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A Message From Brentsville, Virginia

Saving History is a World-Wide Problem WhatUpHollywood was pleased that part of our article on “Grandma Was a Script Girl” had struck a chord with an historian on the East Coast.  Mr. Morgan Breeden, the Editor-Publisher of Brentsville Neighbors – … Continue reading

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Memories of old Hollywood

Grandma Was A Hollywood Script Girl One of the strange things about American family culture is that most families spend almost no time talking about their relatives, even immediate family members.  Everyone is so busy trying to survive, go to … Continue reading

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Gala Event Set For Thursday July 30

Barnes and Noble, Burbank Store, Invites You to the Next Thursday Night Event. Invited Guests include:  Larry Thomas, the famous Soup Nazi from Seinfeld;  Michael Stern, Lucille Ball’s Number One Fan; Frank Gorey, Lucille Ball’s chauffeur for 30 years; and … Continue reading

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Book Soup Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Famous Sunset Strip Book Store Throws A Literary Party It’s only fitting that when a famous bookstore throws a party, that some famous authors will show up.  Book Soup, the Sunset Strip’s fortress of literature, held their 40th Anniversary party … Continue reading

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Famous Hollywood Memorabilia Dealer Eric Caidin Dead at 62

The Amazing Life and Surreal Death of a Hollywood Legend When Eric Caidin was in his young teens, he had figured out something that most folks never do:  How he could spend his entire life doing pretty much what he … Continue reading

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The Real ‘Go Ask Alice’

“Dear Nobody” – A Savage Diary of a Young Woman Legs McNeil tells the story of discovering the diary when his postman’s daughter came over to borrow some books.  “She said that the best thing she had read lately wasn’t … Continue reading

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William Friedkin Off The Cuff

Get the Popcorn and Settle in for an Evening with the Always Entertaining Bill Friedkin Whenever Director Bill Friedkin drops in to Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood to sign some of his books the fun and banter will certainly liven … Continue reading

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99 Percent Gang Shooting In Glendale

Hollywood Studio Launches Controversial Web Series Robin Hood meets All In The Family Everything about ThiaMedia Studios is, well, different.  It’s a Hollywood Studio, only it’s in nearby Glendale.  The Security Guard is a dog who barks to announce your … Continue reading

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Hollywood Philosophy on the Street

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The Birth of Hollywood

Los Feliz Area Home To Many Early Hollywood Film Studios Writer and historian Don Seligman has a new book out that shines a bright light on the beginnings of “Hollywood” in the early 1900s in the Los Feliz – East … Continue reading

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