Often called “America’s most famous neighborhood,” Hollywoodland is the subject of the latest pictorial history book in Arcadia Publishing’s iconic Images of America series. The community contains one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, the Hollywood sign, originally constructed as a giant billboard for the development and reading of Hollywoodland. The book is lovingly packed with archival photographs and historic details about the upper section of Beachwood Canyon known as Hollywoodland and includes historical images from Hollywood Heritage’s S. H. Woodruff Collection, as well as from other archives, institutions and individuals.
Author Mary Mallory is a film historian, photograph archivist and a member of the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Studio City Neighborhood Council. She serves on the Board of Hollywood Heritage, Inc., for which she also acts as a docent at the Hollywood Heritage Museum. Mallory will be signing copies of Hollywoodland on July 7 at 7 p.m. at Larry Edmunds Bookshop, and July 28 at 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
The book is available for purchase at local retailers, including Larry Edmunds Bookshop and Book Soup, and from the publisher online at www.arcadiapublishing.com.
About Arcadia Publishing
Established in 1993 and with more than 7,000 titles, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Books celebrate the places and faces that give America its spirit and life. Distinctive sepia covers, local authors and vintage images present a curbside look and street level understanding of a town’s bygone times.