As ephemeral as Atlantis, this city appeared and then disappeared in 12 short years.
This was the creation of American silent film producer/director Thomas Ince, who in 1912 built a city of motion picture sets on several thousand acres of land in and around the hills and plateaus of the canyon.
It was here at Inceville, now Sunset [Boulevard] at Pacific Coast Highway, where in 1913
alone, Ince made over 150 two-reeler movies, mostly Westerns, thereby anchoring the popularity of the genre for decades.
Forget other Hollywood Tours and Los Angeles Tours – those are dime a dozen.For more information on a complete historical tour of Venice Beach and Santa Monica, where numerous movies were filmed during the Hollywood’s “Golden Era”, and with lots of before and after photos and videos of the different locations you see in this Blog, please click on this link to Santa Monica and Venice Beach Bus Tours page