Rarely available,
Bungalow A was home to the actor’s production company in the 1920s.

Hollywood—Tucked away in a corner of the
lot at historic Hollywood Center
sits a 1200 square foot, wood-frame structure known as Bungalow A. The building
has everything a film or television production company might want in an office
structure: a suite of executive offices, a large common room, a kitchen,
private courtyards and decks, ample parking, high-speed internet and
round-the-clock security. Bungalow A also comes with something few other office
rentals in the area can match: a lofty spot in Hollywood history. During the
1920s, Bungalow A served as the home base for actor Harold Lloyd, arguably the
biggest star of the era.

The site, which in the years since Lloyd’s departure, has
hosted a number of other Hollywood “titans,” recently became available to lease
for the first time in more than a decade. That has created a unique opportunity
for someone seeking to rub elbows with the ghosts of Hollywood’s past. “Our
Bungalows rarely become available,” 
observes Hollywood Center Studios’ JL Singer. “They’re comfortable and
charming and a lot of people are drawn to the atmosphere of the lot. Bugalow A
offers the added attraction of its connection to Harold Lloyd.”

Lloyd rose to fame in
the 1910s while starring in popular one- and two-reel comedies for producer Hal
Roach. In the 1920s, the actor shifted his focus to five-reelers—feature length
films—and formed his own production company. He set up shop at what was then
called Hollywood Metropolitan Studios with his production offices located in
the building that later became Bugalow A. 
Lloyd’s first production in his new home was the screwball
comedy Girl Shy¸ which appeared in
theaters in 1924. Some call it Lloyd’s best film. He went on to produce several
other films on the lot, including The
, The Kid Brother
and Speedy, all huge hits.

Harold Lloyd

avid handball player, Lloyd had a court built on the lot so that he could play
between takes. That court was constructed by modifying a building directly in front of the east
end of Stage 4. In the 1990s, that building was beginning to fall in on itself
and had to be torn down, suggesting that its “modification” was
somewhat aggressive.
expects Bungalow A to draw a lot of interest and not only for its historic
connections. Many film and television companies like the convenience of having
their offices on a working production lot. Hollywood Center Studios also bends
over backwards to accommodate its tenants. “It’s a great place to call home,”
says Singer. Even if it no longer includes a handball court.

a tour of Bungalow A, call Richard Schnyder at (323) 860-0000.

About Hollywood Center Studios
Hollywood Center
Studios has a rich and colorful history that mirrors the development of
Hollywood and the growth of the entertainment industry.  The studio has
played host to some of the most notable productions of the past century,
including such iconic television shows as I Love Lucy, The Addams Family,
Jeopardy, Rockford Files
and Mad TV, and classic film productions
such as When Harry Met Sally and The Player. In recent years, Hollywood
Center Studios has continued to grow and modernize to support its large
television clientele which includes Disney, NBC, Comedy Central and MTV.  Hollywood Center
Studios remains a vital part of the Hollywood community and a place where
entertainment history continues to be made every day.
Hollywood Center Studios is located at 1040 N. Las Palmas
Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90038. For more information, call (323)
860-0000 or visit www.HollywoodCenter.com.
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