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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Early Los Angeles Portrait Photographers Capture Life

    Garden City Foto Co. demonstrated its setup for high-angle shots in this ad from a Los Angeles city directory.  Long before topnotch stills photographers like Fred Hartsook and Albert Witzel began shooting high-end portraits, many early photographers captured … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — TCM Classic Film Festival Scores on Silent Movie Music Selection

  Carl Davis conducts a live orchestra in his score for “Why Worry?” at the TCM Classic Film Festival. Photograph by Tyler Golden / Turner Entertainment Networks. Just as the TCM Classic Film Festival offers a diverse selection of film … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — TCM Classic Film Festival Highlights the Glory Days of American Cinema

Carl Davis conducts an orchestra for “Why Worry?” at the TCM festival. Photograph by Tyler Golden / Turner Entertainment Networks.   Blending popular, timeless films with bountiful celebrity appearances, the TCM Classic Film Festival gloriously salutes the epoch of classic … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Play ball! Motion Picture Studios Play Baseball

The Selig baseball team, courtesy of the Collections of the Margaret Herrick Library Long before there was radio, television, the Internet, social media, computer games or rotisserie leagues, major league baseball dominated the American landscape. For decades, it filled newspaper … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Party Central

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Once movie studios moved into Hollywood, life changed in the sleepy, little farming community. Easygoing small town life gave way to the jazzy bustle of a moviemaking metropolis. Office towers, theaters and … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Ramona Shines a Light On Early California

A poster for “Ramona” featured on the program for the premiere of the restored film. Only 86 years after it originally opened in Los Angeles, the newly restored motion picture “Ramona” premiered March 29, 2014 at UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theatre. … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Poor Pauline,’ Parody Sheet Music

  “Poor Pauline,” courtesy of Indiana University. While sheet music was sold and manufactured beginning in the 1700s, only in the late 1880s did its sales truly take off, when Tin Pin Alley music companies began springing up. By 1900, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory: Film Noir Fest Visits The Dark Side

A lobby card for “Too Late for Tears,” listed on EBay as Buy It Now for $75. For 16 years at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre, the Film Noir Foundation has been presenting Noir City, a dedicated look at the evil underbelly … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: TCM Movie Location Bus Tour Cruises Los Angeles

  Over the decades, motion picture producers have unknowingly documented historic and outstanding architecture surrounding Hollywood and Los Angeles while filming their movies. These visual representations often stand as the only documentation of long-gone buildings, residences and businesses, a celebration … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Samuel S. Hinds, Pasadena Playhouse Founder, Movie Actor

Samuel S. Hinds, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Some people are lucky enough to work in a profession doing something they love, offering both pleasure and satisfaction. Others work at jobs that allow them to make a living while pursuing hobbies … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Morgan Lithograph Co. Designs Eye-Popping Posters

Morgan Lithograph’s poster for “The Sheik.” Fast-cutting, hyper-kinetic trailers and TV spots today sell upcoming films to the general public. In the 1910s-1920s, however, eye-catching visual illustrations like posters and theater displays lured paying customers into movie palaces. Film studios … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — The Selig Zoo, Motion Pictures’ First Theme Park

The Selig Zoo, in Cement and Engineering News. From its humble beginnings as merely a boarding home for William Selig’s wild animal film stars, the Selig Zoo at 3800 Mission Road in East Los Angeles eventually became one of the … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Fanchon and Marco Face the Music and Dance

Marco, left, and Fanchon, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Movie-going experiences today offer little bang for the buck, offering mostly commercials, advertisements and loud trailers before the films. In the 1920s and 1930s however, moviegoers enjoyed a smorgasbord of entertainment before … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Marion Davies’ Santa Monica Beachside Cottage

Marion Davies’ beach house, courtesy of Mary Mallory.   Newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst inherited and erected lavish estates for himself around California like Wyntoon, his Northern California retreat, and Hearst Castle, his main residence on the Central Coast, but … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Max Munn Autrey, Texas Stillman

Max Munn Autrey, from Pictures and Picturegoer, August 1925 “In Hollywood, photographers spring into fame overnight. They are, for a time, a fad—and only become recognized as established worth when they prove that their ideas are not limited. All an … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — AMPAS Awards Stills Photographers

“A close second as the Best Production Still Out-of-Doors, is this beautifully composed and lighted scene from “Song of Bernadette,” 20th-Century-Fox production, by Stax Graves,” Courtesy of Mary Mallory. Over its 87-year-old history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — The Gibbons-Del Rio House: Like Stepping Into a Dream

The Cedric Gibbons home, via Google Street View. Celebrity has often been the cachet for creating style, fashion and cultural trends, especially with the advent of films. Stars wearing a particular designer’s couture, driving a certain car, or a female … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Joseph Farnham, Script Doctor

Joseph Farnham in an undated photo, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Title writers are the mostly forgotten men of the silent film era, the scribes who relayed important plot points and character arcs through witty or descriptive lines employed on cards … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘The Key to Hollywood’ Promotes Tourism

Sightseeing has long been the lifeblood of Hollywood and Los Angeles. Long before Gray Line Tours or even any of its poorer knockoffs came along, companies offered sightseeing around these areas, particularly those neighborhoods where movie stars or celebrities were … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — “ ‘Nice People’ Wear Mallory Hats”

Mallory hats, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Not many companies in the United States can claim over 100 years in business, especially clothing manufacturers, who must deal with so many unique variables, and in particular, constantly changing styles. Two purveyors of … Continue reading

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