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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Motion Pictures Promote Suffrage

Women began campaigning for universal suffrage in the United States at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. Over the next seven decades, they would patiently and persistently push the message of enfranchisement through ridicule, patronization, and insults from their opponents. Moving … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: California Sunshine Lures Filmmakers in 1910

  Downtown Los Angeles in 1906, contrasting it with the destruction in the San Francisco earthquake. While romantic stories proliferate of how early independent filmmakers in the 1910s traveled to Los Angeles to escape the patents men of the Motion … 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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Company town III

Robert Birchard writes:     Saw your blog on Francis Boggs and early filmmaking in Los Angeles.       Perhaps one of the reasons you’ve never found the laundry except in the earlier fire reference is that it is … Continue reading

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Company town II

  Photographs by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles Times I ended up making two trips to 7th and Main to see if I could photograph the 50-year-old plaque commemorating the birth of the film industry in Los Angeles. Although I … Continue reading

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Company town

  Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Actress Taina Elg and Mayor Norris Poulson at Main and 7th streets in a photo published Dec. 13, 1957. HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN JUBILEE 1907-1957   MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FILMING INLOS ANGELES BEGAN AT THIS … Continue reading

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