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Hollywood Vaults, Inc.

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Hollywood Vaults, Inc. is a premium self-storage company based in Hollywood, CA specializing in the preservation of film, tape, photos, digital media and other irreplaceable assets. Founded in 1985, it offers high-security, climate controlled and disaster-proof self-storage for the entertainment industry, museums and collectors.

Hollywood Vaults, Inc.
  • High-value self storage
Founded 📆1985; 39 years ago (1985)
Founder 👔David and Julie Wexler
Headquarters 🏙️838 Seward Street Hollywood, CA 90038
Area served 🗺️
Key people
  • David Wexler, CEO
  • Nathaniel Kunkel, CTO
  • Raymond Barber, COO
  • Celeste Donohue (Customer Experience Officer
Number of employees
🌐 Website
📇 Address
📞 telephone


In the 1980s, the entertainment industry grew increasingly concerned about the preservation of film, initiated in part by Martin Scorsese's "film preservation crusade"[1] to prevent risk of film deterioration and color fading as they age. In 1990, Scorsese led the effort with support from a group film producers, directors and actors, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Robert Redford and others, to create the Film Foundation, dedicated to "fundraising, increasing awareness of preservation, and issuing grants to safeguard this country's cinematic heritage."[2] It's estimated that "more than half of all films made before 1950 have been lost, and only 10 percent of those produced in the US prior to 1929 have survived, largely due to poor storage conditions."[3]

Seeing an opportunity to serve the Hollywood creative industry to support this effort, David and Julie Wexler founded Hollywood Vaults in 1985, offering climate-controlled, disaster-proof storage.

The first location, now referred to as South Hall, sold out in the first two years of operation. High demand for additional storage vaults led to an expansion in 1997.[4]

Hollywood Vaults continued to grow and now includes three facilities:

  • North Vault, in Hollywood, CA
  • South Vault, in Hollywood, CA, and
  • Underground, a 10-story underground storage location in Western Pennsylvania

The premium self-storage facilities have continually been upgraded with the latest privacy and security technologies.[5] Today, Hollywood Vaults boast over 250 clients holding "166 Grammy awards, 40 Oscars, 31 Guinness World Records, 37 Hollywood Walk of Fame stars, 15 best-selling albums of all time and many more accolades."[6] Their Institutional clients include The Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Pop Culture.


Hollywood Vaults offers private, individual storage units in 26 different sizes, including safes, isle vaults, vault rooms and safe rooms for safekeeping guitars, wine, artwork, photos, wardrobe, precious metals, data, coins, rare books and manuscripts. All rentals are offered on a month-to-month basis and offer 24-hour access to a storage area containing only their personal materials.


Hollywood Vaults offers secure, off-street parking for client’s convenience, safety, and security with touch-less RFID automobile access. Inside, clients have access to stocked work counters, high-speed internet, secure VPNs and freelance archivist services. To facilitate load in and out, there are push carts, hand trucks, electric forklifts and Danish-made street-legal electric carts.


Hollywood vaults uses art-safe LED light bulbs, which don't emit harmful UV rays. There are occupancy sensor lights throughout the facilities, ensuring storage stays dark the majority of the time to protect clients’ collections from fading and degradation. At request, lighting color temperature adjustment is offered to optimize collections viewing and assessment.


Air in the facilities is continuously filtered using HEPA and carbon filters and NASA-developed air sanitization technologies to ensure the purest quality. Surfaces have anti-bacterial finishes and carpeting utilizes silver threading to prevent mold and mildew. There are dedicated decontamination rooms available to sanitize collections with ozone and UVC light. To ensure museum-quality clean for protection and preservation of collections, the facility employs full-time cleaning staff.

Fire Protection[edit]

To prevent fire damage, the facilities were completely constructed of non-combustible materials such as stainless steel, glass, and concrete, including roofs. VESDA early-warning smoke detectors are utilized, which provide 100 times more sensitivity compared to standard sensors. In case of the unlikely event of a fire, there are clean-agent fire suppression gas, which extinguishes flame without leaving harmful residues.

Water/Flood Protection[edit]

Facilities are designed with water pipes avoiding all storage areas to reduce possibilities of water damage. Flood sensors continually monitor the facilities and seamless, leak-proof roofing systems are use on facilities, and are inspected regularly.

Smart/Green Buildings[edit]

Hollywood Vaults designed and implemented smart building technologies and utilize smart tech systems. Facilities employ green technology, including LED lighting, tracking solar power, electric vehicle charging, clean burning natural gas/propane backup generator, efficient inverter AC units, and portable solar-charged energy cubes.

Backup Power[edit]

Hollywood Vaults has multiple backup power systems in case of power interruption to ensure zero downtime. All power is transformer-isolated and filtered with enterprise-class, data center infrastructure. Tracking solar panels provide additional clean backup power for EV chargers and additional solar panels continually charge portable power packs. In case of outages from the grid, power is supplied by clean-burning natural gas generators.

Environmental Controls[edit]

Hollywood Vaults maintains museum-quality temperature and relative humidity conditions, with custom conditions available in select private vaults by request. Clients can choose from a variety of environmental conditions best suited for their collectables:

  • 45º F (7º C) & 25% RH for film, tape and media
  • 55º F (13º C) & 65% RH for fine wine collections
  • 65º F (18º C) & 50% RH for fine art and collectables
  • 68º F (20º C) & 50% RH for guitars

Facilities are outfitted with over one-hundred security cameras and a central security system that monitors and analyses 12 data streams, including heat, smoke, fire, flood, humidity and intrusion.

External Links[edit]

  1. ""With Love and Resolution": An Appreciation". National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  2. "The Film Foundation", Wikipedia, 2020-10-13, retrieved 2020-10-14
  3. Wilkinson, Tara Loader; Wilkinson, Tara Loader (2020-04-27). "The James Bond of Vaults". BILLIONAIRE Magazine | BLLNR. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  4. "Hollywood VAULTS: Cold Storage For Hot Masters". Mixonline. 1999-01-01. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  5. "State-of-the-art Vaults Keep Valuables Safe From Fires, Floods and Theft". Malibu Magazine. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  6. Wilkinson, Tara Loader; Wilkinson, Tara Loader (2020-04-27). "The James Bond of Vaults". BILLIONAIRE Magazine | BLLNR. Retrieved 2020-10-14.

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