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Everyone is fascinated in Hollywood and particularly Hollywood Movie Studios.  From the time the first motion picture company called Hollywood their home, the public has been captivated by the entire movie making business.

The first motion picture company to permanently move to Hollywood was the Nestors Film Company.  They rented the former Blondeau Tavern at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Gower St. and immediately began making one and two reel movies.  Because Hollywood offered such a wonderful climate and a very diverse geography, this was like heaven to them.

Shortly after the Nestors Film Company settled in Hollywood, word spread to other film companies, in the east, and thus began a mass migration to the west coast.  Within three years, there were fifteen motion picture studios operating in Hollywood.  Other companies, such as Mack Sennett,  set up shop in Edendale (now Glendale).  Thomas Ince moved his company from the east to Santa Monica and later to Culver City.  The American Film Co. moved its studio to Santa Barbara where it made movies for many years.

However, Hollywood seem to be the place where most of the film companies wanted to be.  Most located on Sunset Blvd., near Gower Street.  Because of the popularity of cowboy movies, most of the films that were made by these independent film companies, were Westerns.  It was not uncommon the see “drugstore cowboys” standing out in front of the studios, waiting to be called in to act in the western movies being filmed that day.  Because of all this activity, this area of Sunset Blvd. became known as “Gower Gulch”.  It also became known as “Poverty Row” because so many film companies went into business, made a couple of movies and then went out of business.

Some of these early pioneering studios included the Clune Film Producing Co., United Studios,  Jesse Lasky Feature Play Co and  the Fine Arts Studio.

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