SAVE THE WORLD’S OLDEST FILM SET! Universal Studios’ Stage 28 has a lot of memories. Parts of Dracula, Torn Curtain, and The Sting were filmed there, to name only a few. Built for the silent Phantom of the Opera (1925), the original Paris opera sets are still there. Some say the soundstage is haunted—but those ghosts might be homeless soon.
Because the word is that Universal plans to tear down this landmark of Hollywood history.
I don’t like to ask favors of you lovely people who follow me, but please, please, please do this. Together you are mighty enough to reach the goal.
Claudette Colbert in Torch Singer (1933).
Since the dawn of cinema, women have been making meaningful contributions to the film industry behind the camera. Here are just a few of those distinguished ladies who made movies.
- Alice Guy Blaché – actress, writer, cinematographer, producer, director
- Lois Weber – actress, writer, producer, director
- Cleo Madison – actress, writer, producer, director
- Anita Loos – actress, writer, producer
- Mary Pickford – actress, writer, producer, director
- Mabel Normand – actress, writer, producer, director
- Dorothy Arzner – writer, editor, director
- Mae West – actress, writer
Bette Davis in Bordertown (1935).
"The Plot Thickens" by William Grotz, featured on the cover of Film Fun magazine, April 1922.
Jeanne Eagels in 1929 film version of The Letter.
Do not mess with Audrey. From Funny Face (1957).
Jeanette Loff in the two-strip Technicolor extravaganza The King of Jazz (1930).
Annabelle Moore in “Annabelle Butterfly Dance” (1894).