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San Fernando Valley : Filming of Porno Films Halted at House

October 07, 1995

A hillside house in Studio City that has recently become a popular location for X-rated movie crews has been temporarily shut as a filming site.

At the request of City Councilman Joel Wachs, the Los Angeles Film Office has agreed not to issue film permits for the house on Picturesque Drive for at least three months.

Arline DeSanctis, chief field deputy to Wachs, who represents the area, said she is trying to set up a meeting between all involved parties in an effort to resolve concerns about parking, traffic circulation and public nudity.

Neighbors have complained that naked actors are visible through curtain-less windows at the house, which has hosted three adult movie crews in the past four months.

Residents were pleased with the temporary ban.

"It means I can get through the Christmas holidays without worrying about these guys," said Paula Allen, who lives next door.

But a tenant at the house, who declined to be named, said of the film office, "They're wimps. No laws were broken."

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