THE most noticeable feature on the photo of the Pickford-Fairbanks studio
is the remains of the famous "Robin Hood" set. It is interesting
to note that, awesome as the castle looks from the front finished side,
the actual construction scaffolding that hacks this set, is cobwebby by
The photo was made when the first half of the castle was finished and
the second section was under construction. Toward the front of the lot (which
is the upper half of the picture) is the large closed stage. This is where
Mary Pickford works when they are filming the interiors.
Beside the patch of lawn in front are the offices of the Pickford-Fairbanks
producing units. There are directors, scenario writers, casting director
and executive offices. This building faces on Santa Monica boulevard, which
is one of the three main boulevards of Hollywood. It runs parallel to Hollywood
and Sunset boulevards and there is a distance of six blocks between each.