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Convention City (1933) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Archie Mayo and produced by Henry Blanke.

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Vitaphone View: Where is “Convention City” Hiding?

By Hutchinson, Founder of The Vitaphone Project on Apr 23, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Where is Convention City Hiding? Film mythology tells us that the 1933 Warner Brothers Vitaphone Pre-Code feature Convention City was so hot and so outrageous that after its initial run, Jack Warner recalled every print and burned them. To this day, not a single copy of the film, or even its coming ... Read full article

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Around 20 minutes of stock footage taken in Atlantic City for use in this film was discovered by John Leifert in the mid-1990s. The footage includes areal scenes, establishing shots of Atlantic City Pier, and staged scenes of employees of the Honeywell Rubber Corporation arriving at the hotel. It's unclear if any of this raw footage was used in the final film.
A studio record of the original negative states, "Junked 12/27/48". Warner Bros. destroyed a number of its negatives during the late forties and fifties due to nitrocellulose decomposition.
About 220 production stills from this film have survived in the collection of the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.
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