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Pickford-Fairbanks Studio is a silent film studio owned by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Sr.. It is still an open and operating film & Television Studio located at 1041 North Formosa Avenue, West Hollywood, California.[1]

HistoryEdit

In 1919 the lot was purchased by Pickford and Fairbanks to build a studio for their filming needs. After the creation of United Artists it was renamed United Artists Studios in 1928.[2]

After Schneck left and Fairbanks died the two sole owners of the property were Pickford and Samuel Goldwyn. Once Goldwyn left United Artists in 1940 he renamed the property Samuel Goldwyn Studio against Pickford's wishes. The pair argued bitterly and eventually landed in court over the matter. In 1955 the lot went up for sale and Goldwyn in assistance with James Mulvey outbid Pickford becoming the sole owner of the property.[3]

Once Goldwyn left the company in 1980 it was purchased by Warner Brothers renaming it Warner Hollywood Studios. In 1999 it was sold to a private film company who renamed it The Lot.[4]

LayoutEdit

SoundstagesEdit

The studio has 7 soundstages varying in size from 8,000 sq. ft. to 28,000 sq. ft. At some point two stages were converted to use with an audience and central air was added.[5]

Other ServicesEdit

The studio is fully equipped with post production services as well as office space for editors, writers, and art departments. During Warner's days The Commissary was rented out for private parties.[6]

Films filmed at the StudioEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.cobbles.com/simpp_archive/ua-studio-lot.htm
  2. http://www.cobbles.com/simpp_archive/ua-studio-lot.htm
  3. http://www.cobbles.com/simpp_archive/ua-studio-lot.htm
  4. http://www.cobbles.com/simpp_archive/ua-studio-lot.htm
  5. http://www.cobbles.com/simpp_archive/linkbackups/ua-lot.htm
  6. http://www.cobbles.com/simpp_archive/linkbackups/ua-lot.htm

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