The Fine Arts Studio - Hollywood
The Fine Arts Studio, also know as the Majestic-Reliance Studios, was once located at 4516 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood - near the confluence of Sunset and Hollywood Blvds. Not much of interest is going on there now...mostly drug stores and grocery stores and parking lots. But once upon a time, it was D. W. Griffith's primary studio, where he shot much of his epic The Birth of a Nation. I drive by the spot from time to time - when I need to feel inspired to write about this film. Here's a modern bird's eye view, which will give you an idea of what has become of this neighborhood...so significant to film history .