Two studio tours in one hot day: Paramount in the morning, and Warner Brothers in the afternoon. Far too much emphasis on popular TV series that we've not seen, and far too little on movie history and Hollywood's past. But of course it was fascinating to see all kinds of street scenes (even ones with strange lights being strung across them for a party);
generic, re-workable American city-scapes;
props waiting to be borrowed, should anyone want a picture of a fluffy poodle;
and little glimpses of constructions in process. It had me feeling that I'm hopelessly divorced from popular culture: the most interesting thing that I learned is that all of Rear Window was shot on set, and that the cars occasionally visible in the background were pushed along by hand.