Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

April 8th is Mary Pickford’s 125th Birthday! A Namoradinha da América – Fundadora da Academia e da United Artists


Em Homenagem à eterna Namoradinha da América, hoje, não postaremos mais nada, para que a Rainha dos Filmes ficar, o dia todo, no alto do site do Homem Culto.


Birthday Remembrance, Mary Pickford
April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979

Known during the height of her career as “America’s Sweetheart” and the “girl with the curls“, Pickford was a co-founder of United Artists film studio and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was awarded the second ever Academy Award for Best Actress for her first ‘talkie’ film role in Coquette (1929).

Her film career spanned over four decades with over 250 film credits. Mary was the older sister of actors Lottie Pickford (1893-1936) and Jack Pickford (1896-1933).

In her personal life, Pickford was married three times to actors Owen Moore (1911-1920), Douglas Fairbanks Sr. (1920-1936) and Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers (1937-1979).



She adopted two children with Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers; a son Ronald Charles Rogers ( b.1937) and a daughter Roxanne Rogers (1944- 2007).

Pickford died at the age of 87 in Santa Monica, California of a cerebral hemorrhage and is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. 



  • 125º aniversário de Mary Pickford

  • Lights, camera, action! Today’s doodle honors the “Queen of the Movies,” Mary Pickford. An actress, a film director, and a producer, Mary Pickford proved that actors weren’t relegated to careers in front of the camera. She co-founded the film studio United Artists and was one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Before she became one of the most powerful women who has ever worked in Hollywood, she was “the girl with the curls,” and one of the most beloved stars of the silent film era. She appeared in as many as 50 films per year, and eventually negotiated wages that were equal to half of each of her films’ profits. She went on to demand full creative and financial control of her films, a feat still unheard of to this day.


    She used her stardom to bring awareness to causes close to her heart. She sold Liberty Bonds during World War I, created the Motion Picture Relief Fund, and revolutionized the film industry by giving independent film producers a way to distribute their films outside the studio system. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role in Coquette (1929), and an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement in 1976.

    Today, we pay tribute to Mary Pickford’s enterprising leadership on what would be her 125th birthday.


O Fim dos velhos estúdios de cinema


Demolition Has Begun at Old United Artists Studio in WeHo

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, by Adrian Glick Kudler

Image via Save the Pickfair Studios

Demolition has begun at West Hollywood’s The Lot, the Target-adjacent studio once known as Pickford-Fairbanks, United Artists, and the Samuel Goldwyn Studio.

Developer CIM Group plans to build new offices and soundstages on the property, but that means lights out for several historic buildings, including the 1920s-era Pickford building.

A group of preservationists protested outside The Lot on Sunday, but according to the Save the Pickfair Studios site, “by 10 AM PST the next day the fencing had gone up around the ‘Pickford Building’.” Deconstruction started later that day.

CIM put out a statement on Saturday saying “All buildings designated as historic will remain…CIM is beginning the initial phase of the revitalization of The Lot’s 11-acre site by removing two non-historic buildings and constructing a new 93,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art media office building designed for production and media companies.”

It says that no other part of the six-phase development has been scheduled yet.

According to Save the Pickfair Studios, there are four more “buildings with historical value” on the site.

They also say that a supporter has overnighted an application to put the studio on the California Register of Historical Resources. Here’s a video showing a bit of the studio back in the Pickford-Fairbanks days:



Demo Planned For Parts of WeHo’s Old United Artists Studio

Monday, March 26, 2012, by Adrian Glick Kudler

Image via Google Street View

The former Pickford-Fairbanks Studio/United Artists Studio/Samuel Goldwyn Studio/Warner Hollywood Studio is set for partial demolition, as developer CIM Group preps to majorly expand the lot’s capacity. As you might have guessed by now, the place holds quite a bit of Hollywood history.

The 11 acre lot now known as The Lot sits at Santa Monica and Formosa in West Hollywood, just west of the Target, with a little seepage into the city of LA.

It was originally built in 1919 by silent filmmaker Jesse Hampton, who sold to Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, who eventually teamed up with Charlie Chaplin and DW Griffith to form United Artists. Tenants now say their leases are being allowed to expire and a WeHo planner tells the LA Times that CIM will begin demolition “in a few weeks” for a six-phase project that “will more than double the studio’s space to 671,087 square feet.”

That includes the addition of three new soundstages and buildings up to six stories high. Up for demolition: the 1927 Pickford building, the 1932 Goldwyn building (now used for sound editing), the Writers Building, the Fairbanks Building, the Editorial Building, Frank Sinatra’s old bungalow, “and a block-long row of production offices that line Santa Monica Boulevard.”

