Raleigh Studios

5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California

Official website: https://raleighstudios.com

Raleigh Studios in Hollywood is situated opposite Paramount Studios on Melrose. Bought by Raleigh Enterprises in 1979, the studio has been in operation since 1915, and is the longest-operating studio in existence.

Previously known as:

  • 1915: Famous Players
  • 1916: Clune Studios
  • 1919: Fairbanks Productions
  • 1922: CBC/Waldorf Comedies
  • 1924: United Studios
  • 1934: Prudential Studios
  • 1941: California Studios
  • 1946: Enterprise Studios (reverting to California Studios after bankruptcy)
  • 1960s: Producers Studio
  • 1979: Raleigh Film & Television Studios

History of Raleigh Studios site – https://raleighstudios.com/history/

Productions shot at Raleigh Studios

Feature Film (14)

Dante's Peak1997Roger DonaldsonIMDB Database page about Dante
MouseHunt1997Gore VerbinskiIMDB Database page about MouseHunt
The house interiors were shot on stage at Raleigh Studios
Frankie and Johnny1991Garry MarshallIMDB Database page about Frankie and Johnny
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark1988James SignorelliIMDB Database page about Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?1962Robert AldrichIMDB Database page about What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
The Pit and the Pendulum1961 Roger CormanIMDB Database page about The Pit and the Pendulum
Johnny Concho1956Don McGuireIMDB Database page about Johnny Concho
Existing Western town sets used, and the Cantina built for the film is still in use as the Studio Cafe (tbc)
Not as a Stranger1955Stanley KramerIMDB Database page about Not as a Stranger
The Best Years of Our Lives1946William WylerIMDB Database page about The Best Years of Our Lives
A Star Is Born1937William A. Wellman IMDB Database page about A Star Is Born
Hop-a-long Cassidy1935Howard BrethertonIMDB Database page about Hop-a-long Cassidy
The Three Musketeers1921Fred NibloIMDB Database page about The Three Musketeers
A new enclosed stage is built for this production, where it was used for large period sets including the Court of Louis XVI. Backlot sets from His Majesty The American were reused for The Three Musketeers.
The Mark of Zorro1920Fred NibloIMDB Database page about The Mark of Zorro
The production made use of early California sets on the backlot. Douglas Fairbanks was leasing a portion of the Clune Studios (now Raleigh)
Ramona1916Donald CrispIMDB Database page about Ramona
The first feature production at Clune Studios

TV Series (5)

TitleReleasedCreator / ShowrunnerIMDB
Castle2009-2016Andrew W. MarloweIMDB Database page about Castle
Cagney and Lacey1981-1988Barbara Avedon & Barbara CordayIMDB Database page about Cagney and Lacey
Dallas1978-1991David JacobsIMDB Database page about Dallas
Gunsmoke1955Charles Marquis WarrenIMDB Database page about Gunsmoke
Season One began production at California Studios (now Raleigh Studios)
Adventures of Superman1952-1958[writers] Roy Chanslor, Jay Morton IMDB Database page about Adventures of Superman

Music Video (1)

Madonna: Like a Prayer1989Mary Lambert
The church set was built on Stage 14 at Raleigh Studios