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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Master of Electric Lights Had Hollywoodland Sign Beaming

Unknown today, Paul D. Howse was a pioneer in early entertainment and ballyhoo promotional methods. Thanks to his company’s domination of the electrical sign market and his prowess with promotion, Howse would help electrify the Hollywoodland Sign in 1923, helping … Continue reading

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October 1947: Lauren Bacall, ‘Dark Passage’ and RC Cola

Did Lauren Bacall really drink RC Cola? Use Lux soap? Smoke Chesterfields? Possibly.

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A New Look for the L.A. Daily Mirror

If only slightly. The L.A. Daily Mirror is now ad-free. I was nearly out of storage space anyway, so I decided to upgrade my plan. Which means there’s more space for images and — as a plus — no more … Continue reading

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The L.A. Daily Mirror Is Dropping Its Ads

I have been using a wonderful plug-in for Firefox called Adblock Plus, which I recommend for everyone. It does a terrific job of block annoying ads. (There are also versions for Google Chrome and for Internet Explorer, for those of … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Adventures of Kathlyn,’ Hollywood’s First Cross-Promotional Stunt

“The Adventures of Kathlyn,” courtesy of Mary Mallory. Between 1910 and 1920, filmmaking exploded in Los Angeles and Hollywood, with production companies flocking to the sunlit mecca of Southern California. Populations surged as men and women traveled here pursuing fame … Continue reading

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Jan. 11, 1908

Men’s clothing… women’s shoes… Herbert Witherspoon sings… and the Friars Club holds a meeting…

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Great moments in advertising

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Great moments in advertising

Well, you have to admit, it gets your attention.

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