Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Palooza Pt. 2: The Fox Tour

Looks like everyone followed directions and is in single file ready for the Fox Studios Tour! I really have to hand it to Fox; the historic buildings practically gleamed. It was fantastic to see all of the architectural details still intact and lovingly cared for.

The original studio gate and guard booth, where Shirley Temple and her Mother once entered the lot:

The one somewhat sad point of the tour was seeing what was originally Shirley's bungalow/dressing room. Before:

And after:

Could it really be the same building? Unfortunately, yes. Time truly marches on. Moving on...

The carpentry area was impressive, and according to our amazing guide, everything is done with sustainability in mind.

Lots of choices in wood trims and details. Sure beats Home Depot!

Upstairs near the costume/wardrobe department was a wonderful display of some of the more famous Fox outfits, such as these that Kate Winslet wore in "Titanic":

"Mrs. Doubtfire"'s sweater:

A Betty Grable worn dress from 1948's "When My Baby Smiles":

Back in daylight, we entered New York City. Well...not quite, but here it's referred to as New York Street. On the West Coast, it's probably the closest you're going to get to the Big Apple:

The Bruno Mars Uptown Funk video was shot here, complete with Palm Trees in the background. Oops.

Where bad Tour-goers are placed:

When we come back tomorrow, we'll enter an actual Soundstage and see the sets for a TV show!

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1 comment:

Fifthrider said...

A studio that takes care of it's legacy buildings and props? Almost unheard of today.