Monday, October 7, 2013

Greetings from Hollywood California

Greetings from Hollywood California Pg. 1

Greetings from Hollywood California Pg. 2

This is a 1936 C.T. Art-Colortone vintage postcard which was published by the Western Publishing & Novelty Co. of Los Angeles, California.

My grandparents and their family emigrated from Brazil to the United States in 1952. They arrived in New York and traveled across the United States on their way to their final destination of Southern California. There are many vintage postcards from California in my grandparents' collection. The postcard I'm sharing with you today is one of them.

Hollywood is a popular tourist destination. After arriving in California, my grandparents and their family visited the Hollywood Walk of FameHere's a picture of them at this famous tourist spot. My two uncles are the little boys in the photo and my Grandma Willis is to the left of them. Willis' mother is the woman in the foreground of the photo on the right.

Hollywood, California 1952

I did a little bit of research online, and it appears that the younger of my two uncles (the one on the right) is standing on the handprint/footprint square for Diana Wynyard. And directly behind him is the square for Judy Garland. My other uncle is standing in between the squares for Mickey Rooney and Norma Shearer. Willis' mom is standing on the square for the Ritz Brothers.

Thanks for stopping by!

© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last


  1. Visiting Hollywood in that time period had to have been the thrill of a lifetime. It's interesting that you pinned down which squares your family stood on. Diana Wynyard is not familiar to me though.

    1. Hi Wendy,

      Oh yes! It must have been such a thrill to these new immigrants to visit Hollywood. I'm glad I was able to find out which squares these were in this picture. Thank you Internet! I didn't know who Diana Wynyard was either. I learned that she was an actress who was born in England.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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