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Vintage Hollywood Photos For Sale

HOLLYWOOD PHOTOS FOR SALE

Hollywood photos are for sale on the hollywoodphotos.com website. This is the world's largest collection of vintage Hollywood photos and all are available for purchase. There are over 90 subjects to from which to choose and there are more than 500 blogs that tell the history of Hollywood. The following is an example of the vintage Hollywood photos and history of early Hollywood. 

 HOLLYWOOD’S EARLIEST RENTAL FILM FACTORY

One of the lesser known, but oldest facilities in Hollywood was located at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Fleming Street (now Hoover Street). During its almost one hundred year history, the studio was occupied by several small motion picture companies, many of whom...

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Hollywood Photos

The world's largest collection of Hollywood photos is on the hollywoosphotographs.com website. There are more than 12,000 vintage hollywood photos and over 90 subject categories from which to view. All the photographs in the collection are available for purchase. Both high resolution digital images and actual photographs are available.

THE HOLLYWOOD/METROPOLITAN STUDIOS

Recognized the increasing demand for modern “rental studios”, Hollywood real estate, and business developer, Charles E. Toberman, incorporated the Hollywood Studios Corporation in 1919.  The stockholders and officers were http://hollywoodphotographs.com/category/88-1/toberman-ce/, President; C.W. Bradford, Vice President; John Jasper, Secretary and manager.  After several...

Hollywood Photos For Sale

Hollywood Photos For Sale

Hollywoodphotos.com and Hollywoodphotographs.com is the world’s largest collection of vintage Hollywood photos. All the photographs are for sale and very competitive prices.

Browse over 12,000 rare and vintage photos, covering more than 90 subject categories, including movie studios, restaurants, nightclubs, Hollywood Canteen, Hollywood sign, theaters, and many more.

With just a few clicks, people can easily view and purchase any of the photographs on the website. Viewers can enlarge each photo in order to examine the high quality of the images.

We offer both digital images and actual...

Purchase Vintage Hollywood Photos

VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD PHOTOS

The largest collection of Hollywood photos is on the hollywoodphotographs.com website. With more than 12,000 vintage photos, the collection includes more than 90 subject categories. All the photographs in the collection are available for purchase. The following is the history, with vintage photographs of the Thanhouser Company.

THANHOUSER

One of the earliest and most successful film manufacturers was the Thanhouser Company of New Rochelle, New York.  In 1909, Edwin Thanhouser, who had   managed the Academy of Music Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, decided to enter the motion picture business. At that time, the film business was in its infancy and New York City, Chicago and Northern...

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BALBOA MOVIE STUDIO

An hour south of Los Angeles is the city of Long Beach,  It was here that  a significant film factory, the Balboa Amusement Producing Company got its start in early 1913.  After receiving a $7,000 inheritance from his father, Herbert M. Horkheimer came to the small town to engage in the production of motion pictures. He took over one small building and a 25 by 75 foot platform stage which had recently been abandoned by an Edison Company production unit under the direction of J. Searle Dawley.  Located on the southeast corner of Sixth and Alamitos Streets, the studio contained dressing rooms, offices, carpenter shops, laboratory, property departments and a half dozen other necessary adjuncts all under one roof.  He gathered together half a dozen actors, some carpenters, stage hands, a cameraman and a few laboratory assistants and began to shoot his first picture. ...

Vintage Hollywood Movie Studios-Part 1

AMERICAN FILM MANUFACTURING COMPANY

One of the most active film industry pioneers was Harry Aitken.  He and his brother, Roy, started with a makeshift theater in their barn near Waukesha, Wisconsin.  Soon they left the farm and opened their first theater in Chicago.  The success from the first venture led them to a string of five theaters.

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Harry, however, was more interested in supplying other theaters with films.  He met with realtor John Freuler in Milwaukee and, in February 1908, started the . Western Film Exchange, with Aitken as President.  After more than a year of distributing other peoples’ movies,  they decided to to begin producing their own films.  The two met with H & H Film Service owners, Samuel S. Hutchinson and Charles...

Vintage Hollywood Movie Studios

 

EARLY FILM MAKING

Early Movie Studios

Contrary to popular belief, the motion picture industry did not have its roots in Hollywood or even Southern California.  This soon to be “magical” business had its origin in both Chicago and the environs of New York City.  Companies such as Edison, Selig Polyscope, Lubin, Thanhouser, Jesse Lasky Feature Play, Vitagraph, New York Motion Picture Company, Kalem, Essanay, and Biograph all had their headquarters and their first studios “back east.”  Even when these companies first sent production troupes to make movies on the west coast, the negatives were sent back east, by train, to their corporate offices for processing. 

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Vintage Hollywood Boulevard Photos

Vintage Hollywood Boulevard Photos

Originally, Hollywood Boulevard was known as Prospect Ave. and was the main street in the Cahuenga Valley.  Before the turn of the twentieth century, the Cahuenga Valley was comprised of farms, small ranches and residences.  In 1903, the residents of the Cahuenga Valley went to the polls and voted to incorporate their community, which they called Hollywood.  The name was first used by Daeida Wilcox who named here small farm Hollywood.  In 1910, seven years after Hollywood was incorporated, the citizens voted to annex their community to the City of Los Angeles.  Ever since then, Hollywood has been a district within the city of Los Angeles. At the same time, Prospect Avenue was renamed Hollywood Boulevard.  Until the film industry settled in Hollywood, in 1910, Hollywood Boulevard was a residential street. Beginning in about 1915, the street began to be converted to a commercial avenue. Today, there are virtually no...