Franklin Hills, Los Angeles, California


Franklin Hills, Los Angeles, California

Franklin Hills is a small community in the City of Los Angeles, California. It is part of the Los Feliz district.

Geography

Franklin Hills borders Los Feliz proper on the northwest and west, Silver Lake on northeast, east, and southeast and East Hollywood to the south.

The area is residential, and generally affluent, boasting very well-kept homes set on the hills east of Los Feliz Village. Franklin Hills is also home to Shakespeare Bridge, a small charming bridge on Franklin Avenue eastbound past Talmadge St. that links Franklin Avenue between two tall steep hills. To the east of the bridge begins The Franklin Hills Public Stairway system which provides a pedestrian link between the curvy streets, a series of 14 staircases originally built in the 1920's to provide hillside homeowners pedestrian access to the trolley lines below.

On Talmadge street lies the Prospect Studios. Opened in 1915 as the Vitagraph Studio, the legendary lot later became the Warner Brothers Studios East Hollywood Annex, then home of the ABC Television Center and local affiliate KABC, finally becoming part of the Disney Corporation in 1996, which owns and operates it to this day. Brothers Roy and Walt Disney both owned homes at the corner of Lyric and St. George during the late 1920's so that they could walk to their first animation studio, located a few blocks away at Hyperion and Griffith Park Blvd.

Franklin Hills is within the zip code of 90027.

Famous Residents of Franklin Hills:

Lieberman Family: multi-talented filmmaking/acting proto-hippy television eschewing clan;Marcel De Miranda: son of '50s folk duo Marais and Miranda;Walt Disney;Ruben Martinez: emmy award winning television journalist, LAWeekly editor, author, LMU Professor;Joseph Dorando: boy scout par excellence;Moshassain Arami: hero of street and playground;John "Paz" Ortega: haunted house entrepreneur, musician;Dennis Budimir: jazz guitar great and prolific studio musician;Collene Chen: world's greatest babysitter;Carol Blanding: beauty queen;Timothy Gonzalez: boomer icon;Michael Quarez: boomer icon;Kevin O'Brien: baseball card collector;Stephen "Flash" Melnick: baseball legend

External links

* [http://www.franklinhills.org/fh-map.html Franklin Hills Area Map]
* [http://www.franklinhills.org/stairwaywalk.pdf Franklin Hills Public Stairway Map]


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