Backstagehollywood ex1

Hollywood

A Behind the Scenes look at Hollywood's Motion Picture Studios to Movie Premieres.

Movie Studios

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Audio:
Location:
500126_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:48:31 - 01:50:07
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Original Film:
HD:
1490
HFR-SFL-35-059
N/A
Master 1490 - Tape 1 LS Republic Studios (Republic Pictures) offices, cars traveling along street, mountains in BG. TLS/LSs Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation office building, cars parked in parking lot in FG; 20th Century Fox. LS/TLSs RKO Pictures office building, auto traffic & pedestrian crossing frame in mid-ground. TLS Warner Brothers (Warner Bros) street sign by studio lot, hills in BG.

Twentieth Century Fox Studios

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
504566_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1951  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:00:59 - 01:01:27
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1487
HFR-SFL-35-049
N/A
Master 1487 - Tape 1 High angle LS Twentieth Century Fox (20th Century Fox, Fox Studios) movie studios in Los Angeles, California: late 1940s & early 1950s model passenger cars exit & enter through gated main entrance, stakebed trucks drive along lot, studio soundstage building on screen left, studio office buildings on screen right.

Life in Hollywood

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Audio:
Location:
508370_1_3
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1925  (Actual Year)
B/W
02:10:51 - 02:12:50
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1841
HFR-MIS-16-025
N/A
Card: "Hollywood, the land of sunshine & laughter, of hopes realized & blasted; the home of the mightiest molder of public opinion, the motion pictures." Aerial shots of Hollywood: motion picture studios, houses, commercial buildings, etc. Card: "This is Hollywood Boulevard, the Main Street of the Cinema City." Chaotic fast motion (12 fps) LS Hollywood Boulevard street scene: automobiles, delivery trucks, pedestrians, street car trolleys, etc; note the absence of traffic signals aside from a caution light. Over the shoulder MCU stunt aviator AL WILSON wearing leather aviator cap & goggles while driving car and talking with unidentified white man. Nice traveling shot westbound along Hollywood Boulevard between McCadden and Las Palmas: parallel parked cars, traffic, street trolley tracks, stores, and Pig n' Whistle, Grauman's Egyptian Theater, and Christie Hotel landmarks. Great panning TLS Egyptian Theater (cinema, movie theater) on Vine Street. Nice traveling shot along Hollywood Boulevard, predominantly Ford cars driving along street.

Happy Birthday! Universal Pictures

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
361638_1_1
Yes
Hollywood, California, USA
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1962  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:36:19 - 00:40:58
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1698
035-046-01
N/A
Happy Birthday! Universal Pictures The oldest motion picture company in the world, Universal Pictures, marks its Fiftieth Anniversary (50th) with a nostalgic glance at the past and an ambitious look at the future. Universal 3 tiered birthday cake. Footage of Thomas Edison standing in room. Illustration of woman viewing kinetoscope. A flip book of still pictures that form a moving picture when flipped quickly, image is a scantily clad woman wearing only a bra (brazier) and panties exercising. A scale-model of Edison's Black Maria, the first movie studio. Poster of Charlie Chaplin in the film "Dumb Waiter" and "The Absent Minded Janitor". Poster "Bill Hart's Best - You'll Like It!" Coin being placed in machine. William S. Hart - clips from cowboy film. Great footage of Kinetoscope, interior, showing the inner workings of images being flipped. Man smiling as he looks into kinetoscope. Clip from the film "Hiawatha". Behind the scenes, shots of movie production. Charles Bickford with lion and an outtake of the lion biting his ear. CU film camera during shooting. Aerial view of Universal Studios. Will Hayes presents award, Cecil B. Demille, Mary Pickford and Will Rogers are also present for the celebration. Overview of banquet tables. Studio heads De Mille and Jessie Lasky ?. Mea Robson? Binnie Barnes. Carole Lombard, William Powell, and Clark Gable are all on hand for a film premiere. Jack Oakey. Jack L. Warner. Marquees for "Spartacus," "Back Street," John Gavin, Anna May Wong. "Flower Drum Song," posters, and stars from film Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta and Miyoshi Umeki. "Come September," "The Pajama Game," and "Lover, Come Back." Doris Day getting out of car, Tony Randall, John Saxon, Ross Hunter, Lana Turner, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin all arrive for premieres. Rock Hudson is honored at a German festival as outstanding. box-office favorite. Cary Grant smiles into camera, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Kirk Douglas, and Princess Margaret attend Spartacus film premiere in London. Spartacus poster. British Police (bobbies) in London holding back fans. Cary Grant helps cut birthday cake.

Film Set

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Audio:
Location:
516425_1_1
No
California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1970  (Estimated Year)
Color
02:17:00 - 02:17:11
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1787
HFR-DFS-16-065
N/A
Master 1787 - Tape 2 GV of filming around swimming pool. Lights, camera, director and actors are seen. Action is called and actors begin stage fighting on edge of pool, it looks like one will eventually fall in.

MGM Short About Film Production

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Audio:
Location:
515885_1_2
Yes
Hollywood, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1940  (Actual Year)
B/W
01:34:33 - 01:35:12
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1893
HFR-MIS-16-182
N/A
MS as elaborate doors open to TLS of movie set with crew. MS stage lights being positioned. TLS movie set with crew walking around. MS profile of movie set with camera crew. TLS movie set with lights being positioned. MS profile of camera crew. MS director talking into megaphone. VO talks about the process.

Behind the Scenes - Film Production

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
540097_1_3
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:44:13 - 01:46:13
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
337
N/A
GV film crew set up at outdoor location, light, microphones and screens seen. High angle GVs of actors and crew filming on sound stage. CU men talking, one man pulls film camera to his eye, facing head w/ viewer. MS man dressed in Military Police (MP) costume, leaning against trailer, reading over lines in script. LS film crew w/ equipment in desert location. MCU male actor on location, seated reading script. MS male actor exiting make-up trailer, removing protective tissue from his clotting. MS make-up. MCU/MS male & female actors on location, reading script. MS man & woman seated outside production trailer talking. MCU man w/head tilted back & eyes closed, he then dramatically opens his eyes wide & moves toward camera, ending w/a smile, goofing around on set.

