The ASCI HQ / Coffin Residence (photo)

(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  

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

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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