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Old Posted Apr 7, 2011, 10:34 PM
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Excellent post....I certainly hope the Women's Club of Hollywood gets to keep their 1947 treasure.
To be honest, I didn't know there was an active Women's Club of Hollywood.
The small town I grew up in had both a women's club and a junior women's club (for the younger set).
Neither one of clubs still exist, so I thought perhaps they were a thing of the past.




I guess the Ebell Club of Los Angeles would be considered a women's club.


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This beautiful building was built at the corner of Wilshire and Lucerne in 1927.


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The new facilities also included a 1,700 seat auditorium at the rear of the property facing 8th Street.


Corey Miller


They still have these GREAT neon signs that look like they're out of a 1940s film noir.


Jodie Summers






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What first piqued my interest was this 1909 postcard I found on ebay.....




....as well as this photograph I found on ebay.



I guess all that rampant foliage was a result of the meager plants you see in the above color postcard.
It looks like an image from the 'Life After People' tv program.


Below is a link to a great article about the Ebell Club of Los Angeles.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/us/10ebell.html

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