Last updated on May 8th, 2014 at 08:02 pm
No compensation was given for this post. I attended a press event which facilitated this post. Hotel accommodations and airfare were provided.
General Hospital is the longest-running American soap in production and celebrated its golden anniversary on April 1, 2013. As a special treat back in March, the press group I was with got the unique opportunity to visit the set of General Hospital. Casually strolling the set and taking photos was a major highlight from my time in Los Angeles back in March.
Visiting the set of General Hospital and meeting some of the stars was an experience I won’t soon forget. Just driving through the gates at The Prospect Studios in Hollywood gave me chills.
I’m almost 100% sure that either you, or someone close to you watches, or has known someone who watches General Hospital. For me, that person is my grandmother. I was a bit overwhelmed that I was visiting a set of a show that my grandmother use to enjoy watching. My grandmother loves her soaps, and when she’d come to visit us I would watch them with her.
Frank Valentini, the show’s executive producer was there to greet us on set. He’s in the back middle of the above photo. Frank 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). Any of their faces look familiar to you?
Be sure you tune in during the week of May 8th for the Nurses Ball episodes. 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 other 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.
One of the stars from General Hospital was nice enough to take a group photo with us. William deVry (Julian Jerome) was on set rehearsing, and get this, they were filming that day too. Anna Devane played by Finola Hughes even dropped in to say hi.
I had a great time playing on set of General Hospital. The cast and crew were all so inviting and a pleasure to spend the afternoon with. Thanks for having us.
Make sure you tune in for The Nurses Ball episodes which are May 8 through May 13. General Hospital airs Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network.