Ray Bolger, Judy Garland and Jack Haley in a studio publicity still "The Wizard of Oz" 1939 MGM / The Hollywood Archive
The small city of Culver City CA, is where the Hollywood Archive makes it's home. Hundreds of movies have been produced on the lots of Culver City's studios: Sony Pictures Studios (originally MGM Studios), Culver Studios, and the former Hal Roach Studios. These include The Wizard of Oz, The Thin Man, Gone with the Wind, Rebecca, the Tarzan series, and the original King Kong. More recent films made in Culver City include Grease, Raging Bull, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, City Slickers, Air Force One, Wag the Dog and Contact. Television is no stranger to the City as well. Series made on Culver City sets have included Las Vegas, Gunsmoke, Cougar Town, Mad About You, Lassie, Hogan's Heroes, Batman, The Green Hornet, Arrested Development, The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle, Jeopardy!, The Nanny, Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef, the syndicated version of Wheel of Fortune and Tosh. O. In an interesting side note, the television series The Green Hornet featured martial arts Icon Bruce Lee as Kato, who made his home in Culver City during the series' production.
John Travolta's "Stranded at the Drive-In" sequence in Grease was filmed at the Studio Drive-In on the corner of Jefferson and Sepulveda. It served as a set for many other films, including Pee-wee's Big Adventure. The theatre was closed in 1993 and was demolished in 1998; it is now a housing subdivision featuring large homes on small lots, as well as being home to the Kayne-ERAS center, a school and community center for the disabled and mentally challenged.
Culver City's streets have been featured in many films and television series. Since much of the architecture has not changed in decades, particularly in residential areas of town, the nostalgic sitcom The Wonder Years set many of its outdoor scenes in the neighborhoods of Culver City. The 1970s/1980s series CHiPs also featured many chase scenes through the streets. The Nicolas Cage film Matchstick Men included scenes made at Veterans Memorial Park, which was also featured in the opening scenes of the sitcom The Hogan Family.
The Aviator, a film about Howard Hughes, featured several mentions of Culver City in connection with Hughes. Scenes from Bewitched (2005) with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell were also filmed in the Culver City streets. The film Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) starring Jim Carrey was filmed there. The closing aerial sequence of Get Shorty (1995) starring John Travolta and Danny DeVito is also filmed in Culver City, at Sony Pictures Studios. Additionally, scenes of Superbad (2007) starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera were filmed in areas surrounding Culver City High School.
In 2010, the films Killers and Dinner for Schmucks were filmed in Culver City. In 2011, Lincoln Lawyer, Moneyball, Horrible Bosses and Jack and Jill were released, all of which were filmed in Culver City. Think Like a Man and The Campaign were filmed in Culver City and released in 2012
Culver City History:
Before the Spanish settled California, Native Americans traversed the fertile valleys surrounding their home in Yangna, today's downtown Los Angeles. They lived off the land's rich resources, harvesting materials for their baskets and huts, hunting small game, and spearing fish from their broadboats on the creek known now as La Ballona.
The early Spanish settlers called these indigenous people the Gabrielinos after the San Gabriel Mission, established in 1771. The Mission and surrounding land were protected by Spanish soldiers sent by King Carlos III of Spain. Many stayed on, married, raised families and started grazing cattle.
Agustìn Machado, a descendent of one of the Spanish soldiers, embarked on a dawn to dusk horseback ride in 1819 as the local method of staking claim to 14,000 acres of prime ranch land in the area and called it Rancho La Ballona. This land, owned by Agustìn, his brother Ygnacio and father and son Felipe and Tomas Talamantes, along with another ranch, Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes or “Cattle Corner,” owned by the Higuera and Lopez families, would become the area known today as Culver City.
After California achieved statehood in 1850, the expansive Rancho La Ballona was subdivided and owned by or purchased from descendants of the original settling families. With the expansion came the founding of the La Ballona School in 1865, as well as a post office and storefronts. A new city was in the wings, just waiting to be born, and Harry Culver was just the person to do it.
The city founder, Harry Culver, moved to Southern California in 1910, worked for real estate developer I.N. Van Nuys, and scouted developable land in the Los Angeles area. In 1913, he announced his plan for a city that would ultimately bear his name and lie halfway between Los Angeles and Abbot Kinney's resort, Venice. Culver brought busloads of people to the new city for a free lunch to show them what it had to offer. He employed a large real estate sales force, ran ads that read "All Roads Lead to Culver City" and used Kleig lights to draw attention to his future city.
