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Century City History

From popular Hollywood movies to our origins as the Fox Studios backlot, here's a glimpse our 5 decades of rich, colorful history...

Century City History

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Century City by Andrew George, Los Angeles, California

Century City | Global Yodel

What LA looked like- before Century City

Mayfair Century City 1960s - this is now a Gelson's

Bullock's - 1976

"How imposing, streamlined development will appear on the Fox property when completed"- LA Times 1958

The Century Plaza Hotel construction started in 1963 and was opened in 1966 for business.

The first fountain to be built in the "heart" of Century City.

A view of Century City in 1960, the year William Zeckendorf signed an agreement to develop Century City.

Fox Studios sold some of its land to developers in 1961, after losing a vast sum of money on the making of Elizabeth Taylor's "Cleopatra."

The dots in this photo indicate the potential locations for a Metro stop in Century City!

Are you a fan of Die Hard? The high rise in the background was the setting for the LA film. Check it out next time you're in Century City!

Betty Grable, Queen of the pin-ups, at 20th Century Fox Studios. Date: 1942.

Century City Today

Century City was formerly part of the back lot of Twentieth Century-Fox Studios!

Century City Chamber of Commerce | History of Century City