The Help Fun Facts
The film is based on the phenomenal New York Times best-selling book by Kathryn Stockett. With three million copies in print, "The Help" remained on the NYT best-seller list for 103 weeks, six of which were at No. 1.
The film was shot on location in and around Greenwood, Mississippi, and the citizens of Greenwood willingly pitched in to find period props for the film by digging around in their attics and basements. Many even played extras in "The Help". Even producer Brunson Green's grandmother's dress wound up in wardrobe.
Local chefs were brought in to make sure foods used in the scenes, from fried chicken to congealed salads, were regionally correct and also correct for the times, and a conscious effort was made to make it all look homemade - not fancy or store-bought - to add to the authenticity of the film.
Cast members spent a whole day in a ballroom learning how to do period dances, including the bunny hop - taught by Sissy Spacek.
Due to the intense summer heat in Mississippi, the filmmakers adjusted the schedule to shoot only indoors in the middle of the day. Exteriors were shot in the early mornings and late afternoons.
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The Help pocket jotter and pen
The Help fan
The Help nail file/mirror
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