In the published bibliography for MGM HOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST BACKOT we explained that accounting for all the sources consulted in the volume’s preparation would be impossible due to limitations of time and space. It was therefore promised that a more complete accounting would be forthcoming on our website.
While the bibliography that follows is considerably more comprehensive than the published version, there may still be omissions. So the authors would like to thank all the publications, organization and individuals listed below, and apologize for the inadvertent omission of anyone else.
Affron, Charles. Sets in Motion: Art Direction and Film Narrative, New Brunswick, NJ: Rogers University Press, 1995
Albrecht, Donald. Designing Dreams: Modern Architecture in the Movies. New York; Harper Row, 1986
Allyson, June. June Allyson, Berkeley: Berkeley Press, 1983
Altman, Diana. Hollywood East: Louis B. Mayer and the Origins of the Studio System. New York: Birch Lane Press, 1992
Alyesworth, Thomas G. The Best of MGM, New York: Gallery Books, 1986.
Astaire, Fred. Steps in Time. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1959.
Bugliosi, Vincent, and Gentry, Curt. Helter Skelter: The True Story of The Manson Murders, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1974
Barhenberg, Bruce. The Creation of Dino De Laurentiis’ King Kong. New York: Pocket Books, 1976
Barbara, Joseph. Joe Barbara: My Life in Pictures. Atlanta: Turner Publishing, 1994
Barrymore, Lionel, as told to Cameron Shipp. We Barrymores, New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1951
Barsacq, Leon. Caligari’s Cabinet and other Grand Illusions: A History of Film Design, New York: Signet, 1976
Bart, Peter. Fade Out. New York: Harper Collins, 1990
Berg, A Scott. Goldwyn: A Biography, New York: Riverhead Books, 1998.
Bergman, Ingrid. Ingrid Bergman: My Story, New York: Warner Books, 1995
Boller, Paul F. Jr., and Davis, Ronald. Hollywood Anecdotes, New York: Ballentine Books, 1987
Bonanno, Margaret Wander. Angela Lansbury. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987.
Bradbury, Ray, The Golden Apples of the Sun. New York: Avon Books, 1990
Bowser, Eileen. The Transformation of Cinema 1907-1975. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1990.
Brown, Gene. Buttered Popcorn, New York: MacMillan, 1995
Carey, Gary. All The Stars In Heaven: Louis B. Mayer’s MGM. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1981.
Cerra, Julie Lugo.
Culver City, The Heart of Screenland, Second edition, Culver City,
CA: Culver City Chamber of Commerce, 2000
Cooke, David C. Behind the Scenes in Motion Pictures. New York: Dodd Mead and Company, 1960
Crowther, Bosley. The Lion’s Share: The story of an Entertainment Empire, New York: E.P. Dutton, 1957
Dardis, Tom. Some Time in the Sun: New York: Charles Schribner’s Sons, 1976
Davies, Marion. The Times We Had: Life with William Randolph Hearst, New York: Ballentine Books, 1985
Davis, Ronald L. The Glamour Factory, Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University Press, 1993
Day, Beth. This Was Hollywood: An Affectionate History of Filmland’s Golden Years. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1960
Dell, Susan. The Films of Elvis Presley. Lincolnwood, Ill: Producer’s International Limited, 1991.
Eames, John Douglas. The MGM Story. New York: Portland House, 1990
Eyman, Scott. Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005
Finch, Christopher, and Rosenkrantz, Linda. Gone Hollywood, Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, Ind., 1979
Finler, Joel W. The Hollywood Story. New York: Crown Publishers, 1988
Fishgall, Gary. Pieces of Time: The Life of James Stewart. New York: Schribner, 1997
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Loves of The Last Tycoon, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1941
Friedrich, Otto. City of Nets, New York: Harper and Row, 1986
Fuchs, Daniel. The Golden West. New York: Black Sparrow, 2005
Flamini, Ronald. Thalberg: The Last Tycoon and the World of MGM. New York: Random House, 1994
Floherty, John J. Moviemakers. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1935
Fordin, Hugh. The World of Entertainment! Hollywood’s Greatest Musicals. New York: Doubleday and Company, 1975.
