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An Eye On Industrial Hollywood

Producer’s Film Library. Photo by Andy Hurvitz.

Looking at this clean, stark photograph, you might think that this image of a familiar building on Romaine at Sycamore dates from the 1930s. But it’s not – this shot of the stately Producer’s Film Library was taken by writer/photographer Andy Hurvitz just last month as he got out of his car and walked the industrial area tucked in between the looming Cemex cement facility on La Brea and the Anawalt Lumber on Highland.

Many of us drive through this tree-less area with nary a look at the elegance of the industrial structures, some built in the streamline moderne style, others in art deco. The simplicity of each shot, the lack of street clutter, and the crisp white of structures against dark skies make these photos a treat to view, and may give us some pause, the next time we drive – or walk – through the area.

Read and see more at: Here in Van Nuys: The White City

The familiar Alsco building on Highland takes on a new elegant look in B&W. Photo by Andy Hurvitz.


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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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  1. Yep always been curious about the uniform company at Highland & Willoughby, great looking building & a survivor in the biz world too.


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