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The Lost Archives of Larry Edmunds Bookshop

Digging Out Old Tapes of Past Events by Uncle Paulie I’ve been filming at Larry Edmunds Book Shop for a few years.  I would like to film every guest author, but there’s often scheduling problems on my end.   Kicking around … Continue reading

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Exploring The Beginning Of The Hollywood Blacklist

Show Trial Author Thomas Doherty on the Red Scare, HUAC, and the Hollywood Ten by Ed Murray Author Thomas Doherty was at Larry Edmunds Book Shop on Saturday April 7th, to discuss his new book on Post WW2 America and … Continue reading

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Hollywood Casting Couch

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Remembering The Boulevard Theater

Old Photo Album Found at Thrift Shop Reveals Hollywood History An old photo album I found at a local Thrift Shop had some interesting historical photos, including a nice shot of the old Boulevard Theater at Washington and Vermont.  The … Continue reading

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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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