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Early Hollywood Photos

Early Hollywood Photos

The largest collection of vintage and early Hollywood photos is on the website.


Ranch La Brea and  Hollywood

Most of Hollywood was part of the Rancho La Brea. As a native Angelino, I knew little of our city’s history past the mission days and even less about Hollywood before the movies.  There were interesting old photographs, the Victorian era Janes House that had once sat right on Hollywood Blvd.  And, there were the street names: Delongpre, Hudson, Wilcox, Waring that I knew were the same as the early settlers of this area.  I’d heard of Daeida Wilcox and the legend of how Hollywood...

Hollywood Photos Collection

Hollywood Photos Collection

The largest number of Hollywood photos is on hollywoodphotos website.


Collection Started

In 1970, Bruce visited his grandfather's office (C. E. Toberman) and while he was there noticed some old Hollywood photos on the walls. After inquiring about the photos, Bruce's grandfather told him to go into the hallway and look in one of the file cabinets for some more vintage photographs. In the file cabinet were about 30 old Hollywood photos, dating back to the turn of the 20th century.

Bruce's grandfather first came to Hollywood in 1904 but returned to Texas...

Hollywood Photos

Hollywood Photos on

The largest collection of Hollywood photos is on the popular website. There are more than 12,000 vintage Hollywood photos on the website.  Visitors to the site are able to choose from over 90 subject categories in order to view historic Hollywood photos.

The Bruce Torrence Hollywood Photos collection was started in 1970, with about 30 photos, which were given to him by his grandfather, Charles E. Toberman.  Within a few years, the collection had several thousand vintage Hollywood photos.  The collection was made available to the public in 1975, when clients viewed the photos at the collection’s offices in Hollywood.  In 2002, when the internet became popular, Bruce Torrence developed the website.

Today, the Hollywood photo collection is available to anyone who has a computer.


Vintage Hollywood Photographs

Vintage Hollywood Photos  

The website has more than 12,000 vintage photos of Hollywood.  There are more than 90 subject categories, on the website, from which to choose.  Some of these categories include, the Brown Derby Restaurant, Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood Theaters, Hollywood Canteen and the  Hollywood Bowl.


Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood sign is one of the most iconic symbols of Hollywood. All across the globe, the Hollywood sign is seen as a symbol of the glamour and importance of what Hollywood has meant to the entertainment industry. Erected in 1923, the sign originally read ...

Vintage Photos of Early Hollywood

Old Hollywood Photographs

Hollywood’s history can best be told in the viewing of historical photos on the website.  There are more than 12,000 photographs in the collection and cover more than 90 subject categories, including, the Hollywood Canteen, studios, restaurants/nightclubs and the Hollywood sign.


Founding of Hollywood

Harvey Wilcox, and his wife, Daeida, moved from Topeka Kansas to Los Angeles in 1883. The Wilcoxes bought an elegant home at 11th and Figueroa Street , the most fashionable neighborhood in that era, eventually selling it for a profit and moving to Hill Street. With his...

Historical and Vintage Photos of Hollywood

Vintage Hollywood Photographs

The finest and largest collection of old Hollywood photos is on the website with more than 12,000 photographs from which to choose, the collection has more than 90 subject matters including, the Capital Records Tower, Griffith Observatory, Mocambo nightclub, the Hollywood sign and Sunset Boulevard.  All of the photographs in the collection are available for purchase.


Vintage Hollywood Bowl Photos

One of Hollywood's most famous and popular entertainment venues is the Hollywood Bowl.  Located on the west side of the Cahuenga Pass, the ...

Old Photos of Hollywood

Old Photos of Hollywood

The finest, largest and most viewed collection of old Hollywood photos is the website.  Bruce Torrence as amassed more than 12,000 vintage and historical photos of Hollywood.  The earliest photos are from the 1880’s and show Prospect Ave. and some images of Sunset Blvd.

Hollywood was established in 1853, with a single adobe hut on land outside Los Angeles. Growing crops was so successful there that by 1870, Hollywood became a thriving agricultural community.

Daeida Wilcox

Daeida Wilcox

One of its most notable historic figures was real estate tycoon, Harvey Henderson Wilcox and his wife, Daeida Wilcox, who moved to...

Vintage and historic Hollywood Photos

Vintage photos of Hollywood

Vintage photographs of Hollywood are some of the most popular photographs on the Internet. The general public has a real fascination with the history and the photographs of Hollywood, which is one of the most famous cities in the world. The largest collection of vintage photos of Hollywood is the Bruce Torrence Hollywood photograph collection, which is also known as


This large collection contains more than 12,000 historical photos of Hollywood. In the year 2000, Bruce Torrence built and inaugurated the website. In the beginning there were only about 500 photos on the site. After years of scanning the historical photographs, Bruce now has more than 8000 vintage images on his website.

Today there are more than 90...

Historical Hollywood Photos Website

Vintage Hollywood Photographs

Hollywood's history is displayed in thousands of historical Hollywood photos on the website. These vintage Hollywood images date from 1879 to 2000 and cover more than 90 subject categories.


The collection was started in 1972 with about 30 photographs from Bruce Torrence's  grandfather, Charles E Toberman. During the 40 years since he started collecting, Bruce has amassed more than 12,000 photographs of old Hollywood. In addition there are hundreds of books, brochures, periodicals and memorabilia of Hollywood.

When the collection was first started, Bruce made the collection available to the public, who purchased copies of photos for various purposes. Visitors would come to the collection offices and browse...

Vintage Hollywood Photos


Vintage Hollywood photos

Some of the most popular photographs are vintage Hollywood photos that can be seen on the Hollywood website. The public has always been fascinated with the history, and particularly photographs, of Hollywood. Prior to the beginning of the 20th century, Hollywood was a small and sleepy community just a few miles west of Los Angeles. Consisting primarily of small ranches and farms, Hollywood was also known for the fruits that were grown in the surrounding orchards. Hollywood started to grow and by the early 1900s the population was over 700 people. The area, at that time, was known as the Cahuenga Valley and one of its most influential residents was Daeida Wilcox. She and her husband, Harvey, purchased 120 acres in the center of the valley and began...

Viewing Old Hollywood Photos

The largest and finest collection of old, vintage photos of Hollywood are on the website. With more than 12,000 images and over 90 subject categories from which to choose, the website is the best of its kind. 


Old Hollywood Photos

C. C, Pierce

For 100 years,  pictures of  Hollywood have been taken by hundreds of photographers.  One of the earliest Hollywood photographers was C. C. Pierce.  Charles Chester Pierce was born on November 22, 1861 in Springfield, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Pierce migrated to Southern California in 1886. Pierce began his photographic career in the thriving city of Los Angeles, first in partnership with Albert H. Lohn, and then successively with J.B. Blanchard and A.E. McConnell. He established his own studio around 1900 at 313 Spring Street.


Early Hollywood Photos

Some of the earliest photographs take in Hollywood were panoramic photos taken from the hills above the Cahuenga Valley (now called Hollywood) . One of the most popular is a photo, looking south onto...

Purchase Hollywood Photos

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If you wish to purchase Hollywood photos, you have to look no further than  They have the largest selection of vintage and historic Hollywood photo and pictures.  

Whether you wish to buy images of the Hollywood Bowl, the Coconut Grove or an old streetcar going down Hollywood Blvd., has what you are looking for.

There are over eight thousand Hollywood photos on the web site and all are available for sale.  There are over ninety subject categories from which to choose.  Some of the most unusual and unique...