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Hollywood Airfield Photos

Hollywood Airfield Photos

It is rarely known by the general public, including Hollywood historians, that there was a couple of airfields just south of Hollywood. Located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue were two airfields. Cecil B DeMille was not only a wonderful film director, he was also an aviation pioneer. In late 1918, he formed the Mercury aviation company and established DeMille field #2, on the north side of Wilshire Boulevard and the west side of Crescent, now Fairfax Avenue.

Businessman Syd Chaplin came to Hollywood in 1919 to manage his brother, Charlie Chaplin. Being well-financed, he explored the struggling aeronautical industry and founded the chaplain aerodrome along with Emory Rogers. They established their aerodrome at the airfield across from the DeMille field #2. Syd Chaplin's involvement in the airfield lasted for only a few months, and was taken over by Emory Rogers, who named the airfield, Roger’s Field....

Hollywood Today Photos

Hollywood Today Photos

Our Hollywood is not just another neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, it is one of the most special places in the world.  No other community anywhere gets as much attention. Throughout its history, people from all over the world and from everywhere in the U.S. have come here to build a life, start a career or re-invent themselves. There are as many Hollywood stories and here’s mine.

Today’s Hollywood Leaders

Those early months were magical for me. I was hooked on Hollywood photos! Although I was new here, I could see that Hollywood was a place that had seen better days and one had the sense there was little interest in caring for it. There was essentially no economic growth, no new construction, and no momentum.

The only decent hotel for visitors was the Holiday Inn, site of the current Loews Hotel. Considerable blight affected just about every neighborhood but,...

More Vintage Schwab's Pharmacy Photos

Schwab's Pharmacy was opened in the 1930's on Sunset Blvd. at Crescent Heights Ave. Shortly thereafter, the pharmacy became a popular place for many celebrities to purchase their daily theatrical newspapers, Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. Schwab's Pharmacy sold newspapers, magazines, various sundries and, of course, prescribitions.  In addition, the "eating counter", was popular with neighborhood residents, as well as, hundreds of movie stars.  After more than fifity years of being the most popular "drug store", it went out of business in the early 1980's.

1947 The front of Schwab's Pharmacy on Sunset Blvd.

1945 Old photo of Schwab's Pharmacy exterior.

1945 Actress, Angela Landsbury and Hurd Hatfield share a soda at Schwab's lunch counter.

Angela Landsbury photo at Schwab's Pharmacy...

Old Hollywood Photos Part 1

Old Hollywood Photos Part 1 is the largest collection of photos and images of Hollywood. There are more than 90 categories of photos from which to view. There are over 9000 vintage, old, and historic photographs of Hollywood. All photos in the collection are available for purchase.

1900 Hollywood Blvd. & Gower St.

Hollywood Boulevard Photographs

One of Hollywood's most recognizable and popular streets is Hollywood Boulevard.  Running from Laurel Canyon on the west to Fleming Avenue on the east, Hollywood Boulevard was one of the most prestigious streets in the country. Originally Hollywood Boulevard was known as Prospect Avenue. When the residence of the city of Hollywood elected to have...