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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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Gene Tierney in the observation car on the Super Chief in “Leave Her to Heaven” (1945)

I do wish that just once I’d had the chance to experience the Super Chief run from Chicago to Los Angeles. Photos like this will have to suffice. This is a shot from Twentieth Century-Fox’s “Leave Her to Heaven” (1945) … Continue reading

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Nat King Cole’s house, 401 South Muirfield Rd, Hancock Park, Los Angeles

This is the house that Nat King Cole moved into in 1948. It stands at 401 South Muirfield Rd, in the ritzy area known as Hancock Park, south of Paramount studios. However, the locals were not happy with the prospect … Continue reading

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Looking east on Wilshire Boulevard at Berendo Street, Los Angeles, 1936

It’s not often that I can show you three large buildings in Los Angeles in one photo and declare that they’re all still existing. This was taken in 1936 at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Berendo St. The church … Continue reading

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“Hayvenhurst” – Alla Nazimova Residence, 8080 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

While there are plenty of photos of Alla Nazimova’s 8080 Sunset Blvd home after she completed her renovations, there are only a few that show how it looked when she took possession of it in 1919. Louis B. Mayer at … Continue reading

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A letter from Eddie Cantor in 1954

Cole in Melbourne, Australia just sent me this letter that Eddie Cantor wrote to his father (a TV and radio personality) back in 1954. For someone with such a legendary career behind him, Eddie sounds so humble and normal, doesn’t … Continue reading

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