- Title: CF182
THOMAS INCE STUDIO DOCUMENTARY
10:29:01 - 10:33:05
Line of cameramen operating camera on tripods by hand. Pan across Inceville studios / Triangle studios in Culver City. Good shots of people working at a film studio. Technical preparations on set, including set building and lighting set ups. Good shots of Sparks and set dressers at work. Opulent looking set being built. Great shot from behind camera, looking at camera operator, director John Wray, musician and actors in bg. Director positioning the camera for a close up. Great behind the scenes footage. Int carpenters workshop. Sets being built and designed, models of sets being made from designers blueprints.
10:33:05 - 10:37:18
Finished set and lighting shown. Thomas H Ince exercises in the morning to prepare for a vigorous day at work. Old fashioned personal trainer, sparring and exercising. Ince plays with daughter. Swimming in a swimming pool, climbs out onto diving board. Ince says good bye to his family for the day. Inside the offices at the studio, Ince talks to his colleagues and sits at his desk working. Meeting room with film producers and executives talking. Actor, Lloyd Hughes throws a baseball with his brother Earl Hughes in hi s garden. Younger brother, young boy and a dog play. Dog does tricks and jumps through Lloyd Hughes' arms.
10:37:18 - 10:42:24
Chauffeur prepares Hughes' car. Ext Enid Bennett's house in Beverly Hills, Bennett wakes up and opens curtains. Louise Glaum and J Parker Read on horseback down typically Los Angeles streets. Douglas MacLean sips coffee and reads a newspaper, served by an Asian waiter. Ext Hollywood home of MacLean as he rushes out the door and into the car to make it to the studio on time. Man on a motorcycle chases after him. MacLean is pulled over for speeding. Officer asks for a job in the film industry. Behind the scenes of filming a car chase. Hobart Bosworth walks with easel and paints into a field and begins to paint a landscpae with pipe in mouth. Black mailman hands out fa letters to the stars at the studio including some Japanese silk pyjamas.
10:42:24 - 10:46:01
Old fashioned western style main street with shops and taverns. Outdoor set. Inside the wardrobe department, vast array of costumes. Actress being fitted for a dress. Seamstresses working on sewing machines. Models display high society style, like the Great Gatsby. Woman turns with feathered fan and headdress, very 1920s style. Plaster cast taken of an actor's face. Statue maker uses the mould to make busts. Scenic artist works quickly on a canvas. Huge lighting rig on wheels - the world's largest lighting generator. Lots of actors an crew get into cars to drive to location. Filming a love scene on location.
10:46:01 - 10:50:05
Filming ext of house. good shot of various crew members. Cast and Crew eating lunch outside. Crew enjoying pick-nick next to grazing cows. Rehearsal for an explosion. CU of man pushing detonator. Explosion of an oil tower, good reaction shot of onlookers. Actors as firefighters putting out a blaze in an old building. Cast and Crew take a dip in the studio swimming pool. Louise Gluam, joined by her mother and sister have tea outside, served by a black waiter. Woman swimming. Margaret Livingston on a bicycle outside her home.
10:50:05 - 10:54:35
Int of the negative developing labs at the studio. Men developing film, washing and processing of celluloid. Good shots of men looking through film strips. The Colouration process of positive stripes. Film strips of the drying drums. Women work in a small lab checking the film strips before shipment. Editing process, splicing and gluing strips together by hand. Film editor Ralph Dixon checking through film strips. The art department works on big sketch boards drawing different scenes - CU of a scene from Venice. Still photographs being developed in a darkroom. Thomas H Ince goes into a screening room to inspect the rushes filmed that day. Good shot of two men watching films inside a cinema.
- Keywords:HOLLYWOOD, BEHIND THE SCENES, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD, FILM PRODUCTION, FILMMAKING, HOLLYWOOD STUDIO, STUDIO LOT, CULVER CITY, SILENT MOVIES, HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR, 1920S FASHION, SILENT MOVIE STARS
- Master Title:CF182