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Ince Studios - Real photo from late teens.  Studio lot subsequently became DeMille, Pathe, Selznick, and Desilu.

Ince Studios - Real photo from late teens. Studio lot subsequently became DeMille, Pathe, Selznick, and Desilu.

Historic Photograph of Back Lot At Culver City Studios. This lot was about 3 miles from our house. It was fenced by an enormously tall solid wood fence. If your car windows were down you would occasionally hear Leo the lion roar as you drove past.

Historic Photograph of Back Lot At Culver City Studios. This lot was about 3 miles from our house. It was fenced by an enormously tall solid wood fence. If your car windows were down you would occasionally hear Leo the lion roar as you drove past.

1940s studio-lot wooden signs, 3 for David O. Selznick : Lot 617

studio-lot wooden signs, 3 for David O.

Isn’t it amazing to think that the industry-leading behemoth called MGM could come from such humble beginnings? The “G” belonged to Samuel Goldwyn and the “M” belonged to Louis B. Mayer, but the first “M” came from Metro Pictures, which was owned by Richard Rowland who started it in 1915. Five years later, Loews acquired its stock and the road to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer seems inevitable. This tiny studio was located at 6300 Romaine Street, on the corner of Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood.

Mayer heads the new MGM Studios, a conglomeration of three studios: Metro Pictures (founded Goldwyn Pictures (founded and the Louis B. Mayer Co. (founded all owned by Marcus Loew.

Universal Studios  1926

This was taken on the Universal Studios lot in and shows the restaurant and the post office. (Universal Studios is in Universal City, so it got its own post office.

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