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Vintage and Rare Hollywood Bowl Photos

Hollywood Bowl photo

The first event held, at what would later be the Hollywood Bowl, was the 1921 Easter Sunrise Service.

Participants walked up the canyon and held the serevice. This 1922 photo shows an early afternoon play with the audience sitting on wooden benches. From the hollywoodphotographs.com website. All photos are available for purchase.

Will Hayes at the Hollywood Bowl

Film/movie decency advocate, Will Hayes, was an invited guest to speak at the Hollywood Bowl in 1922. The large audience sat on wooden benches while Will Hayes spoke from a very crude stage. From the hollywoodphotographs.com website.

Hollywood Bowl Photo

The first Hollywood Bowl platform stage was covered by a very crude canopy, which protected the performers from the sun.  As can be seen in this 1922 photo are some of the wooden benches, on which the members of the audience sat. From the hollywoodphotographs.com website.

Grading the Hollywood Bowl

From the time the Hollywood Bowl held its first concert or play, the natural ampitheater was a smashing success. Because of this, it was decided to build a permanent facility. In 1926, all the wooden benches were removed from the hillside and the area graded by horse drawn graders. All the work was completed in time for the 1927 season. From the hollywoodphotographs.com website. From the hollywoodphotographs.com website.

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