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The Old Settlers Parade in Hollywood

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By 1920, Hollywood residents felt a twinge of regret over the loss of Hollywood’s Gentility and culture.  G.G. Greenwood, who had worked in Hollywood since Dr. Edwin O. Palmer opened the Hollywood National Bank, did not want the new Hollywood residents to forget Hollywood’s past. Greenwood, then the head of the Security Bank branch at Cahuenga Ave. joined the Hollywood Citizen newspaper to organize a yearly celebration of the early settlers with a parade down Hollywood Blvd. and a picnic in Plummer Park. The noontime parade...

Hollywood Tilting And Floral Parade

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In 1905, seventy five Hollywood Citizens gathered to organize the Hollywood Club. At the meeting, Paul DeLongpre was elected its first president.  Established as a social organization, the Hollywood Club took up quarters on the second floor of Mrs. Daeida Beveridge’s newly completed Wilcox Building at Prospect Ave. and Cahuenga Ave.  The facility had a large dance floor with rostrum, a billiard and card room, and an office where soft drinks and cigars could be purchased.

The year after the club was organized, it built two fine tennis courts across the street, on the...