Even though “Crybaby” was a Universal Picture produced by Brian Grazer, the $9 million budget was cheap by Hollywood standards.
Of course taking away studio overhead, and the nice, high-six figure salaries of the executive producers and John Waters, the music, choreography and other name stars, in some areas the cheapness showed.
As location manager, I can attest they strained to save a bundle in that department, but never mind. Swag for the crew consisted of 10-cent combs. No T-shirts, no mugs, no fancy pens -– a few plastic combs.
Again, as location manager, they were pretty much the extent of my “...