Culver, who was enamored with the burgeoning movie industry, thought it would be a strong economic base for his ideal of a balanced community. On the banks of La Ballona Creek, Harry Culver spotted noted filmmaker, Thomas Ince, making one of his famous westerns and successfully enticed Ince to move his studios to Culver City from “Inceville,” located near Sunset Boulevard and the Pacific Coast Highway. Ince/Triangle Studios were built in 1915, a formal Colonnade defining the entrance, which is still seen today on Washington Boulevard. The Ince/Triangle Studios were purchased by Samuel Goldwyn in 1918, then merged to become Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1924.
By the time Culver City was incorporated in 1917, Culver had married actress Lillian Roberts, who was under contract to Ince, and immersed himself in the growth of his new city. In 1918, Harry Culver helped Ince acquire property for his second studio in 1918, the Thomas H. Ince Studios, currently The Culver Studios, also on Washington Boulevard. A year later, Hal Roach moved his studio from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City, becoming the new home for the “Laugh Factory to the World.” A number of small studios, such as the Willat Studios, were also located in town.
By the 1920s, Culver City began to expand from its initial 1.2 square miles around Main Street, its first commercial district. In 1924 Culver built the six-story Hotel Hunt (now the Culver Hotel), viewed as a skyscraper at the time. Later it would become known as the temporary home of the "Munchkins" when The Wizard of Oz was filmed at MGM in the late 1930s. The wild tales and stories that emerged from this Munchkin “residence” inspired the 1981 Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher movie, Under the Rainbow and, in 1997, six of the original cast returned for a Beyond the Rainbow event to share their remembrances with the Culver City Historical Society.
During the Prohibition era in the 1920s and ‘30s, a proliferation of nightclubs found their home in the city, where gambling was prevalent and liquor flowed freely. One of the most famous was Frank Sebastian’s Cotton Club, where local resident Louis Armstrong played along with other musical giants and gave Lionel Hampton his start. Because Culver City’s boundary lines were so irregular, they often cut through the middle of these buildings. Cash registers were equipped with wheels so that police raids could be thwarted by moving from Los Angeles’ to Culver City’s jurisdiction and vice versa.
Throughout the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, the film industry thrived in Culver City. MGM acquired five back lots, totaling more than 180 acres. Location filming was the norm, and locals were not surprised to see Stan Laurel dressed in kilts on Main Street for Putting Pants on Philip or Oliver Hardy hanging out of a City Hall window as they filmed County Hospital. Spanky and the Our Gang kids engaged in their antics with Pete the Pup on city streets. Locals also enjoyed participating as extras in movies like BEN HUR and THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. In 1936 the official city seal was adapted to add the words, "Culver City, the Heart of Screenland."
From 1924 through 1943, a moratorium was declared on annexations and development and Culver City’s growth slowed. Once WWII started, to support the war effort, Hal Roach made military training films at “Fort Roach.” Culver City became a charter city its 1947, with its own city administration, city council, school district and police and fire departments. When the moratorium was lifted, the Hayden Tract was developed to house industrial businesses. Today many buildings in the Tract have been renovated by visionary architects, such as Eric Owen Moss, and a growing creative media and technology sector has established itself in the area.
From 1950 through the 1960's, Culver City again enjoyed growth in development and geographic size. The main boulevards were bustling with cars, new retail space and businesses were opening, and Helms Bakeries, established in the 1930's, were still sending out Helms coaches to sell their goods to local housewives.
In the 1970’s, despite MGM’s ownership divesting itself of its backlots, the City continued to expand largely due to the creation of the Culver City’s Redevelopment Agency (CCRA) established in 1971. The Fox Hills Mall (now Westfield Culver City after a renovation in 2009) was the first project undertaken by the CCRA. During its existence, the Culver City’s Redevelopment Agency (CCRA) and the City developed numerous commercial and affordable housing programs and projects that revitalized aging properties and spurred economic growth throughout the entire city.
