Friday, June 26, 2020

An EXchange name sighting

[From Red Light (dir. Roy Del Ruth, 1949). Click for a larger view.]

I wonder whether anyone has ever before noticed that the listing for the Abbott Hotel is cut and pasted.

EXbrook was indeed a San Francisco exchange name. I have nothing on the Abbott Hotel, if it ever existed.

More EXchange names on screen
Act of Violence : The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse : Armored Car Robbery : Baby Face : Blast of Silence : The Blue Dahlia : Blue Gardenia : Boardwalk Empire : Born Yesterday : The Brasher Doubloon : The Brothers Rico : Chinatown : Danger Zone : The Dark Corner : Dark Passage : Deception : Deux hommes dans Manhattan : Dick Tracy’s Deception : Down Three Dark Streets : Dream House : East Side, West Side : Fallen Angel : Framed : The Little Giant : The Man Who Cheated Himself : Modern Marvels : Murder by Contract : Murder, My Sweet : My Week with Marilyn : Naked City (1) : Naked City (2) : Naked City (3) : Naked City (4) : Naked City (5) : Naked City (6) : Naked City (7) : Nightfall : Nightmare Alley : Out of the Past : Perry Mason : The Public Enemy : Railroaded! : Side Street : The Slender Thread : Stage Fright : Sweet Smell of Success : Tension : This Gun for Hire : Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

comments: 3

Fresca said...

As it happens, soon I'm going to be house/cat- sitting on Abbott Ave.--I'm going to send this photo to the house owner.

I love spotting behind-the-scenes handwork. One of the pleasures of in-camera effects instead of the glossy CGI.

(Probably one day our current CGI capabilities will look laughably rough--I was watching a Harry Potter from the early 2000s, and the special effects looked a bit crude-- but you still won't be able to discern a *hand* at work in them.)

Geo-B said...

That would be "cut and pasted" in the dowdy sense.

Michael Leddy said...

@Fresca: enjoy your stay!

@George: Yes, pressing the mucilage key.