The studio has a sign calling it a “Potential Cultural Resource,” which is not actually any kind of binding designation; the LA Conservancy and other preservation groups are now looking into what can be done to save the old studio.

CIM intends to preserve “a wall-like facade that extends along Santa Monica Boulevard around [Howard] Hughes’ secret garage entrance.”

But what about the possibly mythical tunnel that linked up the soundstages to the Formosa Cafe and the “ornate wooden door hand-built by Harrison Ford, who was working as a studio carpenter when he was “discovered” by filmmaker George Lucas”?

· Storied West Hollywood studio buildings to be demolished [LAT]

· Demo Planned For Parts of WeHo’s Old United Artists Studio [Curbed LA]

Conheça a Capital Mundial do Cinema, Hollywood-California, e seus estúdios – Where is Hollywood´s Studios located Today?


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

8949 Wilshire Blvd

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Endereço dos Estúdios de Cinema:

4 deles são vizinhos:

Universal, Dreamworks, Warner, e,  Disney,

tres estudios

Where is Hollywood´s Studios located Today?

Endereços de dezenas de Estudios:

Paramount Pictures Corporation – A Viacom Company

5555 Melrose Avenue

780 Gower, Hollywood

Los Angeles, California 90038



20th Century Fox Studios

Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

10201 West Pico Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc – Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Corporation of America

10202 West Washington Boulevard

Culver City, CA 9023


Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Warner Bros. Pictures Group

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.,

Warner Communications Inc.

Time-Warner Inc.

4000 Warner Boulevard

Burbank, CA 91522



Universal Studios, Inc.,

NBC Universal, Inc.

NBC Universal Media, LLC,

Comcast Corporation/ General Eletric

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

Universal Studios Orlando

6000 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, Florida 32819


 Estão juntas atualmente, 2014, Miramax e Lions Gate

Miramax Film NY, LLC

2540 Colorado Avenue, Suite 100E

Santa Monica, California 90404

Lions Gate Entertainment – Summit

Suite 200
2700 Colorado Avenue

Santa Monica, California 90404



Nota: em 2014, foto de 2012, no Google Mapas, o 1630 Stewart Street Santa Mônica ainda é a Summit.

Mas, este endereço, é, atualmente, 2014, da:

SCE Worldwide Studios

1630 Stewart Street

Main-Studio 100

Santa Monica

CA 90404

Pixar Animation Studios

1200 Park Avenue

Emeryville, CA 94608


Disney Studios – Disney Pictures – Buena Vista

500 South Buena Vista Street

Burbank, CA 91521


Nickelodeon Animation Studio

231 W Olive Ave

Burbank, CA 91502

Cartoon Network Studios

300 North 3rd Street

Burbank, CA 91502

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. – MGM Studios

Spyglass Entertainment Group, LLC.

245 North Beverly Drive,

Beverly Hills, California 90210

(310) 449-3000


Fax: 310-443-5912

DreamWorks Studios

It is located on the Universal Studios lot in Universal City, California.

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

 Are DreamWorks Studios and DreamWorks Animation the same company?

No: They are two completely separate companies.

DreamWorks Animation

1000 Flower Street

Glendale, CA 91201

PDI Dreamworks SKG

1400 – A Seaport Boulevard

Redwood City, CA 94063


1438 N. Gower Street

Hollywood, CA 90028

f. 323.467.2717


5800 W. Sunset Boulevard

Hollywood, CA 90028

 f. 323.460.3844

Hollywood Center Studios

 Hollywood Center Studios is Centrally located in the heart of the Media District.

1040 North Las Palmas, Los Angeles, CA 90038

General Info & Booking
(323) 860.0000

Mack Sennett Studios:

1215 Bates Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90029

p: 323-660-8466


RKO Pictures

2034 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310 277 0707
Fax: 310 566 8940


New Line Cinema Corporation – Warner Studio

 116 N Robertson Blvd #200
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Hollywood Studios International

não tem site mais

9107 Wilshire Blvd #600

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Prospect Studios – Disney

4151 Prospect Ave Silver Lake

Los Angeles, CA 90027

+1 323-671-5000

Sempre sentiremos sua falta Ernest Borgnine até a Eternidade






Ernest Borgnine: 1917-2012

Borgnine, the rugged, stocky actor with a brassy voice and the face of the local butcher, died today in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of renal failure. He was 95.

Borgnine was known for playing characters both brutal and gentle. On the brutal side was the cruel Sgt. “Fatso” Judson in From Here to Eternity, Coley Trimble, the right-hand goon in Bad Day at Black Rock, Dutch Engstrom, in the enduring classic The Wild Bunch and Shack, the train bull after Lee Marvin in Emperor of the North.

