Charlie Chaplin’s movie studios, La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, 1922

Charlie Chaplin's movie studios, La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, 1922This is another of the buildings I’m thankful is still with us. These are the movie studios built in 1917 by Charlie Chaplin at 416 N. La Brea Ave. This photo was taken in 1922. In 1969, it was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, which is probably the only reason why we still have it today. Chaplin sold it in 1953 and it was turned into a TV studio where “The Adventures of Superman” and “Perry Mason” were filmed. Today is home to the Jim Henson company and his muppets.

And in June 2016:


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2 Responses to Charlie Chaplin’s movie studios, La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, 1922

  1. I got a little tour of this incredible place. There’s such an incredible sense of history to walk through and be shown particular places where iconic movie moments took place.

  2. Jean Hunter says:

    I can’t believe how neat and clean everything looks in the June 2016 shot. And no traffic or parking?! Is there a red zone in front of these buildings and/or was the street closed off when this was taken?!

    Wish more from the Golden Age of Hollywood had survived.

    Thanks for sharing, Martin.