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Hollywood Photographs For Sale - Vitagraph Studios


By 1911, the Vitagraph Company, founded by J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith, was one of the leading motion picture producing companies in the east. Located in Flatbush, Brooklyn, they made one and two reel dramas and westerns using the countryside as their backdrop.  However, they, like other eastern film companies, were plagued by the severe winters which forced them to halt production for several months each year.

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Vitagraph Studios In Hollywood

Seeking more “western type” settings and an environment which would allow year-round “shooting”, a troupe, headed by Rollin S. Sturgeon, from Vitagraph left for California on October 23, 1911.  While on...

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Republic Studios History

In 1927, Mack Sennett, owner of the Sennett studio in Edendale, purchased property on Ventura Blvd. and built a new studio.  It operated until 1934.  The studio was taken over by Republic Studios in 1935.

Republic Pictures doesn’t have the same stature as MGM, Paramount or Warner Brothers, but for kids who grew up watching Westerns in the 1930s and ‘40s, the Republic logo, the eagle perched on a mountaintop, was as good as gold.

One of the celebrities who will be in attendance athe 75thanniversary, is the wonderful Adrian Booth (a.k.a. Lorna Gray a.k.a. Virginia Pound). Booth played opposite everyone from the Three Stooges to John Wayne. Today she’s best remembered as the evil Arab queen Vultura who made life tough for Nyoka in the first-rate, 1942 Republic serial Perils of Nyoka.

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Vintage Hollywood Photos - Chaplin Studios


Charles Spencer Chaplin began his illustrious American movie career in 1914 with the Keystone Film Company in Edendale, California.  After making several films there, he left in 1914 to accept an offer with G.M. Anderson of the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company.  He made his first three films at the Chicago Essanay studio but didn’t like it there.  He moved to Essanay’s studio in Niles, California and stayed for almost three months.  Here he made “A Night Out”, “The Champion”, “In The Park”, “A Jitney Elopement” and “The Tramp.”  He then went to Los Angeles in April to finish out his Essanay contract. The following year, in 1916, Chaplin started his own company by building the Lone Star Studio at Lillian Way and Eleanor Ave in...

Mocambo Nightclub Photos

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History of Mocambo Nightclub: By Martin Turnbull

With places like the Trocadero and Ciro’s attracting the glamor crowd, the Sunset Strip had, by the early 1940s, become the street to go when Hollywood was in the mood to party. (Although, considering the marathon hours and Herculean effort it took to produce those classic movies, you have to wonder how the hell they found the time and energy to...

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The best and largest collection of vintage Hollywood photos is on the website. Thousands of people visit this website to see rare Hollywood photos. All the Hollywood photos are available for purchase . The following is the history, and photos, or the Essanay Film Company.


Gilbert M. Anderson appearance in Edison’s 1903 classic “The Great Train Robbery”, earned him the distinction of being the  first “cowboy star” of American cinema.   After starring in the primordial film, Gilbert M. Anderson, who was born Max Aaronson, decided the film industry was for him.  He played a variety of roles until he joined Vitagraph where he began directing as well as acting in one-reelers including the 1905 hit “The Raffles,...

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The world's largest collection of Hollywood Photos is on the 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.


For some unexplainable reason, one of Hollywood’s earliest movie makers, Harry M. Revier, has been completely overlooked by most film historians.  L.L. Burns, who later started Western Costume Company, and Harry Revier joined together to form Burns and Revier Studio and Laboratory in 1912.  In early 1913, after vacating their first studio at Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, they...

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Hollywood photos are for sale on the 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. 


Probably no producer brought more laughter to movie and television audiences than movie pioneer Hal Roach.  Born on January 14, 1892 in Elmira, New York, he drifted into films in 1913 after migrating  down from Alaska where worked as a laborer.  He began his career after answering an ad for western extras at Universal where he performed as a stuntman and minor...

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Hollywood photos are for sale on the 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. 


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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The world's largest collection of Hollywood photos is on the 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.


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, President; C.W. Bradford, Vice President; John Jasper, Secretary and manager.  After several...

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Hollywood Photos For Sale and 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.

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The largest collection of Hollywood photos is on the 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.


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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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. ...

