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An item in the Jul 1924 AmCin reported that radio studio scenes were filmed inside KFI, a 5,000-wattl broadcasting station on the top floor of a building in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The magazine claimed that it was the first time a real radio studio was used in a film production. Although director Lloyd Ingraham at first planned to film on a Metro Studios set, cinematographer John Arnold convinced him that studio lights and other equipment could be set up at KFI. With KFI's A. F. Kales serving as technical advisor, the actors and crew filmed for three nights after the station's regular staff went ... More Less

An item in the Jul 1924 AmCin reported that radio studio scenes were filmed inside KFI, a 5,000-wattl broadcasting station on the top floor of a building in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The magazine claimed that it was the first time a real radio studio was used in a film production. Although director Lloyd Ingraham at first planned to film on a Metro Studios set, cinematographer John Arnold convinced him that studio lights and other equipment could be set up at KFI. With KFI's A. F. Kales serving as technical advisor, the actors and crew filmed for three nights after the station's regular staff went home. More Less

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American Cinematographer
Jul 1924
p. 25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 December 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures
Copyright Date:
26 December 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20997
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,750
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Connie Du Bois, a young and beautiful Manhattan manicurist, is asked by one of her wealthy customers to watch over her mansion on Fifth Avenue while she is in Europe. Connie is then persuaded by a smooth-talking salesman friend, Eddie Schwartz, to enter the annual beauty contest in Atlantic City, and Eddie leads the newspapers to believe that she is a society debutante. Connie wins the contest but refuses the prize money and the title, disclosing her lowly station in life. One of the judges later discovers Connie in her hometown and persuades her to broadcast her experiences on the radio. During the transmission, Connie tells of her mistakes and tearfully cries out the name of her former sweetheart, George Brady, who hears the broadcast and returns to her. Connie and George are reconciled and make plans to be ... +


Connie Du Bois, a young and beautiful Manhattan manicurist, is asked by one of her wealthy customers to watch over her mansion on Fifth Avenue while she is in Europe. Connie is then persuaded by a smooth-talking salesman friend, Eddie Schwartz, to enter the annual beauty contest in Atlantic City, and Eddie leads the newspapers to believe that she is a society debutante. Connie wins the contest but refuses the prize money and the title, disclosing her lowly station in life. One of the judges later discovers Connie in her hometown and persuades her to broadcast her experiences on the radio. During the transmission, Connie tells of her mistakes and tearfully cries out the name of her former sweetheart, George Brady, who hears the broadcast and returns to her. Connie and George are reconciled and make plans to be married. +

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