Behind the Scenes - Film Production

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
540097_1_5
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:48:01 - 01:50:10
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
337
N/A
Various high angle GVs of filming on soundstage, actors, cameras, lighting and sound equipment seen. High angle GV/LS camera dolly moving over parking lot, cameraman action. MCU woman wearing dark sunglasses exiting trailer, she takes a seat on steps to read over script. Various high angle GVs action on soundstage, actors portraying a domestic kitchen scene.

Behind the Scenes Film Production

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
508762_1_1
Yes
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1951  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:34:08 - 01:34:23
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1779
HFR-SFL-35-082
N/A
Master 1779 - Tape 1 MSs white male electrical engineers (gaffers, perhaps) throwing massive switches on electrical boards on motion picture studio set in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. MSs white men turning large wattage lights on film set. LS bustling film set between takes, crew setting up next shot. CU frequency dials being tuned on sound recording machine. MS 35mm studio film camera. Tilting MS white male recording engineer (sound engineer) wearing ugly plaid suit jacket while hunched over recording machine, tuning knobs, giving OK sign to comrades on set.

Hollywood Movie Production

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Audio:
Location:
528806_1_1
No
Hollywood, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1940  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:18:36 - 01:19:00
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
200
N/A
Master 200, Tape 2 LS behind the scenes shots of movie set. MS man operating lights. LS busy movie set. CU hands turning knobs on sound console. CU of movie camera. MS director standing next to director of photography behind the camera. MS sound engineer testing levels and giving okay sign. MS film in bin. Good short Hollywood production sequence.

Film Editor Working

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Audio:
Location:
503372_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1958  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:10:49 - 01:11:58
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1482
HFR-SFL-35-022
N/A
Master 1482 - Tape 1 Excellent TLS white man sporting goatee, white dress shirt & gray tie while editing 35mm film on Moviola upright editing machine in claustrophobic editing room, Los Angeles, California; man loads film into machine, makes marks with white grease pencil. MSs man editing film on Moviola upright, making marks with grease pencil, taking film from trim bin. MS editor working, trim bin in FG. Metal 35mm film cans & reels litter room.

Any Day in Hollywood

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523104_1_4
No
California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1935  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:41:48 - 01:42:07
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1831
HFR-SFL-16-099
N/A
GV film set w/crew & actors. High angle LS of film production w/view of actors performing & crew filming behind the scenes. MSs scenes from silent era romance movie w/woman dressed like Little Bo Peep having words w/her man. TLS of film production w/view of actors performing & crew filming behind the scenes.

Any Day in Hollywood

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523104_1_5
No
California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1935  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:42:07 - 01:42:27
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1831
HFR-SFL-16-099
N/A
Scene from silent era adventure movie w/men climbing a rope. MS film crew w/director calling into megaphone & cameraman rolling film. Scenes from silent film with LS of man climbing a rope & MCU of lion lying down in front of den. MCU film director passionately yelling into the megaphone. MS lion outside of den. Scene from silent era film of people dressed as cavemen.

Let's Go to the Movies

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506539_1_16
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1948  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:38:10 - 01:38:46
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1889
HFR-MIS-16-161
N/A
MSs place setting, banquet table; silverware display. LS two massive cuts of raw lumber being hoisted via chains in forest, lumberjack watching on, massive dust cloud being kicked up into air. MCU sacks of plaster; MS white male artist working on plaster sculpture. MSs white male engineer throwing massive switches on electric generator. MS grip turning powerful light above film set. CUs liquid bubbling, boiling in glass beaker.

Let's Go to the Movies

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506539_1_18
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1948  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:39:26 - 01:40:01
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1889
HFR-MIS-16-161
N/A
LS Santa Anita movie theater, marquee advertising Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero in "Deep Waters," and "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein." LS movie theater advertising Brian Aherne & Madelaine Carroll in "My Son, My Son"; George Brent and Basil Rathbone in "International Lady." Great TLS signs, main facade of drive-in movie theater showing double bill of "Ruthless" and Abbott and Costello in "The Noose Hangs High." TLS Santa Monica movie theater marquee advertising "Hazard" (Paulette Goddard, MacDonald Carey) and "River Lady." LS Academy movie theater, advertising Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Cesar Romero, Walter Able in "That Lady in Ermine" & Janet Martin in "King of the Gamblers." TLS movie marquee advertising "Fighting Father Dunne." MS metal reels spinning on upright Moviola editing machine; TLS film lab technicians working in room littered with spinning metal reels, upright editing machines, etc. MS white people standing in movie theater lobby, talking. MSs white male film distributors, screenwriters, producers, art directors working in offices.

Let's Go to the Movies

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506539_1_13
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1948  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:36:35 - 01:37:02
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1889
HFR-MIS-16-161
N/A
Panning high angle LS outdoor studio set. TLS "Stage 10," tilt down to closed and locked door, swinging pendulum warning anyone not to enter. TLS grip operating large klieg light inside studio soundstage. LS activity between takes on motion picture production. MCU dials, knobs being turned on sound recording machine. MCU 35mm film camera. Great CU/MSs numerous strands of 35mm film passing through industrial film processing machine. TLS white men working in editing department, one man entering with several film can on hand-truck; MS editor looping film through upright Moviola editing machine.

MGM Studio Tour

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
541649_1_3
No
Culver City, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1925  (Actual Year)
B/W
09:16:08 - 09:16:52
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
914
WPA 947
N/A
Not everything is motion in motion pictures for instance the still cameras Still photographers kneel beside tripods. Panning still photographers posing with still cameras on tripods.

Behind the Scenes

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523046_1_5
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1955  (Estimated Year)
Color
05:30:49 - 05:33:44
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
5
N/A
Several GVs of film production crew at work on movie/television set (actors, cameramen and soundcrew are seen). MSs cameraman at work. Several GVs of film production crew at work on movie/television set (actors, cameramen and soundcrew are seen).

