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Culver City, California

Culver City is a city in western Los Angeles County, California. It had a population of 38,883 inhabitants at the 2010 census.

Since the 1920s, Culver City has been a significant center for motion picture and later television production, in part because it was the home of MGM Studios. It also was the headquarters for the Hughes Aircraft Company from 1932 to 1985.

National Public Radio West and Sony Pictures Entertainment now have headquarters in the city.

www.culvercity.org

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  • Hal Roach Studios-original footprint (historical site), Junior (guest) wrote 4 years ago:
    Interesting comment about keeping a building as a Museum. I worked at Roach for 12 years,in the 50s. it was a booming factory of TV. I was in the military in 1963 during the demolition, but my father, "Bones" Vreeland was the CEO and I kept up on the demise of the Studio, which he tried to slow down, but Hal Roach Jr. had financially ruined the Company and there was nothing left at the end to do but walk away from the wonderful place. Nobody was interested in any Remembrances of it. There were just the vultures ready to turn it into a car lot. bvreeland@roadrunner.com
  • Akio Morita, A. Pascal (guest) wrote 4 years ago:
    Now the Akio Morita Building
  • Hal Roach Studios-original footprint (historical site), Nasa Vlachou (guest) wrote 4 years ago:
    Nasa Vlachou (Athens Greece) The demolition of the Hal Roach studios in 1963 has always been, in my opinion, such a sad affair. I'm so sorry that this had to be the end of them and, at the same time, I feel deeply disappointed, because I believe that no efforts were made to preserve at least the administration building, which could have been turned into a museum as a tribute to all the personnel (actors/actresses, technicians etc) who worked there and gave us so much joy and pleasure.
  • Hal Roach Studios-original footprint (historical site), Timothy Andrew Edwards (guest) wrote 5 years ago:
    I agree with you 100%!
  • The Culver Studios, Ed Ryba (guest) wrote 5 years ago:
    I was born in Culver City, live there now (after living in many other places within California), and am very proud of my home town's history. The very FIRST motion picture ever made west of Chicago was filmed by Thomas Ince, builder of The Culver Studios. It was a silent Western (sound movies didn't yet exist) and was mostly filmed in the Ballona (pronounced BY-Oh-na) Creek area of Culver City. Ince went on to build Triangle Studios (which became MGM, and later Sony) and The Ince Studio (which became, after MANY name changes, "The Culver Studios").
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