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You oughta be in pictures

Running this column often results in looking around the Studios on my weekly trips for something to write about and quite often I find things that would be perfect for this column if only I knew the story behind them and this week I'm happy to report I've been able to solve the mystery related to one aspect of the Studios and answer definitively why it's there. There is a sign on Hollywood Boulevard that is part of the Keystone Clothiers block that has a red headed woman and a sign that reads "You oughta be in pictures" and this sign references something that came right from the opening of the Disney-MGM Studios but didn't last very long.

Back when the Studios opened on May 1, 1989, there was an option for guests to create and record their own music video and purchase the video as a souvenir, long before it became easy to do on Youtube. The attraction was sponsored by Selah Productions, which was a music development and publishing company, and was called "Sights and Sounds". Clearly the world wasn't ready for what would later take Youtube by storm and the store closed about a year after it opened. With the video store gone, the Keystone Clothiers shop took over the space, but the sign remains posted still and now you know why it's there.

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Ever seen something in Hollywood Studios and wondered why it was placed there by Disney's Imagineers? Matt Hochberg leads you on a regular look at the hidden details in Hollywood Studios and explains why it's there.


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