Tag: on set

November 5, 2012 /

A Warner Bros. picture directed by Irving Rapper, produced by Hal B. Wallis, starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, and Gladys Cooper. –

October 17, 2012 /

Greta and John waiting on set in a pair of director’s chairs. See the satin coverlet to protect Miss Garbo’s delicate gown from set dust? Have you ever seen a movie scene in which someone is barefoot? If you catch a glimpse the soles of their feet are usually black.…

October 15, 2012 /

Alfred Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman, and Cary Grant on the patio set of Alicia’s apartment in Rio:

October 10, 2012 /

Flora Robson, Gary Cooper, and Ingrid Bergman.

October 10, 2012 /

Cinematographer James Wong Howe. Director W.S. Van Dyke.

October 7, 2012 /

As you might have gleaned by now, when there’s a story to tell about Hollywood, I’m inclined to change the names and mix it up a bit to protect the innocent. What follows is mostly true, except what’s not. Bill Aagard, a first time film director, met Tessa Moynihan, a…

September 29, 2012 /

Okay, it was my intention when I started this blog never to be crass, or destructive, or part of the weird gawker aspect of a fame driven news cycle; and to that end I’ve tried to write pieces mostly on Hollywood history – which means I usually write about people…

May 3, 2012 /

This week’s guest, a thirty-year veteran behind the scenes, offers a word of caution (actually several words). Mark ye well: In Hollywood it’s always the movement UP that is considered positive. “Climbing the ladder.” “The sky’s the limit.” “A rising star.” “It’s gone through the roof.” But, a warning on…