The Allied Artists and Monogram Pictures names have always stood for cost effective, yet quality entertainment product. There have been a number of motion picture houses known for their ability to produce movies inexpensively. Many such companies have not only produced “cheap” movies – often dubbed “B’s” - but some have successfully modeled themselves after larger studios, earning multiple Academy Awards along the way. By the early 1930’s, only a handful of the independents had configured themselves into cheaper versions of the studio system. One of the most important was Monogram, which was originally located at 4516 Sunset Blvd., then relocated to 1040 N. Las Palmas Ave. In 1935, Monogram merged into Republic, becoming an independent company again one year later, and moving, once again, over to Sunset Drive and Hoover Street. Monogram made money on the Bowery Boys and the Cisco Kid, but under its intended “A” movie subsidiary, Allied Artists, also produced some truly memorable films, including Don Siegel’s paranoid masterpiece, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Throughout the years, Allied Artists has released such award winning movies as Cabaret; Papillon; The Wild Geese; El Cid; The Pawnbroker; and such camp cult classics as The Blob, The Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman, and The Queen of Outer Space, to name just a few.