Living History Part I Fort Lee Film Town USA Episode 04

Map Fort Lee Film Studios

Jimmy Viola & MapInterview with long time Fort Lee resident James Viola, “Uncle Jimmy” part of Fort Lee Museum/Fort Lee Film Commission Living History Project.  Uncle Jimmy who worked in the film plant at the back end of the lot for Consolidated Film Industries on Main Street in Fort Lee in the 1940s and stories surrounding the film lab, storage facility and distribution center with people like Bud Stone and Eddie Mannix of MGM. Originally built in 1914, he tells his stories–“I worked in building 2, and we took the studio negatives from Hollywood and we made the prints. This plant produced thousands of prints from the negatives for such studios as MGM, RKO, Paramount and Fox.”

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