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California Historical Society
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Los Angeles Conservancy
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Historical Novel Society

Hollywood Historic Photos

I Am Not A Stalker
An otherwise-employed actress tracks down her favorite movie and television locations.

Dear Old Hollywood – blog

Hollywood Dreamland – blog

Hollywood Heyday – blog

Old Hollywood Glamor – blog

Frankly My Dear – blog

Comet Over Hollywood – blog

The Scarlett Olive – blog

Old Hollywood in Color
Arliss Archives
Photo blog featuring hand-colored stills from old Hollywood photos “…because it was never in black and white.”

Hollywood Review – blog
Where we’re always ready for our close-up.

Hidden Los Angeles
“Embracing the depth beneath the shadow”

M-G-M – Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot
Website supporting the book edited by Steven Bingen, Stephen X. Sylvester and Michael Troyan

Jaye Manus blog
Jaye is a publisher who blogs about the world of writing and publishing

Nu-Image Design
Dan Yeager is the terrific designer who crafts the covers of my books.

Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing by Catherine Ryan Howard
My cannot-do-without-it guide to taking a manuscript and turning it into a book.

Take My Mother* Please (*And Any Other VIPs)
Anne Block will custom-design any tour in LA you’d like – old Hollywood, architecture, gardens, shopping. Nobody knows L.A. like Anne does!

Felix in Hollywood Tours
If you’re in Hollywood, you’re going to want to take Philip Mershon’s Hollywood History walking tour.

The Music’s Over
Vince Hans’s music blog provides a final resting place for dead rock stars and more.

Guido Henkel – eBook services
Guido will take your manuscript and turn it into a professional eBook for all formats.

Hollywood Memorabilia
Authentic entertainment memorabilia and collectibles.

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  1. Don Brightman says:

    Martin: Just came across this today, wonderful stuff. I was born in Long Beach in 1946, yes I am an old f**t! My parents were born in Venice California in 1915 / 18 and my grandfather was a conductor on the red train from LA to Venice . . . I also worked in the movie business from 1964 to 1971 as a professional extra / stand in and stunt work. The Hollywood stuff is great and many back-lot MGM TV and movies were done there. I will be looking forward to more from you at your leisure and will now go back over what I haven’t read. Thanks for the memories . . .

    • Hi Don, and thanks for your note. I’m glad to hear that you’ve enjoyed my postings. I must confess that I do enjoy collecting information and photos of this stuff. I find it endlessly interesting.

      And if you do too, you might want to check out the series of novels I’m writing set in and around LA and Hollywood during the 20s, 30s and 40s:

      I’m always adding new discoveries to my site – including a new photo each day on my Photo Blog page – – so feel free to come on back and check it out any time you like!

  2. Kay Audette says:

    I am the daughter of a former Paris Inn Cafe singing waiter, Roger Kilburn. I would love to be in touch with any descendants. My email is

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