Hollywood Heritage Museum

The building which houses the Hollywood Heritage Museum (known from 1985 – 2003 as The Hollywood Studio Museum) was built in 1901 as a stable by the landowner, Col. Robert Northam, whose estate extended to both sides of Vine Street, the East side beginning at Selma and extending down to Sunset. A few other individually owned parcels were also contained within the eastern block. Col. Northam’s home was on the West side, where the Hollywood Plaza Hotel is currently located. Col. Northam sold the property in 1903 to Jacob Stern, a realtor interested in the then-booming Hollywood real estate market. Hollywood became a city that year and the prohibitionist sentiments of the populace also made it illegal to show movies in Hollywood. Hollywood merged with the City of Los Angeles in 1910, and in October 1911, the first movie studio was located in the former Blondeau Tavern at Sunset Blvd. and Gower St. The Stern barn became the 2nd studio following the establishment of the Burns and Revier Company in May 1912. Louis Loss Burns and Harry Revier rented the barn from Mr. Stern sometime before May 1912, as a building permit to create an office within the barn was issued in May 1912. The Burns and Revier had the advantage of having a laboratory on the lot. The barn structure was used for dressing rooms and editing rooms, while the office served the heads of the company. In December 1913, Cecil B. DeMille, as a partner in the newly formed Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, which consisted of Mr. Lasky, DeMille and Mr. Lasky’s brother in law, Samuel Goldwyn, traveled to California and met Mssrs. Burns and Revier at the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. They drove Mr. DeMille to the studio and on December 22, a lease agreement between the three parties was executed on Hotel Alexandria stationery, followed by a second agreement between Jacob Stern and DeMille allowing them to sublease the Burns and Revier Studio. The Lasky Company successfully produced the first feature length western made in Hollywood at the barn and other locations, and released “The Squaw Man” on February 14, 1914. At the same time, DeMille bought out the interests of Burns and Revier and entered into lease extensions with Mr. Stern. The original lease price was $250 a month, on a month-to-month basis.



The Hollywood Heritage Museum in the LaskyDeMille Barn


The Hollywood Heritage Museum in the LaskyDeMille Barn

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Screen Snapshots The Hollywood Heritage Museum

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The Hollywood Heritage Museum Cecil BDeMille39s 1st studi

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LA La Land Fame Fortune and Forensics HOT SPOTS in

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Photo Tour of Hollywood California Landmarks

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All Hail Hollywood Heritage IndieWire

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Santa Monica the Hollywood sign and other cool stuff

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Kicking Off TCMFF 2016 The Hollywood Revue

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After 104year wait

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Old Hollywood Glamour Hollywood Heritage Museum


Old Hollywood Glamour Hollywood Heritage Museum

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Faire du tourisme à Hollywood Destinations privilege

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Visiting the Hollywood Heritage Museum LA Explorer

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Hollywood Heritage Museum LaskyDeMille Studio Barn

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Guides Los Angeles CA Hollywood Dave39s Travel Corner

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museum Picture of Hollywood Heritage Museum Los Angeles

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Guides Los Angeles CA Hollywood Dave39s Travel Corner

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Hollywood Heritage Museum Paperblog

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Hollywood Heritage Museum 1 Picture of Hollywood

Hollywood Heritage Museum 1 Picture of Hollywood


Hollywood Heritage Museum 1 Picture of Hollywood

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Hollywood Heritage Museum 11 Photos Museums 2100 N

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Hollywood Heritage Museum Spectra Company

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Hollywood Heritage Museum Los Angeles Museums

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Guides Los Angeles CA Hollywood Dave39s Travel Corner

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WILD ABOUT HARRY This week Hollywood Heritage is a

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Hollywood Heritage Museum Los Angeles CA Top Tips

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Houdini The Grim Game More Hollywood Connections

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Hollywood Heritage Museum misterdangerous

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Hollywood Heritage Museum 12 Photos Museums 2100 N

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Old Hollywood Glamour Hollywood Heritage Museum

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Visiting the Hollywood Heritage Museum LA Explorer

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IMG4673 Hollywood Heritage Museum Holly Hayes Flickr

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Hollywood Heritage Museum Gidget s moondoggie

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The Hollywood Heritage Museum in the LaskyDeMille Barn

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Hollywood Heritage Museum Picture of Hollywood Heritage

A visit to the Hollywood Heritage Museum


A visit to the Hollywood Heritage Museum

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