With the advent of new, inexpensive photographic technology emerging in the United States during the late 1800s, communication by postcard became a very popular way to exchange travel stories, news, and gossip over the decades. Drawing on a private collection of vintage postcards, this book features a history of Hollywood, spanning half a century. Long before motion pictures arrived, when the area was a residential neighborhood of beautiful homes and lemon groves, Hollywood was just another suburb of Los Angeles striving to become a community. Depicting Hollywood before and after it became the entertainment capital of the world, these pictures offer a glimpse of some of the city's most interesting places during its Golden Years. From the familiar sights of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and the Chinese Theater, to the horse-and-buggy dirt roads and pineapple fields at the turn of the century, they provide a guided tour through the city's progress in the first half of the 20th century.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.