Howard Hughes kept an office there, even though he owned RKO down the street and would spend hours watching movies in the projection room.
Film director Allison Anders, who is helping lead a Save Pickfair Studios drive, has so far collected 2,000 signatures from filmmakers and supporters who want to preserve the Lot. "If enough people care about it there will be enough people who will care to protect it," she says.
Among the historic buildings scheduled for demolition are the Writers Building, the Fairbanks Building and Editorial Building.
"It will really change the character of the studio completely," says Anders.