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1 METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER Two Original Vintage Black & White Photographs of the Script Department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
Culver City, CA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1951 
Two original vintage black & white photographs of the script department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios, each measuring 10 14” x 8”. Both photos are about fine with just a bit of handling to the edges. One, marked 9315 shows a woman standing at a long table hand-assembling individual screenplays, one page at a time. The description printed on the verso reads: “SCRIPT DEPARTMENT...Pictured is the mimeograph room where a girl is ‘picking up' a complete screen play.” The other is marked 9344 and shows a woman typing at a small wooden desk with floor-to-ceiling shelves all around her, each section packed with layers of printed material. The description on the verso reads: “SCRIPT DEPARTMENT...Pictured is the script file room where scripts, manuscripts and production stills are catalogued for future use.” Both photos share the following text, also on the verso, reading in full: “M-G-M STUDIO, GLAMOUR CAPITAL OF THE WORLD...Actually a city in itself, with its nearly 5,000 employees representing a total of 117 arts and crafts and 253 different skills, it it located in the heart of Culver City which is surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. Its area has grown from its original 40 acres to 187 acres, comprising six different lots. Lot 1 contains 195 buildings, including offices, 30 massive sound proof stages, an industrial center, dressing rooms, commissary, property department, motion picture and still laboratory, projection rooms, music library, and scores of other departments important to the making of motion pictures. A tour of Lots 2 and 3, where most exterior sets are kept standing, is virtually a world tour.” Both photos are enclosed in a custom blue cloth clamshell box with a gilt-stamped leather label. A rare look at the inner workings of the movie industry. 
Price: 1650.00 USD
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