Hollywood Evolved (45 images)
Howard Hughes purchased 7000 Romaine Street in 1927 – an Art Deco building between Orange and Sycamore that had been a bakery and then the home of Multicolor, an early color film lab. He was getting into movies, but he oversaw the Hughes Tool Company along with his film work and later his airline from this building. This was his headquarters for everything. Hughes's most famous film, Hell's Angels, starring Jean Harlow, was filmed at the Metropolitan Studio just down the street, but the...