Monday, May 22, 2017

Greetings from the bright lights of Hollywood Boulevard


From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

Martin Turnbull shares this black and white version.

Related link
The premiere of the premiere.  (Only in Hollywood, 12/21/2015)
Grauman opened his first Hollywood movie palace, the Egyptian Theatre, on October 18, 1922 with one of the most expensive movies of the 1920s, Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery. Costing upwards of a million dollars to produce, the film was deserving of a spectacular opening night and Grauman delivered with giant klieg lights sweeping the sky, limousines lined up for blocks and movie stars, swathed in diamonds and furs, arriving by the dozens. Tickets to the premiere cost $5 apiece and hundreds of fans lined up for hours just to see their favorite screen idols. This set the standard for decades of premieres to come.

Other greetings:
Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.  (5/21/2017)
Brown Derby, Hollywood.  (5/20/2017)
Southern California.  (5/20/2017)
Mojave Desert (Joshua trees).  (5/20/2017)
Rose Hill Motel in Mena, Arkansas.  (5/20/2017)
Will Rogers Ranch.  (5/20/2017)
Grauman's Chinese Theater.  (5/18/2017)
Hollywood Boulevard.  (5/18/2017)
Barstow, California.  (5/17/2017)
California.  (5/14/2017)
Parklabrea Towers, L.A.  (5/14/2017)
La Jolla Children's Pool.  (5/13/2017)
Los Angeles.  (5/11/2017)
Laguna Beach, California.  (5/10/2017)
California.  (5/9/2017)
Los Angeles.  (5/9/2017)
California.  (5/8/2017)
Pomona College, Claremont, California.  (5/7/2017)
La Jolla, California.  (5/6/2017)
Hope, Arkansas.  (5/4/2017)
Bakersfield, California.  (5/3/2017)
Little Rock, Arkansas.  (5/1/2017)
California.  (4/28/2017)
Little Rock, Arkansas.  (4/19/2017)
Superstition Mountain, Arizona.  (4/15/2017)
Tucson, Arizona.  (4/12/2017)
Phoenix, Arizona.  (4/8/2017)
Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah.  (4/8/2017)
Dothan, Alabama.  (4/5/2017)
Mobile, Alabama.  (4/5/2017)
Anniston, Alabama.  (3/29/2017)

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