Tag Archives: Cecil B. DeMille

The Hollywood Plaza – Hollywood’s Forgotten Luxury Hotel

When Jacob Stern rented half of his barn to Cecil B. De Mille in December of 1913 so the enterprising young easterner could make a movie, he could not possibly have known that it was a decision that was to … Continue reading

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Flying High in Days Gone By – Vintage Private Planes

Two great industries – motion pictures and aviation – rose side by side in the Twentieth Century. In December 1903, the same month Orville & Wilbur Wright’s flimsy little bi-planeĀ skittered for twelve breathless seconds above the sand dunes of the … Continue reading

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Book-plates from Old Hollywood

One of the great pleasures of collecting old books is finding interesting things in them that were left behind by their former owners. Like old houses, old books often retain pieces of those who once owned and loved them and … Continue reading

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