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Hollywood Studios

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008


Hollywood Studios in 1923


What follows is a listing of film studios that existed in Hollywood and the surrounding Los Angeles area in July of 1923. Remarkably, some are still in existence or under a different name.

 Better Pictures Service, 780 Gower Street, Hollywood (later RKO, now part of Paramount)


Berwilla Studio, 5821 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood (now a warehouse).


Brentwood Studio, 4811 Fountain Avenue, Hollywood.

Buster Keaton Studio, 1025 Lillian Way, Hollywood.

Century Film Corp., 6100 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.

Charlie Chaplin Studio, 1416 La Brea Avenue, Hollywood (now Jim Henson Studios).

Christie Comedies, 6101 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.

Cosmosart, 3700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.

Fine Arts Studios, 4500 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.

Fox Studio, North Western Avenue, Hollywood.

Francis Ford Studios, 6040 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.

Fred Caldwell Productions, 4513 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.

Garson Studio, 1845 Glendale Blvd., Edendale.



 Goldwyn Studio, Culver City (later became Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, now Sony Pictures).


Golden West Studios, 4011 Lankersham Blvd., Studio City.

Grand Studio, 1438 Gower Street, Hollywood.

Hollywood Studios, 6642 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.

Horsley Studios, 6060 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.



Ince Studios, 9336 Washington Blvd., Culver City (later the Selznick Studios, now The Culver Studios).


Lasky Studio, 1520 Vine Street, Hollywood.

Mayer-Schulberg Studios, 3800 Mission Road, Los Angeles.

Metro Studio, Romaine and Cahuenga Avenue, Hollywood.

Pickford-Fairbanks Studio, 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood (later Samuel Goldwyn Studios, The Lot).

Principal Pictures Corp., 7250 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.

R-C Studios, Melrose and Gower Street, Hollywood.

Sennett Studio, 1712 Glendale Blvd., Edendale.

United Studios, 5341 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood (now Paramount Studios).

Universal Studio, Universal City (still there).

Vitagraph Studios, 1708 Talmadge Avenue, Hollywood.

Waldorf Studios, 6070 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.



Warner Brothers Studio, 5842 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood (now KTLA-TV).



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Former Radio Building May Go…

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Landmark Hollywood Building in Danger of Demolition 


Hollywood may lose yet another historical building. The former KFWB (980-FM) news-radio studio at 6230 W. Yucca Street, will be razed unless it can be rehabilitated by April 3. City inspectors have declared it a fire hazard and an eyesore. The trash-filled studios must have its doors barricaded, graffiti painted over and must be fenced in. The current owner plans to build a 16-story combination commercial and residential tower — just what Hollywood needs.


KFWB radio was started on March 1, 1925 by Warner Brothers when the studio was located on Sunset Boulevard. The call letters stand for “Four Warner Brothers” however, other sources have reported it to be, “Keep Filming Warner Brothers.” Which ever is true, the radio station moved into the Yucca Street building in 1977.


A few years ago KFWB moved to a Wilshire Boulevard high-rise in the Miracle Mile area, joining four other local radio stations. Sadly, Hollywood is no longer the center for radio that it had been for more than 85 years.


Source: “Bad News for a Landmark of Radio,” Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2008


Just a few Hollywood landmark buildings that have bit the dust:


Brown Derby. 1628 N. Vine [huge hotel and residential complex being built on the site]

Don the Beachcomber. 1727 North McCadden Place [parking lot]

Fox Studios. 1428 North Western Avenue [strip malls and parking lot]

Garden Court Apartments. 7021 Hollywood Blvd. [commercial building]

Garden of Allah. 8152 Sunset Blvd. (West Hollywood) [bank, McDonald’s, parking lot]

Gilmore Stadium. 7800 Beverly Blvd. [CBS Studios]

Hollywood Canteen. 1451 Cahuenga Blvd. [parking structure]

Hollywood Ranch Market. 1248 Vine Street [mini mall]

Hollywood Hotel. 6811 Hollywood Blvd. [Hollywood & Highland complex, Kodak Theatre]

Famous Players Lasky Studios. 1520 Vine Street [bank, parking lot]

Lucey’s Restaurant. 5444 Melrose Avenue [parking lot]

Masquer’s Club. 1765 Sycamore Street [apartment building]

Wallich’s Music City. 1501 Vine Street [commercial development]

Western Costume. 5335 Melrose Avenue [now part of Paramount Studios]



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