Hollywood JobsEach year, NPR's Susan Stamberg profiles behind-the-scenes pros who help make the movies happen.
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
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.
"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."