Gabler, Neal. An Empire of their Own: How The Jews Invented Hollywood. New York: Anchor Books Doubleday, 1989
Gillespie, A Arnold. Forty-Two Disastrous Years at MGM. (unpublished, manuscript made available by the author’s family)
Gordon, Lester. Let’s Go to the Movies! Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press, 1992
Grams, Martin Jr.; The Twilight Zone: Unlocking The Door To A Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing LLC, 2008
Griffin, Nancy, and Kim Masters. Hit and Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996
Guilaroff, Sydney. Crowning Glory; Reflections of Hollywood’s Favorite Confidant, Sydney General Publishing Group, Inc., 1996.
Harmetz, Aljean. The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM, New York: Hyperion, 1998
Hepburn, Katherine. Me; Stories of My Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992
Higham, Charles. Merchant of Dreams: Louis B. Mayer and the Secret Hollywood. New York: Dutton Books, 1993
Hamner, Earl, and Giffin, Ralph. Goodnight John-Boy. Nashville: Cumberland House, 2002
Hampton, Benjamin B. A History of the American Film Industry From its Beginnings to 1931 (formally titled: A History of the Movies). New York: Dove Publications Inc, 1970.
Harris, Warren G. Lucy and Desi: The Legendary Love Story of Television’s Most Famous Couple. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991
Haver, Ronald. David O. Selznick’s Hollywood. New York: Alfred A, Knopf Inc, 1980
Hay, Peter. MGM: When the Lion Roars. Atlanta, GA: Turner Publishing Company, 1991
Hecht, Ben. A Child of the Century. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1954
Heisner, Beverly. Hollywood Art: Art Direction in the Days of the Great Studios. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1990
Heitland, John. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Book: The Behind the Scenes Story of a Television Classic, St Martin’s Griffin, New York, 1987
Heston, Charlton. The Actor’s Life: Journals 1956-1976, New York: E.P. Dutton, 1976
Higham, Charles. Merchant of Dreams: Louis B. Mayer, MGM, and the Secret Hollywood, New York: Dutton Books, 1993
Isherwood, Christopher. Prater Violet, New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1945
Kawin, Bruce. Faulkner’s MGM Screenplays, Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1982
Knox, Donald. The Magic Factory: How MGM Made An American In Paris, New York: Praeger Publishers, 1973.
Kotsilibas-Davis, James. Myrna Loy Being ands Becoming, New York: Donald L. Fine 1998.
Kobal, John, Hollywood. The Years of Innocence. New York: Abbvelle Press, 1985.
Lamarr, Hedy. Ecstasy and Me, My life as a Woman, New York: Fawcett Publications, 1967
Lamparski, Richard. Whatever Became of…? Fourth Series. New York: Bantam Books, 1975
Leigh, Janet. There Really was a Hollywood, New York Doubleday, 1984
LeRoy, Mervyn, and Kleiner,Dick. Mervyn LeRoy: Take One. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1974
Lescarbura, Austin C. Behind the Motion Picture Screen, New York: Scientific American Publishing Company, Munn & Company, 1919
Lloyd, Ann, and Fuller, Graham, Consultant Editor: Arnold Desser. The Illustrated Who’s Who of the Cinema. New York: MacMillian Publishing Co., Inc., 1983
MacCann, Richard Dyer. The First Film-Makers. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1989
Maltin, Leonard. Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide, New York: Signet Press, 2010
Hollywood The Movie Factory, New York: Popular Library, 1976
Mandelbaum, Howard. Screen Deco. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985
and Meyers, Eric: Forties Screen style. St Martin’s Press, 1990
Mank, Gregory William, Heard, Charles, Nelson Bill. Hollywood’s Hellfire Club: The Misadventures of John Barrymore, WC Fields, Errol Flynn and the “Bundy Drive Boys;” Los Angeles, CA: Feral House, 2007
Marx, Samuel. Mayer and Thalberg: The Make Believe Saints, New York: Random House, 1975
Mayer Selznick, Irene. A Private View. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1983.
Minnelli, Vincente: and Arce, Hector. I remember it Well, Hollywood: Samuel French 1990
Morley, Sheridan, and Leon, Ruth. Gene Kelly: A Celebration. London: Pavilion Books, 1996.
