Tag Archives: #Hollywood Boulevard

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hillview Apartment Building Graces Hollywood Boulevard

  A postcard of the Hillview Apartment Building, from the California State Library. Long an elegant sight on Hollywood Boulevard, the Hillview Apartment Building’s (now the Hollywood Hudson Apartments) central location in Hollywood and its graceful look attracted entertainers of … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywood Boosts Itself With a Song

  Hollywood Boulevard came into existence in 1910, when Prospect Avenue saw its name changed to Hollywood Boulevard. This was Hollywood’s main street, full of stores, churches and theaters. As the town grew, and especially when movie studios moved to … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 4

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Yesterday, in Part 3, I was exploring the history of Hollywood … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 3

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. You want to know about all the hot gossip in this … Continue reading

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GIs Want More Form in Women’s Uniforms — Olive Drab Too Drab!

Feb. 18, 1942: Pvt. Fred A. Ranker of the 3rd Coast Artillery begins a campaign against what he considers women’s unflattering uniforms. On his first pass since Pearl Harbor, Ranker dashed to Hollywood Boulevard. “Instead of the usual beauty parade, … Continue reading

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