Culver City in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
—Historic Landmark —
M-G-M Studio stands on 175 acres of ground which was once a part of the vast La Ballona rancho, whose settlement began in the Spanish period of California history.
Erected 1967 by Beverly Hills Parlor No. 289, Native Daughters of the Golden West, on July 21st.
Location. 34° 1.186′ N, 118° 24.023′ W. Marker is in Culver City, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Jasmine Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Washington Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10202 Washington Blvd, Culver City CA 90232, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Augustine's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); American Legion Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Culver City (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hull Building (approx. 0.4 miles Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial Building (VMB) (approx. half a mile away); Main Street (approx. half a mile away); The Citizen Publishing Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culver City.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for Sony Picture Studios. Director Thomas H. Ince built his pioneering Inceville studios in Pacific Palisades in 1912. While Ince was filming at Ballona Creek in 1915, Harry Culver, the founding father of Culver City, persuaded Ince to move Inceville to Culver City. During that time, Ince co-founded Triangle Film Corporation and the Triangle Studios was opened in the form of a Greek colonnade—the entrance to the studios. The colonnade still stands fronting Washington Boulevard and is a Culver City historical landmark.”
In the Golden Age of Hollywood, MGM Studios was responsible for shooting 52 films a year, from screen epics such as Ben-Hur, and Mutiny on the Bounty, to drawing-room dramas such as Grand Hotel, Dinner At Eight, and Anna Karenina. But it was the Technicolor musicals, including The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain and Gigi (Submitted on January 2, 2019.)
Additional keywords. MGM Studios, Triangle Studios, Lorimar Studios, Columbia Studios
Categories. • 20th Century • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.