On the gentle side he was known as the love-lorn Marty in the 1955 film of the same name (for which he earned an Oscar for Best Actor), Lt. Commander Quinton McHale from “McHale’s Navy,” Rogo, the cop with the prostitute-wife in The Poseidon Adventure and, to a whole new generation, as the voice of the starfish-donning, geriatric Mermaid Man on “SpongeBob SquarePants.

A first generation American Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917, in Hamden, Connecticut. His father was Camillo (later Charles) Borgnino of Ottiglio, in northern Italy and his mother was Anna Bosselli, from Carpi, Italy.

Borgnine showed no real interest in acting until well after a ten-year stint in the Navy. He was 32 when his mother suggested that he become an actor, observing “you like to make a fool of yourself in front of other people” so Ernie enrolled in the Randall School of Drama in Hartford and then moved to Abingdon, Virginia for Robert Porterfield’s famous Barter Theatre.

Times were lean for Borgnine. He had married for the first time and moved from the Barter to New York, quickly getting noticed for his role as a male nurse in a Broadway production of “Harvey” but he soon moved back to the Barter school again.

He then returned to New York but the nascent medium of television, not the stage, sustained him for a while. Borgnine prided himself on not being picky. His original TV work included a stint in the action serial “Captain Video and His Video Rangers.” He was noticed by Delbert Mann, himself a budding director, who encouraged Borgnine and gave him small roles.

Borgnine’s true break came when he moved to Los Angeles and landed the role of Sergeant “Fatso” Judson in Eternity, a smash hit that, in addition to launching Borgnine’s helped reinvigorate numerous careers including Frank Sinatra‘s and Deborah Kerr‘s.

He played the bad guy again, though one of the goons this time, in Johnny Guitar. Borgnine then parlayed his new-found notoriety with the lead in a screenplay written by Paddy Chayefsky, that of Marty, in the film of the same name, slated to be directed by his mentor, Delbert Mann.

The story was about an underdog named Marty, a self-avowed ugly man, who has to evolve beyond his dedication to his overbearing mother and his bonds with his best friend, when he falls in love with Clara, a woman who is also unpopular and unattractive, played by Betsy Blair.

Marty was a surprise hit, was nominated for eight Oscars (including Best Picture and Best Director for Mann) and won four, including Borgnine’s unexpected win over a very crowded field which included his co-star in Bad Day at Black Rock,Spencer Tracy, and a posthumous nod to James Dean (who had died the previous September in a car crash) for his role in East of Eden.

The Oscar helped keep the actor in the game and the next seven years included a mix of TV and film work including A Catered Affair, Jubal, The Vikings and various “Playhouse” appearances on the small screen.

1962 brought “McHale’s Navy,” with Borgnine assaying the role of Lt. Commander Quinton McHale, the put-upon chief of PT boat 73. The cast included Joe Flynn and Tim Conway (Conway would, 35 years later, team up again with Borgnine as the voice of Mermaid Man’s sidekick, Barnacle Boy, on “SpongeBob SquarePants“). “McHale’s” had a healthy following for four years.

Borgnine had a mid-life Renaissance in the late ’60s and early ’70s. He played a small but pivotal role in The Dirty Dozen, was Boris Vaslov in Ice Station Zebra and was Dutch Engstrom, the taciturn but decisive bandit throwing in with Sam Peckinpah‘s Wild Bunch. He also joined the capsized cast of The Poseidon Adventure, played Shack, the train bull in The Emperor of the North Pole and was the simple-minded but helpful Cabbie in Escape from New York.

Borgnine was married five times. His second marriage was to the fiery actress Katy Jurado. It began in 1959 but was over four years later. Reports differ on when he met his third wife, Ethel Merman. She claimed it was in November of 1963, the same month that he was finalizing his divorce to Jurado. He insisted it wasn’t until the next spring. Regardless they were married on June 24th, the following year. It lasted less than a month.  In her autobiography entitled “Merman,” the actress intimated that Borgnine was abusive stating, “I just feel lucky to have been able to ‘walk’ away from the marriage.” She devoted an entire chapter, the twenty-eighth, to their union. Entitled “My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine” it consisted of one blank page.

His last marriage, to Tova Traesnaes, a cosmetic and skin-care product entrepreneur, lasted over 35 years and until his death. Borgnine had four children: Gina Kemins-Borgnine, the child from his first marriage to Rhoda Kemins, and three from his fourth wife, Donna Rancourt, named Diana Rancourt-Borgnine (born December 29th 1970), Sharon (born 1965) and Cristofer (born 1969). Oddly, in his autobiography, “Ernie” Bornine only acknowledged the first three children, dropping Diana out entirely.- Keith Simanton

O pecado sempre morou em Hollywood


Comunistas em Hollywood – no cinema