Newquist, Roy. Conversations With Joan Crawford, Berkeley: Berkeley Press, 1981
Parish James Robert, and Bowers, Ronald L. The MGM Stock Company: The Golden Era Arlington House (1973)
Penninston, Lucinda W., and Baker, William K. A Past to Remember: The History of Culver City. Culver City, CA: Published by the City of Culver City, 1976.
Powell, Jane. The Girl Next Door, New York: Wm Morrow and Company, 1988.
Ramerez, Juan Antonio. Architecture for the Screen: A Critical Study of set Design in Hollywood’s Golden Age , Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1986
Rapf, Maurice. Backlot: Growing Up With The Movies, Langham, MD: Scarecrow Press. 1999.
Reynolds, Debbie. My Life, New York: William Morrow, 1988
Robertson, Patrick. Film Facts, New York: Billboard Books, 2001.
Rooney, Mickey. Life is Too Short, New York: Villard, 1991
Sanders, James. Celluloid Skyline: New York and The Movies, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001
Sennett, Robert J. Setting the Scene, The Great Hollywood Art Director. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994
Schatz, Thomas. The Genus of The System. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988
Old Hollywood/New Hollywood: Ritual Art and Industry, Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press. 1976
Schickel, Richard. Clint Eastwood: A Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996
Schulberg, Bud. What Makes Sammy Run? New York: Random House. 1941
Moving Pictures: Memories of a Hollywood Prince. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2003
Selznick, Irene Mayer. A Private View, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983
Sennett, Robert S. Setting the Scene: The Great Hollywood Art Directors. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1994
Skall, David J, and Savada, Elias. Dark Carnival: the Secret World of Tod Browning: Hollywood’s Master of the Macabre. New York: Anchor Books, 1995
Slide, Anthony. The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1998
Spada, James. The Secret Life of a Princess: An intimate Biography of Grace Kelly. New York: Doubleday. 1987
Peter Lawford: The Man Who Kept The Secrets, New York: Bantam Books, 1991.
Stachell, Tim. Astaire: The Biography, London: Hutchinson Publishing Group, 1987.
Thalberg: Life and Legend. New York: Doubleday and Company, 1969
Thomas, Rhys. The Ruby Slippers of Oz, Los Angeles: Tale Weaver Publishing, 1989
Thompson, David. Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick, New York: Knopf, 1992
Torgerson, Dial. Kerkorian: An American Success Story, New York: The Dial Press, 1974.
Troyan, Michael. A Rose For Mrs. Miniver, The Life of Greer Garson. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1999
Turner, George E. (editor). The Cinema of Adventure, Romance and Terror. Hollywood: The ASC Press, 1989
Turner, Lana. Lana: The Lady, The Legend, The Truth, New York: Dutton, 1982
Watts. Stephen. Behind the Screen: How Films are Made. New York: Dodge Publishing Company (undated)
West, Nathaniel. The Day of the Locust, New York: New Directions, 1939
Williams, Esther. Million Dollar Mermaid: An Autobiography, New York: Harvest Books, 2000
Winchester, Clarence (editor). The World Encyclopedia of Film, London: The Amalgamated Press, 1933
Yoch , James J. Landscaping the American Dream: The Gardens and Film Sets of Florence Yoch. New York: Abrams/Sagapress, 1990.
Zicree, Mark Scott. The Twilight Zone Companion. New York: Bantam Books, 1982
Adler, Dick. “MGM and TV—The Lion Lives,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 6, 1973
Bannon, Anne Louise. “The Studio System, Then and Now,” Ross Reports TV/Film, January, 1999.
Baron, Frank and Margie. “Backlots: Everything you need in one Place,” Production Update on Location, May, 2003
Bart, Peter. “Captain Kirk Shows He’s Still Got Game,” Daily Variety, Sept. 20, 2004
“Captain Kirk’s Aborted Takeoff,” Daily Variety, April 25, 200
Belhmer, Rudy. “To the Wilderness for Northwest Passage,” American Cinematographer, Nov. 1987.