Behind the Scenes

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523046_1_2
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1955  (Estimated Year)
Color
05:22:05 - 05:24:50
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
5
N/A
Several GVs of film production crew at work on movie/television set (actors, cameramen and soundcrew are seen).

Behind the Scenes

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523046_1_7
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1955  (Estimated Year)
Color
05:36:43 - 05:37:45
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
5
N/A
Several GVs of film production crew at work on movie/television set (actors, cameramen and soundcrew are seen).

Movie Studios

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
540537_1_1
No
Hollywood, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1940  (Estimated Year)
Color
00:59:59 - 01:00:06
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1040
N/A
Movie Studios LS exterior of "Universal Pictures" main studio in North Hollywood. GV gate to "Paramount Pictures" studio.

Film Production

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
500698_1_1
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1940  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:45:32 - 01:45:52
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1781
HFR-SFL-35-095
N/A
LS film production crew moving bulky 35mm motion picture camera and lights on studio set, two young white women (script girl) chatting & walking off set. Head-on MS motion picture camera on crane being lowered on location (shooting in field).

Film Production

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
499329_1_1
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:17:32 - 01:17:46
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1474
N/A
Same as catalog #508762 MSs engineers throwing massive switches on electrical boards on studio set. MSs men turning large klieg lights on film set. LS bustling film set. Film production. CU frequency dials being tuned on sound recording machine. MS 35mm studio film camera. Tilting MS recording engineer (sound engineer) tuning knobs, giving OK sign to compatriots on set.

Film Set

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523057_1_1
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:14:59 - 01:15:05
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1831
HFR-SFL-35-210
N/A
Master 1831 - Tape 1 : Film Set GV profile of men behind the scenes during film shoot, director, camera men & boom microphone operator are seen.

Ron Howard Directs "Cotton Candy"

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
513747_1_1
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1976  (Estimated Year)
Color
02:18:19 - 02:18:51
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1942
COOPER REEL 16
N/A
Master 1942 Part 2 GV of long haired hippie types standing outside in a line. CU Ron Howard talking about acting. MS sound guy wearing headphones, he adjusts his reel to reel recording device. CU reel spinning. MS Ron Howard seated in director's chair. CU Ron's face.

Carthay Circle Movie Theater

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
316244_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1952  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:16:26 - 01:17:18
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
200
N/A
Master 200, Tape 2 LS movie theater, the Carthay Circle, klieg lights soaring for movie premiere. LS crowd outside movie theater.

MGM Short About Film Production

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
515885_1_4
Yes
Hollywood, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1940  (Actual Year)
B/W
01:38:33 - 01:39:20
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1893
HFR-MIS-16-182
N/A
Slightly elevated TLS of construction frame work (exposed beams) for movie set. TLS carpenters building set. Interior TLS of carpenters busy at work sawing and hammering wood. Exterior TLS set buildings raising frame. Several LSs of Hollywood set. VO talks about work and dreamlike work done as well as the time clock and doing a film a week. Interior TLS of seamstresses at sewing machines working on costumes. TLS storage rooms filled with set furniture and costumes. MS man in the special effects department ripping open a sack and throwing 'snow'. Nice TLS of man operating a wind and snow machine on movie set. VO talks about what the snow is made of: gypsum, asbestos and feathers.

Behind the Scenes - Film Production

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
540097_1_2
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:41:57 - 01:44:13
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
337
N/A
Slightly elevated GV film set showing both the actors and crew. Elevated GV camera man on dolly crane filming scene on the street, the elaborate scaffold set-up is seen as a truck rolls further into frame. MS couple (male, female actors) driving away in an old 1920s era roadster, camera man seen filming to the left. Elevated GV film scene at the train station. Slightly elevated MS camera man set up outside on concrete pad with tripod. GV film crew shooting a scene in front of house, woman in period costume walks by. MS film crew shooting outside house. LS film crew shooting at outdoor location, good view of lights and screens being used. GV film crew and their elaborate camera dolly / track at outdoor location. GV scaffold holding camera dolly above parking lot. Several LSs of film crew at outdoor at desert mountain location, police cars parked in FG in one shot, actors seen walking down mountain in another.

Behind the Scenes - Film Production

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
540097_1_4
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:46:13 - 01:48:01
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
337
N/A
MS young man leaning against a camera dolly, striking a pose for camera. Dark interior of elaborate camera dolly w/scaffold platforms being moved. Exterior GV of elaborate camera dolly w/scaffold platforms in parking lot, cameraman seen in position. Interior view of airplane silo. Dark interior of elaborate camera dolly w/scaffold platforms being moved. High angle GV camera dolly moving over parking lot, cameraman action. CU film moving through projector. CU profiles of man w/ Arriflex 16mm film camera to his eye, outdoor location.

Let's Go to the Movies

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506539_1_19
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1948  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:40:01 - 01:40:34
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1889
HFR-MIS-16-161
N/A
MS white male director sitting in director's chair beside film camera. MS white male cinematographer manning 35mm film camera, director standing beside him. Viewfinder shot of CARY GRANT kissing INGRID BERGMAN. Tilting MS white male sound technician (sound man, soundman) giving OK sign from behind sound monitor on film set. High angle LS conductor leading orchestra through recorded performance. MS white male film editor looping 35mm film into upright Moviola editing machine. LS film camera on crane driving through outdoor film set of city; LS stagecoach driving through city, film camera on crane capturing shot. "The End."

Stage 5 - Film Industry

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523599_1_4
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1960  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:45:47 - 01:47:29
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1899
HFR-MIS-16-224
N/A
Elevated MS elevator with door open. Several CUs as elevator door closes. CU flashing red light. MS flashing red light hung above door with "Stage 5" sign posted. CU red light. CU production light turning and shining into camera. MS stage light turning on. CU stage light. MS profile of man looking into eye piece of film camera, pan down camera on tripod. CU camera swiveling on tripod. CU 35mm film spooling off reel. CU 35mm film running through projector. CU gears spinning on projector. CU film moving through projector. CU 35mm film spooling off reel. CU film threaded into projector. CU film being spliced. CUs film being marked. MS editing table with hands spooling film. CU film reel spinning. CU as various film canisters with a "Stage 5" label rotate past camera, titles on the canisters are as following: "Sun Also Rises", "Rawhide", "Kangaroo", "Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef", "President's Lady", "White Witch Doctor", "Ten North Frederick", "Broken Lance", "Fraulein" and "Red Skies of Montana".

