Saturday, March 9, 2019

A gathering at Famous Players-Lasky

Here's a photo of a gathering at the Famous Players-Lasky studio commissary in Hollywood. This comes from the July 5, 1919 Motion Picture News. Can you spot our boy? Extra points if you can spot his Terror Island co-star and director (even though this was taken while Houdini was shooting The Grim Game).

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The Famous Players-Lasky studio stood on Vine Street between Selma and Sunset Blvd. Today it's the site of modern development and a 1968 bank building which once housed "The Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and Magic Museum."

Below are a few more posts that show Houdini at work at the Lasky studio.

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2 comments:

  1. I love that photo. In addition to the Terror Island director and co-star, that looks like Arthur Hoyt from the Grim Game sitting next to Ann Forrest (or is that Wanda Hawley).

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  2. Not far from Harry is Cecil B. Demille sitting next to Gloria Swanson. Wow! The great Norma Desmond in her heyday.

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