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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.
Photographed 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 Landmarks 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 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
Marker near Museum Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, June 13, 2018
2. Marker near Museum Entrance
Standing at left is film historian and author Marc Wanamaker.
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walking distance of this marker. Lasky-DeMille Barn (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Lasky-DeMille Barn (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Lasky-DeMille Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lasky-DeMille Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Highland Camrose Bungalow Village (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hollywood American Legion Post 43 (about 600 feet away); B.A.G. Fuller Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Honorable Edmund D. Edelman (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
Also see . . .  Hollywood Heritage Museum. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 7, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Hollywood’s First Studio image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Marker located inside the museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, June 12, 2019
6. Marker located inside the museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 164 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 15, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   6. submitted on June 13, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2022