Tag: Paramount

November 3, 2014 /

A tour de force of production design by Hans Dreier. Pictured here is an unidentified artisan with a grouping of heavily featured set pieces – the ominous sculptures of “The Scarlet Empress”. The writer, director, producer, Josef von Sternberg had this to say about filmmaking: Shadow is mystery and light…

March 23, 2014 /
March 6, 2014 /

I am very, very, very old school when it comes to certain things in the digital era, I don’t do selfies at events or parties, I suppose it’s not because I disapprove, it’s just not something I’m adept at. However, I’m really, really, good at eavesdropping. Overheard the night before…

January 18, 2014 /

Paramount just announced they are going to stop distributing film as film, they are going all digital, as of… NOW. The first studio to jettison an art form of a hundred years standing. I weep. And not because I have hideous allergies that require two forms of eye drops and…

December 9, 2013 /

Preston Sturges had signed a deal with Paramount in 1936, and Easy Living was his first assignment for them.  Although putatively based on a story by Vera Caspary, Sturges in fact supposedly kept almost nothing of it except the mink coat. When a studio executive rejected the script because “1936…

February 23, 2013 /
February 23, 2013 /

Married just a couple of months before:

February 23, 2013 /

The moment – captured by LIFE magazine: