POVERTY ROW

   The really cheap B Westerns were produced in what was loosely called poverty row, a section of Los Angeles near Gower Street and Sunset Boulevard. Here numerous short-lived studios churned out quickly made films full of stock footage and company actors on subsistence contracts. Studios such as PRC, Republic, Mascot, Grand National, and Monogram were poverty row companies.

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

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