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Country Church Of Hollywood Photos

Country Church of Hollywood Photos

One of Hollywood's most unique churches, the Country Church of Hollywood, and is beginning shortly after Dr. William Hogan, and his wife Virginia, and their five children arrived in Los Angeles in 1932. The website has the largest collection of the Counrty Church of Hollywood.

Dr. Hoag had been a Methodist Church circuit preacher in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee prior to World War I and later became a well-known evangelists in the  south.

Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles he approached radio station KFAC with the idea of broadcasting a 30 minute program each day, which, first for the first 10 minutes, he portray a country preacher visiting rural families in fictitious “goose Creek”. the first broadcast of the country Church of Hollywood took place on Monday January 2, 1933. Rather than use his name in the...

More Early Hollywood Photos

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...

Hollywood Airfield Photographs

The largest collection of Hollywood Airfields is on the website. All the photos are availble for purchase.

Hollywood Airfield photo

1919 The Chaplin Airdrome was located on the south side of Wilshire Blvd, and west of Crescent Blvd. Across the street was the DeMille Field #2. 

DeMille Field #2 Photo1Mercury Aviation at the DeMille Field#2 at Wilshire Blvd. & Crescent Ave. 1919

B.H. DeLay Photo

Famous pilot, B.H. DeLay posing in front of a bi-plane at the Chaplin Airdrome in 1920

Jack Dempsey Photo...

Hollywood Canteen History and Photos

Hollywood Canteen History & Rare Photos

The most complete and accurate history of the Hollywood Canteen is in the book titled, “THE HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN”, by authors Lisa Mitchell and Bruce Torrrence. The book tells the real story about the most popular place for servicemen to go when in Hollywood. The book has over 150 rare and historic photographs of the Hollywood Canteen.

Hollywood Canteen photo

Paulette Goddard at the hollywood Canteen website

The largest collection of Hollywood Canteen photos is on the website....