Stage 5 - Film Industry

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523599_1_2
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1960  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:41:50 - 01:43:36
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1899
HFR-MIS-16-224
N/A
Elevated MS elevator with door open. Several CUs as elevator door closes. CU flashing red light. MS flashing red light hung above door with "Stage 5" sign posted. CU red light. CU production light turning and shining into camera. MS stage light turning on. CU stage light. MS profile of man looking into eye piece of film camera, pan down camera on tripod. CU camera swiveling on tripod. CU 35mm film spooling off reel. CU 35mm film running through projector. CU gears spinning on projector. CU film moving through projector. CU 35mm film spooling off reel. CU film threaded into projector. CU film being spliced. CUs film being marked. MS editing table with hands spooling film. CU film reel spinning. CU as various film canisters with a "Stage 5" label rotate past camera, titles on the canisters are as following: "Three Coins in the Fountain", "Niagara", "River of No Return", "In Love and War", "Long Hot Summer", "Gentlemen Prefer Blonds", "Desert Rats", The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", "No Down Payment", "A Certain Smile" and "Desire".

Stage 5 - Film Industry

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523599_1_5
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1960  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:47:43 - 01:49:27
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1899
HFR-MIS-16-224
N/A
Elevated MS elevator with door open. Several CUs as elevator door closes. CU flashing red light. MS flashing red light hung above door with "Stage 5" sign posted. CU red light. CU production light turning and shining into camera. MS stage light turning on. CU stage light. MS profile of man looking into eye piece of film camera, pan down camera on tripod. CU camera swiveling on tripod. CU 35mm film spooling off reel. CU 35mm film running through projector. CU gears spinning on projector. CU film moving through projector. CU 35mm film spooling off reel. CU film threaded into projector. CU film being spliced. CUs film being marked. MS editing table with hands spooling film. CU film reel spinning. CU as various film canisters with a "Stage 5" label rotate past camera, titles on the canisters are as following: "The Egyptian", "Night People", "Decisions Before Dawn", "Woman's World", "Kon Tiki", "Stagecoach", "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain", "Notorious", "Sailor and the King" and "Deadline USA".

MGM Studio Tour

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
541649_1_5
No
Culver City, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1925  (Actual Year)
B/W
09:17:15 - 09:17:45
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
914
WPA 947
N/A
Art Director Cedric Gibbons. And his aides, who have designs on the world, blue printically speaking. Gibbons posing with art department (group photo). The drafting room, where plans for sets are drawn. People working on blueprints in drafting room.

Behind the Scenes

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523046_1_6
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1955  (Estimated Year)
Color
05:33:44 - 05:36:43
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
5
N/A
Several GVs of film production crew at work on movie/television set (actors, cameramen and soundcrew are seen). Nice exterior MSs of film crew and equipment. Several GVs of film production crew at work on movie/television set (actors, cameramen and soundcrew are seen).

Behind the Scenes

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523046_1_3
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1955  (Estimated Year)
Color
05:24:50 - 05:27:51
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
5
N/A
CUs flim camera. Several GVs of film production crew at work on movie/television set (actors, cameramen and soundcrew are seen).

Premiere of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
540841_1_2
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1966  (Actual Year)
Color
02:45:30 - 02:46:15
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1845
HFR-MIS-16-031
N/A
Excellent TLSs marquee outside Pantages Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, advertising world premiere of the Warner Brothers production, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1966) LS fourteen male event ushers wearing matching red suit jackets & black pants, standing at attention outside Pantages movie theater, red carpet rolled out; note the film lovers gathered across the street. MS rotating three-face lobby card for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Premiere of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
540841_1_3
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1966  (Actual Year)
Color
02:46:15 - 02:48:16
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1845
HFR-MIS-16-031
N/A
MSs actor CESAR ROMERO wearing black tuxedo, standing in foyer with guests, smiling at world premiere of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) held at Pantages Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. MS actor BOB CRANE (Robert Crane) wearing black tuxedo, laughing & smiling & kissing hands in foyer; the woman with Mr. Crane might be his wife, Ann Terzian; note the man standing behind Bob Crane, none other than actor WERNER KLEMPERER aka Colonel Klink from "Hogan s Heroes." MS Werner Klemperer wearing tux, standing in theater foyer with young white woman; pan left to actor/singer GEORGE MAHARIS, singer JOHNNY MATHIS and guests. MS George Maharis and lovely date smiling, posing for press in foyer. MS Johnny Mathis standing with date, looking all around him, press photographer taking picture in BG. MS cameraman wielding Arriflex camera, filming Johnny Mathis from press line. MSs Cesar Romero being interviewed beside blue curtain, film title sign. Panning MS actor DEAN JONES & guest (wife Mae Entwistle?) walking the red carpet.

Premiere of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
540841_1_4
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1966  (Actual Year)
Color
02:48:16 - 02:50:44
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1845
HFR-MIS-16-031
N/A
Excellent TLS/MSs white people sitting in small bleacher stand, smiling and waving and filming (home movies) or taking still pictures of arriving celebrities at world premiere of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) held at Pantages Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California; these are very, very happy people. MS young white people standing at police barrier, angling for better view of arriving celebs, Los Angeles police officer (reserves) standing in FG. MSs black tie affair guests including CAROL CHANNING standing in line outside foyer, all smiles. MSs comedian STEVE ALLEN wearing white tuxedo with black tie, standing on red carpet & chatting with reporter, wife JAYNE MEADOWS standing in BG. MSs Carol Channing standing, smiling, wearing skin-tight, sparkly sequined dress. MSs comedian DON ADAMS walking red carpet with Steven Allen and Jayne Meadows. TLSs guests walking the red carpet aisle (I'm probably wrong, but the lead couple appears to be Jack L. Warner and wife Ann Boyar Warner).

