Downtown Los Angeles, February 5th, 1927
95 years ago Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith founded United Artists. They took their destinies into their own hands and began something the world would never forget.

Downtown Los Angeles, February 5th, 1927

95 years ago Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith founded United Artists. They took their destinies into their own hands and began something the world would never forget.


The original indies sign the birth certificate for one of their earliest ventures as United Artists, their newly founded breakaway republic from the Hollywood studio system, which was starting to cramp their styles. Now all they need is a headquarters, preferably something with a flagship theater for premieres and an office tower for reading scripts and rehearsing bowler-and-cane routines. We’re thrilled to be inheriting their castle in Downtown LA this year…


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