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The Siege of Fort Anthony – Part III – Conclusion

And now at last, at long, long overdue last, is the conclusion of the thrilling story of the Siege of Fort Anthony. Since it’s been so long in coming if you’d like a refresher on parts I and II just click on … Continue reading

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The Siege of Fort Anthony Part II

And now the continuation of the dramatic story of The Siege of Fort Anthony. You may read Part I of the story here. Bright and early at 7:30 in the morning of Saturday, February 8th, 1964 an ominous procession of … Continue reading

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The Siege of Fort Anthony Part I

It looked as if all of Hollywood was turning out for the occasion just as Jack L. Warner had predicted. “Beyond question,” the venerable studio head had declared to the press, “it will be the largest turnout of stars and … Continue reading

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The Hollywood That Never Was – The Immense Hollywood-California Hotel

If all the grand schemes for development in the 1920′s had come to fruition, Hollywood would have been literally covered by a group of gigantic luxury hotels, each vying to out-colossal the other in over-the-top grandeur and sheer vastness in … Continue reading

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The Hollywood That Never Was – The Great Hollywood “Strip” Park Battle of 1924

In the summer of 1924, the Parks Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce thought they had come up with a real winner. For months they had been struggling to figure out a way to bring more public green space … Continue reading

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The Hollywood That Never Was – Behemoth Hotels in Beachwood Canyon

In 1908, the foothills and canyons of Hollywood were still largely undeveloped, more the denizen of jackrabbits and coyotes than of humans. And yet, even at this early stage in Hollywood’s development, there were some who envisioned great building projects where only … Continue reading

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The Hollywood That Never Was – The Hollywood Chateau

The word “goofy” is not generally the first to come to mind when describing a building, but for me it seems an entirely appropriate way to explain this ungainly monstrosity that was threatened for the southwest corner of Hollywood Boulevard and … Continue reading

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