Tram The Town brings Tinseltown to Mobile on the iconic Universal City Studios trams. Hand restored, these 1960's vintage vehicles were used to show millions of guests how movies were made, and now they'll roll the streets of Mobile offering a variety of tours and entertainment options.
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"In 1964, Universal decided to embark on its own tram tour of its facilities, reinventing their famous studio tours from the 1930s. The resulting ‘Glamor Trams’ as they were called were candy-striped and designed by Hollywood art director Harper Goff, made famous by his work on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Willy Wonka."
"The original 90 minute-long Studio Tour cost $2.50 to ride. Visitors rode on two pink-and-white striped “Glamor Trams” around the studio’s back lot, with stops to see a collection of costumes designed by Edith Head, a makeup demonstration presented by Mike Westmore of the famous Westmore family of makeup artists, a walk through a star’s dressing room, a western stunt show, and — the big money maker for Universal — to buy themselves lunch at the studio commissary.
It was a major success, an estimated 38,184 guests rode the Universal Studio Tour in its first year."