- Title: CF116
Slow track into Henry Fonda, sitting in an empty film studio, addressing the camera with introduction. Al Jolson performing Mammy, track back to reveal large audience in a music hall at the premiere of The Jazz Singer.
Studio. First use of sound in film. Pan across set where sound man is positioning microphone above actors.
Poster at Warner Cinema for The Lights of New York - the first all talking picture.
Ha shot Hollywood Boulevard, montage Hollywood scenes, cu hand prints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Bill Hart and Janet Gaynor.
Waitress serves food to car at Mexican style restaurant. Sign above the Brown Derby reads Eat in the Hat. Steaks advertised on fake castle, shots of novelty restaurants, pig, dog, frog and Mother Hubbards.
Woman rushes to Paramount casting office, cu drawer opens to reveal cards with details of extras
Busy Berkeley type girls show off their figures on raised catwalk, pan down row of pretty smiling girls
Dance class / rehearsal
Cameraman films Busby Berkeley dance sequence
Joseph Green speech about new moral code in Hollywood ( Hay's Code )
Mickey Rooney smiles and watches a Hollywood tennis match, mcu Hedda Hopper, Loretta Young at table, Paulette Goddard plays tennis, Judy Garland plays tennis, Douglas Fairbanks Junior in chair, mcu Madelaine Carroll, Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman, Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis and Errol Flynn
Polo match, vs Lesley Howard plays, Will Rogers talks tactics
Joan Bennett, Joan Crawford and Hedy Lamarr watch polo. Good shot of crowd in a grandstand.
Franchot Tone, Joan Crawford, George Murphy at race track, Ronald Colman, Oliver Hardy, Cary Grant studies form, Barbara Stanwyk and Robert Taylor talk, Edward G Robinson, Betty Grable, George Raft, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson and Chico Marx at horse race
vs nightclub signs at night - Ciros, Ambassador - Cocoanut Grove
Limousine arrives with Gilbert Rowland and Constance Bennett, great brief cu shot of photographers snapping to camera
Hollywood party, Gary Cooper, Dolores Del Rio, Irene Dunn, Frank McKew, Charles Butterworth, Bing Crosby do dance in costume
ha shot at night in Hollywood with searchlights, mcu giant spotlights, premiere, cars arrive, Louella Parsons, Sonia Henie, Tyrone Power, crowd shot, Don Ameche, Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Tony Martin, Alice Faye, Shirley Temple and parents, Orson Welles ( commentary calls him Hollywood's Boy Wonder ), Mae West, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, inside movie theatre / cinema with film showing
Clark Gable holds bunch of guns, shoots, at Academy Awards presenting an Oscar, with Carole Lombard, at wedding, at races, premiere for Gone with the Wind
Clark Gable enlists in army, takes oath, James Stewart joins airforce, Wallace Beery the Navy, Glenn Ford, Robert Stack, Alan Ladd, Ronald Reagan all in uniform, Tyrone Power as sergeant major, troops marching, war bond rally, Greer Garson, Betty Grable, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, Carole Lombard signs autographs, Ann Sheridan meets soldiers overseas, Gary Cooper talks to troops, Dick Powell entertains troops, Bob Hope entertaining troops WW2, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby sing to troops, cheering troops, troops watch film
Soldiers waving from the side of a ship. Troops return from war / WW2, hug families, good shots.
Premiere, crowds outside cinema, movie theatre. RKO Keith's cinema showing The Best Years of our Lives.
People buy tickets at box office, crowds, TV aerials on top of houses, people watch TV, children watch TV, eat popcorn, vs closed and converted cinemas
Box office, posters for B-Movies - Teenage Caveman, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Rock Around the Clock
Cameraman shooting film, rehearsal, epic film being shown in cinema, signs for The Robe, Todd AO
Rehearsal scene for El Cid, filming sequence, Lawrence of Arabia being shot on location, Mutiny on the Bounty being filmed, Taras Bulba shot on location.
Director organising shot
Marilyn Monroe at premiere, great footage of Marlon Brando angrily pushing his way through crowd at premiere, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor make hand prints and foot prints outside Graumann's Chinese Theatre, cu prints, nice shot of galleon, old-fashioned sailing ship, pirate ship?
- Keywords:USA, LOS ANGELES, HOLLYWOOD, GLAMOUR, STARS OF THE SILVER SCREEN, ACTOR, ACTRESS, RETURN FROM WAR, HOLLYWOOD STUDIO, STUDIO SYSTEM, FILM SET
- Master Title:GENE KELLY TRAILERS, HOLLYWOOD THE FABULOUS ERA, HIGH NOON TRL