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

Charlie Chaplin Studio

 
 
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By Craig Baker, December 18, 2020
1. Charlie Chaplin Studio Marker
Inscription.  
Historic Charlie Chaplin Studio.
Built 1917. Declared 1969.
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 58.
Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles.
 
Erected 1969 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 58.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
 
Location. 34° 5.804′ N, 118° 20.638′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on La Brea Avenue south of Sunset Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1416 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles CA 90028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hollywood Reporter (approx. 0.3 miles away); Award of Excellence KTLA-TV (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chinese Heaven Dogs (approx. 0.4 miles away); El Capitan Theatre
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By Craig Baker, December 18, 2020
2. Charlie Chaplin Studio Marker
The door is painted to look like it’s open, with Charlie Chaplin dressed as The Little Tramp looking out.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Max Factor Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crossroads of the World (approx. half a mile away); Plummer Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
Regarding Charlie Chaplin Studio. The buildings facing La Brea Avenue were designed as English cottage-style buildings. When the street was widened in 1928, the buildings were moved back 15 feet. In 1942, the northern part of the property extending to Sunset Blvd was sold and became a shopping center. Many of Chaplin's classic films were shot here, including The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940), and Limelight (1952). After he sold the studio in 1953, it served as the Red Skelton Studios, and this is where the Adventures of Superman and Perry Mason television series were filmed. In 1966, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss purchased the studio to serve as A&M Records studios. It was purchased by Jim Henson’s children in 2000 to become the home of The Muppets. The film and music recording studios are still used today. In 1985, the hit single and video "We Are the World" was recorded by a cast that included Michael
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By Craig Baker, December 18, 2020
3. Charlie Chaplin Studio Marker
Located at the front gate of what is now The Jim Henson Company, home of The Muppets, with a statue of Kermit the Frog dressed as Chaplin’s The Little Tramp.
Jackson, Bob Dylan, Kenny Rogers, Stevie Wonder, and Bruce Springsteen. Others who have recorded here include Styx, The Carpenters, The Police, The Moody Blues, David Lee Roth, and Van Morrison.
Charlie Chaplin’s footprints and signature can still be seen in concrete inside the property, but it is not open to the public except during special events.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. - End of an Era, the “Modern Times” final scene.
 
Additional keywords. Jim Henson, A&M Records, Hollywood
 
Charlie Chaplin Studio image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 18, 2020
4. Charlie Chaplin Studio
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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