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Hollywood Photos Website Part 1

Hollywoodphotos Website Part 1

The hollywoodphotos.com website is the largest photo and reference collection on the subject of Hollywood.  With more than 9,000 vintage Hollywood photographs, the website has 92 subject categories from which to choose.   Four of those categories include historical photographs of Barnsdall Park, Grauman’s Chinese Theater,Crossroads of the World and the Earl Carroll Nightclub.

Photo of Barnsdall Park

Barnsdall Park Photos

Long before the cultural movement was to strike Los Angeles, Aline Barnsdall purchased Olive Hill on June 3, 1919, for the purpose of establishing an art center. The property, consisting of 36 acres bounded by Hollywood...

Hollywood Pilgrimage Play Photos on hollywoodphotos.com website

The Pilgrimage Play Photos

Pilgrimage Play Theater

The Pilgrimage Play Theater was built in 1920 as the site of The Pilgrimage Play. The author, Christine Wetherill Stevenson, believed the rugged beauty of the Cahuenga Pass would provide a dramatic outdoor setting for the play. Together with Mrs. Chauncey D. Clark, she purchased this land along with that on which the Hollywood Bowl now sits. A wooden, outdoor amphitheatre was built on this site and the play was performed by noted actors every summer from 1920 to 1929, until the original structure was destroyed by a brush fire in October 1929.

Photo of Pilgrimage Play actors...

Hollywood Legion Post #43 Photos & History

Hollywood Legion Photos & History

Founding of the Hollywood Legion Post #43

The history of the Hollywood Legion Post # 43 is one that is keeping with Hollywood’s great and illustrious history. The Hollywood Legion in Hollywood started withthe men who had gone off to fight what they believed was ‘the war to end all wars’. The returning men rallied behind the idea of establishing an organization of, for and by veterans. In 1919, Army captain Taylor Duncan returned from WW I to work as an actor and stagehand in Hollywood’s film industry. He was one of the actors at Jesse Lasky Studios and by all accounts, was an engaging and persuasive fellow. He tirelessly campaigned for a post established in Hollywood that could serve returning doughboys who had come to Hollywood to make their...

Ciro's Nightclub Photos on the hollywoodphotos.com website

Ciro’s Nightclub Photos on The hollywoodphotos.com Website

Hollywood Restaurants & Nightclubs

Some of Hollywood's most famous restaurants and nightclubs were located on Sunset Boulevard which was also known as the Sunset strip. Hundreds of photographs of these famous nightspots are on the hollywoodphotos.com website, which has more than 9,000 photos of vintage Hollywood. Aoo the photos are available for purchase.

Photo of Ciro's Nightclub

Ciro's Nightclub

Businessman, Billy Wilkerson had previously opened the Café Trocadero, in the 1930s and was now ready...