The 1967 American musical film starring legendary Julie Andrews was adapted to the stage and the Hollywood High School's opening night yesterday was nothing short of amazing and I've seen many Broadway plays. This was good, really and truly great actually. Except for the fact that middle-aged characters were being portrayed by teens, I completely lost track of the fact that…Continue
A class ring has been found from the Class of 1976. If you can accurately describe it and tell me what initials are inside, then we'll return it to you as the rightful owner! Thank you.
Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on May 24, 2012 at 6:02pm — No Comments
Nolan was the first born son of Max and Frances Ballin of Chicago. He grew up surrounded aunts, uncles, cousins and brother Ernie and sister Elaine. Nolan moved to LA in 1939 and attended Hollywood High School. In high school he worked at McDonnell Douglas Burbank on Dauntless aircraft. After graduation, Nolan joined the Army Air Corps. and served as a drill instructor until the end of WWII. He attended LA City College studying business also acting classes which inspired his lifelong…Continue
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The idea of a museum to highlight the history of the school as well as the famous alumni who
attended was spearheaded by Jeanne Hon, principal from 1991-1997. She would go through the
basements and storage areas looking for space to be converted into offices and instructional facilities,
and during her searches she found a great deal of memorabilia stored in boxes and completely
forgotten. “Isn’t it a shame that these treasures can’t be enjoyed by everyone” she would tell…
Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on May 23, 2012 at 6:46pm — No Comments
Jacklyn M Roland Gettleman born August 12, 1939 in Hollywood, CA to John and Herta (Cours) Roland she was the older sister to Rita. She passed away on May 4, 2012 at 9:56 AM in her home in Thousand s Oaks, CA.
Jackie grew up Hollywood attended Blessed Sacrament, then graduated from Hollywood High School in 1958. She love the glamorous "Old Hollywood" she grew up in and was a product of that environment her whole life. She bemoaned the decline of her favorite…Continue
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Aldonia "La Verne" Fisher. 66 past away unexpectedly on Sunday April 8, 2012 following a brief illness.
She was born on April 23, 1945 Newport News, Virginia to Frank E and Verna Brown. Aldonia is survived by her husband John Fisher, her daughter Nicole Fisher, granddaughter Sophia Weglarz, her two sisters Francella Watkins and Anita Brown.
Aldonia taught in the Los Angeles United School District at various middle and high schools She ended her teaching career as a…Continue
Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on May 19, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
It's pretty rare that I feature a vendor on the blog because vendors work for money, we pay them and they get what they asked for and the deal is done.
Michael with MTM Delivery was someone I found off Craig's List because I needed a mover to take the 400 pounds of printed newsletters from Rancho Dominguez to Eagle Rock. He bid less than half of the price of anyone else and because he is doing this for us as a charity, he felt really good about it. And he contacted me with…Continue
Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on May 12, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments
Media rights management conglomerate Corbis, through it's Corbis Images division, has become a sponsor of Hollywood High School Alumni Association. Providing rich and interesting imagery, Corbis is supporting our cause by providing materials for our website and newsletters.
Corbis is privately held by its founder and Chairman Bill Gates, who started the company in…Continue
Added by SUSAN J. SILVESTRI on May 3, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments
By now you have all probably heard about Cheri Fuqua's passing last Saturday after a battle with breast cancer. It is a real tragedy and shock to all of us. My thoughts turn back to the past...when times were simpler and life was mostly so much fun and Cheri was at the center of it all. She and I met in gradeschool, at Cheremoya, and spent much of those young years together, in Brownies, through high school and on into life.. But as we all have gone on to live own lives,…
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My life story since Hollywood High:
I went to UC Berkeley where my undergraduate major was in Sociology and Social Institutions. I lived in a student co-op, and was active in the YWCA and student organizations.
I Married Burt Wolfman in 1952 after becoming 21 years of age. My parents objected to my…Continue
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Ralph Andrew Lunstedt, class of ’46, was born May 26, 1918 in Hollywood and passed away March 31, 2011 in Palm Desert. In World War II he retired as an Army Lieutenant, 1st class. He owned California Book Supply in Inglewood, a technical and engineering book store. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bobbie, and two children.
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Leif Roebuck Ball, born June 10, 1917 passed away October 16, 2011. Roby to his friends was in the class of ’35. Leif joined the Army in World War II and rose to the rank of captain. He was stationed in England where he met Phyllis who would be his wife for 52 years. He is survived by three children, eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
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Norman Felipe Valdes Sr passed away December 7, 2011. Norman was born June 25, 1928, the youngest of three boys. He attended Hollywood High, Class of ’47, and after graduating joined the Navy. He worked 40 years for the Gas Company and after his retirement worked happily for Home Depot. When Norman passed away he left Frances, his wife of 59 years, six children,15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
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