Culver Studios

                    9336 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA

                    Also known as:?
                    Thomas H. Ince Studios (1918)
                    DeMille Studios (1925)
                    RKO (1928)
                    Pathe
                    RKO-Pathe
                    Selznick International
                    Desilu (1956)
                    Culver City Studios
                    Laird International Studio (1977-1986)
                    The Culver Studios

                    South of the existing studio buildings was a 28 acre backlot which stretched all the way to the hills, and was known as ’40 Acres’. The huge backlot was used for classic movies such as King Kong (1933) and Gone with the Wind (1939).

                    See also

                    History of Culver Studios

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                    Productions shot at Culver Studios


                    Feature Film (40)

                    TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
                    Alice in Wonderland2010Tim BurtonIMDB Database page about Alice in Wonderland
                    State of Play2009Kevin MacdonaldIMDB Database page about State of Play
                    Beowulf2007Robert ZemeckisIMDB Database page about Beowulf
                    Rush Hour 32007Brett RatnerIMDB Database page about Rush Hour 3
                    For Your Consideration2006Christopher GuestIMDB Database page about For Your Consideration
                    When A Stranger Calls2006Simon WestIMDB Database page about When A Stranger Calls
                    Bewitched2005Nora EphronIMDB Database page about Bewitched
                    Cheaper by the Dozen2003Shawn LevyIMDB Database page about Cheaper by the Dozen
                    Gigli2003Martin BrestIMDB Database page about Gigli
                    Matchstick Men2003Ridley ScottIMDB Database page about Matchstick Men
                    Galaxy Quest1999Dean ParisotIMDB Database page about Galaxy Quest
                    Stuart Little1999Rob MinkoffIMDB Database page about Stuart Little
                    Armageddon1998Michael BayIMDB Database page about Armageddon
                    City of Angels1998Brad SilberlingIMDB Database page about City of Angels
                    The American President1995Rob ReinerIMDB Database page about The American President
                    A Few Good Men1992Rob ReinerIMDB Database page about A Few Good Men
                    Bugsy1991Barry LevinsonIMDB Database page about Bugsy
                    City Slickers1991Ron UnderwoodIMDB Database page about City Slickers
                    BeetleJuice1988Tim BurtonIMDB Database page about BeetleJuice
                    Moonwalker1988Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield, Colin Chilvers IMDB Database page about Moonwalker
                    The movie begins with a history of Michael's work so far, followed by a chase sequence around a fictional movie studio. Although it is believed to have been shot at Culver Studios, it features a Universal Studios Hollywood tram.
                    Fright Night1985Tom HollandIMDB Database page about Fright Night
                    All of Me1984Carl ReinerIMDB Database page about All of Me
                    The Man With Two Brains1983Carl ReinerIMDB Database page about The Man With Two Brains
                    E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial1982Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
                    Production began in September 1981, under the code name of A Boy's Life. Interiors of Elliots home were shot at Culver Studios (known at the time as Laird International Studios) over 42 days.
                    Raging Bull1980Martin ScorseseIMDB Database page about Raging Bull
                    Carrie1976Brian De PalmaIMDB Database page about Carrie
                    Principal photography and filming began on May 17, 1976 and ended in July, with a 50-day shooting schedule.
                    Sleeper1973Woody AllenIMDB Database page about Sleeper
                    The Greatest Story Ever Told1965George StevensIMDB Database page about The Greatest Story Ever Told
                    Around the World in Eighty Days1956Michael AndersonIMDB Database page about Around the World in Eighty Days
                    Carmen Jones1954Otto PremingerIMDB Database page about Carmen Jones
                    It's A Wonderful Life1946Frank CapraIMDB Database page about It
                    Since You Went Away1944John CromwellIMDB Database page about Since You Went Away
                    Rebecca1940Alfred HitchcockIMDB Database page about Rebecca
                    Gone with the Wind1939Victor FlemingIMDB Database page about Gone with the Wind
                    Stages 11 and 12 used for interiors. All the exteriors of Tara, Twelve Oaks and the city of Atlanta were created on the studio's 28-acre backlot (known as the back 40).
                    Made For Each Other1939John CromwellIMDB Database page about Made For Each Other
                    A Star Is Born1937William A. Wellman IMDB Database page about A Star Is Born
                    King Kong1933Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. SchoedsackIMDB Database page about King Kong
                    The native village, Great Wall set and jungle sets were built on the backlot at Culver Studios, while the aboard ship scenes, interiors, miniature & stop-motion photography and special effects footage was shot on soundstages at Culver.
                    All Quiet on the Western Front1930Lewis MilestoneIMDB Database page about All Quiet on the Western Front
                    The King of Kings1927Cecil B. DeMilleIMDB Database page about The King of Kings
                    Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ1925Fred NibloIMDB Database page about Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
                    Studio base and chariot race

                    TV Series (12)

                    TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
                    Cougar Town2009 - Kevin Biegel, Bill LawrenceIMDB Database page about Cougar Town
                    Knight Rider2008VariousIMDB Database page about Knight Rider
                    Arrested Development2003-2006VariousIMDB Database page about Arrested Development
                    Scrubs2001 - 2010VariousIMDB Database page about Scrubs
                    Prior to Season 9, the show was filmed 'on location' at the former North Hollywood Medical Center. However, due to the need for new sets for Winston University, the whole production moved to Culver Studios, where the historic studio buildings doubled as the University exteriors.
                    That Girl1966-1971Sam Denoff, Bill PerskyIMDB Database page about That Girl
                    Star Trek1966 - 1969VariousIMDB Database page about Star Trek
                    The two pilot episodes of Star Trek [The Cage and Where No Man Has Gone Before] were shot at Desliu Studios (now known as Culver Studios)
                    Batman1966Bob KaneIMDB Database page about Batman
                    The majority of the interiors (e.g. The Batcave, Wayne Manor interior and Commissioner Gordons office) were on Stages 15 and 16 at Culver Studios. The exteriors were shot at various backlots including 40 Acres (Culver), Fox Hills and Warner Brothers (Burbank).
                    The Lucy Show1962-1968IMDB Database page about The Lucy Show
                    1962-1967
                    My Three Sons1960-1972IMDB Database page about My Three Sons
                    Backlot and stages
                    Lassie1954-1974VariousIMDB Database page about Lassie
                    The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet1952-1966VariousIMDB Database page about The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
                    Adventures of Superman1952-1958[writers] Roy Chanslor, Jay Morton IMDB Database page about Adventures of Superman

                    Music Video (1)

                    TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
                    Smooth Criminal1988Colin ChilversIMDB Database page about Smooth Criminal
                    Dance rehearsals took place at Culver Studios. It is not confirmed whether the club interiors were filmed here, but it seems likely.

                    Animated Feature (1)

                    TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
                    Monster House2006Gil KenanIMDB Database page about Monster House
                    Soundstages used for motion capture work

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