A HOLLYWOOD LEGACY
World War I veterans in Los Angeles working in the motion picture industry chartered the Hollywood Post in 1919 with the goals of service to the community, state, and nation and to help their fellow veterans suffering badly from the effects of the Great War.
Classic Hollywood luminaries—veterans and nonveteran supporters—like C.B. DeMille, Adolph Menjou, Walter Long, and Mary Pickford were all instrumental in getting the post on its feet in the early days, when they met in a small church on the corner of Hollywood & Vine. Over the years, Post members have included the likes of Clark Gable, Gene Autry, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Ronald Reagan, Charlton Heston, Stan Lee, Rob Riggle, and many more showbiz figures.
Post 43 and its members have been a central part of civic, business, and social life in Los Angeles for nearly 100 years.
From the 1930s through the ‘60s, the landmark was a favorite spot for major motion picture studios to introduce their “starlets” including Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth, Rosalind Russell, and an unknown Marilyn Monroe.
Today, the three-story, 30,000 sq. ft. landmark celebrates its approaching centennial by reopening its doors to introduce a remarkable space that revives its Hollywood legacy. The exclusive venue has been reimagined by a new generation of award-winning architects and event designers, with its historic 6,000 sq. ft. theater now outfitted with state-of-the-art picture, sound and digital technology to continue its iconic legacy today.