Picture Show (A thread for interesting photos from the world of movies and TV)*

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  1. JozefK

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    A thread for interesting photos from the world of movies and TV:


    Cary Grant and Amelia Earhart:

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    Albert Finney as Lawrence of Arabia

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    Bring on the girls!

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  2. JozefK

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    Technicians working on the stop motion shots for Metropolis, 1927:

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    Errol Flynn and his parents, late 1930s:

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    Greta Garbo seems a bit tense in this MGM publicity photo:

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    Two Airplane co-stars:

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    Peter Sellers drops by the Santa Monica apartment of Stan Laurel, 1964:

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    From the Port Light, yearbook for Port Washington (NY) High School (1947):

    "'Cassy' is always ready with a wisecrack, but he does have a serious side. A 'sensational' personality. Drives his 'heap' all over."

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    Great picture. What a neat thread idea.

    Here's mine:
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  6. JozefK

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    Raymond Chandler's cameo in Double Indemnity:

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    The original, now-lost ending, set in the gas chamber at San Quentin prison:

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    Wow. That was deleted from the versions out there? Why?
     
  8. smilin ed

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    We do something like this on our blog - almost always on a weekly basis. Here's last week's: http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/friday-night-boy-cool-314.html

    We usually post them on Saturday, although a hangover can sometimes get in the way! After all the time we've been doing this, I think it's reasonably safe to say that Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant and Bogart seem to feature the most, but the Marxes (in one form or another) come pretty close!

    You can be sure we'll be using that one of Stan Laurel and peter Sellers!
     
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  9. JozefK

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    From Wiki:

    While Wilder claimed he cut the scene for artistic reasons, deleting it also had the effect of getting the censors off his back, so that probably factored into his decision as well.
     
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    Tricky and Robocop! Too good to be true.
     
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    No problem I love stuff like this!
     
  17. JozefK

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    Vittorio Mussolini, son of Italy's dictator who is here to study motion picture production technique, is shown being greeted by 'Our Gang' when he visited Hal Roach Studios. Left to right: 'Alfalfa' Switzer; Hal Roach ,Jr., 'Porky' Lee; 'Spanky' McFarland; Vittorio Mussolini; Baby Patsy May (on Vittorio's knee) and Darla Hood with Pete the pup."

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    "Give me a light."

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    Boris Karloff picking out some nice, wholesome EC comic books for his daughter (early 1950s):

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  20. JozefK

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    The "40 Acres" lot, where everything from Gone To The Wind to Gomer Pyle was shot.

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    In this view from 1958 (two years before TAGS started), one can see a number of "40 Acres" landmarks, including the "Mayberry" courthouse (right edge, center) and the mansion from Scarlett O'Hara's plantation "Tara," from the film Gone With The Wind (just right of upper left corner):

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    Classic aerial photo of the 40 Acres lot, showing sets for TAGS, Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes, and others.

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    A film tour of the 40 Acres lot from 1958:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zPLhQl9ZLrM&t=127

    One of my favorite uses of the lot was in the pilot for the 1965 TV series The Legend of Jesse James (yes, they tried to make a TV hero out of Jesse James):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=pn52r2navng&t=1232

    You can see the Mayberry Theater redressed as an old West feed store, but most interesting for me is the long shot as Jesse walks down the street, as we see the big block building between the courthouse and the church. IIRC TAGS never showed this angle, not even once.
     
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    Ted Cassidy in and out of character:

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    On playing his most famous role (from TV Guide, 1965):

    I see Lurch as a humanist. An individualist. A sort of Thoreau. Strong, but intentionally restricting his strength. Independent, but very sensitive to human dignity
     
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  24. smilin ed

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    Not at all. Going back to your first picture, did Earhart go tp Hollywood for a photoshoot? I've seen other starts with her - like Harpo Marx, for example.
     
  25. JozefK

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    No clue. I wonder if she was being considered for an acting role? If you've seen Brownlow's 'Hollywood' you'll know that WWI aviators like Ormer Locklear starred in films.

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    Harpo's dogcatcher hat would date this as 'Duck Soup' (1933). DS was a Paramount film, and Grant a Paramount contractee at the time.
     

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