“Oral History with J.J. (Joe) Cohn,” 1987
Bastajian, Lee. “Studio That Fun Built soon to Be a Memory,” Los Angeles Times, July 28, 1963
Beber, Lori, “Going to the Source: MGM/UA Research Library,” MGM/UA Exclusive Story,” Vol. 1, No. 2, April-May, 1983.
Boyer, Peter J., and Pollock, Dale. “MGM/UA and the Big Debt,” Los Angeles Times, March 28, 1982
Buhrman, Robert. “MGM: The Lion in Winter,” Los Angeles, February, 1969
Burbank, Jeff. “MGM/UA vacates Historic Lot in Culver City,” Los Angeles Times, November 27, 1980
Byrne, Julie. “Visions of Prom Dresses dance in her head,” Los Angeles Times, May 5, 1966
Caufield, Deborah.“MGM/UA Sells A Library to Ease Debt Load,” Los Angeles Times, June 25, 1982
Champlin, Charles. “Bye Bye Backlots,” Los Angeles Times West Magazine, October, 18, 1970
“That’s a Wrap: End of MGM/UA That Was,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 20, 1990
Cieply, Michael. “Sony Silent on Plans for Columbia Pictures Lot,” Los Angeles Times, February 23, 1990
Comer, Brooke. “Backlots,” Production Update on Location, May, 2002.
Corliss, Mary, and Clarens, Carlos. “Designed for Film,” Film Comment, May/June, 1978
Crist, Kennetn. “Indoor Ocean,” Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, March 17, 1940
“Culver Planners to Discuss Limits on Multiple Units,” Los Angeles Times, December 9, 1973
Dallos, Robert E. “Aubrey Plans Shift of MGM Corporate Base to Culver City,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 13, 1969.
“Day the Dream Factory woke up, The,” Life, Feb., 27, 1970
Delugah, Al. “Urbanetics Petitions for Bankruptcy Protection,” Los Angeles Times, Jan.16, 1974
Devere, Bill. “MGM Move Vital for Culver City,” Culver City Independent, Feb. 2, 1961
“MGM Land Use Crucial to Culver City,” Culver City Independent, May 18, 1967
Diorio, Carl. “Century City New Lion Lair,” Daily Variety, Dec. 1, 2000.
Downing-Olson, Robert. “Act of Vandalism,” Los Angeles Times, March 8, 1978.
Dreyfuss, John. “MGM Buys Tract at Thousand Oaks,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 30, 1967.
Edwards, Bill. “Levitt and Sons Outlines Plan for $60 Mil Housing spread on MGM backlot,” Variety, August 11, 1971
Edwards, Henry. “Inventing a Plot for Sgt. Pepper,” New York Times, July 15, 1978.
Edwards, Nadine. “MGM to Return to Former Glory,” Citizen News, June 6, 1970.
Eller, Claudia. “MGM Deal a Bold Miscalculation for Sony,” Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2006.
“A Mogul Returns to Finish What He Started,” Los Angeles Times, March, 2007.
Erengis, George P. “MGM’s Backlot,” Films in Review, January, 1962
“20th’s Backlot,” Films in Review, April, 1962
“Cedric Gibbons,” Films in Review, April, 1965
Eustis, Morton. “Designing For The Movies: Gibbons of MGM,” Theatre Arts Monthly, October, 1937
Faris, Gerald. “Move Biz Will Never Be the Same,” Los Angeles Times, March 14, 1974
“Culver Moves to Establish Movie Museum,” Los Angeles Times, April 7, 1977
Filler, Martin. “Projected Fantasies,” House and Garden, Sept., 1986
“Fiery French Designer off MGM Lot,” Variety, Nov. 11, 1925
Fleischer, Richard O. “They Live in A Magic City,” TW, October 27, 1946
Fleming, Charles. “The Predator,” Vanity Fair, Feb. 1996.
Fontaninf, Steve (photo). “Fish Rescue,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 21,1971
Forman, Liza. “Deal Done: The Lion Sleeps,” The Hollywood Reporter, April 11, 2005.
Fox, David J. “What We Have Here is a Woman Ready for the 90’s,” Los Angeles Times, March 8, 1992
Fraser, Jill Andresky. “What’s in a Symbol? Not the Statue of Liberty,” New York Times, Jan. 17, 1993
Freeman, Everett. “Leo’s Rib Ticklers,” Los Angeles, October, 1983.
