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[Album of photographs and renderings of homes in Hollywoodland]

Label
[Album of photographs and renderings of homes in Hollywoodland]
Title
[Album of photographs and renderings of homes in Hollywoodland]
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of 92 photographs (19.3 x 25 cm) from 1923-1929, documenting the development of Hollywoodland, a 500-acre subdivision at the top of Beachwood Canyon in Los Angeles, California.
Biographical or historical data
Real estate developer, architect, and builder.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
LC call number
F869.H74
LC item number
W661 1923
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
The subdivision, known as the Sherman and Clark Ranch, was developed in 1923 by a real estate syndicate which included Sidney H. Woodruff, Eli P. Clark, the original landowner, Harry Chandler, Gen. M.H. Sherman, and Tracy E. Shoultz. Shoultz died unexpectedly in July 1923, and Woodruff took over as head developer. The first 44 photographs are primarily views of some of the newly-built homes of Hollywood, which were designed in Spanish, Mediterranean, English Tudor, and French Normandy architectural styles. There are two views of the entrance into Hollywoodland, marked by stone arches and tower, beyond which can be seen S.H. Woodruff's office, the Hollywoodland Tract Office, located at 2690 Beachwood Drive. The homes, nestled against the hillsides, are photographed from various perspectives, including front and back; close-ups of special architectural details, gardens, or patios; and as part of the overall streetscape. Several views taken from the hillsides above reveal the layout of winding streets, stone retaining walls, staircases, and quaint street lamps which were intended to give the neighborhood a "European village" look. Two photos taken at night capture the beauty of the grid of the city lights of Los Angeles below. The remaining 48 photos are of black and white architectural renderings of houses designed by various architects, many of them for specific clients named on the drawings. A large number of the renderings are designs by John De Lario, for himself and for clients including C. Dallas Howland, H.A. Clarke, Mack Sennett, oilman Patrick M. Longan, whose Castillo del Lago was located at 6342 Mulholland Highway, Dr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Ribler, Mrs. Helena Lau Giffen, George R. Hannan, Joe Rock, Mrs. Clara Shatto, Sherman A. Hays, Edward W. Hedland, Clair R. Savage, Roderick D. Burnham, and H.S. Belland at 3206 Deronda Drive. Also included are drawings by H. Hasenburger, who designed an English Tudor residence for Ernest E. Rogers; Carl Lindbom who designed "Villa Mithra;" Harry I. Muck whose home for Kirstine and Einar C. Petersen was located at 2706 Beachwood Drive, and completed in 1927; Vincent Palmer who designed the residence of E. Charles Barbour on Deronda Drive, as well as the house at 6108 Dorcas Place; George Garfield Dowey and D. Wesley Coulter
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Album of photographs and renderings of homes in Hollywoodland]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8q241gx/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos of canvas leaves, one to a page; a few have numbers in negative in the lower right corners, probably stock numbers
  • Bound in black pebble-grain leather covers, with two-hole binding; gold-stamped cover title, "S.H. Woodruff. Community Developer. Hollywoodland, Dana Point, California." Manufacturer's green and white label on inside back cover of J.L. Hanson Co. of Chicago, identifying album as a Badger album (J.L. Hanson Co. took over the album department of the Heinn Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1922)
  • For additional photographs of Hollywoodland, see album 94/8 from the Photograph Album Collection (Collection94), which contains 19 photographs by developer S.H. Woodruff of homes, buildings, and proposed land development in Hollywoodland; Album 1 in Box 1, and Album 2 in Box 2 of Collection of material about Hollywoodland (Collection 1527). See also Hollywoodland / Mary Mallory and Hollywood Heritage Inc. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, c2011
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (92 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: with Album 2 in gray archival box with lid.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
canvas
Specific material designation
photomechanical print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)835160973
  • ucoclc835160973
Label
[Album of photographs and renderings of homes in Hollywoodland]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8q241gx/
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos of canvas leaves, one to a page; a few have numbers in negative in the lower right corners, probably stock numbers
  • Bound in black pebble-grain leather covers, with two-hole binding; gold-stamped cover title, "S.H. Woodruff. Community Developer. Hollywoodland, Dana Point, California." Manufacturer's green and white label on inside back cover of J.L. Hanson Co. of Chicago, identifying album as a Badger album (J.L. Hanson Co. took over the album department of the Heinn Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1922)
  • For additional photographs of Hollywoodland, see album 94/8 from the Photograph Album Collection (Collection94), which contains 19 photographs by developer S.H. Woodruff of homes, buildings, and proposed land development in Hollywoodland; Album 1 in Box 1, and Album 2 in Box 2 of Collection of material about Hollywoodland (Collection 1527). See also Hollywoodland / Mary Mallory and Hollywood Heritage Inc. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, c2011
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (92 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: with Album 2 in gray archival box with lid.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
canvas
Specific material designation
photomechanical print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)835160973
  • ucoclc835160973

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