The book details the history of cinema up to the time that east coast film studios migrated to California in 1908. Locating in Los Feliz or nearby areas, it was the early film industry that was key to the initial burgeoning of the Los Feliz development. The book shows the early film studios in Los Feliz, those connected with the film industry—screen stars, directors, producers, executives–and where they resided in the growing Los Feliz community.
Among the Hollywood luminaries who called Los Feliz home during the silent film era were Walt Disney, Norma Talmadge, Cecil B. DeMille, Gloria Swanson, Oliver Hardy, and Charlie Chaplin.
“This book will delight fans of local Los Feliz history whether or not they are film buffs. And for those who have an interest in the early motion picture history, this book will add new dimensions to their understanding of the silent film era,” said Chris Laib, president of LFIA.
Copies of this hard-bound coffee-table style publication, which includes over 800 photographs, maps and other graphic images, the 2013 publication is available for $38 – price includes sales tax.