Friendly, David T. “Leo Roars His Last at the old MGM Stand,” Los Angeles Times, November 13, 1986
Fritz, Ben, and Learmonth, Michael. “Sony Ponies Up For Lion,” Daily Variety, Sept. 14, 2004.
“Lion Back on The Prowl,” Daily Variety, May 21, 2000
Gajewski, John. “Windy City Wanabe,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 7, 2005
Gibbons, Cedric. “Art Direction By Cedric Gibbons,” What’s Happening in Hollywood: Weekly News of Current Pictures, Trends and Production, Feb. 1, 1947.
Gotlieb, Jeff. Los Angeles Herald: “Long-running engagement coming to an end at MGM,” Los Angeles Herald October 9, 1996
Graser, Marc. “’Burbs blossom on H’w’d backlots,” Daily Variety, July 25, 2004.
“Leo’s Big Fadeout,” Daily Variety, Sept. 15, 2004.
Green, Terence M.. “Raintree Townhouses Form Oasis,” Los Angeles Times, August 6, 1972
Grove, Christopher. “No Place Like Home,” Daily Variety, Oct. 2, 1998
Gottlieb, Jeff. “Long Running Engagement Coming to an End at MGM,” Los Angeles Times, Oct. 9, 1986
Gottschalk, Earl C., Jr. “The Hatchet Man: How Aubrey is reviving MGM by cutting out the fat and Nostalgia,” Wall Street Journal, October 23, 1970.
Grossman, Andrew. “The Smiling Cobra,” VLife, June/July 2004
Haber, Joyce. James Aubrey Calls it ‘Quits’ at MGM, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 1, 1973.
“A Hollywood Farewell to Beloved Metro,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 18, 1973
Hagberg, Pets, Larsen, Dave. “Fire Destroys Sets at MGM,” Los Angeles Times, March 13, 1967.
Hamilton, Ann Lewis. “A Directors Guild of America Oral History: Eugene Lourie,” 1983
Hamit, Francis. “Backlots are Still the Ideal Location,” Location Update, February, 1997
Hansen, Ken. Library of Today Assumes Changing Role,” Los Angeles Times, January 13, 1994
Harvey, Steve. “Gone With The Wind Home Goes With A Crash,” Los Angeles Times, April 17, 1966.
Hebert, Ray. “Famed Lot 3 Enjoys Final Fling,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 11, 1971
“Studio Buildings—Gone With The Wind,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 16, 1979.
Hendrix, Kathleen. “I Discovered the Ruby slippers,” Los Angeles Times, Jan. 26, 1977.
Hernandez, Greg. “Executive to Depart MGM, UA Move to Sever Link at front Office,” Los Angeles Daily News, Dec. 8, 2001
Hubert, J. “Movie Soundstages Exclude Noise and Reduce Resonance,” Building News, February, 1939
Hughes. Emmet John, “M.G.M.: War Among the Lion Tamers,” Fortune Magazine, August, 1957
Kasindorf, Martin. “How Now, Dick Darling,” The New York Times Magazine, Sept 10, 1972
Kaufman, Dave. “150 Acres of MGM Lot for Sale,” Daily Variety, Jan 16, 1970.
Kelly, Kate. “MGM Ends Video Distribution With Sony,” The Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2006.
Kiesling, B.C. “Biography – Cedric Gibbons” MGM Studios Biographies; Jan. 22, 1958
King, Andrea. “Columbia in an Expansive Mode,” The Hollywood Reporter, August 13, 1990.
Kleiner, Dick. “Ann Rutherford’s Goodbye to Lot 2” Waco Tribune-herald, Oct. 15, 1972
Klein, Edward. “A Yen For Hollywood,” Vanity Fair, Sept. 1991.
