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Hello. I'm searching for information regarding the history and current locations of two fertility god statues used in The Prodigal (1955) (and other films) that were up for sale at the 1970 MGM auction. There was an 11-foot statue and a 5.5-foot replica. Here's the 11-foot statue (in a promotional shot for The Prodigal): And the 5.5-foot statue at the auction: Where the smaller statue ended up after the auction is not known, but the larger statue is known to have moved around Delaware for decades and then settled in someone's front yard in New Jersey in the 2000's. U
Hi, I'm new here. But I've got an old story. Hope this is the right place to share. I was lucky enough to grow up in the heart of screen land, which is how Culver City identifies itself - the original MGM Studios. I have autographs from Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, acquired on the set of That's Entertainment, where I spent 15 minutes talking to Gene Kelly... the nicest guy you ever want to meet. This early exposure helped me format a career in the film industry that I just retired from. Now that I'm retired, my plan is to chronicle and share my stories from this magical time. I'd love it if
LKitten16 asked if others noticed how the orchestrated drumming of "Prehistoric Man" and "Pass that Peace Pipe" from Good News" sounded similar. Yes, there is definitely a distinctive MGM sound that one can hear in its musicals. That can be attributed to the fact that many of MGM's arrangers and orchestrators worked on the same films, even as their melodies and themes were composed by different composers. And of course many of the same studio musicians performed on the scores. One of my fav moviemakers from MGM's Music Dept. was the FABULOUS Conrad Salinger - a composer/orchestrator/arran