Most recently, Culver City has experienced a renaissance. Strong and growing businesses in the city include information and media firms, retail, and professional services. The Helms building is the hub of the thriving Arts District with galleries, shops, and a retail center focusing on home furnishings. The opening of Metro’s Exposition rail line in 2012 has connected Culver City to numerous locations throughout the region and has triggered the ground-breaking of multiple transit-oriented, mixed use development adjacent to the Expo line station set to open within the next few years. The city’s downtown area continues to receive national recognition as a center for premiere dining and night spots, unique shops, and live theatre with the Actor’s Gang and the Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Hollywood News Wire provides journalistic coverage of movies which are released in the United States. This includes movie premieres, events and previews, as well as celebrity interviews for print, radio and television both in the US and internationally. The company was founded in Los Angeles, CA in 2002.
Pacific Rim Photo Press
Pacific Rim Photo Press - High Quality Asian Pacific & Latino Celebrity photos was formed in 2007. Our goal is to provide the best quality Asian Pacific and Latin celebrity event photos available directly to you. Our photographers have at least 5 years industry experience, or more, in celebrity event photography. Their expertise will ensure that we will deliver quality photos to you.
In January 2007, several red carpet event photographers of Asian Pacific and Latin descent realized that the mainstream photo agencies weren't giving extensive photo coverage to Asian Pacific and Latin events or event posting photos of Asian Pacific and Latin celebrities on their site. By early 2008 this group of photographers finally launched the beta version of Pacific Rim Photo Press to fill the void that has been left by the mainstream photo agencies. Pacific Rim Photo Press recognizes the needs of various media outlets who are in search of Asian celebrity photos. The wait has ended and Pacific Rim Photo Press is your one stop site for celebrities that matter to you and your readers.
PictureLux is a leading independent photographic Celebrity and Entertainment Stock Photo Agency and Media Outlet.
We supply the highest quality photography to the world’s professional media companies on a daily basis. PictureLux has extensive experience covering major Entertainment and Celebrity feature events. A great blend of top experienced industry photographers, and dedicated Account Executives make PictureLux a leader in the Celebrity Stock Photo industry. Personal service is given to all clients by a dedicated sales and research staff and our editors work closely with all contributors, ensuring quality and consistency.
PictureLux's management team has been in the business of celebrity stock photography since 1989. We have thousands of images, great photographers, and a state of the art digital delivery system to bring all of the latest events and Celebrity A-listers to your desktop from Hollywood and beyond.
JRC Photo Library
With over 1,000,000 images in the collection, JRC Photo Library holds some of the most interesting and diverse material anywhere. JRC is a unique collection featuring images from Hollywood's Golden Age to the present day as well as from Stage, Television, Cinema, Radio and Celebrity. The entire Stock Photo Collection is available for license by the media and includes many never before seen celebrity and entertainment related images taken by the Photographer/Owners.
American Pictorial Collection
The American Pictorial Collection presents it's images as part of the record of the American past and reflects the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. Many of the images are a landmark in the history of documentary photography. The images show Americans at home, at work, and at play. In addition, a great body of images with emphasis on music, films, television and general personalities is the centerpiece of the collection.
Cinema Publishers Collection
Cinema Publishers International is your definitive resource for the global print and digital publishing industry.
While delivering the latest publishing news and event information to the international community of publishing industry professionals, Cinema Publishers Intl. also functions as an information marketplace for publishing houses of all sizes, service providers to the publishing industry and also for individual artists -- authors, illustrators, designers, editors...
Fotos International *
Max B. Milllers's Fotos International started the worldwide syndication of entertainment articles and photos of Hollywood personalities and events. Offering an extensive and regularly updated library of:
Entertainment industry events
Red carpet arrivals
Studio portraits of celebrities
Archival and historical photographs
"As we forge ahead into the digital age, we embrace a worldwide view and an expansive approach to photographic coverage. In so doing, we employ the latest technologies to bring to the world the best of photography as an art form and as an exciting record of history, politics, entertainment, and nature. We continually strive to create and preserve a world of profound beauty in every image that we bring to you. That is our commitment."
The Hollywood Archive maintains relationships with 29 international partners providing Global Support and a distribution network servicing the following countries/territories:
UK Germany (including Austria) Italy Spain Japan France Finland Poland (including Hungary) Romania Russia (including Ukraine) Czech Republic (Including Eastern Europe) Australia (including New Zealand) Taiwan Portugal / Brazil Netherlands (including Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Germany) Argentina Latin America Latin USA Canada Israel South Africa United Arab Emirates
We are always looking for additional worldwide representation. Please contact The Hollywood Archive if you would like to distribute our material in your territory.
