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Old Posted Aug 1, 2012, 9:46 PM
BifRayRock BifRayRock is offline
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LA's first permanent movie company, the Selig Polyscope Co., in Edendale.

In 1915, at 3800 Mission Road, East LA (Lincoln Heights), William Selig opened what may have been a precursor to So California amusement parks, including Disneyland. The "park" went through several owners and name changes including the Selig Zoo, Luna Park Zoo, LA Wild Animal Farms, California Zoological Gardens and Zoo Park. Some referred to it as Lincoln Park Zoo. To a limited extent it looks as though Selig had an appreciation for the same Indian themed architecture as Mr. Brand in Glendale. But maybe this had more to do with making the Indian elephants feel at home.

L.B. Mayer rented studio space here and this is where an original MGM Mascot (roar) was housed.

At the very least, it seems like the place to be - especially if you like playful elephants and have little fear of being squashed

1939 Entrance


Overhead 1924

All photos from Lapl

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