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Brown Derby Restaurants History and Photos by hollywoodphotographs.com

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The largest collection of Brown Derby photos is hollywoodphotographs.com.  The name Brown Derby Restaurant was a popular name in Hollywood. There is the tendency for any person who does not know about the restaurant to think that there restaurant was just one. The name Brown Derby stood for a chain of restaurants. The first among this chains of restaurants was in the form of a Derby hat for men; and it was the first to be established in 1926 at 3427 Wilshire Boulevard, during the Golden Age of Hollywood.

It was the second Brown Derby restaurant to be established that...

Tips For Finding Hollywood Bowl Pictures

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If you want to add some personality and style to your home, and you love music and Americana, you may want to consider some Hollywood Bowl pictures for yourself.  This venue has been host to some of the best musical acts in the country and the building itself is something of a national landmark.  

Chances are you cannot simply walk into your nearest home furnishing store or art store and find some Hollywood Bowl pictures, as they may not be the best sellers for these retailers.  Keep in mind that for physical stores, shelf space is limited and they often only set out their hottest items.  Finding Hollywood Bowl pictures will mean shopping elsewhere and taking the time to really look around so you can find just what you need and can save money on...

Hollywoodphotographs.com Has The Largest Collection of Hollywood Images

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Hollywoodphotographs.com has the largest collection of Hollywood Images in the world. Out of more than 12,000 photographs in the collection, there are over 6000 images on the web site.  There are ninety categories of subjects from which to view.  Categories such as the Hollywood Sign, Brown Derby Restaurants, Garden of Allah Hotel, Theaters, Premieres, ...

Hollywood Blvd. Pics by hollywoodphotographs.com

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Any  local history buff will tell you that Hollywood history is some of the most fascinating history in all of the United States... Take Hollywood Blvd., for example.  Is there any more storied street in Los Angeles?  If you wanted to learn just about that pathway alone, you’d have much to study.  

Sometimes the best tool to study, of course, is a visual one. The best collection of Hollywood Blvd. Pics is hollywoodphotographs.com.

Hollywood Blvd. pics are the best way to learn how and when the street was developed.  Take, for example, the grading process that started all the way back...

Hollywood Images - Chapter 2

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The best collection of Hollywood Images it on the Hollywoodphotographs.com web site.  

There are over 6000 old photographs, cover about 90 subject categories.  All the collection photos are of Hollywood except for the photographs of motion picture studios, which were located all over Southern California.  The first motion picture companies settled in Hollywood, but as time went on, many companies moved to other locations such as Culver City and the San Fernando Valley.  Thomas Ince was one of the first to establish a new studio in Culver City.  That studio later became the Samuel Goldwyn...

Hollywood Images - Chapter One

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The largest collection of Hollywood images is on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site.

With about thirty photographs, the collection was started forty years ago by Bruce Torrence. Of the more than 12,000 photos in the collection today, 6000 have been put on the web site.  With ninety subject categories from which to choose, anyone interested in Hollywod’s history will find the image(s) they wish to view.  

The ninety categories include such subjects as hotels & apartments, Hollywood Bowl, ...

Hollywoodphotographs.com - Cocoanut Grove Photos

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Get Your Coconut Grove Photos for Personal or Commercial Use at Hollywoodphotographs.com 

 Those who are looking for a piece of nostalgia relating to the Coconut Grove will love our selection of Coconut Grove Photos. With so much history surrounding Hollywood there is plenty of reason to order photographs from our website so that you can make reference to all of your favorite places in Hollywood. Did you visit the Coconut Grove way back when? If you did then you probably would enjoy having a copy of a few of the photographs that are available through Hollywoodphotographs.com.  Photos of ...

Chinese Theater Photos:Capturing Memories

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Taking photographs is probably the most ideal way of preserving and captivating our memories. Over the years, thousands or may be countless photographs have already been taken and collected to ensure that momentous and important events, places and people are well accounted and documented. Such photographs are even stored and kept over the years for the purpose of preservation and rekindling past memorable events during special occasions.

Photos of important and historical places like the world’s most famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater are easy to view. Rare Chinese Theater Photos have been uploaded and posted on different internet sites, particularly at www.hollywoodphotographs.com, to spot...

