For Sale: Hollywood's Famed Culver Studios

Culver Studios, one of the country's most famous film studios, is going up for sale this week. It was the production location for classic movies like Citizen Kane and Gone With the Wind, and has been the set for TV shows like Lassie, Scrubs and America's Next Top Model. The private investors who own it hope to get $150 million.

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DAVID GREENE, Host:

Now to today's last word in business. The word is Hollywood for sale. One of the country's most famous film studios, is going up for sale this week. Culver Studios has been the production location for some classic movies like "Citizen Kane" and "Gone with the Wind."

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "GONE WITH THE WIND")

VIVIEN LEIGH: (as Scarlett O'Hara) If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill, as God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

GREENE: Culver has also been the set for TV shows like "Lassie," more recently "Scrubs" and also "America's Next Top Model." Over its 93-year history, Culver Studios has been owned by some legends, like Howard Hughes and Lucille Ball. It's currently owned by private investors, and they are hoping to get $150 million for this sprawling piece of Hollywood history. And that wraps up the business news here on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

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And I'm Steve Inskeep.

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