Production Photos

Hollywood Hired 'Hand' has one of the oddest specialties in movie-making, doubling for glamour stars in close-up insert scenes of hands. Here, for THE MORE THE MERRIER, her hand doubles for Jean Arthur's in making some intimate diary notes about Joel McCrea. Camera is so close that she must duck her head to one side as she writes.

Just another day on the Columbia Pictures Sunset/Gower studio lot, circa 1930's-1940's. These photos showcase moviemaking techniques of yesterday, highlighted by the original publicity captions as found in Sony Pictures Archives and Collections.