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Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays Book Signing

Monday, November 2nd, 2015


HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS book signing at Larry Edmunds Bookshop





Authors Karie Bible and Mary Mallory will be signing their new book:


THE HOLIDAYS: 1920 – 1970



6644 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, California

(323) 463-3273




Marvelously illustrated with more than 200 rare images from the silent era through the 1970s, this joyous treasure trove features film and television’s most famous actors and actresses celebrating the holidays, big and small, in lavishly produced photographs. Join the stars for festive fun in celebrating a variety of holidays, from New Year’s to Saint Patrick’s Day to Christmas and everything in between. Legends such as Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, and Audrey Hepburn spread holiday cheer throughout the calendar year in iconic, ironic, and illustrious style. These images, taken by legendary stills photographers, hearken back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, when motion picture studios devised elaborate publicity campaigns to promote their stars and to keep their names and faces in front of the movie-going public all year round.



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The 85th Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service

Saturday, August 25th, 2012


Candids from the 85th Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service



The annual service was held in the Cathedral Mausoleum at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM




The Cathedral Mausoleum was standing-room-only as fans of the silent film idol attend this years service.




Tyler Cassity, owner of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, opened the ceremonies




Tracy Ryan Terhune, author of Valentino Forever, was again this years emcee




Sylvia Valentino Huber, the great niece of Rudolph Valentino, delivered remarks from the Valentino family





Psychic-medium, Michael J. Kouri provided musical entertainment




Allison Francis read selected poems from “Daydreams” by Rudolph Valentino




Members of the audience enjoy two videos; one a tribute to past participants of the Valentino Memorial and another celebrating the centennial of Universal Studios where Valentino made four films early in his career. A scene from “A Society Sensation (1918) was shown. (Video editing by Frank Labrador Productions)




Mary Mallory, author of “Hollywoodland,” discussed Rudolph Valentino’s Hollywood home





Comedian Will Ryan also entertained musically





Author Michael Oldham talks about his book, “The Valentino Formula”




Stella Grace, of the Valentino Memorial Committee, closed the service by leading the audience in the 23rd Psalm




 Fans gather in the corridor to pay their respects at Valentino’s crypt








Hollywood Forever Cemetery owner, Tyler Cassity and Valentino memorial organizer, Stella Grace discuss next year’s service




Stella Grace and Tracy Ryan Terhune of the Valentino Memorial Committee. Other members include Chanell O Farrill and Marvin Paige.



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Hollywood Heritage Salutes Hollywoodland

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011


Hollywood Heritage salutes Hollywoodland




Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Hollywood Heritage Museum

2100 N. Highland Avenue

(across from the Hollywood Bowl)

Hollywood, CA 90068


Hollywood Heritage will celebrate the release of the book Hollywoodland from Arcadia Publishing with author Mary Mallory and presenting slides, film, and artifacts of Hollywoodland on display in the museum lobby.  Hollywoodland is a visual history of the neighborhood’s development, detailing its construction, amenities, famous homes, residents, movie locations, and one of the world’s most famous icons, the Hollywood Sign. 


Ms. Mallory will present a Power Point presentation highlighting chapters in the book, augmented by a clip reel of films shot in Hollywoodland/Beachwood Canyon and screening of rare 1923 archival footage of the Hollywood sign provided by the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) at the University of South Carolina. The footage is among more than 200 hours of material in its Fox Movietone News Collection, which experts have described as the world’s most complete moving-image record of American culture in the 1920s. 


Established in 1923 by investors Eli P. Clark, M. H. Sherman, Harry  Chandler, and developers Tracy E. Shoults, and S. H. Woodruff, Hollywoodland was the first themed residential development built in the Hollywood foothills.  Beautiful views and elegant homes lent a fairy tale atmosphere to the neighborhood, drawing such famous artists and performers as James M. Cain, Aldous Huxley, Max Steiner, Bela Lugosi, Robert Montgomery, and Madonna as residents. One of the world’s most recognizable icons, the Hollywood Sign, was constructed as a giant billboard promoting the development.


About the author: 

Mary Mallory serves as a member of Hollywood Heritage’s Board of Directors, where she acts as a docent for the Hollywood Heritage Museum. She is also a member of the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Studio City Neighborhood Council, which organized the 75th Anniversary of Republic Studios in 2010.  She is a photograph processor at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library, and holds a master’s in film history from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Mallory acts as a theatre critic for The Tolucan Times and has appeared on Turner Classic Movies.



$5.00 for Hollywood Heritage Members; $10.00 for non-members.



Free Parking in Lot D. Tickets for this event are also available online with your credit card via Brown Paper Tickets. A nominal fee will be added to the ticket price for this service. Just go to: for more information. Or call 1-800-838-3006 to reserve tickets over the phone



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