Skip to comments.On TCM Friday: Ronald Reagan in "The Girl From Jones Beach"
Posted on 11/27/2012 12:31:02 PM PST by opineapple
Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM (ET)
Starring Ronald Reagan, Virginia Mayo, Eddie Bracken
An illustrator poses as a Czech emigrant to woo a teacher who resembles his composite dream girl.
TCM: The Girl From Jones Beach
Obama’s autobiography had a composite girlfriend....
There. That's MUCH better.
His autobiography? I’ll wait for the movie ... should be listed as fiction/horror.
Nice. Stunning picture!
Gawd, look at that beautiful photograph. I can tell you how they did it, too.
4” x 5” camera (guessing a Speed Graphic), large tripod (probably wooden), relatively open aperture to create the narrow depth of field (blurred background), b&w negative film (can’t tell the type), metered to heck and back, and still bracketed repeated exposures to get this one.
Wow. I just love old film.
I read a late-in-life interview of Virginia Mayo. She sounded pretty conservative.
Fine grained film for the era, relatively wide dynamic range, lots of fill lights to create just the right highlights. This is one highly coordinated and processed set-shot. Wow.
I’m related to Virginia Mayo.
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