As the temblor rolled over Los Angeles, Bedrock took a seismic hit of its own.
Amblin reps confirmed that set preparations for a McDonald’s commercial — involving the principals from Universal/Amblin’s upcoming pic “The Flintstones”– came to a halt when sections of a quarry used to depict the prehistoric town came crashing down.
No injuries were reported.
Two 18-wheelers loaded with equipment became trapped behind a wall of boulders that jammed the only access road to the quarry.
This forced commercial outfit Palomar Prods. to airlift the rigs to safety Tuesday, using two heavy Sikorsky helicopters, since the city’s Caterpillar trucks and other service vehicles were busy clearing freeway debris.
Though Palomar reps couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday, sources added that both McDonald’s and Amblin folks had decided to postpone the commercial indefinitely until Bedrock was back to normal. Meetings will be held today to assess the damage.
Amblin’s offices on the Universal Studios lot sustained only light damage.
U’s phones were still overburdened with calls on its first day back on-line, and reps could not be reached Wednesday.