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Hollywood Heritage is committed to the safety and health of our members, staff, and community. We are following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health, and the California Department of Public Health to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We are also taking precautions within our facilities, will continue to monitor the situation, and will keep you informed. At this time our museum, and store, will be closed until the end of March. For the most up to date information please visit this website. We also encourage you to explore our museum on our website.
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Due to the cancellation of the TCM Classic Film Festival and in light of health concerns related to Coronavirus we have decided to cancel both of our April Evening @ the Barn programs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you at a future Hollywood Heritage event.
Museum NEWS. . .
Thank You Paramount!
Hollywood Heritage, Inc. is the steward of the Lasky-DeMille Barn, home of its Hollywood Heritage Museum. Membership monies, and proceeds from programs produced in the Barn, as well as donations from our wonderful supporters pay the bills to keep the doors open. However, there are major maintenance expenditures that need to be made that these revenues simply cannot support. Step in our heroes the latest of whom is Paramount Pictures.
The south side of the barn’s paint was faded and starting to peel from the beating Southern California sun. We asked Paramount Pictures if they could help us out. Not only did they agree to repaint the south end, while they were at it, they repainted the entire Barn. Their studio painting team brought in the equipment, matched the paint color which is the color the Barn wore when DeMille worked in it to film the Squaw Man. It is beautiful again, and we are so thankful for Paramount Pictures helping to keep their birthplace and the oldest studio that was a repurposed agricultural building in Hollywood in tip top shape.
Urgent! Contact Your Councilman!
Illegal Demolition at 7054-7058 Hawthorn Ave!
Hollywood Heritage was recently notified of the illegal demolition underway at 7054-7058 Hawthorn Ave. The building in question is the historic 1941 colonial revival courtyard apartments designed by architect Gene Verge, who designed such notable works as the residence of Buster Keaton in Beverly Hills, the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica and St. Luke Medical Center in Pasadena. It was identified three times as a historic resource by the former Hollywood Community Redevelopment Area in various surveys and was among the rare and finest examples of colonial revival style multi-family housing in central Hollywood.
The landmark Egyptian Theatre has been the focus of press attention in the last six months due to media reports of a pending transfer of ownership. At this date, and to our knowledge, no such transfer has as yet been completed and articles in the press lack sufficient detail to justify taking any position on a projected, but unexecuted, transaction.That being said, we would clearly anticipate that any such transfer of a national landmark building in a national historic register district would be reviewed with transparency by and all responsible public agencies, departments, or commissions. As the first Sid Grauman theatre in Hollywood and the site of the first gala "premiere" with searchlights and a red carpet, the Egyptian Theatre is a defining structure in our built environment and merits careful consideration in order to protect and preserve its unique architectural and cultural value not only to Hollywood, Los Angeles and America, but the world in general, which views Hollywood as a shared international cultural asset.
When there is specificity and detail regarding a change in the projected operation of the theatre which may affect its future, Hollywood Heritage will be happy to share its observations and opinions on such plans, specifically as it relates to the monument, the district, and non-profit law and operation.
Richard Adkins, president
Hollywood Heritage, Inc.
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VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD WALKING TOUR!
Every Saturday Morning with April Clemmer
This stroll down a lesser-known area of Hollywood Boulevard reveals some fascinating facts about Hollywood's rise to fame
as the center of the motion picture industry. Learn the true story of Hollywood, from its founding in 1888, to becoming the home of the Walk of Fame, and everything in between. Highlights of this tour the famed Hollywood Boulevard include:
* Entrance into one of the Boulevard's lovely
Art Deco buildings with a film noir setting inside
* The first and most famous Hollywood movie theaters
* Hollywood Boulevard's oldest remaining home
* The story of Hollywood's first tourist attraction
* Silent Film Locations
Experience Hollywood's vintage glamour
on this up-close and personal walking tour!
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Cultural Heritage Approves All But
One of the Submitted Landmarks
Surrounding Future Crossroads of the World Development
Hollywood Heritage was among the supporters of landmark nominations by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for a selection of nominations which covers the period 1907-1939 in the Selma Ave. -Las Palmas Ave. -Sunset Blvd. - McCadden Place area.
Three of the greatest comedies of all time, Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (1921), Buster Keaton’s Cops (1922), and Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last! (1923), were filmed at the unnamed alley running just south of Hollywood Boulevard from Cahuenga to Cosmo. Each film has been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as a work of enduring importance to American culture. This humble spot honors three of Hollywood’s brightest stars in three of their most famous movies – a 6-in-1 constellation absolutely unique in Hollywood history.
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Also see other buildings under consideration as future Los Angeles Cultural Heritage monuments. They are all in the Selma/Las Palmas/McCadden/Sunset area and can all be visited by simply walking the Crossroads of the World neighborhood.
Proposed incorporation of the new CHM Hollywood Reporter Building into new project.
Look at what is new for you to see in the museum.
The building, which was built as a haberdashery called the Sunset House, derived its style from the work of screen art directors and designers, hence the categorization of Hollywood Regency. Douglas Honnold was also the designer of several of the Coffee Dan's restaurants in Los Angeles and the Tiny Naylor's at La Brea and Sunset which was lost several years ago to an undistinguished mini mall.
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Fire Destroys Paramount Ranch Western Street
Hollywood’s famous Paramount Ranch has been the backdrop for many films and tv shows since the late 1920’s. The Western Town, built in the ‘50s, was recently destroyed in the Woolsey Fire, though the church and train station remain. It was the backdrop for many productions such as Westworld and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. The site offers gentle hikes that allow a quiet enjoyment of the stunning landscape.
November 2018, the Woolsey Fire raged through this area, destroying 88% of the National Park Service land within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The fire wiped out miles of trails, wildlife habitat, Western Town at Paramount Ranch, multiple ranger houses, the Rocky Oaks archives building and more. The road to recovery is long and difficult journey, but progress is being made. The glorious green hillsides and wild flowers after the rain offer hope at a difficult time. While there is still much to be done, we would like to celebrate the rebirth of life to the mountains.
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