Went to the YouTube website after watching this the other day and forgot to come back and tell you I glad you posted it. Very interesting, it makes me wonder if all the movies listed were shot at the same studio. Are we seeing the same horse or horses in each film?
That should be, "..and tell you I am glad you posted it."
Good question! Off the top of my head, the three films I remember in the video are Rebecca, Holiday, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Rebecca was Selznick I think, Holiday Columbia and Smith RKO. Then again, who knows how the studios morphed, or if they got props from the same source!
Hi, I'm the guy who made "The Recurring Marly Horses." Thanks so much for showing interest in the project. You've got a great blog. I've posted several new videos. Your comments inspired me to make one called "Recurring Paintings in Hollywood Movies." It includes shots from Montgomery's "Lady in the Lake."Cheers,Barthesianhttp://youtube.com/user/barthesian
Hi Barthesian - and thank you! I will check out your new videos...always looking for new blog content. Your videos are fun. I've always had a thing for looking for repeating elements in films. I should write this down someday - I've spotted some MGM sets that repeat in a number of movies. Just one of those things I guess!
It's Barthesian again. Thank you for the compliments! Repeating sets are something that interests me, too. Did you know that the set for "Notorious" was reused by RKO later in 1946 for a movie called "The Locket"? Unfortunately, the latter film is not available on VHS or DVD. It's supposed to be a really innovative noir, with several flashbacks within flashbacks. Maybe someday someone will decide to release it on the latest super-duper-DVD format. If you're like me, you have a list of films that you would love to see if only the Hollywood powers-that-be would wave their magic wands, movies like "Letty Lynton" and "Laughter in the Dark." ---Barthesian
'The Locket' sounds familiar to me. I'll have to keep my eyes out for that one. Maybe with everything going digital these days, they'll put classic movies online to download. It sure would eliminate the overhead & distribution associated w/DVDs, which I think sometimes keeps the industry from making them readily available - Letty Lynton copyrights aside!
Oops, I was going to add... The last repeat set I saw was the bar/dinner/dance room from 'Libeled Lady' - also in 'Piccadilly Jim' - 1936.'=
Thanks for telling me about "Picadilly Jim." I have not seen it, but "Libeled Lady" is great. I'll add those two movies to my list of films that reused sets. Your point about the future of movie downloads makes so much sense. I hope that the industry agrees someday. Classic Hollywood movies are such an important part of our modern cultural heritage besides being wonderfully entertaining.---BarthesianP.S. Thanks for posting my recurring paintings video
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