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February 5, 2009 |  6:00 am
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As long as we are talking about the early days of the movie industry and Cecil B. De Mille, here's a 1915 interview with him.

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Los Angeles Times file photo

And in going through the De Mille photos, I found this undated picture of the Lasky studio, which has been turned into a museum.
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Photograph by Mike Meadows / Los Angeles Times

And here's the studio in 1993. But what's this? There's a porch. Hmm.
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And here's the current photograph from the Hollywood Heritage Museum website.
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And in 1979 on the Paramount lot. No porch. The barn was turned into the studio's gym and used by Marlon Brando and Paul Newman, The Times says.
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