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Hilary Swank Honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Two Oscars for Best Actress usually means a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame and that honor came for Hilary Swank on January 11, 2007, timed with the release of her newest film, Freedom Writers. The presentation, featuring a weepy Swank herself and her family, happened in front of the world famous Grauman's Chinese Theater. Swank's star is the 2325th on the famous walk. 

Swank made her debut in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie) in 1992 and who knew how high she would climb from there? She's already won two Oscars for her work in Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby. She produced and stars in the real-life drama Freedom Writers, which opened at number four. In the film, she...

Hollywood Stars Baseball Team

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In November 1937, Herbert Fleishaker moved his Mission Reds baseball team from San Francisco to Los Angeles and took the name 'Hollywood Stars Baseball Team”.   After the 1938 season, the Stars' management dissolved. Fleishhacker was unable to complete arrangements for construction of a baseball park. Then his brewery failed and he went into bankruptcy. The club was for sale.

The men who purchased the Stars from Fleishhacker's estate retained control for the next 19 years - until the arrival of major league baseball in Los Angeles forced the club to disband. They made the Stars the civic venture and outstanding team that is remembered today.  The leaders of the new ownership group were Victor Ford Collins, who was Fleishhacker's attorney, and ...

The Famous Hollywood Canteen

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 The Hollywood Canteen was built and created as a place for servicemen to go while on leave in Hollywood during the Second World War. The Hollywood Canteen offered entertainment, dancing, and food free of charge. To get in, servicemen simply had to show up in uniform. The Hollywood Canteen was mostly frequented by servicemen on their way overseas. 


The staff of the Hollywood Canteen consisted entirely of volunteers from the entertainment industry. Celebrities waited on tables, cooked, and cleaned up after the visiting servicemen. Servicemen were entertained by the most popular musicians and stars of the...


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For those interested in looking at thousands of old Hollywood pictures, the web site is the largest of its kind.  With over 6000 pictures, covering more than ninety categories, this collection has something for everyone.  From crystal clear aerial photos to pictures of fashionable Hollywood premieres, this site has it all.  Probably the most popular category of photographs is the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  There are over four hundred images of Hollywood’s most famous celebrities having their names placed in the Walk of Fame.  Photos of Ron Howard, Elton John, Shirley Jones, Michael Jackson, Robert Mitchum and Tom Selleck  are just a few of the great photos in the Walk of Fame category.


Old Hollywood Pictures

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Anyone wishing to look at old Hollywood pictures can simply go to the web site.  There are over 12000 photos in the collection, of which about 6000 images are on the web site.  There are ninety subject categories from which to choose, including, the Hollywood sign, restaurants/nightclubs, theaters, movie studios and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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Sunset Boulevard History

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Sunset Boulevard is probably one of the most popular and celebrated streets in Los Angeles.  With its westerly terminus at Pacific Coast Highway (at the Pacific Ocean) and running east through Echo Park, it famous street is approximately 24 miles long.  Beginning at the west end, the street winds its way through such affluent areas as Pacific Palisades, Bel Aire and Beverly Hills.  As it leaves Beverly Hills, Sunset Blvd. passes through a portion of Los Angeles County which is commonly referred to as “the...

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 The famous Hollywood Palladium opened on October 31, 1940 with a concert by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Band.  Since then, the Hollywood Palladium has hosted the Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and concerts with such entertainers The Rolling Stones, Barbara Streisand, The Beach Boys and The Grateful Dead.  In addition, hundreds of conventions and meetings have been held at the Palladium.  Dancing to many of the big bands was also very popular.  During the second world war, the Palladium hosted...

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Are you looking for pictures of the Walk of Fame? If you are then you can order them from Hollywood Photographs. Hundreds of stars have been given the chance to end up on this walk of fame, including recent inductions for Shania Twain, Sissy Spacek,  Mark Wahlberg, Alan Jackson, Etta James, Russell Crowe and many more. You can order your walk of fame pictures for personal or commercial use, so be sure to check with us first before you look elsewhere. 
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The image of the Hollywood Sign is an iconic part of the Hollywood hills. Many do not know that the sign was never meant to be permanent and previously read “Hollywoodland”. The sign was built, in 1923, as an advertisement for a development of homes in the Hollywood hills dubbed “Hollywoodland”. In 1949, the last four letter were removed and the rest of the sign refurbished to read HOLLYWOOD. The Hollywood Sign image became an icon and was left up. In the early 1970s, the sign was, again, refurbished but it only lasted a couple of years.  With donations from hundreds of people and several celebrities, the ...