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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 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...

Broward Celebrates Black History Month With Dozens of Free Cultural Events

Throughout the month of February, Broward County agencies will celebrate the rich history and contributions of African-Americans. The 2019 theme, “Black Migrations” is the focus of...

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....

History of T.Y. Park: Hollywood’s Gathering Place for Half a Century

PHOTOS COURTESY OF HOLLYWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY Over a half-century ago, on the north side of Sheridan Street just west of the I-95 highway -- which...

Hollywood Historical Society Pop-Up Museum Installation Set for Jan. 19

“I don’t think any other South Florida city has as much old advertising material as Hollywood,” said Clive Taylor, self-styled Hollywood historian, collector of...