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The Romance of Celluloid

Several behind the scenes aspects of the movie-making business, which results in the enjoyment the movie going public has in going to the theater, are presented. They include: the production of celluloid aka film stock, the materials used in the production of which include cotton and silver; construction crews who build sets including those to look like cities, towns and villages around the world; a visit with Jack Dawn who demonstrates the process of creating a makeup design; the screen testing process, where many an acting hopeful gets his/her start; the work of the candid camera man, the prying eyes behind the movie camera; a visit with Adrian, who designs the clothes worn by many of the stars on screen; and a visit with Herbert Stothart as he conducts his musical score for Conquest (1937). These behind the scenes looks provide the opportunity to get acquainted with the cavalcade of MGM stars and their productions that will grace the silver screen in the 1937/38 movie season.

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The Romance of Celluloid Cast

Name Character
Joan Crawford She was 33, 73 years old when she died
Clark Gable He was 36, 59 years old when he died as Himself
Greta Garbo She was 31, 84 years old when she died as (archive footage)
Charles Boyer He was 37, 78 years old when he died as Himself
James Stewart He was 29, 89 years old when he died
Gladys George She was 32, 50 years old when she died as Herself
William Powell He was 45, 91 years old when he died
Myrna Loy She was 32, 88 years old when she died
Robert Taylor He was 26, 57 years old when he died
Cliff Edwards He was 42, 76 years old when he died as Himself
Maureen O'Sullivan She was 26, 87 years old when she died as Herself
Virginia Grey She was 20, 87 years old when she died as Herself
Jeanette MacDonald She was 34, 61 years old when she died as Herself
Spencer Tracy He was 37, 67 years old when he died
Robert Young He was 30, 91 years old when he died
Norma Shearer She was 35, 80 years old when she died as Herself
Franchot Tone He was 32, 63 years old when he died
Robert Montgomery He was 33, 77 years old when he died as Himself
Luise Rainer She was 27, 104 years old when she died
Jessie Ralph She was 72, 79 years old when she died as Herself
Frank Whitbeck He was 55, 81 years old when he died
Herbert Stothart He was 51, 63 years old when he died
Jack Dawn He was 45, 69 years old when he died
Adrian He was 34, 56 years old when he died as Himself
Rosalind Russell She was 30, 69 years old when she died as Herself

The Romance of Celluloid Crew

Name Department
Douglas Shearer as Director. He was 37 (71) years old when He died Directing
Frank Whitbeck as Sound Effects. He was 55 (81) years old when He died Sound
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The Romance of Celluloid (85 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, August 26, 1937
  • Runtime: 10 minutes