- Title: CF106
00:01:18 - 00:05:00
Low shot train past camera, aerial shot MGM Studios, montage cameramen filming layered over film clips. VS workmen on backlot / set construction. Long shot digger. Model of building, painter sprays set, montage of electrical department, vs make up. Jack Dawn makes himself up to look like Abraham Lincoln. Screen test. Woman walks into room, director nods to lighting man, ms actress looks at camera and smiles. Screen test. Virginia Grade in screen test with Clark Gable. Home movie cameraman shoots from behind hedge. Robert Montgomery through studio lot, Rosalind Russell waves to camera, Gladys George past and smiles, Jessie Ralph, Don Loomis, physical director to the stars, does somersault for camera, Maureen O'Sullivan looks at script as she walks.
Adrian, wardrobe master, sketches dress which is used in film 'Firefly' (clip). Ls Paramount Studios gates, track past Fox Studios, track past First National pictures, ws MGM pan to road with cars, John Gilbert arrives in chauffeur driven car, pov through MGM backlot.
00:05:00 - 00:07:58
Ws dressmakers in wardrobe department, Joan Crawford in early costume fitting, mcu Joan Crawford smiles.
Ws carpentry shop, ws set of theatre under construction, butterfly sequence on stage, ms cameraman and crew film with hand-cranked cameras, Tod Browning directs cameramen on set of 'The Mystic'. track past dressing room scene of 'Pretty Ladies'.
Monta Bell directs through megaphone, cu tracking shot of women including Joan Crawford putting on make up.
Aerial shot of MGM studios. VS Film Film Production, set building in style of Westerns etc.
00:07:58 - 00:12:36
Clay Model of Abraham Lincoln's face on a stand, a make up artist moulds the skin. Man picks up the mask and begins to apply it to his face, transforming into Lincoln. Clip of Clark Gable. Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Gladys George caught by candid camera - early paparazzi cameraman. Costume designer. VS Paramount, Fox, First Picture, MGM studios. Film Stars, John Gilbert arriving at MGM. Track down an street within the studio lot. Actors on sound stage performing and being filmed. Good WA of a street scene being filmed, manic dancing and activity shot. Pan across women getting ready in mirrors.
- Keywords:HOLLYWOOD, STUDIOS, SCREEN TEST, REHEARSAL, FILMING SCENES, FILM SETS, COSTUME DESIGNER, FILMMAKING, MOVIE STARS
- Master Title:CF106