Kline, Steve. “Major Culver City Redevelopment Hinges on Fox Hills Zoning Change,” Los Angeles Times, Jan.1, 1970
“Make-Believe World For Sale,” Los Angeles Times, Feb.19, 1970
Lachenbruch, Jerome. “Art and Architectural Artifice,” The American Architect, November 3, 1920
Laing, A.B. “Designing Motion Picture Sets,” Theatre Arts Monthly, July, 1933
Lardner, James. “Your only Competition is Idiots,” US News and World Report, Dec, 27, 1999
Laschever, Barney. “Universal Opens the ‘Back Lot,” Los Angeles Times, Dec., 20, 1964
Leader, Leonard. “The Plot to Steal Hollywood,” Los Angeles, August, 1983
Lechmen, Don. “World of Fantasy Looses Again,” The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA November 5, 1972
Leiter, Saul. “Hollywood: An Archaeologists View,” Show. Oct., 1961
Loper, Mary Lou. “Gone With The Wind Blows Up Storm for Charity,” Los Angeles Times, July 2, 1967
Lustig, David. “Attic to the Stars,” Los Angeles Times, November 2, 1989
Mandell, Paul. ‘Walking Distance’ From The Twilight Zone,” American Cinematographer, June, 1998
Mathews, Jack. “A Director Recalls Days of MGM Magic,” Los Angeles Times, Jan. 21, 1986.
Mauldin, Doug. “Leo the Lion, City Grew Up Together,” Los Angeles Times, April 26, 1964
McClintick, David. “Predator,” Fortune, July 8, 12996.
McFaden, Strauss & Irwin Inc. Public Relations; Press Release: “MGM’s Lot #2: The End of an Era – The Beginning of the New, 1972
McNary, Dave. “H’wood backlot era draws to a close,” Daily Variety, April. 15, 2006.
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Monahan, Anthony. “The Lion that Roared, The fist that Rocked, The Strip that Teased,” Midwest Magazine, November 5, 1972
Murphy, A.D. “$20 Million Price Tag on 118 MGM Acres,” Daily Variety, Feb. 5, 1970.
“Old Hollywood: They Lost it at the Movies, The,” Newsweek, Feb. 2, 1970
“One Dies in Studio Crash,” Los Angeles Times, January 11, 1925
“Opening of Cary Grant Theatre,” MGM/UA Exclusive Story,” Vol. 2, No. 5, October-November, 1984.
Ornstein, Bill. “Pink Slipping Begins at MGM” The Hollywood Reporter, November, 18, 1969
Osborne, Robert. “Lion May Be Caged, But Not The MGM Musical,” The Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 21-27, 2004.
Randisi, Steve. “Eye of the Storm,” Filmfax, June/July 1994
Reed, Rex. “A Star Bids Farewell to the MGM Backlot,” Southland, Dec. 10, 1972.
Reeder, Dan “Culver City’s tall Tower Looms as Monument to Movie Days,” The Daily Breeze, April 5, 1978
Riggan, Bryon. “Damn the Crocodiles - Keep The Cameras Rolling!,” American Heritage, June, 1968.
Ripton, Ray. “Unresolved Issue of MGM Lot 2 Use Again Goes Back to Drawing Board,” Los Angeles Times, Jan.16, 1977
Robertson, Ed. “Run For Your Life,” Television Chronicles, Jan., 1998
Robinson, Robert. “The Insubstantial Pageant,” The Sunday Times Colour Magazine, December 15, 1963
Rose, Frank. “The Dream Factories Reborn.” Fortune, February 16, 1998
Ryon, Ruth. “Pasadena Home Copies Mansion of Famous Film,” Los Angeles Times, July 2, 1978
“1st Tour of Former MGM Studio,” Los Angeles Times, March 1, 1987
Sample, Herbert A. “Culver City Sculpture Recalls Movie Days,” Los Angeles Times, June 12, 1981.
Sanders, James. “Street Smart: Hollywood’s back-lots create a New York City That Endures,” San Diego Union Tribune, March 14, 2004.
Schulberg, Budd. “How Are Things in Panicsville?,” Life, December, 28, 1963
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Sher, Jack, and Berg, Louis. “The Wolf At Hollywood’s Door,” This Week, February 29, 1948
Sheehan, Robert. “The Cliff-Hanger at M.G.M.,” Fortune Magazine, Oct., 1957
Scheuer, Philip K. “MGM at 30, finds Everything Changed, and Yet It’s Not,” Los Angeles Times, January 31, 1954
Slahor, Stephanie. “A New Look at Hogan’s Alley,” Law and Order, March, 1992.
