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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Home from the Studio in 1933

Early in 1933 there were 175 people working at Walt Disney's studio, 2719 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles. On below images you can see now who lived where as they were working on Three Little Pigs!

The first map is rather crude but shows who lived further away from the studio. The other maps get closer and closer to the studio, and clearly most employees were centered around it.

Note that at this time, Walt had just moved to Woking Way, and Norm Ferguson took over Walt's old house next to Roy's on Lyric Ave., and lived there until 1938...
Images exported from DeLorme's Street Atlas USA 2007 Plus...



Anonymous Michael Sporn says...

What a great post. Thanks for the work you put into this. I've always been curious with the migration of the workers to the studio - something that was very obvious in New York. As people started working for Terrytoons they had to move out of New York and up to Westchester to be closer to the New Rochelle studio. Even after that studio closed, many of the older animators lived up there and commuted to the city.
It hadn't occurred to me to wonder the same about LA. I'm curious to know if there's any one studio in LA now that brings the workers to any specific area. Or are the autos so able to travel farther making it easier to move to greater distances?

Monday, October 1, 2007 at 5:16:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Jenny Lerew says...

That's just the coolest...and yes, I have to ask: how on earth did you find Fred Moore's 1933 address? I don't remember seeing it on studio records until post-Hyperion days(by which time he'd moved to Toluca Lake) have some lucky materials there!

Great sleuthing!

Monday, October 8, 2007 at 4:29:00 PM PDT  

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