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Thomas H. Ince

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Originally created by silent movie pioneer Thomas H. Ince, classics from Hollywood's Golden Age were filmed there. The Culver Studios was built by Thomas H. Ince in 1918 after he acquired it from landowner Harry Culver.
He then built a new studio about a mile from Triangle, which is now the site of Culver Studios.

Culver City, California

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The Culver Studios is a movie studio in Culver City, California.
Hundreds of movies have been produced on the lots of Culver City's studios: Sony Pictures Studios (originally MGM Studios), Culver Studios, and the former Hal Roach Studios.

Cougar Town

The Culver Studios was also used for television shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, Lassie, Batman, The Nanny and, more recently, Scrubs, Arrested Development and Cougar Town.
Filming took place at Culver Studios in Culver City, California.

RKO Pictures

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Another merger took place In 1932, when RKO (Radio-Keith-Orpheum) Pictures bought Pathé.
On January 29, 1931, Pathé, with its contract players, well-regarded newsreel operation, and Culver City studio and backlot, was merged into RKO as Kennedy sold off the last of his stock in the company he had been instrumental in creating.

The Nanny

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The Culver Studios was also used for television shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, Lassie, Batman, The Nanny and, more recently, Scrubs, Arrested Development and Cougar Town.
Most of the early episodes of The Nanny were shot in front of a live studio audience on Stage 6 at the Culver Studios.

RKO Forty Acres

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The Back Forty, also known as Forty Acres, sat on a triangular plot of land a few blocks from the main lot.
The property was a triangular parcel of land that measured 28+1/2 acre, located a few blocks from RKO-Pathe (later Selznick, Desilu-Culver, now "The Culver Studios") which was situated to the west.

Desilu Productions

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Desilu Productions, owned by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, purchased the lot from General Tire in 1956 and television soon became the primary business conducted on site.
In late 1957, the company bought RKO Pictures production facilities for $6 million from General Tire and Rubber, including RKO's main facilities on Gower Street in Hollywood and the RKO-Pathé lot (now Culver Studios) in Culver City.

Scrubs (TV series)

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The Culver Studios was also used for television shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, Lassie, Batman, The Nanny and, more recently, Scrubs, Arrested Development and Cougar Town.
For the ninth season, the show moved to Culver Studios.

Desi Arnaz

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Desilu Productions, owned by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, purchased the lot from General Tire in 1956 and television soon became the primary business conducted on site.
Episodes were budgeted at $40,000 each, with two black-and-white segments filmed weekly through Desilu Studios.

Cadence Industries

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Perfect Film purchased Desilu Studios in 1968, only to sell it to OSF Industries in 1969.
Perfect Film purchased the Desilu Studios complex in 1968.

The Andy Griffith Show

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The Culver Studios was also used for television shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, Lassie, Batman, The Nanny and, more recently, Scrubs, Arrested Development and Cougar Town.
The show was filmed at Desilu Studios, with exteriors filmed at Forty Acres in Culver City, California.

Harry Culver

The Culver Studios was built by Thomas H. Ince in 1918 after he acquired it from landowner Harry Culver.
With Culver's encouragement, Thomas Ince moved his film operations to what is now Culver City, and the Triangle Motion Picture Company (now Sony Pictures Studios) was founded in 1915 on 10202 W. Washington Blvd. After a disagreement with partners D.W. Griffith and Mack Sennett that led to his selling out, Ince bought property on 9336 Washington Blvd. from Culver to form the Thomas H. Ince Studio (now the Culver Studios, owned by Sony) in 1918.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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1981: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The next 42 days were spent at Culver City's Laird International Studios, for the interiors of Elliott's home.

Contact (1997 American film)

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1997: Contact
After arduous first weeks of location shooting in New Mexico and Arizona, production for Contact returned to Los Angeles for five months' worth of location and sound stage shooting that used a total of nine soundstages at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, and Culver Studios.

Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)

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2010: Alice in Wonderland
Filming also took place at Culver Studios.

Deal or No Deal (U.S. game show)

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2006: Deal or No Deal
As Deal or No Deal became an exclusively syndicated show for the 2009–10 season, production moved from the Culver Studios in Culver City, California to the Sonalysts Studios in Waterford, Connecticut, as part of a corporate decision in which four NBC Universal Television Distribution shows moved to Connecticut.

Las Vegas (TV series)

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2005: Las Vegas
Many of Mandalay Bay's interiors and exteriors (including its wave pool) have been used as Montecito exteriors, although (according to the Internet Movie Database) the actual set of Montecito is located at Culver Studios, in Culver City, California, so the interiors are a replica of the Mandalay Bay.

Selznick International Pictures

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The studios have operated under a number of names, Ince Studio (1918-1925), De Mille Studios (1925–28), Pathe Studios (1928–1931), RKO-Pathe Studios (1931–35), Selznick International Pictures (1935–56), Desilu-Culver Studios (1956–70), Culver City Studios (1970–77), and Laird International Studios (1977–86).

Gone with the Wind (film)

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Many classics from Hollywood's Golden Age were filmed there, including Gone with the Wind, A Star is Born, Intermezzo and Rebecca.

Lassie (1954 TV series)

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The Culver Studios was also used for television shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, Lassie, Batman, The Nanny and, more recently, Scrubs, Arrested Development and Cougar Town.

Batman (TV series)

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The Culver Studios was also used for television shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, Lassie, Batman, The Nanny and, more recently, Scrubs, Arrested Development and Cougar Town.

Arrested Development (TV series)

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The Culver Studios was also used for television shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, Lassie, Batman, The Nanny and, more recently, Scrubs, Arrested Development and Cougar Town.

Howard Hughes

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Eccentric businessman Howard Hughes once had a stake in the studio as well as filmmakers Cecil B. DeMille and David O. Selznick.

Cecil B. DeMille

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Eccentric businessman Howard Hughes once had a stake in the studio as well as filmmakers Cecil B. DeMille and David O. Selznick.

David O. Selznick

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Eccentric businessman Howard Hughes once had a stake in the studio as well as filmmakers Cecil B. DeMille and David O. Selznick.