Add to my list of pressing plants in addition to Allied in hollywood, Capitol had a west coast plant in the 60s on Fletcher drive in the Atwater area of Los Angeles. They were pressing Capitol and any one else who walked in the door.
Another in the same time frame was Budget in Burbank Ca. They were the cheapest in the area...... Al Sherman bought them out to press his 101 strings albums when he got the license from DL Miller.
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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