Category Archives: Hollywood People

The folks behind the scenes, the ones that are the “real” Hollywood. The people who keep Hollywood going, the tour bus drivers, the Starbucks Barristas, the retail folks, the janitors, the cops, the hot-dog vendors and more.

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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William Margold 1943-2017

Bill Margold, Long Time Writer for L.A. Express Bill Margold was a long time columnist for the L.A. Express.  Until recently he always had the back page of the newspaper, reviewing films, including most of the new x-rated films. We … Continue reading

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Randy Johnson 1949-2016

Funnyman Johnson Wrote Jokes for Jay Leno He Had a Long and Varied Career in Hollywood by Paulie Hunt In Hollywood he was known as Randy Johnson.  To his friends he was “RJ”.  The kid from Minnesota came west to … Continue reading

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LAPD Mounted in Hollywood

Where the Good Guys Wear Blue Hats

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Illeana Douglas and Friends at Larry Edmunds Bookshop

Gang of Famous Comedians Rock at Hollywood Bookshop It’s hard to get a great line-up like this at a comedy club, but on Sunday, May 1st, Illeana Douglas showed up at Larry Edmunds Bookshop with Kelly Carlin, Heather Matarazzo, Wayne … Continue reading

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History of Paramount Studios Part 2

Film Historians to Make Presentation at Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13th -7:30 pm @ Larry Edmunds Bookshop-PARAMOUNT STUDIOS 1940-2000 It is  always a joy to welcome friends back & the Lare really doesn’t have too many friends … Continue reading

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Anyone Out There Wanna Read a Few Scripts?

Hollywood Actor Gene Raymond Standing in His Backyard With A Huge Pile of Scripts Looking through the What Up Hollywood Archives, I found this great old photo of Gene Raymond.  Lord knows where it came from, but it looks to … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Controversy Over Racial Issues Heats Up

Hollywood Fails to Improve Despite the 1973 Wake-Up Call at the Oscars by Robert S. Newport, Jr. There has been a lot of talk lately that minorities have been pretty much shut out of Hollywood, especially the Academy Awards.  It … Continue reading

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“The Tall Man” – RIP Angus Scrimm

Everyone’s Favorite Phantasm Villain Angus Scrimm (Lawrence Rory Guy) with What Up Hollywood writer Bill Nelson Click Here for IMDB Biography

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RIP Star Trek Writer George Clayton Johnson, 86

Famous Hollywood Writer Dies Christmas Day Besides writing the first episode of Star Trek and the story that became the film “Ocean’s Eleven” as well as “Logan’s Run”, he also wrote a few of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes “Nothing … Continue reading

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