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Hollywood Photos Collection

The finest Hollywood photos collection is the on website. There are 12,000 historic photographs of famous Hollywood community. There are over 90 subject categories of photos in the collection.  Some of the most popular photos are of the Hollywood sign, which originally read Hollywoodland.  Other popular categories of photos include Hollywood Airfields, Movie premiers, Hollywood Canteen and theaters.

Hollywood Sigh Photo

The Hollywoodland sign was erected in 1923 by the Hollywoodland Development Co. to advertise their real estate tract. Ten years later the letter H was blown down during a large and windy storm. In 1949, The sign was refurbished in 1949 and remained up until 1978. The sign was demolished in 1948 and replaced with a sign made of modern materials. From the website.

Hollywood parade Photo

Shortly after he beginning of the 20th century, Hollywood held a May Day Tilting Tournament and Floral Parade. Here is a 1907 photo of the Hollywood Trustee's entry in the parade. From the website.

D.W. Griffith film making photo

One of Hollywood's finest and pioneer film director's was D. W. Griffith. He made many films for his Fine Arts Studio in east Hollywood. Here he is in 1918, holding a microphone while directing a film from a raised platform. A photo.

Palladium photo

The Hollywood Palladum, on Sunset Blvd., was a glamorous and popular venue for some of the world's most famous entertainers to perform. Here it is in 1944 when Glenn Miller and the Andrew Sisters performed for servicemen and Hollywood residents. A photo.

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