Fire at Universal Studios

Initial reports were that the fire at Universal Studios in LA wasn’t near the film and video vault, but BBC News is now reporting that Ron Meyer (Head of Universal Studios) is saying that in the region of 40,000 to 50,000 videos and reels of film have been damaged in the blaze — the plastic video containers being partly responsible for the thick black smoke.

Time will tell if any of their Hitchcock material was lost or damaged, but copies of most of the film and video stock are stored in other locations.

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