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Old Posted Apr 7, 2011, 9:49 PM
andrea517 andrea517 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles
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Thank you GaylordWilshire! By the way you must be a mind reader. I was just thinking this week "Well since someone posted pictures of the Paris Inn, I should see if any one can find the Hollywood Woman's Club". And did before I even asked. My grandparents met there. My grandma was "working" a USO dance and was supposed to dance with all the service men but once she met my grandpa, they snuck out to the patio so she wouldn't have to dance with the other men. Of course...the rest is history. I had found a postcard of a drawing of it, but never pictures. Thank you!! Someday maybe I'll even see inside ones.

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire View Post
The girls are squabbling at the Woman's Club of Hollywood, per LACurbed yesterday ( and The New York Times today:

The club was once at 7078 Hollywood Blvd. The architect of this building was Arthur Rolland Kelly, whose grandson
maintains a record of his work--according to it, no less than Rudolph Schindler remodeled the building in 1944. Looking
for a picture of that.... (It's all gone now.) The tall, gothic-detailed building in the background at left in the second
shot is the Hollywood Professional Building at Hollywood and Sycamore, now apartments called the Seventy-46.

After the WWII, the club bought this house at 1749 N. La Brea:
It was once the Hollywood School for Girls, whose alumni, according to the club's
website, include "Jean Harlow, Carol [sic] Lombard, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. [?], and
Anita Loos." Edith Head and Charles Laughton taught here. The property obviously
being more interesting to the club gals more than the old house, it was replaced
by the present clubhouse, designed by Arthur E. Harvey, in 1947:

Google Street View
Love the grocery cart--a little touch of '80s Hollywood.

Google Street View

Wasn't there a similar squabble not long ago about the fate of the Hollywood Studio Club building?
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