Rally to Protest the Demolition of a Historic West Hollywood Studio Lot Tomorrow
The aging West Hollywood studios where Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor and many other luminaries once worked are set to be demolished and replaced with glass-and-steel structures. But tomorrow protesters will be rallying to stop the already-approved demolition.
The rally will start at 1 pm in front of the studios that are located near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Formosa Avenue, according to the Save the Pickfair Studios blog. Allison Anders, who describes herself as a devoted fan of the studios as well as a filmmaker, rock and film historian, will be leading the rally.
The approved razing has stirred the ire of the community concerned that we're losing a valuable part of film history: "A lot of people have a lot of affection for the place," Doug Haines, a film editor who has worked on movies there, told the Los Angeles Times. "You really had a sense of history when you worked there. Another glass building - that certainly says 'Old Hollywood,' doesn't it?"
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