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Alice White in Picture Snatcher (1933).

Alice White in Picture Snatcher (1933).

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Joan Crawford in Our Dancing Daughters (1928).

Joan Crawford in Our Dancing Daughters (1928).

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Lighting up a cigarette in Pointed Heels (1929). I recently got to see this movie at the rare film festival Capitolfest and did write-ups of the movies I saw on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the event—some films unseen since their original release!

Lighting up a cigarette in Pointed Heels (1929). I recently got to see this movie at the rare film festival Capitolfest and did write-ups of the movies I saw on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the event—some films unseen since their original release!

posted 2 days ago · 345 notes


Jean Harlow in Red-Headed Woman (1932).

Jean Harlow in Red-Headed Woman (1932).

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Olive Thomas in The Flapper (1920).

Olive Thomas in The Flapper (1920).

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This stage, used in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and many more movies since, is part of the oldest standing film set in the world. Guess what, folks? Universal Studios reportedly plan on dismantling this fragile set and demolishing its famous soundstage, Stage 28 or the so-called Phantom Stage, built in 1924.
PLEASE HELP SAVE THE PHANTOM STAGE! Sign this petition and this one, too. If you like this GIF, horror movies, film history, or culture in general, don’t delay. Add your name to the petitions and show the studio that you care about this landmark of old Hollywood.

This stage, used in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and many more movies since, is part of the oldest standing film set in the world. Guess what, folks? Universal Studios reportedly plan on dismantling this fragile set and demolishing its famous soundstage, Stage 28 or the so-called Phantom Stage, built in 1924.

PLEASE HELP SAVE THE PHANTOM STAGE! Sign this petition and this one, too. If you like this GIF, horror movies, film history, or culture in general, don’t delay. Add your name to the petitions and show the studio that you care about this landmark of old Hollywood.

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From High Treason (1929). 

From High Treason (1929). 

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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.
If you want to save Stage 28, SIGN THIS PETITION NOW. And also sign this one. This is really important. It’s part of our cultural heritage.
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.

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.

If you want to save Stage 28, SIGN THIS PETITION NOW. And also sign this one. This is really important. It’s part of our cultural heritage.

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.

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Claudette Colbert in Torch Singer (1933).

Claudette Colbert in Torch Singer (1933).

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It’s National Women’s Equality Day. Approximately 50% of American movies made before 1925 were written by women; compare that with about 10% of movies these days. [Sources here and here.]

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
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Bette Davis in Bordertown (1935).

Bette Davis in Bordertown (1935).

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"The Plot Thickens" by William Grotz, featured on the cover of Film Fun magazine, April 1922.

"The Plot Thickens" by William Grotz, featured on the cover of Film Fun magazine, April 1922.

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Jeanne Eagels in 1929 film version of The Letter.

Jeanne Eagels in 1929 film version of The Letter.

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Do not mess with Audrey. From Funny Face (1957).

Do not mess with Audrey. From Funny Face (1957).

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Jeanette Loff in the two-strip Technicolor extravaganza The King of Jazz (1930).

Jeanette Loff in the two-strip Technicolor extravaganza The King of Jazz (1930).

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