Recently producers of "Breaking Bad" thanked the city of Albuquerque for playing host through the filming of the show's five seasons by purchasing advertising on billboards around the city. The billboard read: "Thanks Albuquerque. We had great chemistry."
Keith West-Harrison, co-owner of Miss Celie's Spa, which has sold blue bath salts called "Bathing Bad," said show producers didn't stop him from selling his product even though he didn't get permission to use the term. (It's actually bath salt used to bathe, not the street drug also known as "bath salt," although it resembles the blue meth from the show.)
In fact, he said crews ordered 450 bags of his product for the show's wrap party. "They've been very supportive," he said.
Ann Lerner, the city's film liaison, said although the series is ending, the show has sparked more interest in the city from television and film producers. NBC's "The Night Shift" will begin filming later this month, she said. Another project, which hasn't been announced, will start production in September, she added.
"It's amazing," Lerner said. "People in Hollywood can actually spell Albuquerque now."
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