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Clive Taylor

Editor in chief

Clive Taylor is a self-styled historian, a board member at the HHS, a docent at the Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society and a private collector of all things old Hollywood.  

Latest Articles

The Story of Sam Horvitz, the Second Father of Florida’s Hollywood

  How An 8th Grade Dropout Came to Control Over Half of Hollywood   Most people know of Joseph Young, the man who rightfully gets credit for being...

HOLLYWOOD HISTORY : WHO WAS HERB TULK?

Forgotten Hollywood Resident Owner of Historic Destroyed Home Unheralded Supporter of the Arts in Hollywood Like so many of my stories for the Hollywood Gazette, I start...

Who Owns Sailor’s Point and Other Questions Answered About North and South Lakes

There’s a beautiful little spot on a corner jutting into North Lake in the Lakes area of Hollywood and everyone calls it Sailor’s Point....

Private Property, Keep Out: The Phantom Property Owners of Hollywood’s West Lake Park

Hollywood is fortunate to be the home of West Lake Park, which occupies a three-mile strip immediately west of the Intracoastal Waterway, and is home to...

The Fascinating Tale of Hollywood Bread Founder Eleanor Hansberry, Hollywood’s Own Mid-Century Glamour Queen

This article was originally was supposed to be about the Hollywood Bread Building on Federal Highway just south of Young Circle, about to be...

Downtown Hollywood Says Farewell to its Love/Hate Relationship with the “Old” Publix

Love and Hate, two pretty strong words, are usually the only two adjectives you hear when people are discussing the “old” Publix, now sitting...

Who Put the Beach in Dania Beach?

Ever wonder how Dania got its Beach?  Really, it’s a mere 700 yards of quickly-eroding sand surrounded by Hollywood on all sides. I asked many...

The Sand Fleas, The Junk Yard, And Old Whiskey Joe, Hollywood’s First Squatter

By Clive Taylor Old Whiskey Joe.  Ask any local old-timer and they'll know exactly who you're talking about.  That was the nickname given to the old...