Premiere of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
540841_1_5
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1966  (Actual Year)
Color
02:50:44 - 02:52:23
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1845
HFR-MIS-16-031
N/A
Excellent LSs Pantages Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, night, for world premiere of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) Neon signs flashing, searchlights scanning skies. MS young white woman leaning over police barrier, angling for better view of arriving celebrities. MS unidentified young white woman (actor Sandy Dennis?) wearing fur coat, signing autographs outside movie theater; the woman even signs obligingly the forearm of a young white man. Panning TLS black tie guests standing in foyer, white man standing on stage by blue curtain, interviewing folks.

Movie Premiere

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506508_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1953  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:18:43 - 01:19:01
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1778
HFR-SFL-35-080
N/A
Slightly head-on TLS early-mid 1950s model American passenger cars pulling up to curb outside movie theater for premiere, Los Angeles, California, night; police officers keep the guests and rabble on the sidewalk beneath the twinkling marquee, ushers open doors of arriving guests.

Movie Premiere at Theater

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506504_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1954  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:16:55 - 01:17:09
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1778
HFR-SFL-35-080
N/A
3/4 view LS movie premiere at unidentified movie theater in Los Angeles, California, night: flashing neon marquee, powerful searchlights combing nighttime skies, crowd gathered outside building, automobile traffic passing in mid-ground, Stop sign in FG.

Movie Premiere at Pantages Theater

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506505_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1951  (Actual Year)
B/W
01:17:11 - 01:18:16
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1778
HFR-SFL-35-080
N/A
LSs ushers, crowds, police officers gathered outside Pantages Theater, beneath marquee and beside free-standing ticket booth in Los Angeles, California, for movie premiere of "The Flying Leathernecks" (1951); automobile traffic passes in FG; note the electric trolley car track lines in the ground; spectator seats to the right; patriotic bunting hangs from marquee.

Movie Premiere at Pantages Theater

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506509_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1951  (Actual Year)
B/W
01:19:02 - 01:20:31
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1778
HFR-SFL-35-080
N/A
Panning LS Pantages Theater (RKO Pantages Theatre) facade and marquee during movie premiere for "The Flying Leathernecks" (1951), Los Angeles, California, night; automobile traffic passes in FG while guests mingle beneath marquee which reads, "Howard Hughes presents John Wayne, Robert Ryan in The Flying Leathernecks, in Technicolor with Don Taylor, Janis Carter." TLSs car traffic traveling along, congesting street outside Pantages Theater; note the street car tracks in pavement. TLS police officers patrolling sidewalk outside theater, pan left to traffic and police officer directing cars. Static TLSs police officers on duty outside theater, spectators in stands in BG.

Movie Premiere at Carthay Circle Theater

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506503_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Actual Year)
B/W
01:15:44 - 01:16:53
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1778
HFR-SFL-35-080
N/A
LSs movie premiere -- hard to see the marquee but this cataloguer believes it is for the James Stewart film, "Harvey" (1950)-- at Carthay Circle Theater (Fox Carthay Circle Theatre) in Los Angeles, California, night; crowds line street, late 1940s model automobile traffic passes by, powerful searchlights comb the building or are trained steadfast into the nighttime sky; Spanish mission architecture replete with belltower; one of the great movie theaters, long gone now.

Movie Premiere at Carthay Circle Theater

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506507_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Actual Year)
B/W
01:18:20 - 01:18:41
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1778
HFR-SFL-35-080
N/A
LS crowds milling beneath marquee outside Carthay Circle Theater (Fox Carthay Theatre) in Los Angeles, California, for movie premiere of "Harvey" (1951) starring James Stewart; note the cardboard cutout of Harvey the giant bunny for people to have their picture taken with.

Movie Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506502_1_1
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1928  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:15:27 - 01:15:42
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1778
HFR-SFL-35-080
N/A
High angle LS large crowds gathered outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, for a movie premiere, night; police officers keep the crowds on opposite side of street, late 1920s model Ford Model A car and street car trolley traverse street, searchlights spanning sky and scene. High angle LSs guests in Ford Model A automobiles arriving, police officers keeping crowd on opposite side of the street, powerful searchlights panning scene and skies.

"The Ugly American"

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
425216_1_1
Yes
Hollywood / New York
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1963  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:47:43 - 00:49:25
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1709
036-032-02
N/A
"The Ugly American" : New Movie Has Dual Premiere. Gala premieres on both coast mark the debut of the "The Ugly American", adapted from the runaway best-seller. The Thai Ambassador heads the list of celebrities at the Holly premiere. Marlon Brando, the movie's star, attends in Hollywood and then jets East to be present at the New York opening. the picture inaugurates a new theatre - the Tarsus East - and Mr. Brando presides at the official opening. Celebrities attending premieres include: Rock Hudson, Marilyn Maxwell, Doug McClure, Barbara Luna, Marlon Brando in Hollywood. In New York, Tony Randall, Myrna Loy, Marlon Brando Hollywood RLO Pantages Theater marquee "Marlon Brando 'The Ugly American' Gala opening tonight at 8:00' CUS - Thailand s ambassador to the US. OHS - Fans waving to the camera. CUS - Rock Hudson and Maryland Maxwell. CUS Doug McClure and Barbra Luna. MCUS - Marlon Brando smiling and waving at the cameras. New York The Translux East another opening night in New York. MCUS - Tony Randal and wife. CUS - Fans CUS- Mauna Loy. CUS - Marlon Brando shaking hands with his fans. These New York fans love Marlon Brando. CUS - Marlon Brando officially opening the new Translux East Theater in New York City. Marlon cuts the ribbon and Tony Randal is at his side smiling away.

