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Hollywood Walk of Fame photo

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of Hollywood's most popular tourist attractions. In 1958, the first eight celebrities to have their names placed in the Terrazzo sidewalk were Joanne Woodward, Ernest Torrence, Ronald Coleman, Burt Lancaster, Olive Borden, Edward Sedgwick, Louise Fazenda & Preston Foster. Of the eight, only Joanne Woodward posed by here Walk of Fame star. In the 1960s, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce took over the responsibility of determining whose names were going to be placed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. After a while, the the dedication ceremonies were beginning to be attended by hundreds of adoring fans. Since then, thousands of celebrities have been inducted into the famous sidewalk. Hundreds of Hollywood Walk of Fame photos can be seen on the  hollywoodphotographs.com website. All the photos are available for purchase.

Schwa's Pharmacy photo

1945: The most popular and famous drugstore/pharmacy in this country was Schwab's Pharmacy. Located on Sunset Boulevard, near Crescent Heights Ave. Schwab's Pharmcy was a favorite with many of of Hollywood's greatest movie stars. It wasn't uncommon to see Hollywood's celebrities sitting at the lunch counter or buying one of the film industry's trade publications. Hollywood columnist, Sidney Skolsky used Schwab's as a base for writing his daily syndicated column. After fifty years of serving the public, the famous Schwab's Pharmacy closed it doors. Here is Dick Haynes serving customers at the lunch counter.  The largest collection of Schwab’s Pharmacy photos are on the ?hollywoodphotographs.com website. Browse the website to view the finest vintage Hollywood photos. All are available for purchase.

Hollywood Hotel Photo

The Hollywood Hotel was one of Hollywood's most famous and popular hotels. Located on the northwest corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Highland Ave. the hotel's first twenty-five rooms were built in 1903. In 1905, Myra Hershey, heiress of the Pennsylvania chocolate candy-bar company, acquired the Hollywood Hotel and added an additional fifty rooms. In 1908, she added fifty more rooms, bringing the total to 125 rooms. The hotels' register boasted of such celebrities as Douglas Fairbanks, Pola Negri, William Farnum, Rudolph Valentino, Lon Chaney and many others. After fifty years of serving Hollywood and it's many visitors, the hotel was demolished to make way for the construction of a twelve-story office building. Today, the Hollywood-Highland shopping complex occupies this location. Photo from the ?hollywoodphotographs.com website. All photos are available for purchase.

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