Saturday, August 15, 2009

MGM Studio Tour

As I'm sitting here watching From Here To Eternity which has little to do with Ingrid or MGM-- it is a classic film and I do fully enjoy it.
I love Donna Reed. I actually almost went to her town to study fine arts for a summer. She's in one of my favorite movies, It's a Wonderful Life, and she was just amazing.
Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, and of course, Deborah Kerr. With this group of all stars, how can one not like this film? "Reenlistment bluesssss..."
(This movie is best when watched with my Dad. lol)

Anyway, let me get to my exciting news!
On Monday morning I will be touring Sony Studios a.k.a. the former MGM studios! My Uncle Bob's niece, Cathie, works for Sony and she's setting up a tour for my cousin, Jess, her boyfriend, Matt and ME!

I am totally going to INGRIDLY nerd out!
Here's why:

Ingrid was loaned out to MGM to make Intermezzo, Saratoga Trunk, Goodbye Again and the DVD set that was just released containing her Hitchcock work was released by MGM.

I can't wait to hear what the tour guide has to say. Where people stood, what went on.
I can't wait to see tiny specs of what used to be.

You know that feeling? When you know something's been changed, yet, you can still sense that other people walked the halls before the renovation. I long for that.

I'll keep everyone posted and hopefully be able to take pictures! :)


Emily said...

OMG that's amazing! I'm so excited for you. Take lots of pics, and I hope you get a lot of cool stories about classic stars and, of course, Ingrid! (Try to hang out where Ingrid once stood on the MGM lot!) Have a great time :)

charlotte said...

Wonderful. You will like the studios. My son works post sound there from time to time. Hopefully, you will have a guide who loves classic Hollywood as you do, and can share some stories. When I took the tour, I asked about ghosts, and we had the best time EVER! Have fun!

Meredith said...

i hope you have a great time!! i hope to visit sony studios one day, the only one i've been able to take is warner's which was just wonderful.

Joel Gunz said...

Awesome! I expect a full report the day after. ;)

Ruby said...

Wow, it's amazing! I'm looking forward to read your following posts soon.

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