Just for a silly respite!
Just for a silly respite!
Hal Roach Studios was an American motion picture and television production studio. Known as "The Laugh Factory" to the World, it was originally founded by producer Hal Roach and business partners Dan Linthicum and I.H. Nance as the Rolin Film Company in Culver City, CA on July 23, 1914.
During the filming of 1934's "Babes In Toyland" starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy at the then renamed Hal Roach Studios, two sound stages had to be combined in order to get both sections of Toyland's main street in a single scene. The soundproofed set measured 250 x 500 feet.
On completion of the picture, Hal Roach made the City of Los Angeles a present of the "Toyland Street", including its unique structures to be erected at a children's playground in Griffith Park.
The film with the set's buildings painted in vivid storybook colors, was not shot in the popular color motion picture process, Technicolor, but rather was originally produced in sepiatone and later colorized.
Well, I ain't far behind him. But ya still must admire his energy.
Thanks to Michael Lange for posting on Facebook
Good friend Branscombe Richmond is currently Producing a movie in Maui with a star studded cast. Here he is seen mingling off set with a guy named John!
From my better half!
If you were looking to congratulate Frank Sinatra at the 26th #Oscars in 1954 on his Supporting Actor win for "From Here to Eternity," you would have had a hard time finding him.
“I ducked the party, lost the crowds, and took a walk," Sinatra later confessed. "Just me and Oscar! I think I relived my entire lifetime that night as I walked up and down the streets of Beverly Hills. Even when a cop stopped me, he couldn’t bring me down to earth…"
~ From "The Academy"
From: Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
A look inside Stage 16, the tallest soundstage in North America! From "Rebel Without A Cause" to "The Perfect Storm" and "Batman Returns," countless productions have called this stage home!
Bryan Cranston exhibits class as he gives credit where credit is due:
Watch to the end.
I remember when the "Revenge of the Body Snatchers" was released. Truly a scary movie. Some Commercials cost more to make today than this one did!
Do you think they had any fun making "The Cannonball Run"?
For all of you old timers out there (like moi), here is some fun memory facts about early (BBC) Television Cameras.
Superman (1978). Richard Donner
Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth
Photo by: Bob Penn
Robin Wright and Demián Bichir recall the thrills of living 8,000 feet up in the mountains of Alberta for 29 days and meeting some new friends along the way.
Remembering Sarah Jones; the young Camera Assistant killed seven years ago today in an act of selfish and negligent homicide by an overly ambitious Director who to this day has never received the appropriate punishment for his deeds.
Read more and honor Sarah Jones: