Hollywood director Lewis Milestone (1895 - 1980) consults his notes on the set of 'Rain', an early talkie starring Joan Crawford.
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The San Fernando Valley is the capital of America's porn industry where 200 production companies produce 4,000 films per year which generate $13 billion revenue annually. Recently the adult entertainment industry has been rocked by the threat of AIDS after a leading performer was found to be HIV positive, despite regular checks by the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation who test California's 12,000 porn stars for HIV and other sexual diseases every month. Picture shows porn 'studs' recovering between scenes on a film set in LA.
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Protestors demonstrate 21 March 1999 in Los Angeles against the Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented to US film director Elia Kazan during the 71st Annual Academy Awards. The award to Kazan, who directed 'On the Waterfront', has angered many stars who recall how he destroyed careers when he 'named names' before the US House Un-American Activities Committee's infamous 1950's probe of communists in Hollywood. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA
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Film Director Brian De Palma poses during a 1989 West Hollywood, California, photo portrait session. De Palma has directed such thrillers as 'Carrie,' 'Dressed to Kill,' and 'Scarface.'
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Milos Forman (L), Czechoslovakian-born US filmmaker and Saul Zaentz, respectively director and producer of 'Amadeus', a movie based on the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, hold their Oscars 25 March 1985 in Hollywood at the Annual Acacemy Awards in Hollywood. 'Amadeus' won a remarkable 11 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Born in 1932 in Caslav, a small town outside of Prague, Forman lost both his parents in the Nazi death camps during WWII. In the early 1950s, Forman enrolled at the newly founded Prague Film Institute (FAMU), where he worked with many of the major figures of the 'New Wave of Czech Cinema' of the 1960s. When Warsaw Pact tanks rumbled into Prague in August 1968, Forman emigrated to the US. Forman's second American movie, 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest', swept the Academy Awards, winning all five major Oscars. AFP PHOTO ROB BOREN
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Film Director Francis Ford Coppola welcomes the press to the 1981 unveiling of his Zoetrope Studios during the filming of 'One From The Heart' in Hollywood, California. One of the major sets at the new Hollywood studio was a complete indoor recreation of downtown Las Vegas for the film that starred Teri Garr, Frederic Forest and Raul Julia.
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Director Francis Ford Coppola standing on roof of bungalow overlooking Hollywood General Studios.