Archival Hollywood Footage

00:00 - 01:47 - B/W, 1929. Clip from ‘Double Whoopee’ with Stan Laurel, Jean Harlow and Oliver Hardy. Harlow arrives in a taxi at a hotel where Laurel and Hardy work as footman and doorman and ends up partially undressed. 01:47 - 04:05 - B/W, 1959. INT Babe London visiting Stan Laurel at his home. London joking around by reading magazine with 3D glasses. London and Laurel watching Laurel and Hardy short ‘Our Wife’, in which Babe London co-starred as Dulcy, the bride. London laughs and wipes away tears while watching the film. 04:05 - 05:04 - Color, 1970s. EXT film studio buildings. Notification on door ‘Nitrate film. No Smoking. Keep Doors Closed.’ EXT and INT film library, building 69. Viewer 05:04 - 08:05 - Color, 1940s. EXT aerial views over Warner Brothers Studio. ‘The home of Warner Bros. Pictures - Combining good citizenship with good picture making’ billboard. Activity around backlot. Actors and actresses in costume. Raoul Walsh sitting in director’s chair on set receiving phone call, possibly while filming ‘Fighter Squadron’. Warner Brothers Studio Water Tower. Man holding clapperboard in front of camera. Actors and actresses in costumes running out of soundstage and standing in line to have man sign documents, possibly paychecks. ‘Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc - Burbank, Calif.’ plaque on gate. Guard opening gate to allow man in car to drive through entrance into backlot. 08:05 - 08:39 - Color, 1970s. EXT movie ranch / backlot. Film sets, including Old West set. 08:39 - 10:17 - B/W, EXT HA PAN film studio and backlot. 10:17 - 11:25 - Color, 1970s. EXT Warner Brothers Studio backlot. Old West set. Laramie Street. ‘The Waltons’ set including White Arrow Bus Station. 11:25 - 11:53 - Color, 1936. Selznick International Pictures logo, possibly from ‘A Star is Born’ (1937). 11:53 - 14:31 - B/W, 1920s. ‘Own Your Own Library - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Stars, Culver City, California.’ Aerial view Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. Clips of Marion Davies, Lillian Gish, Antonio Moreno, Norma Scheerer, Alice Terry, John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford and Charles Ray 14:31 - 15:09 - B/W, 1938. Fanny Brice performing ‘Quainty Dainty Me’ from ‘Everybody Sing’. 15:09 - 15:41 - Color, 1970s. EXT Tilt down Western Costume building facade. 15:41 - 15:51 - Color. Paramount Pictures ‘A Paramount Picture’ logo. 15:51 - 16:08 - B/W. EXT Filmed photograph of Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation West Coast Studios building facade. Water tower on top of mill. 16:08 - 16:22 - Color, 1970s. EXT Oblath’s Cafe sign on building. 16:22 - 16:40 - Color, EXT Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation West Coast Studios building facade. 16:41 - 17:28 - Color, 1970s. EXT Nickodell Melrose Restaurant. KHJ Radio Station building. 17:28 - 17:43 - B/W. Photograph of RKO Radio Pictures building with cars parked outside. 17:43 - 17:49 - B/W. Downtown Los Angeles skyline with KRKD radio tower. 17:49 - 18:32 - Color, Night, 1936. EXT HA Los Angeles skyline illuminated with lights. Probably B-roll / outtakes from ‘A Star is Born’ (1937). 18:32 - 18:48 - Color, Night, 1936. EXT Probably outtakes / b-roll footage from ‘A Star is Born’ (1937). Man and woman run to parked car and drive off. 18:48 - 19:07 - Color, Night, 1937. EXT HA Los Angeles skyline with flashing Hollywoodland sign. Probably outtakes / b-roll footage from ‘A Star is Born’ (1937). 19:07 - 20:23 - B/W, Night, 1940s. Car POV past Ciro’s. Street scenes on Hollywood Boulevard with heavy traffic, pedestrians and illuminated neon signs. Coca-Cola “All Roads Lead to Hollywood” neon sign. Signs for Christie Hotel and partially visible Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. EXT Earl Carroll Theatre and Slapsie Maxie’s. 20:23 - 20:44 - Color, Night, 1936. EXT WS Men outside Cafe Trocadero. Probably outtakes / b-roll footage from ‘A Star is Born’ (1937). 