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Sturtevant's Photo

One of  Hollywood's first residents ws Edmund Sturtevant, who devoted his land to the cultivation of tropical water lilies. In his Cahuenga Valley Gardens were rare species from South America, Japan and Egypt. The Lotus was his favorite, and it flourished in all sizes and tints. Most impressive to the tourists was his Victoria regina, whose pads were so large that they were able to support a child, and were so displayed for visitors. Photo from the website.

Hollywood Blvd. photo

1901 Hollywood Boulevard was originally called Prospect Ave. and Hollywood was known as the Cahuenga Valley. In 1903, the residents of the Cahuenga Valley voted to...

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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 ...

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VJ Day photo

When Japan surrendered during World War II (VJ DAY), thousands of Hollywood workers and residents flocked onto Hollywood Blvd. to celebrate the end of the war. The traffic came to a standstill while the happy crowd revelled in their excitement. It was like a ticker tape parade in New York, when workers in high rise buildings threw paper out of the windows. Photo is from the website.

Hollywood Theater photo

The Hollywood Theater was the second movie theater to be opened in Hollywood. The first was the Iris Theater which was in a store front,...

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Farmes Market Photo

In 1934, the Farmers Market was founded near the intersection of Fairfax Ave. & Third Street inLos Angeles. For years, the Farmers Market was one of Hollywood's  most famous and popular tourist attractions. Most of the bus touring companies had their busses visit the Farmers Mrket. From the website.

Walk of Fame Photo

In 2010, country music star, Alan Jackson was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The first celebrity to pose by a Hollywood Walk of Fame star was Joanne Woodward. She was one of eight celebrities, including Ernest Torrrence, to be the first to be inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. From the

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Hollywood Police Photo

In 1910, the residents of the City of Hollywood voted to have their small community annexed to the City of Los Angeles. The police department took over Hollywood's city hall and used it as Hollywood's police station. It was located at 131 Cahuenga Ave, just south of Hollywood Blvd. Photo from the website.

Pantages Theater photo

In 1950, the Academy Awards were held at the glamorous Pantages Theater on Hollywood Blvd. The Panages Theater was the last of the five palace type of theater built in Hollywood. The largest collection of Hollywood Theaters is on the website.

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Old Hollywood Banks Photos

Hollywood Banks

Guaranty Building and Loan Association

When the stock market crash occurred on October 29, 1929, it marked the beginning of the worst depression the country that ever seen. All facets of the economy were affected which caused factories by the hundreds to shut down. The Army of the unemployed grew rapidly and the bread lines lengthen. Wages were cut, mortgages foreclosed and hundreds of banks failed.

Bank of Hollywood Photo

Hollywood was no exception. Business generally, missing the customers support, was receding and the rents throughout Hollywood were being reduced. Many stores were vacated. One after another, properties having mortgages equal to half their value went into the hands of the creditors.

Certainly the most devastating blow to ever hit Hollywood happened on December 8 and December...

Largest Hollywood Photo Collection

Largest Hollywood Photos Collection

The largest collection of vintage Hollywood photos is on the website. There are over 12,000 rare photos of Hollywood, including such subjects as Hollywood Theaters, Hollywood streets, Hollywood restaurants, Hollywood studios and Hollywood hotels.

First Hollywood Hotel

The first Hollywood hotel was the Sackett Hotel, located at Hollywood Boulevard and Cahuenga Avenue.  The hotel was, also, the location of Hollywood’s first post office.  It, also, had a popular confectionary store.

Hollywood Hotel Photos

A few years after the Sackett Hotel was built, the Hollywood Hotel was built. Located on the northwest Hollywood Hotel Photo...

Vintage Photos of Hollywood

Vintage Photos of Hollywood

With more than 12,000 vintage photos of Hollywood, the website is the finest and largest collection of its kind.  The collection was started in 1971 when Bruce Torrence began collecting old photographs of Hollywood.  Starting with thirty old photographs, which were given to him by his grandfather, Charles E. Toberman, the collection has grown to over 12,000 rare photos.  In 2001, Bruce developed and launched his website.  There are more than 90 subject categories including, Barnsdall Park, Cocoanut Grove, Hollywoodlnd, Hollywood Airfields, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theater, and many more.

Photo of Joanne Woodward...