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Hertfordshire County Council

Hollywood in Herts display – the history of Hertfordshire's film industry

Hertfordshire has been associated with film-making since the earliest days of the industry.

By the late 1920s, Hertfordshire was at the heart of film-making in Britain.  The county’s own film studios became world famous and peaked during the 1950s and 60s. They turned out hundreds of well known films and provided thousands of jobs, mainly in Elstree and Borehamwood. 

From The Dambusters and The Dirty Dozen to Harry Potter and Star Wars, come and find out more about Hertfordshire’s Hollywood.

Available to view at the archives, XX Sept – XX October 2016.

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Register Office Block
County Hall
SG13 8EJ


Here's a taster of some of the photographs in the display: