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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Destruction of New York City set at Paramount Studios in California last month recalled; films shown. Movie industry's use of New York City for location scenes examined. Director Paul Mazursky's filming of "Moscow on the Hudson" with Robin Williams cited as example [MAZURSKY - notes NYC's uniqueness.] [WILLIAMS - jokes about city's characters.] Scenes from "Tootsie" shown courtesy Columbia Pictures, "Daniel" courtesy Paramount Picture Corp., "Rich and Famous" shown; other films shot here listed. Woody Allen's preference for New York City explained. Econ. motive for city government to cooperate with film industry noted. [Mayor Ed KOCH and PUPPET - joke.] Rudolph Valentino, Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields recalled filming in Astoria, Queens, studio; scenes from their films shown. Francis Ford Coppola mentioned currently shooting "The Cotton Club" here now. Conversion of several factories and offices into movie studios discussed; Silvercup cited as example [John HOUSEMAN - believes public is tiring of south California backgrounds.]
REPORTER: Charles Osgood
- Osgood, Charles;
- Rather, Dan
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