Well, as usual, no idea what this set was supposed to be. Was this another part of the WWII Chinese Jewish Synagogue set? Jack Faggard was an old time Hollywood special effects man and about as nice as anyone in this business ever is--not to mention RARE in this business. He always had a story or a kind word and always kept his cool--which is good since he was also in charge of the explosives! Ok, so he blew out the windows and Christmas tree of that family one time, the rest of the time he was great. He did the bullet hits, explosions, fog, smoke, fires (from entire buildings to camp fires), and even tiki torches because gas was used. Normally the paint department handled "dust aging" which is blowing (usually) super fine diatomaceous earth on everything. Special effects also does spider webs which are usually made by spinning and blowing rubber cement and then dusting with talcum powder. Oh no, are there no secrets left? So it's quite a diverse department. One of the guys he trained went on to win an Emmy on "LOST" for special effects, Archie Ahuna. Jack was not one of those people who didn't like to share, he was really good about teaching and showing everyone.
So another mystery set turned into yet another explanation / education. That one photo with the dramatic lighting is one of those "accidents" that happen once in awhile with photography and is suitable for framing! I think that might have just been work lights or someone left the door open. You can see why they like smoke or fog in the air for some scenes. Also at rock concerts now that no one can smoke in the arenas, they blow out fog so the lights show up better. Notice no one is wearing a mask!
P.S. The latest photo is of me on the "LOST slave ship at the end of the 1st season. I'm the one with the flesh. How prophetic it became as time went on with that show.......... Those chains became much shorter!