Location Filming in Los Angeles (Images of America)

By Karie Bible

L. a. has reigned for greater than a century because the international capital of the movie undefined, a distinct and ever-changing urban that has been molded and recast hundreds of thousands of instances during the creative visions and cinematic desires of Hollywood's elite. As early as 1907, filmmakers migrated west to prevent long japanese winters. In la, they found an excellent global of considerable and numerous locales blessed with a delicate and sunny weather excellent for filming. situation Filming in la offers a ancient view of the variety of destinations that supplied the backdrop for Hollywood's maximum movies, from the silent period to the trendy age.

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Laurel and Hardy stand on the boat docks and get ready to affix their flapper dates for a canoe journey that's destined for chaos in males ‘O conflict (MGM). Hollenbeck Park was once used as a park place because the early 1910s and is found on Boyle street and St. Louis road, east of downtown L. A. HOLLENBECK PARK BRIDGE—BOYLE HEIGHTS, 1929. Laurel and Hardy, with director Lewis R. Foster and the group, arrange to movie a scene for the movie males ‘O warfare (MGM) at the Hollenbeck Park Bridge. observe the addition of a microphone for this early sound movie shot on situation. ELYSIAN PARK—LOS ANGELES, 1928. Marion Davies arrives on situation at Elysian Park to shoot a scene for the comedy convey humans (MGM). This lighthearted movie approximately lifestyles within the movie enterprise featured a number of real locales, together with Hollywood street and the MGM studio lot, in addition to cameos by way of Charlie Chaplin, John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks, and William S. Hart. FRANKLIN CANYON, 1931. Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, director Robert Z. Leonard, and staff movie a scene for Susan Lenox: Her Fall and upward thrust (MGM) at Franklin Canyon Reservoir. This was once the one pairing of Garbo and Gable. situated subsequent to Coldwater Canyon, Franklin Canyon is found at 2600 Franklin Canyon force in Beverly Hills. FRANKLIN CANYON, 1938. Franklin Canyon Reservoir stands in for England in 4 males and a Prayer (Twentieth Century-Fox), starring David Niven. John Ford directs this scene that includes an Oxford rowing group that was once truly manned by means of a UCLA workforce. FRANKLIN CANYON, 1960. Andy Griffith strolls the Franklin Canyon woods to shoot the recognized whistling starting to television’s The Andy Griffith convey. He seemed every one week together with his tv son, performed by way of Ronny Howard, the long run Oscar-winning director. The well-known scene was once shot on the north finish of Franklin Canyon Reservoir. VASQUEZ ROCKS, 1945. essentially the most well known movie destinations in Southern California, Vasquez Rocks has been used as many unique backgrounds, from alien planets to the center East, as visible right here in one thousand And One Nights (Columbia). The rock formations think distant, even if they're situated inside of Los Angeles’s 30-mile region, simply off the Antelope Valley highway close to the Santa Clarita Valley city of Agua Dulce. MALIBU CREEK kingdom PARK, 1940. This Calabasas-adjacent estate presents the environment for a Welsh mining village in John Ford’s Oscar-winning top photo How eco-friendly was once My Valley. The set not survives, however the hill might be seen from the park’s moment parking zone. MALIBOU LAKE—AGOURA, 1931. Boris Karloff and baby actress Marilyn Harris throw daisies into the water at Malibou Lake for a scene in Frankenstein (Universal). This particular hideaway, west of Malibu Creek country Park, additionally seems in Charlie Chaplin’s the nice Dictator, The undesirable Seed, and needs to Love canines. PARAMOUNT RANCH—ACOURA, 1930. The Trumpet Blows, starring George Raft, was once set in previous Mexico yet shot on the Paramount Ranch. Sugarloaf height could be noticeable within the history. The barn used to be inbuilt 1927 whilst Paramount first got the ranch, and it is still status this day.

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