Tag Archive: hollywood


How Technicolor Changed the Movies

What was “glorious Technicolor?” It was a groundbreaking technology — but it was more than just that.

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If you’ve ever visited Hollywood, you may have taken a driving tour of some of the star-studded neighborhoods, but you’ve never taken one like this! Unbeknownst to her tour group, TheEllenShow took over the microphone in the van to give a less than informative, but certainly hilarious tour!

Shirley Temple Sings Death Metal

Vocals by Dori Kreisz from Hungary. Mixed by Grant Cornish at Endless Noise Metal accompaniment was written, played, and recorded by YouTuber Andy Rehfeldt.

The Magic of Making Sound

In Hollywood, everything is magic and make-believe, even sounds. When you watch a film that immerses you completely in its world, you’re probably hearing the work of sound artists. If the work is done right, you won’t be able to tell that the “natural” sounds on screen are manufactured with studio props. That’s the challenge for Warner Bros. Foley artists Alyson Moore, Chris Moriana and mixer Mary Jo Lang. Theirs is a practice in recreation, one creative element at a time.

Today is the 75th anniversary of Carole Lombard‘s death. She was killed in a plane crash on her return from a wildly-successful war bond tour, making her the first American woman to die in service in WWII. Her husband Clark Gable turned down FDR’s offer of a military funeral with full honors, because she’d stipulated a quiet affair in her will. But the US Maritime Commission did name a Liberty ship after her. She was only 33 years old.

This is one of my favorite photos of Carole, by George Hurrell. She’s wearing the gold locket given to her by Russ Columbo, and the star sapphire jewelry given to her by William Powell. Also visible is the cheek scar from a 1929 car accident that nearly ruined her career. Rest in peace, Carole. Your fans are still legion.

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Pic of the Day – 1/16/15

RIP Carole Lombard, whose plane crashed into a mountain west of Las Vegas on this day 74 years ago.

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