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Sitting on a curb with the Hollywood Hills and Hollywoodland sign in the background, 1926

Although he’s a little too far away and a little too blurry to be sure, apparently the guy pictured here sitting on a curb in the Hollywood Hills with the Hollywoodland sign in the background is credited as being Charlie … Continue reading

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The Munchkin cast for MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz” leaves Times Square, November 5, 1938

Movie history in the making! On November 5, 1938, 28 of the Munchkin cast of “The Wizard of Oz” left Times Square in New York on a chartered bus for Culver City. Naturally MGM couldn’t waste a publicity opportunity so … Continue reading

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Jean Harlow at her 2nd forecourt ceremony outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, September 29, 1933

In this photo, we get to witness Jean Harlow’s second forecourt ceremony outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on September 29, 1933. Unfortunately, her first one, which took place four days earlier didn’t go so well. Sid Grauman wanted to try holding … Continue reading

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Shirley Temple in “Captain January” plays Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, May 1936

Shirley Temple gets her name strung up over Hollywood Boulevard for the May 1936 run of “Captain January” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Not bad for an 8-year-old. This was a good week for Guy Kibbee, too. He costarred with Shirley … Continue reading

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Busby Berkeley directs Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in MGM’s “Girl Crazy” (1943).

I love finding production photos like these. In this one we see Busby Berkeley directing Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in the “I Got Rhythm” number from MGM’s “Girl Crazy” (1943) This number required so many performers that there seems … Continue reading

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Production shot from Warner Bros.’ “Gold Is Where You Find It” (1938)

In this shot, we can see the effort it takes to shoot a scene in a movie. This is a production shot of Warner Bros. “Gold Is Where You Find It” (1938) which starred George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, and … Continue reading

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Universal International Studios billboards on Lankershim Blvd, Universal City, June 1961

June 1961 was the start of a big summer for Universal Studios. Although it had opened in October 1960, “Spartacus” was still big enough to warrant double billboard space outside their studios on Lankershim Blvd in Universal City. Kirk Douglas … Continue reading

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MGM’s “On an Island with You” plays the Egyptian Theater, Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, 1948

Employees at the Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Blvd are busy putting Esther Williams’ name up in lights in preparation for MGM’s latest extravaganza, “On an Island with You” (1948) Evidently Xavier Cugat and Technicolor were big enough draws to make … Continue reading

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Dolores del Rio and her husband, MGM art director Cedric Gibbons in their Santa Monica home, May 28 1931

I love the sun-dappled tranquility captured in this shot of Dolores del Rio and her husband Cedric Gibbons in their 757 Kingman Ave, Santa Monica home, May 28th 1931. I think being married to MGM’s legendary and ubiquitous art director … Continue reading

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Hollywood Starland – official map of the stars, where they live, where they work and where they play, 1937

Click on the image to get a larger view, and then click on that image to get an even larger view. Scroll down for a list of the stars featured in the border. Stars listed around the border: Billy and … Continue reading

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