Tuesday, June 24, 2014

REMEMBER: A HOLLYWOOD STUDIO IN EAST HARLEM

A photo from 1928 shows the Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Eastern Studios which was over at East 126th Street and Second Avenue.  This area used to have a large casino but by the early 20s, film companies started moving in.  As recent as the late 50s, a company called Filmway Studios was located on the spot which now has mainly parking lots but developers currently want to build a large commercial complex in the area.  We kind of think making this a film studio section of Harlem once more would actually be more interesting and help anchor any new construction at this location.  Apparently a major corporate tenant does not appear to have been secured for the project planned at this section just north of 125th Street since it has been about 4 years since talks started about developing the land: LINK

Archival image courtesy the Museum of the City of New York

2 comments:

  1. Filmways created a lot of television shows during the medium's Golden Age. (Sadly, long since passed away.)

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  2. Interior scenes for Midnight Cowboy and The Godfather and many, many others were all filmed at Filmway Studios at 246 East 127th St.

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