Writing from the 15th floor of Circus Circus: It's 6:00 AM, Thursday, January 19th, and the Chuck Jones Experience is set to open officially (in a non-traditional ribbon cutting ceremony that only a certain Coyote would have dreamt of…) just 5 hours from now at its location in Circus Circus, Las Vegas, Nevada! To say we're all excited would be understatement.
Yesterday, Linda Jones Clough, daughter of Chuck Jones, her sons Craig and Todd, along with Marian Jones, Chuck's wife, led a group of devotees on a sneak peek through the Experience.
Earlier in the day, artisans sweated the details; here's Danny putting the finishing touches on the columns just outside the main entrance. When you visit, make sure to check out his handiwork…you'll be surprised and delighted at what you'll find!
Simon (right) and Jumbo promised me they would watch over "Oscar", Chuck's Academy Award from "The Dot and the Line" 1966.
Just before she led the group into yesterday's sneak peek, Linda Jones Clough stopped to dedicate and sign a copy of her father's autobiography, "Chuck Amuck" for an adoring fan.
There was more, but who wants to look at it online when you can jump on a plane, get in your car, take a train, swim, crawl, walk, run to the Chuck Jones Experience and see it for yourself? You won't be sorry that you did…in fact, our prediction is that you'll come back over and over again and that you'll find inspiration and creativity bubbling up inside of you.
Okay, one final image: one of the several zoetropes at the Experience…