Universal Studios Tour

“‘May I have your attention please,’ said the musical voice of the tour guide from the front of the tram. ‘My name is Judy Marquette, she said, ‘and we’re going to take you on a tour of Universal City.'”


Tourists on the studio tour tram. Order #00109487

On August 19, 1964, Valley Times staff writer Vic Pollard and staff photographer Steve Young covered the recent promotion of the Universal Studios tram tours, which offered visitors from all over the United States a look at the studio’s back lot. Pollard and Young rode along with 65 tourists in the coral and white, three-car tram to get a behind the scenes view of motion picture and television production.

Five guided tours were offered to typically 350 visitors per day. Photography was encouraged. Special sets from popular TV shows were on display, accompanied by signs listing the correct camera settings so guests could be sure to get a good picture. All for the admission price of $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children!

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