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This is a legal agreement between you ("licensee") and The Hollywood Archive. (hereafter referred to as "AGENCY","The Hollywood Archive", "WE" and "OUR"). Use of The Hollywood Archive's site or acceptance of digitally delivered files indicates your consent to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not wish to be bound by this agreement, do not accept the digital files and discontinue using this site immediately.
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This website is owned and operated by The Hollywood Archive. All content included on our site, or digitally delivered, such as photographs, illustrations, images, text, audio clips, video clips, software and general design (referred to as "content") is owned by The Hollywood Archive or our content providers and is protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress and other US and international laws relating to intellectual property. For the protection of The Hollywood Archive and our content providers, images may be watermarked and/or digitally watermarked. For select television and film publicity images, The Hollywood Archive is not the copyright owner and is only providing access to its copy. You are solely responsible for obtaining additional third party clearances. The Hollywood Archive does not offer any advice and you must determine what rights you may need. Most Images are only available for editorial use and no advertising use shall be granted without express written consent.
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Other than the above listed Comp Use, Images may not be used in any way, until an invoice indicating User's right to use same is paid in full. Unless otherwise specifically stated, Images remain the property of The Hollywood Archive or the particular copyright owners. Use is granted for the United States only, unless otherwise specified. User does not acquire any right, title or interest in or to any Image, including, without limitation, any electronic reproduction or promotional rights, and will not make, authorize or permit any use of the digital files made therefrom other than as specified herein. Full credit and copyright information must remain with file.
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The search section of this web site (The Hollywood Archive Picture Vault) is password protected. Only registered users who have received an authorized Password from The Hollywood Archive and who are using their own unique password are permitted to access this web site. A condition of accessing the website is that you shall not divulge, upload, rent, sell, loan or exchange your password with any other person regardless of whether such person is another employee or subcontractor engaged by you or your employer or otherwise. If you become aware of any loss, theft or misuse of your password, you must inform us in writing immediately, otherwise may be liable for any loss or damage arising from such misuse. We reserve the right to terminate your access in the event of any misuse of your password.
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The Hollywood Archive, located in the "Heart of Screenland" Culver City, CA, takes pride in being a strong advocate for the preservation of the visual history of Cinema. It is because of this, that some of the most Iconic images from Cinema and Television make there home here at THA including...
Charlie Chaplin as the little tramp
Bogart and Bergman at the airport in Casablanca
Charlton Heston's chariot race from Ben Hur
Janet Leigh's brutal stabbing in the Psycho shower scene
Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in their delightful onscreen pairings including Marriage Italian Style and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Robert De Niro as the crazed and obbsessed Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver
and more recent neo-classics...
Marlon Brando as the deranged Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now
The Jheri curled Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction
Aging gunslinger Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven
Sean Penn as the pot-head surfer Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's haunted-house masterpiece The Shining
The Hollywood archive is much more than just and endless resource of stock photos. It is a gatekeeper to memories of the past. We are a showcase and a visual remembrance of a bygone era that many of us hold dear to our hearts... and, in a way, archiving a cinematic history, and a modern mythology of sorts, for our times.
...but officially, the nuts and bolts of it is that The Hollywood Archive is an International Stock Photo Agency and Archive that specializes in celebrity, entertainment and historical stock photography.
We are home to a collection that traces the history of Hollywood from the silents, to today's films, TV Shows and modern day Red Carpet events and premieres. The Hollywood Archive offers a tremendous resource, and wide selection of outstanding fully captioned images from various facets of the entertainment industry, to professionals involved in media.
Our images run a visual gamut from glamour and fashion poses to candid shots, on the town and at home, film and television stills, behind the scenes, music personalities and more. Subjects include the entertainment industry's brightest stars and most honored films throughout the years.
Founded by a group of seasoned and passionate photographers, the Archive holds an extensive collection of film stills, celebrity portraits, entertainment industry events, award shows, archival and historical photographs. The Archive's images have appeared in books, TV bios, documentaries, major magazines and newspapers and is fast becoming one of the leading providers of celebrity and entertainment visual content to the publishing & media industries worldwide.