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Hooray for the HOLLYWOOD(LAND) Sign

Jul 12, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

In 1923, real estate developers advertised a new community in the hills above Hollywood, California. The housing development – Hollywoodland – was minutes away from more expensive properties in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Dedicated on July 13, 1923, the HOLLYWOODLAND Sign was built, according to developers Woodruff and Shoults, to attract people to

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Retro TV, Movies, Music & Video Games

Oct 28, 2011 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Turn on your radio or TV and it’s a sure bet you’ll find something that looks and sounds awfully familiar.  Now more than ever, what’s old is new, yesterday is today and if it was good then, it’ll be better now.  Retro is everywhere! Why?  Lots of reasons, really.  We’re getting older and living longer,

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Cary Grant, Hollywood Leading Man

Feb 10, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

One of the most handsome and sophisticated leading men in Hollywood in the ’30s, ’40s and  ’50s, Cary Grant was born in Bristol, England on January 18, 1904. His real name was Archibald Alexander Leach. His father pressed trousers for a living and the family was quite poor. And since Grant’s parents argued frequently, he

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Filed under: Movie Stars of Old Hollywood Tagged with: actors, Hollywood, movies