Tag: movies

January 2, 2013 /

1930s – Warner Bros. 1945 – Universal: 1951 – MGM:

December 27, 2012 /

But then, I’d have to kill you. Let’s talk about nondisclosure agreements and secrecy in movie production. The norm is to hand out numbered movie scripts to department heads with the name of the reader superimposed in grey over each page. Some particularly squirrelish folks print the script on red…

November 21, 2012 /

Producer Al Christie (he produced hundreds and hundreds of comedy shorts) and bathing beauties salute old Hollywood. . Songwriters: WHITING, RICHARD / MERCER, JOHNNY . Hooray for Hollywood That screwy, ballyhooey Hollywood . Where any office boy or young mechanic Can be a panic, with just a goodlooking pan Where…

September 18, 2012 /

Filming at the track in 1935: The building was designed by Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann (who also designed the Los Angeles Times building) in a fluid Art Deco style – 1936: The entrance and the paddock – 1936: A view of the stands the year it was completed – 1934:…

September 11, 2012 /

April 18th, 1961 Elizabeth Taylor arrives at the Academy Awards in a gown designed by Dior with her husband Eddie Fisher: Best Actor to Burt Lancaster for “Elmer Gantry, and Best Actress to Elizabeth Taylor for “Butterfield 8”:

August 20, 2012 /

Ms. Diller, a 37-year-old homemaker when she took up comedy, mined her domestic life for material, assuring audiences that she fed Fang and her kids garbage soup and buried her ironing in the backyard. She exuded an image that was part Wicked Witch of the West (a role she actually…

August 8, 2012 /

That’s William Wyler on the set of THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES. His pithy comments are well documented (especially in these posts!). Here’s my new favorite quip from a brilliant director (yes, yes, we continue to be… somewhat discrete) while guiding a hapless performer through a difficult scene: “Do…

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