April 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Then and Now - Lynn Vivian Dymally

Today's beautiful Hollywood High grad

Class of 1976!

and now:

Lynn, you have not aged one day! Still as beautiful as ever!

Lynn is now the Adjunct Associate Professor at the Legal Studies…


Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on April 30, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Today's Alum Email

I am impressed since I had no contact for 63 years and then very professional contact.  June Tanner Jaffee, W'49,  is my only HHS classmate with whom I have had contact since moving across the country.  Congratulations on being so organized, etc.  You can save on the invitation since I will not be able to attend.  My husband and I are going on a Smithsonian cruise to Greek Isles in June.  We were in California three years ago, and I was impressed that the campus looked the same, to my…


Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on April 30, 2012 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Discover Hollywood Needs Your Help

Did you know a student at Hollywood High who later became a Hollywood celebrity?  Who was this person and what was your most interesting memory or experience with him or her when they were attending Hollywood High?  What was this person like as a teenager?  

Your name and comment may be used in a story for Discover Hollywood magazine and that is being written by journalist Rena Dictor LeBlanc. 

Contact Rena today at: …


Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on April 30, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Volunteer Corner

Teresa Oborny, a retired E6 from the United States Airforce, has been volunteering two days a week to help the Hollywood High School Alumni Association with mailing list management, data entry and phone calls. We'd like to thank Teresa for helping us out. She did not graduate from Hollywood High but she is a firm believer in giving back to her community.

Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on April 30, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Hollywood High School "Class of 91 & 92" Reunion Tickets On Sale Now!

Calling all HHS Class of 91 & 92 - 20th Year reunion tickets are on sale!
Get your tickets @ www.sheiksreunion.com

Added by Henry Xavier Mendez on April 25, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

Spotlight on Ruta Lee, Hollywood High School Class of Summer 1952

Certainly one of Hollywood's most glamorous ladies, Ruta Lee is also one of its most multifaceted and top-notched civic contributors. Born in Montreal, Lee is the daughter of a Lithuanian tailor. While at Hollywood High, Lee's career in show business began at the famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre… as an usherette, then candy girl. She was quickly promoted to box office cashier…


Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on April 23, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

In Loving Remembrance of Robert Buckley '38

Bob Buckley was kidnapped by his Mother from Buffalo, New York, who stole away to Hollywood, California, where she did have some minor success in the movies. She didn't have a lot of roles, so of course, they didn't lead their middle-class Buffalo life, but were very impoverished. Bob said their poverty wasn't that important, because he always credited Hollywood High with having given him an extraordinarily good education, and wonderful friends. I believe it, because he was a Renaissance…


Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on April 21, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Enjoy a Hollywood High School Production!

Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on April 20, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Retirees To Be Honored

HHS Faculty retirees Betsy Eschrich, Dr. Joan Gordon, Paul Itkin, Peter Lempert, Raymond Miller, Douglas Pierce and David Snyder will be honored on Friday, June 22nd at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. You can download the HHS Retirement flyer and RSVP form at hollywoodhighschool.net or For information you can contact Denise Ramirez at 323-993-1702 or by email at dlr9334@lausd.net

Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on April 18, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments

In Loving Remembrance of Glenn Shepherd ('40)

Geologist, activist Glenn Shepherd dies at home, 86

WAILUKU — Friends and family are mourning the loss of Wailuku resident Glenn Shepherd, remembered as a community activist, geologist and all-around funny guy.

Shepherd, 86, died on Tuesday at his residence of pancreatic cancer.

“He was such an outstanding person and outstanding human being,” said Council Member Michelle Anderson.

Anderson said Shepherd would regularly share information with her and was…


Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on April 11, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments


Massive, Countywide Volunteer Effort to be Part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup™ Nationwide Day of Service April 28

WHAT: Some 4,000 volunteers representing a broad cross-section of Los Angeles’ diverse population are expected to take part in the Friends of the Los Angeles River’s (FoLAR) 23rd Annual La Gran Limpieza: The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp happening April 28, 2012. FoLAR estimates more than 25 tons garbage will be pulled from the 15 river clean-up…


Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on April 11, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Volunteer Corner

We are very pleased to announce that Teresa Oborny has joined our list of dedicated volunteers. She will be helping us with data entry and mailing list management. She is a retired from the Air Force and has worked as a education and training manager. She has been a para educator for special education children and a therapeutic foster parent for five years.

She is a member of the community and has offered her valuable time to help us! Thank you Teresa!

Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on April 9, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments

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