Linwood Dunn Theater

1313 Vine Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 26, 2011 at 2:19 am

Pickford Center is located in a building which originally served as offices and studios for the Mutual-Don Lee Broadcasting System’s radio and television network. It was dedicated in 1948, and was designed by Los Angeles architect Claud Beelman.

The complex originally featured four theater-style sound stages which could be used as studios for telecasts with what the television industry rather disturbingly calls live audiences (as opposed, I guess, to audiences of the undead.) Presumably, the Linwood Dunn Theater occupies one of those four studios.

Hollywood Heritage provides this history of the building (but misspells architect’s Beelman’s first name as Claude, a common mistake. He used the spelling Claud.)

CSWalczak on November 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

This picture, from the Academy’s wibsite, has pictures of the Linwood Dunn Theater: