Hollywood 1900-1950 in Vintage Postcards (CA) (Postcard History Series)

With the arrival of latest, reasonably cheap photographic expertise rising within the usa through the mid-19th century, verbal exchange via postcard grew to become a really renowned technique to trade trip tales, information, and gossip over the a long time. Drawing on a personal choice of classic postcards, this new e-book includes a background of Hollywood, spanning part a century. Exploring Hollywood earlier than and after it turned the leisure capital of the realm, those pictures provide readers a glimpse of a few of the city's best locations in the course of its Golden Years. lengthy ahead of movies arrived, whilst the world used to be a residential local of gorgeous houses and lemon groves, Hollywood used to be simply one other suburb of la striving to turn into a neighborhood. From the time-honored points of interest of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and the chinese language Theater, to the horse-and-buggy pushed dust roads and pineapple fields on the flip of the century, Hollywood in classic Postcards will advisor the curious in the course of the city's growth within the first half the 20 th century.

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No writer given) AMBASSADOR resort. The Ambassador inn used to be equipped on Wilshire street in 1921. Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks all occupied bungalows the following at one time and numerous stars have stayed on the Ambassador. The Academy Awards has held its ceremonies the following six occasions. The inn was once run like a urban with outlets, eating places, a put up workplace, barber store, tailors, fitness center, boutiques, sports, and stay leisure within the “World recognized Cocoanut Grove. ” regrettably, it's also the location the place Robert Kennedy used to be assassinated on June five, 1968. at the present time, the Ambassador remains to be in an ongoing dispute over development a resort or highschool, and is a common movie and television creation position. (Published by way of Bardell artwork Ptg. Co. ) BILTMORE lodge. Schultze & Weaver equipped the Biltmore resort within the 1922 at 515 S. Olive highway in Downtown la. This zone of land was once a part of the unique four-square leagues owned through the Pueblo of la. This used to be the location of a number of Academy Award displays within the Thirties. contained in the resort are brilliant artistic endeavors shape and the internal architectural beauty has been the site for numerous movie and television productions. On July 2, 1969 the town of la declared this development old Cultural Monument #60. (Published by way of Western Publishing & Novelty Co. ) backyard OF ALLAH. In 1918, Alla Nazimova, a Russian actress, leased a wide Spanish-style apartment at 8152 sundown side road for $50,000 for ninety nine years. This three-and-a-half acre property had tropical crops, ferns, fruit bushes, loquat, and bamboo. Nazimova additionally put in the most important swimming pool in Hollywood on the time, and had it formed just like the Black Sea. Paul Ivano, a movie cameraman, designed the underwater lighting fixtures within the pool so he may photo her. by means of 1926, her movie occupation used to be fledgling and for monetary defense she grew to become her domestic right into a inn. Twenty-five villas, a bar, eating place, and 8 visitor rooms have been built to accomplish the grounds for the 1927 commencing. It wasn’t lengthy ahead of Hollywood unpacked and crammed the compound. After WWII, the backyard of Allah started to lose want within the Hollywood neighborhood. In August of 1959, the final occasion came about on the inn and it used to be offered off to bankers. (No writer given) HOLLYWOOD ATHLETIC membership. The Hollywood Athletic membership used to be opened in 1924 on the northwest nook of 6525 sundown side road and Hudson. It used to be a really glossy membership that housed a 25-yard swimming pool, fitness center, barbershop, and visitor rooms. The membership has an never-ending checklist of site visitors that incorporated Frank Capra, Charlie Chaplin, Errol Flynn, and John Wayne. Johnny Weissmuller got here the following to coach with Clyde Swedeson within the now notorious pool. this can be additionally the location of the 1st Emmy Awards that came about in 1949. (Published via Curt Teich & Co. ) resort CHRISTIE. The resort Christie used to be equipped for an prosperous artist from the east named Mr. H. H. Christie in 1923. Mr. Arthur Kelly designed this nine-story development, positioned on Hollywood side road and McCadden.

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