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Los Angeles movie industry starts small, but grows quickly

The first movie company believed to have come to L. A. was the Selig Company in 1908.  Francis Boggs of Selig served in virtually every capacity: director, scene painter, prop man, carpenter, and even screenwriter.  The studio had humble accommodations in Edendale, built in 1909.

From this tiny start, the industry grew in just a few short years to become the largest payroll industry in Los Angeles County, with more than 40 companies filming in the area.