Rudolph Valentino once entertained girlfriends (and boyfriends) in Room 1202 of L.A.'s Alexandria Hotel. Location manager Doug Dresser scouted the surreal space a decade ago — and recently took NPR's Susan Stamberg back for a visit. Courtesy Doug Dresser hide caption

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For Location Scouts, It's All About Making The Scene

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Objectively Speaking, It's All About The Prop Master

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When Atlanta burns in Gone with the Wind, what you're actually seeing is leftover sets from King Kong and The Garden of Allah set aflame in a lot in Culver City, Calif. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer hide caption

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Long Before Computers, How Movies Made Us Believe

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Belief On The Big Screen: Secrets Of Special Effects

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"A lot of times when parents are in this industry, they really don't get to see their children," says Charlie Scott III (left). "In the morning, you know, Dad's gonna be there. Like death and taxes." Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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How Hollywood Gets Fed: A Lesson In Craft Service

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At 91, Shoemaker To The Stars Is Still In Business

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A Movie's Look, From Toilet To Villain's Lair

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Hollywood Jobs: You Thought Actors Were Trouble?

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When Continuity Counts, Call a Script Girl — Er, Guy

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Costume Designer Dips into Hollywood's Closet

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An Actor's Best Friend? The Casting Director

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On the Set: Decoding Film Production Jobs

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