Director W.S. Van Dyke– the W is for Woodbridge, the S for Strong — navigates a heavy duty cargo trike on an MGM soundstage. Twice nominated for directing Oscars, Van Dyke began his career as an assistant director for D.W. Griffith on Birth of a Nation, and started helming his own films during the Silent Era. Among the more than 100 films he directed in his four-decade career are San Francisco, The Thin Man and After the Thin Man. In this photo, the director, nicknamed “One-Take Woody” for his filmic efficiency, pedaled his “baggage bike” onto the set of the Joseph Mankiewiwicz-produced The Feminine Touch, a 1941 Metro Goldwyn Mayer comedy starring Rosalind Russell, Don Ameche, Kay Francis and Van Heflin.