Smith, Carl. “A Phantom With A Realistic Look,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 12, 1974.
“Sound-Proof Studios for the Talkies,” The Literary Digest, Jan. 12, 1929
“Sound Stages of Hollywood hum with work on movies for 1938,” Life, December 27, 1937
Stead, Ronald. “Movies Puzzle Role: TV—Or Not TV?,” The Christian Science Monitor August 8, 1950.
Stein, Mark. “Movie Studios Boom Again in a Different Kind of Heyday,” Los Angeles Times, Feb.29, 1979
Stenn, David. “It Happened One Night…At MGM,” Vanity Fair, April, 2003
Stingley, Jim. “A Profile of another Hollywood,” Los Angeles Times, July 6, 1975
Taitz, Emanuel. “Studios and Stages,” On Location, May/June, 1978
Thompson, David. “The Lion That Will Roar No More,” Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2005
Torgerson, Dial. “Props Become Stars in MGM ‘Spectacular,” Los Angeles Times, May 4, 1970.
Turpin, Dick. “MGM
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Veiller, Bayard, and Natale, Richard. “Uncle Herb’s Magic Kingdom,” Los Angeles, Nov., 1989
Wanamaker, Marc. “Historic Hollywood Movie Studios, Parts 1-3,” American Cinematographer, March, April and May, 1976
Warga, Wayne. “Howard Strickling has Haunting Memories of MGM,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 9, 1969.
Webb, Michael. “Cedric Gibbons and the MGM Style,” Architectural Digest, April, 1990
Welkos, Robert W. “Frankly My Dear, It’s All Gone,” Los Angeles Times, January 13, 1994
Williams, Whitney. “Fading Ghosts of Filmdom’s Glory Days soon to be Housing Site” Variety, Aug. 25, 1972
Whitaker, Alma. “Sets for ‘Grand Hotel’ ‘Act’ out Film’s Mood,” Los Angeles Times, May 22, 1932.
Wuttken, Burt. “Gigantic Face Lifting of Culver City Envisioned,” Los Angeles Times, 1967
Yarbrough, Tinsley. “Western Clippings: Special Limited Edition: Those Great B-Western Locations,” May, 1998
Yonay, Ehud. “The Lion Sells Out,” Westways, August, 1970
Brooks, Mel. “commentary” B000G6BLWE. ”Young Frankenstein. Brooks, Mel (dir). Los Angeles, CA: Fox Home Video, 1974
Cooks, Jay. “commentary” B00003CXB1. The Last Waltz. Scorsese, Martin (dir). Los Angeles, CA: MGM Home Video, 1978
Donan, Stanley. “commentary” B0006DEF9. Singin’ in the Rain. Donan, Stanley, Stanley, Kelly, Gene (dir). Los Angeles: Warner Home Video, 1992
Keel, Howard. “interview” B0002OXVDW. That’s Entertainment! III: Behind the Screen (located on That’s Entertainment! The Complete Collection). Engel, David.(dir). Los Angeles, CA: Warner Home Video, 1994
Lumet, Sydney. “commentary” B000CNESU8. Network. Lumet, Sydney (dir). Los Angeles, CA: Warner Home Video, 1976
Rush, Richard. “commentary” B000050CK7. The Stunt Man (Limited Edition). Rush, Richard (dir). Troy, MI: Anchor Bay Home Video, 1980
Sydney, George. “commentary” B00005Y71M. The Harvey Girls. Sydney, George (dir). Los Angeles, CA: Warner Home Video, 1946
York, Michael.”commentary” B0013LL2Z2. Logan’s Run. Anderson, Michael (dir).Los Angeles, CA: Warner Home Video, 1976
MGM: When The Lion Roars B001I2EQUO. Martin, Frank (dir). Los Angeles, CA: Warner Home Video, 1980
Hollywood: The Dream Factory B00005JKG7 (located on Meet Me in St. Louis DVD) Rosten, Irwin (dir). Los Angeles, CA: Warner Home Video, 1992
http://www.hollywoodheritage.org/ Hollywood’s premiere historical organization
http://www.sonypicturesstudios.com/index.html A company webpage.
