1931 Hollywood - in color!

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1931 Hollywood - in color!

Post by donnie » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:08 pm

I've posted this several times different places online, but I don't think so here yet. This is one of my all-time favorites. We get to take a color tour of Hollywood practically right at the tail end of the silent era (people like Chaplin, Swanson, Bessie Love were still current). And look at Hollywood Boulevard; it's amazing that all that came to be when just 30 years or less before it was nothing but cow pastures and fruit orchards.

I love the look and feel of this little short—the music, the announcer, the beautiful residential streets—never get tired of watching it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPT1K7s9lzo

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Re: 1931 Hollywood - in color!

Post by Mrs. Danvers » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:41 am

The cars, the cars, the cars. That's what I love and the clothes as well, but the cars. I want to go to The Brown Derby in my time machine dressed like Gloria Swanson.
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Re: 1931 Hollywood - in color!

Post by Kitty » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:57 am

Oh my! That video was way too short! It was cool seeing the big stars in color young. I so want to jump right into the screen and experience that wonderful time in history for myself.
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Re: 1931 Hollywood - in color!

Post by donnie » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:18 pm

Mrs. Danvers wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:41 am
The cars, the cars, the cars. That's what I love and the clothes as well, but the cars. I want to go to The Brown Derby in my time machine dressed like Gloria Swanson.
Yes, I was out jogging this morning, and saw in a neighbor's driveway a couple of blocks away what looks to be about a 1928 Ford that he is apparently going to restore. Even though it was old and rusty, it was just such nice experience seeing that.
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Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:57 am
Oh my! That video was way too short! It was cool seeing the big stars in color young. I so want to jump right into the screen and experience that wonderful time in history for myself.
Yes, isn't it a treat to see them in color?

My favorite part is actually the shady residential street about 2:00-2:30. I wish I could go back and live there. Those 3 kids playing in the yard—I wonder who they were and what ever happened to them. Ever think about things like that?

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Re: 1931 Hollywood - in color!

Post by Kitty » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:50 pm

donnie wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:18 pm
My favorite part is actually the shady residential street about 2:00-2:30. I wish I could go back and live there. Those 3 kids playing in the yard—I wonder who they were and what ever happened to them. Ever think about things like that?
Oh yeah! Definitely! Whenever I see things like that I will wonder about the people, also sometimes if I can see street signs or businesses I'll try to find out where the pictures were taken. Just the other day I saw a picture of a couple of people in full body art partying at Woodstock and wondered if the girl in full view was still around or remembered her picture being taken. The answers: Maybe, and probably not.
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Re: 1931 Hollywood - in color!

Post by donnie » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:58 pm

I knew your answer to that before I asked the question. :D I think your surmises are probably right regarding the Woodstock girl.

Awhile back, I got to wondering whether that statue in memory of Valentino in the film is still extant. It is, and is in a small neighborhood park that is now, sadly, in a rather rundown area of Los Angeles. :(

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Re: 1931 Hollywood - in color!

Post by Kitty » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:54 pm

Aww that's so sad. I'm hoping to visit California sometime, sooner than later I hope, and I'm going to map out all that kind of stuff to see old Hollywood.
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