Hollywood History

History of Hollywood places and people

The Films That Never Were: Part I – Alfred Hitchcock’s THE BLIND MAN

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Greetings Primates! Evil Ash checking in again. This is the first in a series of articles that will focus on films that never were. Projects by revered filmmakers that got off the ground,...

The Movie Stars And Mobsters Of Ciro’s

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  Billy Wilkerson was a true entrepreneur during Hollywood's Golden Age. He was also a criminal. A native of Tennesee, Wilkerson was in the speakeasy business in New York City during Prohibition....

My Lunches With Orson: A Book Review

My Lunches With Orson came out seven years ago and I've been meaning to read it since then. I finally got around to it and it is great. If you aren't familiar...

The Hollywood Glamour Of George Hurrell

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  George Hurrell is the definitive photographer of Hollywood's Golden Age. A master of black and white photography whose expertise in contrast and shadows was unparalleled at the time. His pictures are...

The Weird Childhood of Candice Bergen

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Everybody knows Candice Bergen from Murphy Brown but before she had a career in Hollywood, she was essentially a prop in a ventriloquist act in a house in a town called...

The Hollywood History Of The Witch House Of Beverly Hills

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The Witch House, or the Spaneda House, as it is also known, has a rich history. Located at 516 Walden Dr in Beverly Hills this storybook house is extremely iconic and...

Veronica Lake: A Fallen Star

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Veronica Lake soared to stardom in the early 1940s with movies that included Sullivan's Travels, I Married a Witch and I Wanted Wings. She was incredibly popular in no small part...

Hollywood’s Haunted Homes And Hangouts

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Here at LMO we have a series of articles about celebrity homes from the past called "The Hollywood Ghosts Of...", but they aren't really about ghosts at all. This article is! In...

101 Years Of Hollywood History At Musso And Frank

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Musso and Frank Grill opened on Hollywood Boulevard in 1919. It is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood and predates both Grauman's Egyptian and Chinese Theatres by a handful of years. Charlie Chaplin...

The L.A. Movie Palaces Of Sid Grauman

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Sid Grauman was a showman. Originally starting out promoting boxing matches in the Yukon and then moving on to Vaudeville in Northern California, Grauman eventually made his way down the coast...