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Title
[Twentieth Century-Fox film studio backdrop]
Contributor
Ferguson, John S., Sr
SoCa Digitization Project. C
Date Created and/or Issued
[between 1947 and 1949]
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
2005-0151
PHOTO: LOS ANGELES CO.: LOS ANGELES: BUILDINGS: TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX STUDIO
Two views of construction of steel-riveted backdrop at Century Fox Studio (later Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation). Designer and construction supervisor John S. Ferguson, Sr., Century City (Los Angeles, Calif.); between 1947 and 1949.
Descriptive note, "The backdrop had a rail-mounted ladder built parallel to the slope of the backdrop with levels at each floor so that the painters could reach any portion of the backdrop when they wished. The ladder traveled on the north edge of the south lot (the Studio was divided in two portions by Olympic Boulevard), and the back side of the backdrop could be seen by people in cars along Olympic. The structure was removed sometime in the late 1950's or early 1960's when Fox Studio sold all of the north lot and most of the south lot for development as "Century City."
View 1 (2005-0151) frame -- View 2 (2005-0152) construction site on Studio grounds showing rail-backed ladder on backdrop.
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
2 photographic prints ; 8 1/4 x 10 in. (or smaller)
Identifier
(C)001386473CSL01-Aleph
(DRA)VVV-9751
Subject
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Studios--California--Century City
Studio props--California--Century City
Construction--California--Century City
Century City (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Place
California
Century City
Century City (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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