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Old Posted Nov 3, 2012, 5:16 AM
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The Factory/Studio One/ Mitchell Camera Corp.

I've done a little looking around on line, I hope this helps:

It seems the building we are looking at extends between North Robertson on the East to North LaPeer on the West. The address for Studio One was 652 N. LaPeer.

In the 30's and 40's the building was occupied by the Mitchell Camera Corp. which used the address of 661 N. Robertson, (the same address that The Ultra Suede uses today. Both these addresses acess the same building.

In 1942 the Mitchell Camera Corp. employed 74 people including 53 machinists, 2 clerks, 3 draftsmen, 3 watchmen, 4 engineers, 3 foremen, 1 supervisor, 1 general manager, 1 repairman, and various office persons. The whole shebang was owned by Stanley Anderson.

During the war, they did indeed manufacture bomb-sights at this location. At some point, Mitchell Camera sold out to Panavision.

I think it first became a night club venue when a party for the movie "Tommy" was held there on the Studio One side of the building

I hope this helps. I'm sure there is more to the story.

Last edited by Mayor Shaw; Nov 3, 2012 at 5:25 AM. Reason: Because I'm a grown man who can't spell
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