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I’m guessing it’s probably only a few years after Carl Laemmle opened Universal City in We can see a British village, a lighthouse, a medieval castle, and an Arabian palace. And beyond that, the empty back of the Hollywood Hills. Universal City California, Burbank California, California History, Vintage California, Southern California, Garden Of Allah, Toluca Lake, Hollywood Homes, San Fernando Valley

The backlot of Universal Studios, Universal City, California, circa late 1920s

This is a shot of the backlot of Universal Studios. Without a specific film or automobile to help us date it, it’s hard to pin down the year. The land is so sparse that I’m guessing it’s probably only a few years after Carl Laemmle opened Universal City in 1915. We can see a British village, a lighthouse, a medieval castle, and an Arabian palace. And beyond that, the empty back of the Hollywood Hills. They’re still empty but that’s about the only thing that hasn’t changed.

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Arial shot of the Frankenstein Village, Universal Studios backlot, circa early 1930s

When viewed from above and behind, the Frankenstein Village on the Universal Studios backlot doesn’t seem so scary. Then again, I don’t have a grunting flat-topped, seven-foot Boris Karloff chasing…

Publicidad del Universal Studios de 1984. Aun conservo el catálogo que me trajo mi papá. Yo fui 25 años despues... =D Universal Studios, Universal City, Vintage Travel Posters, Vintage Ads, 80s Ads, 1980s, Futurama, Village Tours, Vacation Places

1984 Universal Studios ad Garage Sale Saturdays scan

From a travel guide I picked up for .25. Scan by michaelpoulin@dyingindowney.com

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Universal Studios (Universal Pictures Company), North Hollywood (Universal City) Los Angeles

This quaint and charming building shows us how small the great behemoth movie studios started out as. I don’t have a definitive date on this photo but what I take to be the main building of Universal Pictures looks like it could have been tucked away in the San Bernardino Mountains. The caption says “North Hollywood” which used to be called “Lankershim” until 1927, but is now known as Universal City—because the studio has grown to the size of one, with its own post office, police force, and…

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The Largest Moving Picture Studio in The World - Universal City,California

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Universal Studios ad, 1971

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Not sure who the kids are but it looks like they had fun meeting Frankie way back in the During last year's Halloween countdown . Universal Studios Parking, Universal Studios Theme Park, California Location, Southern California, Halloween Countdown, Universal City, Studio City, Factories, Parks

SOME OLD SOUVENIRS AND STUFF FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Not sure who the kids are but it looks like they had fun meeting Frankie way back in the 70s! During last year's Halloween countdown ...

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Backstage Fakery at Universal City in 1963

Universal Pictures was founded by a German immigrant, Carl Laemmle, who opened his first cinema in Chicago in 1906. In the early days, other studio chiefs laughed at Carl's haphazard Universal City and nicknamed it "Laemmle's Folly". But the ambitious film pioneer would become responsible for creati