[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;6436027]mystery studio 1912
It's funny how visual memory works.
I looked at e_r
's picture of the mystery movie studio, and thought there was something familiar about it. I looked up from my computer screen out my office window and realized the old skyline is the same as what I see every day at work:
Apologies for the quality of the picture (cellphone camera, dark gloomy day, window could stand some cleaning), but I think you'll agree that the skyline is the same. In my picture, you can just barely see Griffith Park Observatory directly above the most easterly tower at Park La Brea. The high point is Mt. Hollywood, 6 miles as the crow flies from here.
So the studio was south of Griffith Park in/near Hollywood - not exactly a brilliant deduction. We are looking north, from a point NE of where I am (Olympic & Fairfax). That doesn't narrow it down much, but when I get some time, I'll take a closer look and see if I can do anything more with it. (If somebody doesn't beat me to it!)