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S. Charles Lee Office and Home

After losing his home in the Great Depression, legendary theatre architect S. Charles Lee bought a two-story Victorian house and added space for his offices in the front. He gave this new, commercial frontage a modern look, and he and his family lived in back.

Today, the blue facade on Wilshire still resembles Lee's Regency Moderne design on the Max Factor Building in Hollywood. The rear of the old, shingled house is still visible from the alley off Little Street.

Don Lee Mutual Broadcast Building
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Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study

Architecturally self-assured, unmistakably modern, and undeniably Hollywood, upon its completion in 1948 the former Don Lee Mutual Broadcast Building was the then-largest studio built for simultaneous television and radio transmission.
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Elmer Belt Residence

Dr. Elmer Belt pioneered sex reassignment procedures in the 1950s and played a key role in redefining gender and sexual identities.