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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...

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...

Hollywood History: The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of the Downtown Hollywood Art Scene

Between the opening of the ArtsPark at Young Circle, the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project and the current Intersection/Crosswalk Art Project, Hollywood has worked hard...

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...

Hollywood Historian Joan Mickelson, Ph.D. Wants Everyone to Know the Story of Joseph Young’s Seaside Paradise

Her father was one of Joseph Young’s long-time loyal employees.  Her mother opened one of Hollywood’s early private schools. She’s a multi-degreed art historian...

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...

At 97, Melina’s Owner Elsie Johns aka ‘Miss J’ is Still the Talk of the Town

“They call me Miss J,” said the beautiful birthday girl, as she prepared to blow out the candles on her cake.  “Miss Elsie sounds...