The Fine Arts Studio – Hollywood

Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 10.08.57 AMThe Fine Arts Studio, also know as the Majestic-Reliance Studios, was once located at 4516 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood – near the confluence of Sunset and Hollywood Blvds. Not much of interest is going on there now…mostly drug stores and grocery stores and parking lots. But once upon a time, it was D. W. Griffith’s primary studio, where he shot much of his epic The Birth of a Nation. I drive by the spot from time to time – when I need to feel inspired to write about this film. Here’s a modern bird’s eye view, which will give you an idea of what has become of this neighborhood…so significant to film history .

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2 thoughts on “The Fine Arts Studio – Hollywood”

  1. Really neat, Keith. Thanks for this. Your posts have inspired me to think much much more about CW on film. Looking forward to following the progress on your book. And fascinated here by sites retaining their inspirational power even after such profound visual change. Site of a Spanish-American War training camp, now in (or, rather, under) one of the most heavily developed parts of Northern Virginia, exerts a similar power over me. Noel H

    1. Thanks Noel! I will most certainly keep you updated as the book progresses…and there will be lots more pics too. It’s one of the perks of living in Hollywood 🙂

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