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.
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