Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Interviews from David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’

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No Frank in Lumberton

In 1985, David Lynch invited German photographer Peter Braatz to the shoot of Blue Velvet in Wilmington, North Carolina. The artist captured 70 reels of footage and took nearly 1,000 photos — all of which was featured in a 1988 documentary called No Frank in Lumberton, referring to Dennis Hopper’s antagonist Frank Booth and the small town where the film is set. Cult With No Name, Tuxedomoon, and John Foxx were commissioned for the soundtrack. The unused footage and interviews are featured in the upcoming documentary Blue Velvet Revisited.