I Found Something Really Cool Today

Like a lot of people, I am a champion procrastinator. To that end, I use Pocket to save all the web pages I want to read later on. As I was going through it today, I found this entry on The Film Colony’s website, and it had the most amazing short film – a  behind-the-scenes video by MGM that takes you to all sorts of places throughout the studio in 1925, just a year after it was established.

If you’re at all interested in film history (or history in general) like I am, this is really a kick. I love the staff in the various departments that were all assembled in front of the cameras – it reminds me of the “happy holidays from all of us” messages that CTV News runs every New Year’s Eve.

Some of the things I just love about this:

Seeing all the authentic fashions of the day. We’re used to seeing the grand costumes that were put on film, but I love seeing the ladies with their hats:

Agnes Christine Johnston
Simple and lovely.
Carmel Meyers
Super sassy!

Or the carpenters who wore shirt and tie under their overalls:

Overalls and Ties

Take a look at the directors’ board. So many movies being made at once!

Directors Board

If you have a few minutes, take a watch.

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