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Brad Oldham Says Good Morning America All Christmas Long

Brad Oldham

Via MediaBistro, and an ABC-TV press release, comes this curious note concerning Good Morning America's holiday window dressing:

Located in the heart of Times Square, GMA's ground level studio windows will be transformed to represent three cities -- New York, Chicago and Dallas -- with the help of the New York Botanical Gardens, Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, legendary Marshall Fields window designer, Robert Finzel, and Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau and designer Brad Oldham. The windows will be unveiled during the week of Monday, December 3, live during Good Morning America.

At this very moment Oldham is finishing the project, which will be boxed up today and shipped out tomorrow. And he tells Unfair Park it's been a very quick turnaround: He got the gig on November 8, whereas New York and Chicago have been working on theirs for at least three months. And it's been a wee bit of struggle, as GMA bosses "have an image of what Dallas is, and it's a little different from mine," he says, "so we had to go back and forth and concede some things."

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As for what it'll consist of, Oldham says there will be 11 20-inch tall sculptures, including "a Christmas tree made out of resin antlers." And it will be full of "a lot of bright color, because they wanted it to be very Dallas." And presents -- lots of special little packages full of you'll have to find out.

The window set will return to Dallas once the holidays are over: Oldham says part of the deal with the DCVB and GMA was, he'd stick to their limited budget, only if he got to keep the piece once the calendar flipped. Maybe it'll get auctioned off for a charity, or, Oldham says, "we'll hopefully get it into NorthPark or City Hall so people can enjoy it." --Robert Wilonsky

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