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I was also fortunate enough to land a part time job working as a darkroom accent for, Consolidated Film Industries. Consolidated Film Industries was a film laboratory and film processing company, and was one of the leading film laboratories in the Los Angeles area for many decades. CFI processed negatives and made prints for motion pictures industry, where I worked for four years. I was just 16 years old when I started. Gladys Baker, the mother of Marilyn Monroe, worked for Consolidated as a negative film cutter; Marilyn Monroe's biological father is believed to have been fellow consolidated employee Charles Stanley Gifford. I would see Norma Jeane Mortenson at the gate of the film laboratory waiting for her mother sometimes we would sit d…Read more >
Ann Blyth big break when she was allowed to test for Mildred Pierce at the Warner Bros. studio. I first made the acquaintance of Ann Blyth on the film set of Mildred Pierce, (1945). Warner Bros had borrowed Ann for this film. It was Anton Grot’s that called Ann over and introduces me to her. What was so special about Ann? Well, she was just a nice person who always had a warm smile and a pleasant word for she exuded maternal compassion and was ever willing to listen to anyone's tales of woe (including mine). It was five days after wrapping this major film that Ann Blyth experienced a horrific event, and would spend her remaining teen years in a most heart breaking series of personal challenges. Her mother took Ann and some friends up to th…Read more >
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I grew up in Los Angeles. After I graduated from high school, like most youngsters, he had a favourite playground: it happened to be the old Warner Bros. Studio on Sunset Boulevard where my uncial worked as a production manager, I was lucky to get a part time job working as a darkroom accent for, Consolidated Film Industries in Hollywood, I had to movie to my sister’s home where I could walk to work at that time She lived at 6368 Rosewood Ave, and it took me 15mins to walk to 959 Seward Street where I worked, I worked for four years. After graduating as an electrical engineer from California Institute of Technology I obtained a position with the research team at Warner Bros. Special Effects Department on Stage 5 in Burbank. In there, …