Hidden Gems in Culver City

Jackson Market and Deli in Culver City
Photo courtesy of Jackson Market and Deli, Facebook

From its inception and then incorporation by Harry Culver in the early 1900s to the renovation and revitalization of its downtown that began in the 90s, Culver City is a city rich with motion picture, television and aviation history. Metro Goldwyn Mayer built their studios there in the 1920s; the facility later became Sony Pictures Studios. Howard Hughes opened his Hughes Aircraft plant in 1941 - at one time it was the largest employer in Los Angeles. Sony Pictures Entertainment is Culver City’s largest employer to date.

Iconic films such as "The Wizard of Oz," "Gone with the Wind," a portion of "Grease" and the Tarzan series were filmed in Culver City. By the early 2000s, parts of the Hughes empire had been purchased by or merged with General Motors, Boeing, NewsCorp and Raytheon, but Culver City’s imprint on aviation is evident throughout Martin Scorsese’s biopic, "The Aviator."

Read on to learn about the lesser-known destinations worth seeking out in “The Heart of Screenland.”

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10808 Culver Blvd.
90230 Culver City , CA
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10202 W. Washington Blvd.
90232 Culver City , CA
9341 Venice Boulevard
90232 Culver City , CA
6114 Washington Blvd
90232 Culver City , CA
4065 Jackson Ave
90232 Culver City , CA
6300 Hetzler Rd
90232 Culver City , CA
10797 W Washington Blvd
90232 Culver City , CA
9820 W Washington Blvd
90232 Culver City , CA
6009 W Washington Blvd
90232 Culver City , CA
12954 W Washington Blvd
90066 Los Angeles , CA
12477 W Washington Blvd
90066 Los Angeles , CA
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