http://www.sonypicturesmuseum.com/ A company webpage, but with historic info.
http://twilightzonewor.9.forumer.com/index.php? Much info on The Twilight Zone series
http://www.mgm.com/ A company webpage
http://www.bisonarchives.com/index.html Bison Archive site
www.hollywoodlostandfound.net All about Hollywood – the place
http://www.seeing-stars.com/ A great Hollywood-as-place related site
http://faculty.oxy.edu/jerry/homestud.htm Much info on studios and backlots
www.swoyersart.com/james_christensen/featured_artist.htm James C. Christensen bio.
http://www.imdb.com/ The industries main “go-to” site
www.thestudiotour.com resource for backlotphiles
http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~divola/MGM.html Photographer John Divola’s website
Dedicated to preserving The Walt Disney Company during
www.thejudyroom.com Scott Brogan’s Judy Garland site
www.PaulDMarks.com or http://www.pauldmarks.blogspot.com Writer/director Paul D. Marks’websites
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StudioBacklots/ A backlot related discussion site
http://www.jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/main.html Much info on Combat series
http://www.ci.culver-city.ca.us/ Culver City homepage
David Gerstner’s writings on Vincente
Timothy Sexton’s “Five most Memorable Houses in American
Film History” essay
http://www.decofilms.com/ Marion Davies related site
Academy of Motion
Pictures Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library, Los Angeles,
CA: source for Rudy Belhmer oral history, etc.
Bison Archives, Hollywood, CA: photographic and historic records http://www.bisonarchives.com/contact.html
Nothridge Geography Map Library, Northridge, CA: Includes Sanborn
fire insurance maps
UCLA Library, Performing
Arts Special Collections, Los Angeles, CA: Includes MGM set plans
USC Cinematic Arts
Library, Los Angeles, CA: Louis B. Mayer Study Center materials
Warner Bros. Corporate
Archive, Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank CA: photographic and production
Oral histories (videotaped or audiotaped) conducted by the authors
Walter Seltzer – Producer
Richard Anderson – Actor
Betty Garrett – Actor
George Wallace – Actor
Delmar Watson – Actor
Robert Kinoshita – Art Department
Pierre Jalbert –Actor/Editor
Brainard Miller – Camera Department
John Valasek – Production Accountant
Nancy Richards – Reading Department
Jan Murree – Production Office
Don Jarel – Special Effects Department
Marcel Vercoutere – Special Effects Department
William Tuttle – Make up Department head
Robert Nudelman – Hollywood Preservationist
Additional interviews conducted by the authors
Roger Mayer – Vice President of Administration
Ben Cowitt – Vice President of Rental Facilities
Gary Martin – President of Studio Operations
Ralph Senesky – Director
Roger Corman – Director
Paul D. Marks - Director
John Landis – Director
Daniel Mayer Selznick – Producer
George M. Lehr – Producer
George Clayton Johnson – Screenwriter
Earl Hamner Jr. – Screenwriter
George W. Schenck - Screenwriter
Richard Schickel – Writer/Historian
Marsha Hunt – Actor
Debbie Reynolds – Actor
Fredd Wayne –Actor
Billy Blackburn – Actor
Rod Taylor – Actor
Warren Stevens – Actor
Robert Vaughn – Actor
Chris Soldo – Technician
Deborah Nadoolman – Costumer
Todd Fisher – Administrator
John Divola – Photographer
Randy Knox – Photographer
Eleanor Lyon – Photographer
David L. Friedman – Unit Photographer
David L. Snyder – Production Designer
James C. Christensen – Artist
John Thomas – Architectural Consultant
Robert Lane – Architect
Rudy Behlmer – Historian
George Feltenstein – Film Preservationist
Marc Wanamaker – Hollywood Historian
Leonard Maltin – Film Historian
Kevin Brownlow –Film Historian
Stan Taffel – Historian
Stuart Galbraith IV – Historian
Glenn Erickson – Historian
Bill Nelson – Researcher/Historian
Julie Lugo Cerra – Culver City Historian
Paul Mavis – Historian
Lou Valentino – Archivist