With the arrival of latest, reasonably cheap photographic expertise rising within the usa through the mid-19th century, communique by means of postcard grew to become a really renowned solution to trade shuttle tales, information, and gossip over the many years. Drawing on a personal selection of classic postcards, this new e-book contains a heritage of Hollywood, spanning part a century. Exploring Hollywood ahead of and after it grew to become the leisure capital of the realm, those photographs provide readers a glimpse of a few of the city's best locations in the course of its Golden Years. lengthy sooner than films 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 l. a. striving to develop into a group. From the well-known 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 throughout the city's growth within the first half the twentieth century.
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It was once also known as the “Hospital for the celebrities. ” regrettably, George Gershwin died right here in 1937. Montgomery Clift used to be an emergency sufferer while he used to be rushed right here after a automobile coincidence. Judy Garland gave delivery to Liza Minnelli right here in 1946 and Lucille Ball gave start to Desi Arnaz Jr. in 1953. Marilyn Monroe was once a sufferer the following a number of occasions within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. This card used to be mailed on August 18, 1941. (No writer given) HOLLYWOOD health facility. The Hollywood medical institution opened on may perhaps 14, 1924, at 1322 N. Vermont, simply south of sundown side road. The Mrs. Millicent Olmsted belief fund was once left for the institution of a Christian clinic within the quantity of $500,000, and while the Hollywood health facility suffered monetary woes throughout the melancholy, the Olmsted trustees took over the sanatorium in 1937. The identify used to be replaced to the Hollywood Presbyterian. (No writer given) KAISER origin sanatorium. Kaiser origin health facility is found at 4747 sundown side road and Alexandria. This card indicates the health facility within the Fifties. this day, the health center is Hollywood’s moment greatest enterprise with 6,000 staff and is termed Kaiser Permanente medical institution. The Metro purple Line has a sundown street cease, making entry to those hospitals more straightforward. (Published by means of Al Mitock & Sons) 4 colleges, LIBRARIES, AND PARKS HOLLYWOOD highschool. On November 23, 1904, the cornerstone of Hollywood Union highschool used to be laid on the nook of sundown street and Highland street. via 1909, the inhabitants within the district elevated so quickly that the scale of the campus grew to twelve. five acres. Bond matters totaling $122,000 funded the development of a technology corridor, auditorium, loved ones and positive arts development, undefined. while those initiatives have been accomplished in 1910, the school’s capability used to be 900 scholars. (Published by means of W. T. Smith photograph Co. ) HOLLYWOOD highschool. throughout the Nineteen Thirties, Hollywood excessive equipped new structures that may carry over 2,000 scholars. This genuine photograph card indicates the recent management construction 30 years after the 1st cornerstone used to be positioned. The tree on the nook of the construction has a plaque positioned on the trunk that says, “Dedicated to Hollywood’s Immortal lifeless. ” Hollywood excessive in 2002 has a year-round process, educates over 2,700 scholars, and has essentially the most prestigious drama courses within the nation. (No writer given) LE CONTE JR. highschool. one of many maximum crimes of urban making plans in Hollywood happened whilst the college board obtained the land for Le Conte Junior highschool. The seven-and-a-half acre web site, at the east facet of Bronson road among Fernwood and l. a. Mirada, blocks off Fountain street, the single attainable street among sundown and Santa Monica. apart from this one block, obstructed by means of the varsity, Fountain street runs a directly line from Hoover in East Hollywood to los angeles Cienega in West Hollywood, that's over 5 miles. From an instructional viewpoint, this college took in 1,200 scholars from the congested excessive colleges and grammar colleges for the cost of $962,000. This actual picture card indicates an east view of the varsity within the Nineteen Thirties.