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Old Posted Feb 6, 2015, 4:02 AM
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Here is an interesting ad from the Hollywood Filmograph, 1932. (I had never heard of Los Angeles Scenic Studios Inc.)


http://lantern.mediahist.org/






I was quite surprised to see that the building was still there.


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The entrance is on Bates Avenue. (but why is there a sign saying Mack Sennett Studios!?)


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.......but let's move on because the building is much more interesting in the back, which faces Effie Street.



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There is a line of faux columns topped with ornate images of the smiling 'drama mask'. (10 of them!)


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-and they seem to be mocking us


detail / GSV


-to help you get your bearings here is an aerial.


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I finally figured it out......this is actually the old Mabel Normand Studio built in 1916.


http://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/2mabelsstudio.htm


http://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/2mabelsstudio.htm
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http://www.macksennettstudios.net/



Here's their current web-site.



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