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Hollywood in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Hollywood’s First Major Film Company Studio

 
 
Hollywood’s First Studio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 13, 2018
1. Hollywood’s First Studio Marker
Inscription.  One-half of this structure, then in use as a barn, was rented by Cecil B. DeMille as the studio in which was made the first feature-length motion picture in Hollywood, “The Squaw Man”, in 1913. It was originally located at the corner of Selma and Vine streets, and in 1927 was transferred to Paramount Studios. Associated with Mr. DeMille in making “The Squaw Man” were Samuel Goldwyn and Jesse Lasky, Sr.
 
Erected 1956 by California State Parks, Los Angeles County, and Paramount Pictures. (Marker Number 554.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark series list.
 
Location. 34° 6.518′ N, 118° 20.165′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from North Highland Avenue south of California Route 101, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker
Marker near Museum Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 13, 2018
2. Marker near Museum Entrance
Standing at left is film historian and author Marc Wanamaker.
is at or near this postal address: 2100 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles CA 90068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Honorable Edmund D. Edelman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cahuenga Pass Treasure (approx. 0.3 miles away); United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Magic Castle (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pig ‘n Whistle (approx. half a mile away); Max Factor Building (approx. half a mile away); El Capitan Theatre (approx. half a mile away); Chinese Heaven Dogs (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
Also see . . .  Hollywood Heritage Museum. Open Saturday and Sunday 12-4. (Submitted on June 15, 2018.) 
 
Hollywood’s First Studio image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 13, 2018
3. Hollywood’s First Studio
The Lasky-DeMille Barn, located across the street from the Hollywood Bowl.
Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
1956
4. Marker Dedication
Left to right: Samuel Goldwyn, Jesse Lasky, Cecil B. DeMille, and Adolph Zukor.
Dedication at Paramount Studios image. Click for full size.
1956
5. Dedication at Paramount Studios
The railroad tracks are for the movie “The Rainmaker” which used the barn as a train depot.
Sign with History and Photos image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 13, 2018
6. Sign with History and Photos
Marker located inside the museum image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 12, 2019
7. Marker located inside the museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 15, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7. submitted on June 13, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 13, 2020