Stars Glitter At Showing of 'Come September'

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
364083_1_1
Yes
Beverly Hills, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1961  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:29:08 - 00:30:07
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1688
034-069-03
N/A
Stars Glitter At Showing of 'Come September' In those days of holding World Premieres in all parts of the world, Universal-International holds one right in Hollywood's back yard - Beverly Hills. The new picture premiere is attended by Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin and Rock Hudson who are in the movie that also stars Gina Lollabrigida and Walter Slezak. The Beverly Theater. Marquee - Gala Premiere Tonite 'Come September'. Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin getting out of car. Fans smiling and waving. Dee and Darin. Rock Hudson getting out of car with ( Marilyn Maxwell ?) Movies director. Hedda Hopper ? Charlton Heston and wife. Men with cameras, photographers. Ronald Reagan with Nancy.

Movie Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
500284_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1954  (Actual Year)
B/W
02:35:55 - 02:36:37
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1490
HFR-SFL-35-064
N/A
Master 1490 - Tape 2 Nice 3/4 view LSs Grauman's Chinese Theater (Mann's Chinese Theater) and auto traffic driving along Hollywood Boulevard, night; cars have headlights on, neon lights flash outside Grauman's. Rear view TLS spectators & newsreel cameramen (general hubbub) at red carpet outside Grauman's, preparing for arrival of celebrities at movie premiere.

Movie Glamour: West Coast Opening and Eastern Beauties

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
362264_1_1
Yes
Hollywood, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1963  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:02:45 - 00:04:27
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1714
036-065-03
N/A
On the west coast, a premiere of a new comedy: 'The Thrill Of It All.' An event that proves all is still glamour in Hollywood news. The premiere is a glittering, klieg-lighted affair and the contest. The Westwood Theater with throngs of celebrity watchers showing up at the premiere of a new comedy "The Thrill Of It All" CUS - Movie Marquee, Westwood Village: Tonight: Gala Invitational Premiere: Doris Day, James Garner "Thrill Of It All." Movie fans sitting on bleachers. CUS - Spotlight. CUS - Doris Day and her husband Marty Melcher. CUS - A young James Garner. CUS - Producer, Ralph Hunter. CUS - Hollywood press snapping pictures. CUS - Angie Dickinson. CUS - John Saxon. MS - Lights blinking under the marquee, movie is about to start!

Searchlights Probing Night Sky

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
503375_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1958  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:14:40 - 01:15:49
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1482
HFR-SFL-35-022
N/A
Master 1482 - Tape 1 LSs shafts of light in bluish nighttime sky, some stationary, others probing (searchlights). TLS/MSs large searchlights turning, rotating, scanning nighttime sky outside movie premiere or awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California.

"Madame X" Hollywood Turns Out For Gala Premiere

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
426354_1_1
Yes
Hollywood, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1966  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:41:42 - 00:42:55
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1745
039-015-02
N/A
The Directors' Guild Theatre is the scene of one of the plushiest of Hollywood openings, The Ross Hunter production, "Madame X." The new movie stars Lana Turner and co-stars Ricardo Montalban, both of whom are here at the head of a long list of luminaries. Hollywood, California The Directors Guild Theatre exterior shot. CU - Spot light. MS - A huge crowd turns out to see their favorite movie stars. CUS - Lana Turner standing with her husband. CU - Cesar Romero and his date Agnes Moorehead. MS - Loretta Young. CUS - Mervyn LeRoy the noted director. CU - Marie Wilson and her escort. MS - Elke Sommer and her husband. MS - Rita Hayworth. CUS - Zsa Zsa Gabor. Ricardo Montalban. MS - Virginia Grey. MS James Farentino and Michelle Lee.

Studio Signage

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
433616_1_1
No
Hollywood, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:05:28 - 01:06:01
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1040
459-10
N/A
Studio Signage CU sign from Desilu Studios, saying parking for employees only. WS exterior of "Columbia Pictures Corporation" studio with great art deco lettering on side of building. MS sign and entrance to modest bungalow building reading "Motion Picture Center Studios". MCU "Technicolor" sign over entrance to film laboratory. CU "Screen Gems Inc." sign. MCU "Columbia Pictures Copporation" inscription over studio gate.

Movie Premiere at Mann's Chinese Theater

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
500665_1_1
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:27:03 - 01:28:22
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1781
HFR-SFL-35-093
N/A
Great 3/4 view DOF TLS crowd standing at feet of klieg lights (searchlights, search lights) scanning sky during red carpet arrival of guests at Hollywood movie premiere, night -- note the "Cinegrill" sign in BG. Nice head-on TLS seated crowd cheering, angling for better view during guest arrival. A smiling peanut gallery. Sideview TLS guests arriving for movie premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater (Mann's Chinese Theater) -- note the two police officers standing watch. LS Mann's Chinese Theater, automobile traffic in FG. Sideview TLS canopy outside Mann's Theater, traffic passing on screen left. Excellent LS several searchlights probing nighttime sky, illuminated bell tower on screen left. 3/4 DOF TLSs crowd standing at feet of panning searchlights during movie premiere at Mann's.

Hollywood at Night

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
520859_1_1
No
Hollywood, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1947  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:53:00 - 01:53:42
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1785
HFR-SFL-16-012
N/A
Master 1785 - Tape 1 LSs Hollywood, California at night. Nice MS street sign at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. GV street scene with vehicles on the road and buildings lit up. LS Hollywood Bowl Amphitheater. GV pan down facade of the Carthay Circle Theater in West Hollywood. GV pan of NBC Studios.

Hollywood premiere at night and Theatres

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
523355_1_1
Yes
Los Angeles, California United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:29:48 - 01:31:42
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1896
HFR-MIS-16-209
N/A
Hollywood Theatres. MS sign on theatre marquee, "World premiere of Paramount's all talking hit "interference" tonight." CU movie card, "Pick your favorite." Ms man in suit and woman at premiere. MS man in suit near microphone. MS crowds. TLS theatre at night. MS car pulling up, people getting out and cars pulling away. CU card, "Hollywood has the most unique theatres." TLSs theatres, Mann's Chinese Theatre, Warner Brothers theatre, Hollywood Bowl." CU card, "Places to dine, dance and make merry."

