Our historic location

Altar Identity Studios is located on the former Charlie Chaplin Studios, currently the Jim Henson Company Lot, this historic studio is centrally located in the heart of Hollywood. “The Barn” (the former Jim Henson Creature Shop) is home to the Altar Identity Studios team.

Studio History

Charlie Chaplin Studios is the motion picture studio built by silent and sound film star Charlie Chaplin in 1917, just south of the southeast corner of La Brea and Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

After being sold by Chaplin in 1953, the property went through several changes in ownership and has served at various times as Kling Studios, the Red Skelton Studios, the shooting location for the Adventures of Superman and Perry Mason television series, and as the headquarters for A&M Records and Jim Henson Productions. In 1969, it was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.

In 1985, the hit single and video “We Are the World” was recorded in A&M’s Studio A by a cast that included Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Kenny Rogers, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen.

In November of 1999, the Henson family purchased the property, and after an extensive remodel (designed by Loring Curz), The Jim Henson Company made the studio its new home on May 1, 2000.

The rich entertainment history of our location fuels our creative energy on a daily basis at Altar Identity.

Early Studio

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin filmed several of his great movies at this studio, including such classics as “Gold Rush” in 1925 and “The Great Dictator” in 1939.

Altar Identity Studios

1416 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028