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William H. Clune of the CLUNE Studio Company purchased the property from Adolph Zukor of Famous Players and began building proper studio technical support buildings and enlarging the main stage. William H. Clune, Los Angeles theatre owner, used his profits from investing in the Epoch Film Producing Corp., which produced with D.W. Griffith, the film, The Birth of a Nation. Clune also had the exhibition rights in Los Angeles for that film.