Thomas Ince was a titan of early silent cinema. He is credited with creating the first movie studio facility (known as “Inceville” where at Sunset Blvd meets Pacific Coast Highway) and later built The Triangle Motion Picture Company with D.W. Griffith and Mack Sennett, which later became MGM. What we’re seeing in this photo was his home at 1051 Benedict Canyon Dr., just north of the Beverly Hills Hotel. It looks like one of those rambling places filled with all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies. But what caught my eye was the “BEVERLY TERRACE” sign on the hills in the background. Apparently, Angelenos just loved to put up big signs on hillsides!