a picture of myself jumping over the bed, do I win the contest?

    Comment by Joe Reifer — August 21, 2007 @ 9:35 am

  6. What size girl eats that sandwich? And what size bed does she jump on?

    Comment by Rachel — August 21, 2007 @ 10:34 am

  7. Wow. I was just nagging a friend who wants to direct a short film about the importance of an interesting location. To him, a room is a room. I’m emailing this link right now.

    Comment by Lisa Hunter — August 21, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

  8. How could you get any sleep when the giant who made it might come by in the night and eat you?

    Comment by Amy — August 21, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

  9. I am hungry now…

    Nice one, Alec…

    Comment by Sunil Gangadharan — August 22, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

  10. […] Even though this post requires me to link to two blog posts from the same blog within a span of hours, I simply MUST give credit once again to Alec Soth, for digging up a picture of a sandwich BED. […]

    Pingback by Extra Pillows With a Side of Mayo Please! | — August 23, 2007 @ 1:30 pm

  11. For full points, shouldn’t one try to find a Fantasuites with a grilled cheese, bacon, or bookmaker’s sandwich? I only mention this because my grant applications for funds to produce “a series of sandwich-style beds” and “sandwiches with mattresses and sheets for bread” seem to have all fallen through.

    Comment by Jesse Mullan — August 23, 2007 @ 2:37 pm

  12. I hope nothing squirts out of the sides when you jump on it. 🙂

    Comment by awittykitty — August 25, 2007 @ 9:17 am


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