Los Angeles, California

One of the property types most associated with this industry is the studio plant, a “factory” in which the actual production of films occurs. The KCET property has housed many different studio companies since 1912, and is the oldest continuously operating movie studio in Hollywood.

The Historic Core of the KCET site – including the 1917 Indoor Stage, Studios A and B, the Office Tower, the Corridor offices, and the Little Theater – is significant because its buildings exhibit how studios developed throughout Hollywood’s history, as well as the nature of studios producing films in both the silent and sound eras of filmmaking.

The purpose of this Getty funded grant was to evaluate the integrity and significance of the Historic Core, evaluate the existing conditions and make recommendations for the preservation, restoration of the facility while the historic studio buildings are updated with modern technologies, program needs as well as any future expansion needs.