The Go-Go's receive Walk of Fame Star

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The Go-Go's received the 2,444th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, adjacent to the site of the pioneering all-female rock band's first performance in 1978.

'We loved the Hollywood Walk of Fame even then,' said Jane Wiedlin, one of the band's four founding members. 'In our wildest dreams, we could never have dreamed our little band would get a star on the Walk of Fame. 

'The arc of...

Early Laurel Canyon History and Photos

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In the early days, Laurel Canyon was a secluded valley that supplied water to farms at the base of the canyon and some hillside grazing to sheep ranchers. One of the earliest farming estates was owned by Charles F. Harper, and it dominated the entrance to Laurel Canyon. Harper was a Civil War veteran who immigrated to California and made his fortune in the hardware business. He retired in 1895 and moved to Hollywood, where he 'enjoyed the evening of his days' on his 480-acre estate in Laurel Canyon.  Visit hollywoodphotographs.com of see photos of Charles Harper’s home and orchards.

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Shakira Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Shakira with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the W Hollywood Hotel on the world famous corner of Hollywood and Vine.

Leron Gubler, President/CEO of Hollywood Chamber and Los Angeles Council President Eric Garcetti and Shakira's family helped her unveil the 2,354th star in the Category of Recording.

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2,), known professionally as Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer and philanthropist who emerged in the music scenes of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira...

Gilmore Stadium History and Photos

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In May 1934, a few months before Farmers Market opened, Gilmore built the first race car track designed specifically for midget car racers, a venue built of love and commercial savvy. Gilmore loved racers and his marketing sense led him to support them as a demonstration of Gilmore Oil products.  He named his venue Gilmore Stadium. 

His romance with cars extended well beyond the construction of Gilmore Stadium. As a sponsor, E.B. Gilmore took vehicles to the Winner's Circle at the Indianapolis 500 in 1935 and 1937. As a patron, he helped establish...

Hollywood Walk of Fame Repairs

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Metro Board Authorizes Cost Sharing Agreement To Repair The Famous Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Metro Board of Directors recently approved the execution of the cost sharing agreement with the Hollywood Historic Trust to facilitate ongoing maintenance, repairs and replacement to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The Metro Board has agreed to fund $1.5-million towards the cost of repairs in the vicinity of the Hollywood/Highland and Vine Stations on the Metro Red Line.

In April 2008, the Metro Board of Directors instructed the Chief Executive Officer to take a leadership role in repairs to the terrazzo sidewalks that make up the Walk, and to submit a funding plan subject to Board approval.  The total cost of the repairs is approximately $4.1 million. ...

See Hollywood Sign Pictures From hollywoodphotographs.com

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The largest collection of Hollywood Sign and Hollywoodland Sign picture is on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site.  The collection was begun by Bruce Torrence in the 1970 with about thirty photographs of old Hollywood.  His Grandfather, Charles E. Toberman, came to Hollywood in 1907 and began developing real estate.  Over the course of the next seventy five years he developed more real estate projects than any other person in Hollywood.  It was his grandfather’s thirty photos that inspired Bruce to begin collecting old photos of Hollywood.  What started out as an attempt to have a small collection of vintage Hollywood photos, grew into an insatiable obsession to build the largest...

Coconut Grove Pictures from hollywoodphotographs

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The Coconut Grove is one of the most famous places in Hollywood, and Bruce Torrence has an extensive collection of Coconut Grove Pictures which is why so many people choose to buy their photographs from hollywoodphotographs.com. You can purchase these images of the Coconut Grove for your own personal use or for commercial use as well. 

Get Coconut Grove Pictures in Digital Format or From Negatives 

There are several Coconut Grove pictures from which to choose from on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site.  There are images of the lavishness and beauty of the famous night spot as well as photos of the many celebrities who “partied” there. ...

Angela Bassett Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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On March 20, 2008, Angela Bassett was honored by receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Angela Bassett is an American actress who has become well-known for her film roles portraying real life women in African American culture, perhaps most prominently as singer Tina Turner in the motion picture 'What's Love Got to Do with It', as well as her portrayal of Betty Shabazz in the films Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in the 'The Rosa Parks Story', Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream and Voletta Wallace in the film Notorious.

Bassett was born in Harlem and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida as a child. She and her sister D'nette were raised by their social worker/civil servant mother, Betty. As her interest in entertainment developed, she...