20:44 - 20:54 - Color. EXT Samuel Goldwyn Studios building door. 20:54 - 21:01 - B/W. Metrotone Snapshots title card. 21:01 - 21:50 - B/W, 1954. Movie News - Warner Pathe News. ‘Alan Ladd Steps in with Both Feet!’ Alan Ladd getting footprints and handprints immortalized on Hollywood Walk of Fame outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Ladd kisses wife Sue Carol. ‘Fans honor John Wayne, June Allyson’. June Allyson and John Wayne (in costume for playing Genghis Khan from "The Conqueror’ receiving Woman’s Home Companion Favorite Movie Actress and Actor Awards for 1954. 21:50 - 22:14 - B/W, Night, 1952. EXT RKO Pantages Theatre with ‘24th Annual Academy Awards Presentation’ on marquee. Movie stars arriving. Hearst Metronome News - Metro Goldwyn Mayer ending title card. 22:14 - 23:38 - B/W, Night, 1952. Warner Pathe News. ‘Academy Awards’. EXT RKO Pantages Theater with ‘24th Annual Academy Awards Presentation’ on marquee. INT theater during presentation. Oscars being presented. Bettie Davis accepting award on behalf of Kim Hunter with George Stands standing next to podium. Kim Hunter arriving at the Playhouse in NYC where she is appearing in ‘The Chase’ with John Hodiak. Greer Garson presenting Oscar for Best Actor to Humphrey Bogart. Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh kissing in her dressing room for the stage version of ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at the Ziegfeld Theatre. 23:38 - 24:37 - B/W, Night, 1955. Warner Pathe News ‘Film Industry Awards Its Oscars’. EXT RKO Pantages Theatre with ‘27th Annual Academy Awards Presentation’ on marquee. Stars arriving. EXT NBC Television Century Theatre. INT theater during presentation. Elia Kazan receiving Oscar for Best Director. Bette Davis presenting Oscar for Best Actor to Marlon Brando. William Holden presenting Oscar for Best Actress to Grace Kelly. 24:37 - 25:13 - Color, 1949. INT HA ‘The Hawk and the Arrow’ (1950 - also known as ‘The Flame and the Arrow’) written on clapperboard held in front of camera. Fight scene inside castle being filmed. 25:13 - 34:27 - Color, 1949. INT wardrobe test for ‘The Petty Girl’ (1950). Actor and models / dancers / actresses modeling costumes by striking poses, turning around and dancing, some en pointe or spinning on ice skates. Includes Joan Caulfield, the Toni Twins and Tippi Hedren as ‘Ice Box’. Man holding clapperboards with character names and months of ‘Calendar girls’. 34:27 - 39:45 - B/W, 1956. INT wardrobe test for 'Melville Goodwin’. Humphrey Bogart as Gen Goodwin on set trying various uniforms and coats on. Bogart turning around, smoking cigarettes and talking. Bogart being joined by Lauren Bacall, wearing sparkling evening gown and fur wrap / stole, before she tosses it off-screen. Bogart stands on tip toes trying to be taller than Bacall. 39:45 - 41:44 - Color, 1952. INT screen test/ wardrobe test for ‘Salome’ (1953). Arthur Franz, in costume, testing alone and with Rita Hayworth. 41:44 - 42:05 - Color, 1949. INT wardrobe test for ‘The Petty Girl’ (1950). Joan Caulfield, wearing blue swimsuit, turning around and posing. 42:05 - 43:37 - Color, 1950s. Wardrobe tests. Comic actor trying on costumes and disguises of different ethnicities. Clapperboards held in front of actor with ‘Pull on type of skull cap for shaved head. Change #2 Chinese Mandarin, ’Type 2 of quick change mask change #4 ‘Arab’’. ‘Suggestion for hat and wig. Change #5 Scarlett O’Hara’. Man wearing Scarlett O’Hara costume. 43:37 - 44:15 - B/W, 1920s. Keystone Presents ‘Universal Studio and Stars’ Keystone Kinescope Projectors title card. EXT Universal Pictures Corporation Pacific Coast Studios. HA studio / backlot. 44:15 - 46:39 - B/W, 1940s. ’Charlie’s Fisted Romance’ with Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen.

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