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The Real Mobsters of Old Hollywood

If Al Capone was actually in as many places in old South Florida as the legends say — and for as many...

Morningstar’s Jewelers — Five Generations of Making the ‘Diamond of the Gold Coast’ Shine

On 20th Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard is a giant mosaic diamond engagement ring.  Is it because Downtown Hollywood, with its canopy...

Hollywood Historical Society — Keeper of the Tales of All Old Hollywood

Jean Morford, Board Member, Researcher, Membership Chair Patti Clempson, Board Member, In-House Local Historian

Hollywood Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Landing of John Fairfax, First Rower to Cross the Atlantic Alone

In 1969, a young Brit named John Fairfax pushed off from the Canary Islands toward Miami in a rowboat called the Brittania, determined to...

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...

If Those Walls Could Talk! Tales of the Building that was Hollywood’s First Police Station, a Bordello, and one of the Most Amazing Nightclubs...

You have probably passed 219 North 21st Avenue hundreds of times. And you may know that the building, which sits across from the tracks...

Tales of the Real Beauty Queens of Old Hollywood Beach

"They're not only attractive, but they can cook, sew and keep house too!" proclaims a Hollywood Sun-Tattler headline from 1953. We've sure come a long...

Hollywood Murder Mystery Solved 35 Years Later with Serial Killer Confession, DNA

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