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Around 1918, during the heyday of the Model T, and the beginning of the film boom, Jesse D. Hampton built a simple film studio at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Formosa Avenue.

Little did he know that his small studio would be passed to some of the greatest influences in film.


Warner Bros. purchases the property, renaming it Warner Hollywood Studios. Aaron Spelling relocates “Love Boat” and “Dynasty” to here from 20th Century Fox. The Goldwyn Sound Facility is completed (‘83).

Pennies From Heaven


During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher.

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jessica Harper, Vernel Bagneris

Director: Herbert Ross

Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance


Hollywood Beat


Hollywood Beat is a mid-1980s American television police drama starring Jack Scalia, Jay Acovone, Edward Winter and John Matuszak. The series aired Saturday night at 8:00 p.m Eastern time.

Starring: Jack Scalia, Jay Acovone, John Matuszak, Edward Winter

Genre: Drama


Life With Lucy


Lucy Barker is a grandmother living with her daughter's family while constantly getting into comedic predicaments.

Starring: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Ann Dusenberry, Larry Anderson

Genre: Comedy


Adventures In Babysitting


Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her "dread" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Chris settles down with three kids for a night of TV... and boredom. But when her frantic friend Brenda calls and pleads to be rescued from the bus station in downtown Chicago, the evening soon explodes into an endless whirl of hair-raising adventures! Babysitter and kids leave their safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city, never imagining how terrifyingly funny their expedition will become!

Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp

Director: Chris Columbus

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy