The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1956 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 18, 1956
Page 15
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PAQI t LTl'f EM HOLLYWOOD'S ODD JOBS O ne of the little known facets of that unique Industry known as motion pictures is the employment it provides for a variety of independent entrepreneurs. These people are not on Hollywood studio payrolls; but they earn very comfortable livings because of their ability to provide services the studios cannot obtain elsewhere. Whether they are stunt men, animal trainers, nurserymen or gun collectors, they have one thing in common: only in Hollywood could they make the kind of living they do. In virtually every other respect there is a vast difference in their jobs, the frequency of their work, and their compensation. A stunt man, for instance, may get as much as $500 for one stunt, but often lie will go for a month or two between assignments. A greenhouse may contract to supply a studio with all the trees and shrubbery it needs for a movie. The greenhouse, which does nothing but such studio work, meanwhile pays its employes a regular weekly salary. An animal trainer will work for a week for one studio, then three days for another, and possibly do nothing for a week except train animals at his home. The number varies but a good guess is that there are more than 1,000 persons in Hollywood making livings with such odd enterprises. Augio Whitecloud Gome/., a Mohawk Indian, specializes as knifa thrower in films. He shows skill by cutting in half paper held in mouth of daughter, Gale. ROPED IN. Carl Pitti, of Culver City, Calif., doubles for actors when rope action is needed. Using his horse "Warrior" as springboard, he jumps high above saddle through loop. He lands back safely on saddle. Stunt man Ed Saenz, allows partner, Fred Gabourie to hit him over head with chair made of balsa wood with special fitted joints. Steve Calvert, Hollywood's "Gorilla Man," gets aid of wife, Jean, in dressing for part in a new movie. \\Ticn guns are needed for movie, Edward Stembridge and Frit?, Dickie provide them. They have thousands of rifles and pistols, dozens of machine guns, grenades, other weapons. Dickie looks over machine gun collection. Car! Spitz, trainer of dogs for the movies, gets his Saint Bernard actors to jump fcnca on g-rounds of his home at North Hollywood, Calif. Katharine Stubergh makes babies for movies. Becaust Infants can remain before cameras for only short period, she sculpts replicas to lengthen shooting tim«. Thlo Week's PICTURE SHOW by AP SUH Photographer Don A. Brlnn

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