INTRODUCTION

 

You are about to view the collection of set stills that I've acquired over the last 60 years. There are currently 72 photos in my collection. Each still from the studio has an information bar printed along the long side of the photo. This bar contains the date the still was taken, the M.G.M. production number of the film, in this case 1755, the photographer's credit, in this case SHUG which represents Frank Shugrue the set photographer and the exposure number from that day of shooting.

We want to give Credit to James Frank Shugrue aka Frank Shugrue. Set photographers are rarely given credit for their work. They have a huge responsibility on the production. You'll see by the exposure numbers that many days the numbers are in the 100's. They are responsible not only for the continuity photos on a daily basis but also wardrobe, makeup, and publicity photos. I also learned that any photo that appears within the film itself is also their responsibility. Also keep in mind that in 1959 these were film cameras not digital. So that's a lot of film rolls per day that need to be developed and printed.

 

On the following page you will find a calendar. The days in blue represent the days that we have set stills for. Clicking on the specific day will take you to the page for that day in 1959. Each page will have a date display to take you to the next day or the the previous day. Click on Date Index to return to the calendar page.

If anyone has additional information or corrections, please contact me.

 

 

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Below are maps of MGM's lot 1, 2 and 3. All of the film was filmed in the locations marked in red. We are still missing a couple locations. Each day of shooting will show the photo(s) we have for that date and a map showing where that days shooting took place. Some days may only have one photo while others will have multiple. As you will see by the calendar on the next page we don't have photos for every day of filming.
MGM LOT 1
INTERIOR OF GEORGE'S COTTAGE (8), MORLOCK CAVES (29), INTERIOR MUSEUM (20)

MGM LOT 2
FILBY'S DEPARTMENT STORE (COPPERFIELD COURT),
GEORGE'S COTTAGE (VINIGER TREE HOUSE), and PARK

MGM LOT 3
RIVER / LAKE and ELOI PALACE

 

 

 

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