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    DCA: Intolerance reference

    My mom was lookin' at my DCA pics, when she saw The elephants on the Hollywood gate. "It's the intolerance elephants." I which I nodded, "I know."

    I grew up on silents so when I saw them I was happy.

    But I'm curious, did anyone else notice them and knew where they were from.

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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    Yes, it's a quite famous image from the film.
    Also used a few years later after DCA's opening, in the design of the shopping mall,
    Hollywood & Highland. You can even get your own "elephant card" there:

    http://www.hollywoodandhighland.com/
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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    Huh?? No clue. What film?
    It's Robin Hood I want!

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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    Intolerance was a movie made in 1916 by D.W. Griffith. It's a long movie and spans over three story one in which take splace in Babylon where the Elephants are a part of the set. You can also see them at the Kodak theater.

    here is a pic form the movie, thank to Wikipedia.

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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    LOL!! I was wondering what the heck "intolerance elephants" could possibly be. Some new TDA security force??? Some sort of thought police?

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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    Yes, and wasn't D.W. Griffith a known racist and KKK sympathizer? Birth of a Nation and all that?

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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    Well Birth of a Nation was based off a book. He was from the south and beleived that the South should have won. Racists? Maybe.

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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    Quote Originally Posted by RenMan
    Some sort of thought police?
    OMG I was thinking the same thing!!!

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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    One of the reasons the set is interesting is that it was so incredibly huge that the costs of demolition were prohibitively expensive. So, after filming was completed, the set remained intact.

    The day Walt Disney first arrived in Los Angeles in 1923 (which is also the same year that the Hollywoodland colony was founded), he visited his brother in the hospital. Mr. Disney, then, toured the area and visited the very same set from "Intolerance".

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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    To give you a sense of the scale, look closely at the crowds of people in the picture above.

    Those are actual, live human beings.

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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    Yep, I recognized those elephants and their origin upon first visiting DCA during the park's early preview days. They're still one of my favorite touches of detail.

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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference



    these elephants are also at the new Hollywood blvd complex near the kodak theater.



    Here are more set pieces from the movie also at the Hollywood blvd complex.


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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    (Not to "defend" D.W. but you can't judge an individual without looking at the point in history in which he lived as well as the society that helped shape him.)

    And Redsix, awesome photo. Does anyone know if that is all a recreation, or did someone actually save some of the original set?

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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    ^from what I have read these were all recreations, most of the set pieces were destoryed many years ago. They filmed the movie near sunset blvd when it was sunset rd and just left them up. Little did they know about reusing set pieces. Very expensive movie to film for its day.

    I agree it was a different time.
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    Re: DCA: Intolerance reference

    Yes, D.W. was amazing; he did for the art of the infant motion picture industry what Disney later did for animation and theme parks.

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