Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Ghosts of Hollywood

This remarkable 10 minute short, made in the 1930s, is a tour of a then disappearing Hollywood. It shows the remains of several old silent movie studios. A number of stars are named - and shown are their old dressing rooms, studio facades, sets, and buildings. The memory of Rudolph Valentino is prominent at the end of the film. It was made by the Argus Studios.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful and eerie film. Incredible that the "Ghosts" were only a few years old at this point.

    It really exemplifies the incredible cultural/technical gap between the silent and sound eras.

    This is a great find, thank you!

    christy

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