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The Phantom of Hollywood
DVD cover
Written byGeorge Schenck
Story byRobert Thom
George Schenck
Directed byGene Levitt
StarringSkye Audrey
Jack Cassidy
Jackie Coogan
Broderick Crawford
Peter Haskell
John Ireland
Peter Lawford
Music byLeonard Rosenman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerBurt Nodella
ProducerGene Levitt
Production locationsLot 2, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Culver City, California
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California
CinematographyGene Polito
EditorHenry Batista
Running time74 minutes
Production companyMGM Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • February 12, 1974 (1974-02-12)

The Phantom of Hollywood is a 1974 American made-for-television horror thriller film[1] and starring Skye Aubrey, Jack Cassidy, Jackie Coogan, Broderick Crawford, Peter Haskell John Ireland and Peter Lawford. It is notable for being one of the last films shot on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer back lot, which was being demolished at the time of filming.[2]

The film aired on CBS Television, and was originally titled The Phantom of Lot 2. A riff on Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera, it was produced and directed by Gene Levitt.[1]


Murders taking place on the back lot of Worldwide Studios turn out to be the work of a disfigured actor who has been living there for years and will stop at nothing to cease the sale of the back lot to developers. The film seems to place a lot of emphasis on the chalk outline and one character is even heard to quip, "We're going to be running out of chalk," while standing over a murder scene in a dry pool on the set.



The film is produced by MGM with Gene Levitt as its director, William McGarry as assistant director, and Burt Nodella as the executive producer.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ a b Sandra Brennan (2014). "The Phantom of Hollywood". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014.
  2. ^ Marshall, Kelli (Dec 23, 2014) ""The Phantom of Hollywood" and the Demise of the MGM Film Musical" JSTOR Daily
  3. ^ "The Phantom of Hollywood and the Demise of the MGM Film Musical The Hollywood musical". December 23, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "The Phantom of Hollywood (1974)". 1974. Retrieved August 30, 2020.