Hollywood Theatre

6764 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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GLOCKJOCK
GLOCKJOCK on March 24, 2013 at 3:33 am

Dave James, the manager of the Hollywood Theatre during the 70’s is second from the right in the above photo. I worked a couple of matinees at the Hollywood while I was working the evening showing of Fiddler on The Roof at the Fox Wilshire. Talk about a study in opposites. Working the Hollywood at any time of the day was anything but dull.

Anyone out there remember John Stark, Donna Perrot or Sandy Binkley? John was kind of a dork, but I’ve remained good friends with Donna and Sandy over the years. Sadly, Dave James committed suicide in the eighties.

William Dakota
William Dakota on September 18, 2011 at 7:14 am

I worked there in 1957 and 1960. Bill Quann was the day manager and Victor Bugliosi was the night manager. Kathy McRae was the cashier. It was open all night with a First run and with a B title. Celebrities came late after the Night Spots on the strip closed. There was no air-conditioning. We had to go up on the roof and open the vents to let the cool night air come in. I liked working nights rather than days. More activity on Hollywood Boulevard. Rocky changed the marquee there and a few other theaters. It was a split owner with the Fox Theater chain. I forget the assistant manager. I named him on another Cinema Treasurers blog for the same theater.

William
William on January 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm

During that time National General booked that type of films into that house. Over the years each theatre on the Hollywood Blvd. got booked with special type of film that pulled in the money.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm

A HAMMER FILMS theatre,if i ever heard of one only in the super big cities.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on January 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm

You said it LarryD.

LarryDickman
LarryDickman on January 9, 2011 at 9:55 pm

For horror/sci-fi fans in the early-‘70s, the Hollywood was a place to catch some great titles: “Dr. Phibes Rises Again” and “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb,” “Twilight People” and “The Doberman Gang,” and “Dracula A.D. 1972” and “Crescendo” were among the memorable double-features I managed to get to. And it was at the Hollywood that I caught perhaps the greatest triple-bill a 13-year-old could wish for: Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” plus Hammer’s “Horror of Dracula” and “Curse of the Werewolf”! Now, that’s entertainment. (Unforgettable detail: in the one-sheet case out front they had an original poster for the Universal-International double-bill of “Horror” and “Curse of FRANKENSTEIN,” but for this engagement somone, via crayon or paint, actually changed Frankenstein’s monster into a werewolf!) The cost of this day of dark fantasy? A whopping sixty-five cents. Indeed, times have changed…

William
William on March 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

In ken mc’s post for Mar. 22 2010, you can see the vertical signs for Pix, Iris, Egyptian (playing Mutiny on the Bounty opened Nov. 16, 1962), Hollywood and Warner and Pantages Theatres in the shot.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on March 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm

No trees to get in the way of the view.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 23, 2010 at 5:48 pm

If you liked that one take a look at the one posted on 4/1/08.

Bway
Bway on March 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm

That’s pretty cool, it’s a super telephoto lens, and it scrunched everything together.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 23, 2010 at 1:05 am

Here is an interesting view of Hollywood Boulevard:
http://tinyurl.com/yhl8eht

William Dakota
William Dakota on August 10, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I received the poster mentioned above. I want to thank Ken mc. It is one of the best posters I have ever seen or bought. Not a flimsy thin one sheet, but a roll up that has no wrinkles and looks wonderful in a Wal-Mart frame. It is so clear and it brings back my memories of when I worked there. The marquee has two titles from the forties and I worked there in the latter ‘50’s. I just stand and stare at it and dream. It is so life like, unbelievable. It’s the most wonderful picture that I have. I wish you knew how much it means to me to have the poster, especially now that it is no longer a theater. I remember having to clean the soffet. Mr. Quann paid me extra and it took several days cleaning around all those light bulbs. Those were the best years of my life.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 8, 2009 at 6:39 am

Here is an April 1977 LA Times ad:
http://tinyurl.com/n67omb

William Dakota
William Dakota on June 18, 2009 at 1:30 am

Thank you for the poster information. I went to the site and saw the photo of the Hollywood. It looks great. I emailed them for the size and cost. Although it is quite a few years before I worked there, the marquee looks great and brings back memories of the fun days of my youth when I worked there. Can’t wait to frame it on my wall.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 3, 2009 at 1:57 am

A British company is selling this poster online:
http://tinyurl.com/d2ka46

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Here is another Christmas photo from 1945:
http://tinyurl.com/d2wlkf

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Take Sunset instead.

Bway
Bway on April 28, 2009 at 4:31 pm

That is a beautiful photo! And it appears, traffic was just as dreadful on Hollywood Blvd in 1939 as it is today!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 28, 2009 at 1:40 am

Here is a 1939 night shot from the USC library:
http://tinyurl.com/c569pz

Bway
Bway on April 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Here’s the Hollywood in 1980:

View link

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Here is a 1980 photo, pre-Guinness:
http://tinyurl.com/cj97cu