Category Archives: 1917

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Do Something for Uncle Sam

“Do Something” via the Library of Congress. One hundred years ago on July 28, 1914, World War I erupted after Austria-Hungary fired the first shots invading Serbia in response to Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip’s shooting and killing of Archduke Franz … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — The Fall of the Romanoffs Documents Russian Revolution

Before CNN, the worldwide web, and the 24-hour news cycle, most persons received their only news of outside world and national events through newspapers. Most cities possessed multiple newspapers pitched to different audiences, some focusing strictly on hard news, some … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — ‘Spirit of ’76’ as Propaganda

A still from the lost film “Spirit of ‘76” from Moving Picture World.   The United States’ Espionage Act was ratified in 1917 to punish those abetting the enemy, promoting military insubordination, or interfering with recruitment. Over the years, it … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Charlie Chaplin Comes to Hollywood

Oct. 16, 1917: An architect’s rendering of Chaplin’s studios in The Times Ninety-five years ago, comedian Charlie Chaplin constructed the first beautiful studio lot in Hollywood, the first to offer style to filmmaking. What had been merely an industry housed … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Mullen & Bluett

This 1917 postcard from Mullen & Bluett advertising Straw Hat Day has been listed on EBay. For many years, menswear stores in Los Angeles promoted Straw Hat Day or Straw Hat Week at the beginning of summer. And, of course, … Continue reading

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Mystery Film of Los Angeles [Updated]

Photo: Nathan Marsak tests the latest Ford. Curbed LA’s link to this 1917 Ford travelogue on Los Angeles has been passed around until I finally saw it. How many of these locations do you recognize? Here’s footage of streetcars and … Continue reading

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