Independant pressing plants i knew of around Los Angels in the 50s/70s; Alberti Bros and Bert Co both in South Pasadena, Bill Smith custom records around Redondo Beach, Rainbow in South Los Angeles which is still pressing vinyl with a plant in Chatsworth ca. Alberti Bros closed their doors in the 90s due to environmental restrictions.
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From: Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 9:41 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] West coast pressing plants (was: Magnetic Tape/Recorders)
Along the lines of record production in LA, is there a history of LA pressing plants? I'm especially interested in Allied and contemporary facilities in the 1930s & 50s.
On 6/22/2012 5:11 AM, Michael Shoshani wrote:
> On 06/22/2012 08:54 AM, Carl Pultz wrote:
>> Foggy recollection: Capitol bought the Melrose Ave. studios, which had been
>> a radio network facility - right? I read that the big room had fine
>> acoustics, which they had a hard time replicating in the new tower studio.
>> This comes from a book on Sinatra, so not from a technical POV.
> Yes, the Capitol facility on Melrose Avenue had once been NBC's Hollywood facility. NBC later built a new "Radio City" complex in Hollywood, which opened in 1937 and which eventually supplanted their West Coast headquarters in San Francisco.
> Capitol started in....1942, I believe, but I don't know what year they took over Melrose.
> Michael Shoshani