- Title: CF387
10:24:07 - 10:27:55
Church steeple, VS of Dartmouth College, students ice skating and playing ice hockey, pan across to see an old man walking down a path. VS original old movies, Chaplin and Melies etc. Good shot of an American city in the 1890s, carts driving down street lined with tall buildings. Old man talks about the beginnings of cinema in his home. Ext shot of paramount pictures lot.
10:27:55 - 10:32:46
Filming on Paramount lot, CU Adolph Zukor. Mae West in costume. CU Arthur Mayer speaking about publicising Mae West for the studio. Good CU of Times Sq sign pan across to the Rialto Cinema. GVs Times Sq.
10:32:46 - 10:37:38
Crime and Horror film posters and signs in Times Square. Fighting on the beaches during WW2, films played to GIs War Activities Committee. GVs of War in Europe. Arthur Mayer speaking at a conference 'Open City. Students taking notes.
10:37:38 - 10:41:20
Mayer working at home on the dining table. Students applauding and standing ovation for lecture. Pan to a church / university spire. Arthur and Lillie have an argument over packing and household duties, funny comments about each other.
10:41:20 - 10:45:24
TWA airplane taxis on runway. The Mayers get off flight. GVs Manhattan - ice skating at the Rockefeller Center, the Mayers and Pauline Kael eat dinner at home. Students have dinner at the Mayers' home, sitting around on the floor discussing films. Students sit around the dinner table.
10:45:24 - 10:49:44
CU pictures of the Mayers' life, with their children in the park. Arthur sits on a rocking chair talking about the ageing process and the last stalwarts of the original Hollywood. Shots from Adolph Zukor's wedding day.
10:49:44 - 10:51:57
Arthur Mayer talks about his last meetings with Zukor at his 100th birthday.
- Keywords:USA, HOLLYWOOD, NEW YORK, TIMES SQUARE, MOVIES, GOLDEN AGE OF CINEMA, CINEMA, THE MOVIES, MGM
- Master Title:CF387