by Heather Johnson for MIX
For their critically acclaimed film, Good Night, and Good Luck, co-producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov wanted the activity on the CBS Radford Stage (Studio City, Calif.) to authentically represent television’s golden age. At one end, Edward R. Murrow delivered his hard-hitting See It Now program from a stiff armchair. Nearby, his team sat poised at the news desk. At the opposite end of the cavernous room, a stunning female jazz vocalist — played by three-time Grammy-winner Dianne Reeves — and a small combo rehearsed for an appearance on the variety show Shower of Stars later that night. In between and all around, producers and reporters rushed through the set, leaving trails of cigarette ashes and half-filled coffee cups behind them.
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