The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History

The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History

Gregory Paul Williams

Language: English

Pages: 416

ISBN: 0977629929

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Story of Hollywood follows Hollywood from its dusty origins to its glorious rise to stardom. Lavishly illustrated with over 800 vintage images from the author's private collection, the book tells the complete story of Hollywood including its eventual decline and urban renewal. Both the playground of stars and the boulevard of broken dreams, Hollywood transformed American society with its motion pictures that revolutionized the entertainment world. The Story of Hollywood brings new insights to readers with a passion for Hollywood and its place in the history of film, radio, and television.

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MacKenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertenelli attended while starring nearby in the sitcom One Day at a Time. Bertha Keller Mann had owned the entire block since 1949. She had started buying property after a fortune cookie message told her: “Buy real estate.” The school’s demolition cleared more land around the future Hollywood and Western subway station. Hollywood Boulevard’s Hastings Hotel, formerly the Regent, stood near the subway’s Vine Street station at Argyle. A popular rock ‘n’ roll club in

restaurateur, Al Levy, moved his business from downtown to a Louis Blondeau building at Cahuenga Boulevard. At Levy’s new café, Jack Warner loved to “mangle a chop” with his brother Sam and hang out with director Mervyn Le Roy for midnight gabfests. Warner wrote that he met writer Daryl Zanuck at Levy’s and asked him to do a dog movie. The Rin-Tin-Tin series saved the Warners’ studio from bankruptcy. Myrna Loy, 1927. Joseph von Sternberg arrived in Hollywood and rented a room off Hollywood

and large parks, a true city of homes excluding everyone but winners. Actor Conrad Nagel, one of its first residents, headed a movement to build a wall around Beverly Hills, “keeping out much of this fusion some call progress.” In 1919, G. Allen Hancock started taking down the oil wells on his father’s land south of Hollywood for a subdivision. He leased acreage to the Wilshire Country Club for a golf course and a clubhouse on North Rossmore. By 1925, Hancock Park offered large lots with

financial participants included the head of scenario at Universal, the general managers of Universal and Warner Bros., director Louis Milestone, and two Hollywood businessmen. The store’s several knitting machines, including one in the window, manufactured stockings on the premises. Investors jumped into a hotel-building spree in the mid-1920s. Any skeptic who laughed at the huge size of the Garden Court Apartments in 1918 was dumbstruck at what followed. First attempts, and there were many,

Preston Sturges picked a spacious, tree-shaded home in the Ivar foothills. Charlie Chan’s Warner Oland, Dolores Del Rio, and Bela Lugosi lived in the finally completed Outpost Estates. So did the developer, C.E. Toberman, after selling his Camino Palmero house in 1936 to pay off his debt. Carole Lombard poses in her new Hollywood Boulevard home. Ex-movie star, Billy Haines designed the interiors, 1933. Carole Lombard, Hollywood High graduate, class of 1926, bought a Hollywood Boulevard house

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