General Hospital Set Visit

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General Hospital Set Visit was something that I have wanted to do for years. It was on my bucket list of things I wanted to do, but had decided that it may not happen. But when I was invited to Los Angeles I was thrilled that is was on our agenda!! Words can’t describe how excited I was looking forward to the trip, meeting some amazing  actors, actresses and of course executive producers.

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“General Hospital” executive producer Frank Valentini (back middle) is surrounded by some of the show’s most recognizable stars (clockwise from bottom left): Tyler Christopher, Roger Howarth, Jason Thompson, Sean Blakemore and Kelly Monaco (seated). (Photo credit: ABC/ Ida Mae Astute)

Being on the set was absolutely amazing and I literally was impressed with the friendliness of the people there. I have been a General Hospital fan for YEARS because my Nana and I used to watch it together each day. I still watch it everyday even when the reruns air because sometimes it is neat to rewatch the older versions of this iconic soap! While on the set we met Frank Valentini, (back row, middle) who is the producer and director of this great show. He was very welcoming and full of lots of great insider tips to share with us.

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We first arrived and were greeted by the costume designer with lots of extra props to look at photograph and of course touch. I was a happy lady, but then we got a surprise visit from Finola Hughes who plays Anna Devane as well as Dominic Zamprogna who plays Dante Falconeri I couldn’t believe my eyes. They were super friendly and welcoming us onto their work spaces.

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After looking around and chit-chatting with them we were escorted up to the famous green room while they finished filming. Here are a few of the Nurses Ball dresses from 2013!! The 2014 Nurses Ball was being planned while we were there and we chatted with the Executive Producer about it.

 

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The 2014 Nurses Ball

Port Charles will once again hold the iconic Nurses Ball gala, a fundraiser for HIV and AIDS awareness and research. As the Nurses Ball 2014 begins, several popular Port Charles residents will be noticeably absent from the Red Carpet and stuck at home watching the festivities on TV. Old and new loves will percolate while others find themselves in awkward situations. Amidst all the romantic drama, the never-dull Nurses Ball audience will be entertained with fun performances and sexy surprises. The Nurses Ball episodes air May 8 through May 13. “General Hospital” airs MONDAY – FRIDAY (2:00- 3:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network.

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I was surprised to see Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) walking in the hall and when I looked up she waved and smiled great big! Which was amazing and almost surreal because I always figured her to be a lot like her character and none to friendly! After a few minutes in the green room we walked up the stage with Dante Falconeri with us to see the set of General Hospital!

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Once we were on the set we saw famous places such as the Jerome Art Gallery, the hospital, the “patient rooms”, elevators, Maxi’s apartment, the nurses station and of course the Police Department. We chatted with William Devry who plays Julian Jerome, Maura West who plays Ava Jerome and one of my personal favorites LuLu Spencer-Falconeri who is played by Emme Rylan! Each one of them were nice and it was really a dream come true to be on the stage of General Hospital!

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All of the bloggers with William DeVry

 

Remember: The Nurses Ball episodes air May 8 through May 13. “General Hospital” airs MONDAY – FRIDAY (2:00- 3:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network. Here are a few sneak peek pictures!!
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Photo credit: Rick Rowell/ABC

 

*Disclosure: I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the #ABCTVEvent and #Disneyevents in exchange for my coverage. All opinions are 100% my own.