Life in Hollywood

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
508370_1_4
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1925  (Actual Year)
B/W
02:12:50 - 02:14:31
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1841
HFR-MIS-16-025
N/A
Panning LS Warner Brothers motion pictures studio administration building, cars passing in FG, other cars parallel-parked in mid-ground, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. MS legendary Hollywood actor JOHN BARRYMORE exiting studio building with two unidentified white men, all walking to cam & stopping to chat; John Barrymore smokes cigarette. MS actress MAE MARSH and director WILLIAM SEITER exiting building, walking to cam; William Seiter smokes cigarette, Mae Marsh wears tacky tartan overcoat. MS actors HARRY MYERS and OTTO HOFFMAN wearing spiffy suits, both consulting pocket watches while exiting building; Otto Hoffman smokes cigarettes, lurks in BG. MS director ERNST LUBITSCH and actor MONTE BLUE exiting studio building, walking to camera; Ernst Lubitsch is all smiles, several cigars in breast pocket; Monte Blue possesses enormous hands. MS adorable child actor PRISCILLA MORAN exiting building, walking to cam & waving; check out the sad biography of lil' Miss Priscilla Moran if you get a chance. MS actress MARIE PREVOST and unidentified lady friend exiting studio building, passing cam.

NBC Studios

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
527990_1_1
No
Burbank, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1952  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:46:25 - 01:47:12
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1879
HFR-SFL-35-355
N/A
Master 1978 - Tape 1 GV car parked outside the NBC studio building. GV "NBC" lettering on building facade, pan down to front entrance of Studio B."

Filming Commercial Outside KTLA Studio, Night

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
507523_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1955  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:21:08 - 01:23:21
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1821
HFR-SFL-35-177
N/A
Master 1821 - Tape 1 LSs white man in business suit standing outside KTLA - Paramount Television Productions, Inc. studio in Los Angeles, California, night; man holds microphone, waves on used cars while filming television commercial; sparse setup, two 1k lights. Great TLS neon KTLA sign outside building, night. LS man filming commercial outside TV studio, steady stream of used cars passing by camera, sticker prices on front windshields. LS same, cars stopping within frame, announcer waving them off when finished talking of them.

Hollywood's Night Of Glamour

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
426601_1_1
Yes
Hollywood, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1965  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:33:01 - 00:34:19
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1734
038-029-03
N/A
It's Hollywood's night to hold the world spotlight...the annual Academy Awards. Coveted Oscars go to "My Fair Lady" and its star Rex Harrison - Best Picture and Best Actor. Best Actress Award is bestowed on Julie Andrews for her role in Disney's "Mary Poppins" - a part she accepted after being by-passed for the movie version lead in "My Fair Lady" in which she created the original Liza Doolittle on the stage and which rolled up theatrical history. Hollywood, California Throngs of movie fans, theatre with marquee "Academy Awards. High-Angle Shot - Interior of the theatre all the Movie Stars seated in their assigned seats. Audience applauding. Audry Hepburn presenting award to Rex Harrison. Rex Harrison approaching the stage. Audience applauding. Sidney Poitier and Johnny Carson (Tonight Show Host). Julie Andrews approaching the stage after her name is called to accept her Academy Award for Mary Poppins.

Warner Brothers Motion Pictures Studio

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
500602_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1965  (Actual Year)
Color
02:42:29 - 02:43:14
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1777
HFR-DFS-35-014
N/A
Master 1777 - Tape 2 TLSs white male security guard standing sentry at security gate checkpoint of Warner Brothers motion picture studio; a powder blue two-door sedan driven by middle-aged white man pulls up, man shows ID badge, drives through while a walking courrier passes with permission. High angle LS studio lot building at Warner Brothers (might be the costuming department).

Life in Hollywood

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
508370_1_5
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1925  (Actual Year)
B/W
02:14:31 - 02:17:35
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1841
HFR-MIS-16-025
N/A
Rear view TLS automobile pulling up to main gates of Vitagraph Studios motion pictures lot in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California; MS former Vitagraph now Warner Brothers actress ALICE CALHOUN behind wheel, receiving stacks of fan mail from studio secretary; TLS car driving onto studio lot; MS Alice Calhoun stopping car, studio worker opening car door and doffing his hat; CU Alice Calhoun. MSs Alice Calhoun and unidentified ladyfriend stopping at "Do Not Deface These Walls" sign posted outside building, so of course the irrepressible Alice in fur coat signs her name on the wall, saunters off happily with flapper attitude to spare. TLS cowboy actor TOM MIX riding Tony the Wonder Horse onto scene outside Fox Studios, hitching rope to "Park" sign; MS Tom Mix shaking hands with unidentified white man, both entering motion pictures studio building. MS actors SHIRLEY MASON and FRANCIS MACDONALD shooting pitching-woo scene in bar, white male film director sitting in director's chair with Miss Mason's name on back, white male cinematographer cranking camera. Behind the scenes film production; filmmaking.

Life in Hollywood

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
508370_1_6
No
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1925  (Actual Year)
B/W
02:17:35 - 02:20:06
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1841
HFR-MIS-16-025
N/A
TLSs film actress BESSIE LOVE and actor HAROLD GOODWIN on porch patio set at Fox Studios in Hollywood, California; Bessie Love knits while Harold Goodwin sings & strums ukulele; white male director calls Bessie to set but she refuses to stop knitting so they carry her away, knitting and all, leaving Harold all alone. MSs cowboy actor BUCK JONES (Charles Jones, Charles Buck Jones), director L.C. WELLMAN and CHARLES FRENCH shaking hands, laughing, talking. TLS director FRANK LLOYD standing with cinematographer NORBERT BRODINE while filming scene from "Black Oxen," starring ALAN HALE SR. and CORINNE GRIFFITH; note the violin players in FG, "Bill Bailey" written on back of director's chair; MS Alan Hale kissing the hand of Corrine Griffith, performing scene; TLS Frank Lloyd cutting scene, working with actors, white male assistant slating scene; CU Corinne Griffith acting. Behind the scenes film production; filmmaking.

