Dewey Webb gets into the “-30-” spirit with a 1959 ad from Variety. Thanks, Dewey!
(I swear, the guy in the travelogue called it Aloe Vera Street.)
And that’s “-30-”
Ready to go home, Lady?
Gosh, genuine ugly 1950s layout.
What’s that noise, son? They’re firing up the Web pages and putting stories online!
Heartwarming kid alert!
Everybody thinks I’d be such a good father. I wouldn’t.
SFX: Bell ringing for the press start. Bathgate *promises* no replates.
Are those Steelcase desks?
Be sure to send your color early…..
They found her. Get plenty of sidebar stuff!
Lady types with two fingers!
Notice that people have written their names on the back of the chairs. We still do this. ONE of the biggest sins in the newsroom is to take someone’s chair.
David Nelson: Man up!
2 col cut with 3-col hed on Lady’s grandson…. nevermind the little girl in the storm drain. SFX: Phone
We bring you this word from orphanage lobby. Poor Lady… A Florabel Muir clone. She can go cover Mickey Cohen.
A power greater than we are? That sounds like A.A.!
Poor Lady… hanging on in the news business. Jack Webb isn’t religious but he believes in *something*
Oh. Smoking in the newsroom.
The editor is threatening the public works department?
And what’s across the street? Is it a burger stand or a hotel? The signs keep changing.
Uh-oh. Lady’s grandson is toast. Overacting at 12 o’clock high!
Oh she wrote it longhand while she was waiting for the car… oh, uh, and she took pictures. Oooh she’s shooting 35.
NO. NOBODY SIZES PHOTOS LIKE THAT NO WAY. I have talked to people who have seen it done — maybe. But I have never seen it done. Ever.
The Valley’s flooded? NOOOOOOOOO.
It’s got print on it. It gives a lot of information to a lot of people who wouldn’t get it if we didn’t give it to them. Yeah, it’s a newspaper, it only costs 10 cents. But even if you only read the comics it’s the best buy for your money in the world.
It’s just a newspaper — it’s not like we joined the priesthood.
Give her a byline. ON HER FIRST NIGHT?
Lady make this an insert high in your lede.
Miss Reentry Nosecone?
The religion editor is the real estate editor?
Webb: How are the Dodgers doing? Sports guy: It’s football season. Yet another editor who doesn’t read the sports section.
SFX: Bongo drums!
I’m sorry. I tried to keep the adjectives down!
Oh for the days of those eight-column pages!
The heck with the story about smog and its effect on juvenile delinquency?
2 8-col cuts
Danger kids stay out of these!
The girl’s parents have barricaded themselves in the house and won’t talk to reporters? The TV crews are there? Let’s tweet this thing!
She just got BACK from covering the strangler story? She just left!
OOOH! It’s a chart of the L.A. storm drains — left over from “Them!”
Richard Deacon as the staff artist… Draw a dog? A cat? A pig, with a squiggly tail? My pitiful little job is to retouch pictures. Richard! You cad!!
Get “THE WOMEN’S ANGLE” on the arrest of the strangler?
Inside reference to the Mirror-News!!!
Oh, too good to write obits, eh? Miss effing Smith graduate?
Suppose I turn out to be a really good reporter regardless of how I got the job (She’s a Smith graduate!)
NANCY VALENTINE. YAY!!!!
Rewrite… Ashton puts on a headset!
“An adopted child wouldn’t be ours.”
Webb forbids his wife to come to the office during working hours? What??
OK, let me get this straight. It’s raining outside the office. And a 3-year-old girl is missing in the storm drains. Hm.
Cue Whitney Blake!
Looks like Whittinghill got his client into the paper. Instead of the whooping cranes.
They just caught the guy who strangled those three girls? Update L.A.Now!
Did someone say the 3-year-old girl wandered into the storm drains?
Gee, I sure hope we can beat The Times to the street tonight with that one (wild art of whooping cranes).
Erm. There aren’t any women editors. Why is that?
OH THE NEWS MEETING!
Um, did someone say a 3-year-old is missing?
Uh-oh they just got a directive against giving raises.
Oooh a tour of the newspaper!
What? Newspapers retouch pictures???
Jack Webb deals with PR guy (Dick Whittinghill).
Richard Deacon…. YAY!
William Conrad (Bathgate) started as a copy boy!
Joe Flynn: News photographer!
What? A guy in the composing room is taking bets? I’m shocked.
Oh that’s not a proper eyeshade!
Fact: William Conrad and Jack Webb worked in radio together.
Lgend for many years was that “-30-” was filmed at the Examiner. In fact Jack Webb built a duplicate of the newsroom on a sound stage.
Ooh. the paper has 300,000 circ!
Overture has “Boy!”
The story of a day in the life of a big-city paper.
Factoid about “Elmer Gantry”: Examiner City Editor James Richardson plays a newspaper man in it.
Vampires? OOh. “House of Dark Shadows!”
Robert Osborne… does the “outro.”
Here we go!
1755: We’re live with “The D.I.” One of my friends says this is Jack Webb’s best movie.
1756: Fake Southern accent alert!
1758: Tough drill sergeant in dress shop — comedy relief!
1759: Cleaning the M-1
1800: Those rifles cost your government $80 apiece!
1803: Score by David Buttolph
1805: Moore is the most devoted man I ever knew.
1807: “You’re awfully strict, aren’t you?”
“And what if I am. Is that bad?”
1808: A friend said a circle in the water is like a man’s life. It gets bigger and bigger and then it’s gone.
1810: You better go find yourself a man in a tuxedo.
1814: I don’t baby anybody, sir.
1815: You’re not a civilian anymore, Pvt. Owens.
1816: I’m mixed up, sir.
1821: You have two brothers in the Marine Corps?
I had two brothers in the Marine Corps, sir.
1826: gas mask drill.
1827: General Discharge for Pvt. Owens
1829: Pvt. Owens’ mother, the widow of a Marine officer, explains things to the captain. You WILL make a Marine out of him. You WILL NOT let him quit!
1836: Pvt. Owens do you want me to sign your discharge?
1838: Is she enticing Sgt. Moore into the back room?
1840: EXT Day. The parade field
1845: Do you think you can carry this?
I think so too!
Marine Corps Hymn and out!