THE ASCI HEADQUARTERS
(formerly the Coffin Residence)
in Hollywood, California

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASCI) headquarters is located at 1782 N. Orange Drive,
just above Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and just below the Magic Castle and Yamashiro.

One of the oldest buildings in Hollywood, this ornate, Mission Revival home was built in 1903,
back when Hollywood was just getting started. At first, it was called the Coffin Residence, since it was
owned by a man named Coffin. Later, it was the home of Conway Tearle, a popular actor in the
1920's, and as such it was something of a tourist attraction. Back then, Conway was considered
the highest-paid actor of his day - earning a grand $2,500 a week.
You can see an old postcard of the home at http://www.suburbia.com/~tomevision/Tearle.JPG  

The house is now owned by The American Society of Cinematographers (ASCI). I believe the
Society still has a library and a small museum open to the public there. They also have a website at
http://www.cinematographer.com


Go to the following related pages:


Hollywood Boulevard
Map of Hollywood Blvd.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Yamashiro restaurant
The Magic Castle
The Egyptian Theatre
Hollywood & Highland
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The El Capitan Theatre
The Capitol Records Building



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