Hollywood Jobs Each year, NPR's Susan Stamberg profiles behind-the-scenes pros who help make the movies happen.
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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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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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Hollywood Jobs: You Thought Actors Were Trouble?

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Costume Designer Dips into Hollywood's Closet

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