Yes indeed, Mr. Carl Johnson has been around for more than nine decades! He asked us to give him a call and talk about his life and he wants to join us for Alumni Day 2012. He is 96 years old now. Carl still drives himself (yes in a car!) and he is a talker. I enjoyed a great conversation with him today. Imagine this...he and I schedule a lunch together. What a great thing that's going to be, I want to chat with him about life at Hollywood High in the 1930's. I can't wait. Carl is…Continue
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I'm posting an email we received today from our friends over at the School of Motion Pictures & Television at Academy of Art University and for graduates of HHS who would like to consider a career in entertainment, they offer many programs that are worthy of your consideration.
The mission of the School of Motion Pictures & Television at Academy of Art University is to provide an outstanding education in the field of Motion Pictures & Television. We welcome all who strive…Continue
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We are presently on the "lookout" for the following HHS yearbooks and if you have one and are willing to donate, please let us know by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The books we're needing are:
Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on March 22, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments
An impressive 65% of Hollywood High School students went on to college after graduation in 1922, very high by national standards of the day. Source: "Hollywood High: The History of America's Most Famous Public School."
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Courtesy of: Schools.com
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Source: Virginia L. Sonett (his widow), Tucson, Arizona
CPL CHARLES P. SONETT
410TR Infantry Regiment, 3d Battalion, Company K
Charles P. Sonett was born January 15, 1924 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, California where he was active in the High School ROTC program rising to the rank of cadet…
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John R. Costello
Hollywood High, Class of Summer ‘49
I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in December of 1930. After a somewhat spoiled early childhood, I progressed through the Minneapolis school system into the 9th grade. I was not the best of students in the 9th grade and had…Continue
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We're told he was an outstanding Hollywood High School student, member of the honor societies including Euphebes. He purportedly received honors for never missing a single day of…Continue
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Dr. Jeanne E. Hon has had a rewarding (and she says hilarious) career with the nation's second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified School District. Married at…Continue
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We're proud to announce that Mrs. Sharon (Gross) Pruhs S'55 has joined the ranks of our volunteers to help with our computer data entry work. She will be starting a three-day-a-week volunteer commitment for the Hollywood High School Alumni Association tomorrow.
Many additional thanks to Tammy Levario, Jennie Duncan and the long list of other recent volunteers helping us out.
Thank you everyone!
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Born in Swissvale, Pennsylvania on February 27, 1924. Closed his smiling Irish eyes on April 15, 2011 in LakeView Terrace, California. Preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Virginia, in 2008. Ray graduated Hollywood High School - Class of 1942. He joined the …Continue
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JOHN MOLTENO MAYS Of Malibu, California died on Monday, August 15, 2011 of natural causes. He was 88. His career at Bell Telephone Laboratories, the National Science Foundation, on the President's Science Advisory Committee and at the National Institute of Education helped to shape the role of the government in the behavioral and social sciences. He is survived by his…Continue
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The rich history of Hollywood High School is partly the magic of Hollywood and mostly the hard work of our people. Carole Wells, a graduate and very notable alumnus, has authored the book "Amberella". Congratulations Carole! Please click the link here if you'd like to consider buying a copy.…Continue
Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on March 7, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Thanks for the update. I was in the Graduation Class of 1954. (Not 56) In 1956 I graduated from Los Angeles City College and went on to LA State and UCLA later on the GI Bill to get my BA. I recently got a reprint copy on E-bay of the 54/55 Yearbook Poinsettia it still had inscriptions & comments to someone named " Myron", HA HA . In it my Grad picture ii incorrectly under Class of 55 but I graduated in Summer of 1954. It is a bit confusing because most…
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I'd like to send a special thanks to Ms. Florence "Babe" Dickerman-Eagle, Class of Summer 1939; for helping me locate Joel Greenberg. Babe lives in Bel Aire and was kind enough to send Joe's info to help us locate him. If you know someone who graduated from HHS, please let us know.
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Per our telephone conversation this evening, I have retyped the letter I mailed to you dated February 7th, 2012. I enjoyed speaking with you and look forward to being of assistance to you in hopefully updating information on alumni who's mail has been returned, getting current addresses, information, etc. I also look forward to seeing action take place with respects to getting recognition for the S49-W'50 Swim Team winning the All…
Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on March 7, 2012 at 12:26am — No Comments
...no I'm not thanking you for my 30's, I am thanking the folks who are still with us from the 30's and they are a spry and energetic bunch! I can't wait to meet you all and hear all about your adventures at Hollywood High!
So far, we have membership dues for these very special 1930's folks:
Barney Kotrbe S'37
Helen Part Rosin W'35
Lois L. Joines S'39
Lt. Col. Donald Taylor, USAF (Ret.) S'36
Lillian (Chernoff) Zerner…Continue
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You hope you never make a typo in your life and of course we have spell checking software, but somehow, just as you go to send a file to the printer, an extra "o" gets into the word "school" and you start a riot. We are trying to teach some very hungry minds how to be literate members of society. I assure you the fault is all mine, I am barely awake at 12am writing these things, juggling the demands of putting out content and keeping it entertaining at the same time.
Thank you to…Continue
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Groth, Donald Fred, 82, of Mission Viejo, passed away April 12, 2011 of complications of pneumonia. He was born October 18, 1928 in Hollywood, CA and lived all his life in California. His wife, Linda; his children, Eric and Teri Sanford, Cynthia and Doug Stark, and Bergitta Groth; his grandchildren, Colin Sanford, Kaila and Andrew Stark, Alexander Trevisan, and Gabrielle and…Continue
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