First Edition book - Hooray For Hollywood, Marian Gibbons and The Founding of Hollywood Heritage by Marian Gibbons (Paperback)
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Hooray For Hollywood, Marian Gibbons and The Founding of Hollywood Heritage by Marian Gibbons is a rare book. The book has a navy blue cover, and the lettering on the outside, is gold in color. There are a number of black and white photos and illustrations throughout this book.
Hooray For Hollywood, Marian Gibbons and The Founding of Hollywood Heritage by Marian Gibbons is the first written account of the founding of Hollywood Heritage, Inc. and The Hollywood Heritage Museum (formerly The Hollywood Studio Museum). As one of 5 founders, Ms. Gibbons used her experience in public relations to enlist the aid of Los Angeles politicians including then-Mayor Tom Bradley and former supervisor John Anson Ford to save a 1901 stable which was converted into a movie studio in 1912 and then in 1913 was rented by Cecil B. DeMille for the making of the first feature length film in Hollywood. Typical of those large buildings which were adapted by early film makers to use prior to building studios, this structure is the only remaining one of this type. Gone is the Chinese laundry on Olive Street where the first film was made in Los Angeles, and the tavern where the first studio in Hollywood was located. The building was moved from its Selma and Vine address by the Famous Players Lasky studio to its new location on Melrose Ave. which would become Paramount Pictures. By 1979 the building was moved off of the Paramount lot and was in danger of demolition by neglect when Ms. Gibbons and the other founders of Hollywood Heritage became involved. This book details that involvement, ending in the donation of the building by Paramount and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to Hollywood Heritage. Combined with this story is the story of Ms. Gibbons herself, a former child performer on radio in her native Ohio, through her marriage and business successes with her husband James J. Gibbons and her involvement in other historic preservation projects before coming to Hollywood. Told with wit and documenting more than a little adversity, this is the story of how one woman’s drive made a big difference in the community.
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Title: Hooray For Hollywood, Marian Gibbons and The Founding of Hollywood Heritage