Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mack Sennett Studios
This is the Birthplace of Motion Picture Comedy
This is the birthplace of motion picture comedy. Here the genius of Mack Sennett took root and grew to laughter heard around the world. Here movie history was made. Here stars were born. Here reigned, and still reigns “The King of Comedy” Mack Sennett.
Presented by F.L. McKee, pres. National Van Lines Inc. on "This Is Your Life" March 10, 1954
From 1912 to 1928 this property was the Mack Sennett Studio, home to Keystone and Mack Sennett comedies and where Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Harry Langdon, and Ben Turpin gained screen fame when Sennett came to 1712 Allesandro Street (now Glendale Boulevard), the Selig Polyscope, Pathe, and Norbig Studios were within walking distance. Today, this is the only surviving structure from the time Edendale was the center of Los Angeles film production. In 1954, this plaque was mistakenly placed at 1845 Glendale Boulevard, site of the Selig Polyscope studio, and remained there to 2007. With thanks to District 13 Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, Public Storage,
Erected 2015 by Hollywood Heritage. (Marker Number 256.)
Location. 34° 5.137′ N, 118° 15.557′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Glendale Boulevard and Effie Street, on the right when traveling north on Glendale Boulevard. Located at Public Storage, behind a gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1712 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mattachine Steps (approx. 0.7 miles away); Aimee Semple McPherson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Neutra Studio and Residences (approx. 0.9 miles away); Carroll Avenue (approx. 1.2 miles away); Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center (approx. 1˝ miles away); First Jewish Site in Los Angeles (approx. 1˝ miles away); El Pueblo de Los Angeles (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mother Ditch and The History Slugs (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
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