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Hollywood Nightclub Photos

Vintage photos of Hollywood Nightclubs

The largest collection of historical and vintage photos of Hollywood restaurants and nightclubs is on the website. All of the photographs in the collection are not only rare but they are also available for purchase.

Beginning in the 1920s, Hollywood became known for many of the fine restaurants in the community. Many of the restaurants were small by today's standards but had fine food and good service. Armstrong Carlson was one of those that was very popular with the residence of Hollywood. Because Hollywood was quickly becoming the motion picture capital of the world, the need for fine dining restaurants became apparent.


Hollywood Canteen Closes Its Doors


Hollywood Canteen Closes Its Doors

Gay, laughing Hollywood closed its famed Hollywood Canteen for servicemen and women last night, on a note of sadness.

Yet, there was a gay sparkle afforded by the quips of such comedians as Bob Hope, Jack Benny and Jerry Colonna – servicemens’ favorites both at home and overseas.

It was the last day of the long tenure of the West Coast’s leading recreation center for those who fought their country’s battles on land, in the air and under the seas.

Since its opening on October 3, 1942, the Hollywood Canteen has entertained, with the highest paid talent of the land, more than 32 million servicemen and women.

During the Canteen’s three...

Vintage Hollywood Photographs

Vintage Hollywood Photos  

The website has more than 12,000 vintage photos of Hollywood.  There are more than 90 subject categories, on the website, from which to choose.  Some of these categories include, the Brown Derby Restaurant, Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood Theaters, Hollywood Canteen and the  Hollywood Bowl.


Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood sign is one of the most iconic symbols of Hollywood. All across the globe, the Hollywood sign is seen as a symbol of the glamour and importance of what Hollywood has meant to the entertainment industry. Erected in 1923, the sign originally read ...