July 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Growing Up Sheiks Football

Growing up Sheiks Football

World famous Hollywood High School is known around the globe as a premier platform for producing global celebrity icons.  Growing up in Hollywood was the best life experience in the universe.

Aside from many activities, football and baseball were the choices for the neighborhood kids who roamed the streets after school.  I came to Hollywood High School in the spring of 1994 and immediately joined the football team.  All of my neighborhood friends that…


Added by Emmanuel Aquino on July 31, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments

For Car Enthusiasts

Since I had been approached about the 1963 Hollywood High School class reunion, I was doing a little poking around online for any 1963 "look back" information and material and found a really interesting article about the 1963 Corvette Z06 on here and you'll enjoy reading the car articles in the process. The story is on pages 28 and 29.


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on July 29, 2012 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Performing Arts Magnet Productions Available on DVD (Friends of Hollywood High Parent & Alumni Group for the Performing Arts Magnet) )

Jerry Melton, the first Magnet Coordinator at Hollywood High, filmed some of the productions at the school with his VHS camcorder (back in the 80's when the Magnet began). These videos have been in his personal library all these years. Mary Melton, his daughter and also a graduate from the Hollywood High Magnet program, has generously donated these tapes to Friends of Hollywood High as a fundraising opportunity.

Funds from the sale of these DVDs will be used to make…

Added by Emmanuel Aquino on July 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet Facebook Group

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet Facebook Group is a place where our teachers, students and fans are sharing ideas and events information with you about the Magnet.

Please consider joining in…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on July 26, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments


It happens before you know it. A glance in the mirror shows the beginning of age lines. Traces of gray hair have suddenly cropped up. You awake one morning, get out of bed and feel aches and pains in your joints when you walk. While shaving or moisturizing, you observe your neck is starting to look like a wattle. You can’t stop it. Aging is part of living and if you consider the alternative, a few wrinkles and some joint aches aren’t so bad. But why, you lament, why can’t you stay young…

Added by Leslie Shulman Bratspis on July 24, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Today's Member Email from Neil Menzies S'64

Hi administrators for the web site!

I think this email should be directed towards Carole Wells.

My name is Neil Menzies S64 and I was responsible for getting the museum display for Heather Menzies put together along with Jeanne Hon and Jerry Massey.  

I came across another alumni who I feel should be recognized via the museum. His name is Randy Tuten S65.  Randy was a prolific and extremely talented artist while he was at Hollywood High.…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on July 22, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

In Loving Memory of Betty Jean Le Brick Moore

Betty Jean Le Brick Moore Class of Summer 1942 died on March 12, 2012 in Laguna Hills where she had live for the last few years since her husband Clifton A. Moore died.

Betty was one of the early "Rosie the Riveters" building airplanes at Douglas Aircraft during WWII while her husband was serving in the navy.  After the war   she attended cooking schools and restaurant management and became the head preparation at Culver City school. Her husband Clifton was CEO  of Los…

Added by Emmanuel Aquino on July 21, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Today's Member Letter: Changing the Image of the Shiek!

The contents of this post do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Hollywood High School, its employees or students; nor the Alumni Association.

Due to the present world situation and especially the Arab World, I think it’s time for HHS to change the image of the Arab Sheik (the Valentino movie idol of the 1920s) to a more fitting and modern icon and politically correct representation of a local high school.

I was always…


Added by Emmanuel Aquino on July 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Hollywood High School Loyalty Song

I received these lyrics from the 1971/1972 class reunion organizers and I was sure curious how many different ways this has been recorded and sung. If you'd like, you can record your version on YouTube and post a link in the comments below. 


Adapted from the University of Illinois Loyalty Song, “We’re Loyal to You Illinois,” words and music by T.H. Guild, copyright 1907, by T.H. Guild. 

We’re loyal to you…


Added by HHSAA Webmaster on July 15, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Excerpt from "The Father of Hollywood: The True Story" Authored by Gaelyn Whitley Keith

The contents of this post do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Hollywood High School, its employees or students; nor the Alumni Association.

Hobart Johnstone (HJ) Whitley, the Father of Hollywood – His involvement with Hollywood High School

From the book: The Father of Hollywood – The True Story  Authored by Gaelyn Whitley Keith – the great grand daughter of HJ Whitley



Added by Emmanuel Aquino on July 9, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments

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