Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2019 by Gaelyn Whitley Keith


Many years ago the Hollywood skyline was changed when the Regent Hotel was built.    The structure represented where the first movie was filmed in 1911.  It was built on the spot where, in the middle of an orange grove, the first Hollywood Movie Studio filmed.  The films were made by the Nestor Company, of which Al Christie was manager and comedic director.  The land at that time was part of the Whitley Estate.  Today it is the Central Hollywood Studio apartments at 6533 Hollywood Blvd.  It is on the corner of Hudson Blvd but the street was originally named Grace Ave. for the Whitley's daughter.

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