Paramount Pictures Movie Studio

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
500119_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:42:47 - 01:44:37
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1490
HFR-SFL-35-059
N/A
Master 1490 - Tape 1 Great LS fanciful off-street entrance gate to Paramount Pictures movie studio; gates closed, security guard booth off to side, studio lot offices on opposite side; note the Spanish villa styled tile roofing atop gate & office. TLS open gate, unencumbered view into studio lot; security guard walks apprehensively into frame, crosses gate & from sight; late-model sedan drives to gate, stops for security guard; tilt up to Paramount Pictures sign on ornate arched gate. Interesting cocked angle TLS Paramount Pictures movie studio entrance & gate, funky small capacity late-model sedans crossing frame.

Aerials of Residential District, Studio Backlot

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
500121_1_1
No
Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:44:39 - 01:48:29
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1490
HFR-SFL-35-059
N/A
Master 1490 - Tape 1 Great aerial shots of small, tightly-packed residential houses (bungalows; almost like suburban subdivisions, which this could pass for). Excellent aerial shots of freeway, followed by large Hollywood movie studio backlot -- quite possibly Paramount Pictures studio back lot-- elaborate outdoor sets, warehouses, supply buildings, etc, followed by adjacent commercial buildings. Nice aerial shot of automobiles & trucks driving along freeway. Aerial shots of movie studio backlot. Aerial shot of cars driving along highway. Aerial shots of small, tightly-packed residential homes, followed by movie studio backlot (same back lot as before).

Let's Go to the Movies

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
506539_1_3
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1909  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:31:44 - 01:32:23
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1889
HFR-MIS-16-161
N/A
FO/FI panning LS bustling Hollywood soundstage, technicians and crew working, actors ascending steps onto raised stage. Dissolve to MS white man opening cabinet door of Edison Kinetoscope; sideview CU man viewing film through Kinetoscope, tilt down to film passing through gears, chamber. TLS young white man wearing duster jacket & cap with driving goggles, cranking early automobile, well-dressed young white woman sitting in carriage. TLS three white men wearing matching white duster coats getting out of early Ford Model T automobile. TLS white man wearing duster, goggles releasing brake, turning steering wheel of early car, puff of smoke emanating from underneath car.
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Focus on the 60s (1960-64)

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
493296_1_8
Yes
Various
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1960  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:41:51 - 00:42:25
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1166
N/A
TLS Westwood Village movie theater marquee during premiere of "The Thrill of It All"; CUs actors DORIS DAY, JAMES GARNER, and ANGIE DICKINSON. MS actor TONY CURTIS placing a crown on a beauty pageant winner. MS actor GREGORY PECK smiling with award (not the Academys). MS actors Tony Curtis and JANET LEIGH arriving at event. MS actor PETER USTINOV receiving Academy Award. MS actor YUL BRYNNER presenting Academy Award to ELIZABETH TAYLOR for her performance in "Butterfield 8."
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Voiceover is not availble for licensing.

MGM Studio Tour

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Audio:
Location:
541644_1_3
No
Culver City, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1925  (Actual Year)
B/W
09:00:14 - 09:01:25
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Original Film:
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914
WPA 947
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Card: "Let us go behind the motion picture screen, into the shadow land of make believe, to meet the men and women who create our photoplays - to follow them in their work..." "Culver City, California - The Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, a city within itself, stretching over vast acres of stages and departmental..." Great panning high angle MGM Studios office buildings and soundstages. The American flag flying proudly from office building below MGM sign.

MGM Studio Tour

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Audio:
Location:
541644_1_4
No
Culver City, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1925  (Actual Year)
B/W
09:01:25 - 09:02:13
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Original Film:
HD:
914
WPA 947
N/A
Card: "The studio embraces an area of 43 acres, and its 45 buildings, including 14 big stages..." Great panning high angle of motion picture soundstage studios.

MGM Studio Tour

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Audio:
Location:
541644_1_5
No
Culver City, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1925  (Actual Year)
B/W
09:02:13 - 09:02:31
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Original Film:
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WPA 947
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It would take a One Eyed Connelly to crash this gate Main gate and security at MGM. Unless these reception clerks had been tipped off to Okay your visit. Five Caucasian male MGM reception clerks posing for camera.

Let's Go to the Movies

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Audio:
Location:
506539_1_7
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1909  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:33:30 - 01:33:59
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1889
HFR-MIS-16-161
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Newsreel title card: "President (Theodore) Roosevelt Advocates Big Stick Policy." Great rear view TLS audience seated in nickelodeon movie theater, applauding projected motion imagery of U.S. President THEODORE ROOSEVELT (Teddy Roosevelt, T.R.) delivering outdoor speech. The following, with the notable exception of feature film excerpts, are historical reenactments: MCU Edison wax cylinder in operation, dissolve to MCU filament glowing in glass tube, dissolve to MS older white man working in laboratory, CU early sound wave machine. MCU 35mm film being pulled through Vitaphone machine; TLS engineers working in sound lab, man standing at microphone; CU vinyl record spinning on turntable, stylus recording.
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MGM Studio Tour

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Audio:
Location:
541644_1_7
No
Culver City, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1925  (Actual Year)
B/W
09:02:42 - 09:04:36
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Original Film:
HD:
914
WPA 947
N/A
The main building, stately and imposing, fronts on the boulevard. POV traveling shot along Washington Street, starting with MGM main building with colonnades and the Ford Model T cars. Through gate and onto studio lot, then through back lots and past soundstages.

MGM Studio Tour

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Audio:
Location:
541644_1_8
No
Culver City, California, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1925  (Actual Year)
B/W
09:04:36 - 09:05:02
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Original Film:
HD:
914
WPA 947
N/A
Stage No. 14 is rapidly nearing completion. Construction of Stage 14. Building frame being raised into position. Caucasian male construction workers hammering floor boards.