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Listen the horses are stamping in the stalls the sea breeze kisses the hilltops while the birds weave melodies of happiness on the open trail Your day begins in Hollywoodland, California” -excerpt from a Hollywoodland publicity brochure.
Of all the various neighborhoods and Burroughs of Los Angeles, Hollywoodland is probably it's most unique and architecturally intriguing.
The vision of developer, S.H. Woodruff, and L. A. Times publisher, Harry Chandler, to create a quiet hillside enclave of European style castles and estates perched high above Hollywood was realized in 1926 as Hollywoodland, a perfect name for a place where reality is suspended, as in the film. Hollywoodland is a dream-like town whose residents revere the imaginative and dramatic and the homes here are nothing if not theatrical. Of all the various neighborhoods and boroughs of Los Angeles, Hollywoodland is probably the most unique and architecturally intriguing. Originally architectural styles were restricted to French Normandy, Tudor English, Mediterranean, and Spanish.
With possibly more turrets per square mile than even Lichenstein, Hollywoodland also boasts many walled and gated estates with mini moats. European stonemasons were brought in to construct the stone walls, clock tower and connecting stairways with granite rock quarried from the nearby hills. With names like Castillo Del Lago and Wolf’s Lair, you half expect to see royalty.
During the 1920s and 30s Hollywoodland became the home or hideaway of some of Hollywood’s most famous and infamous royalty. Really, the community was perfect for anyone attempting to guard their privacy through walled and gated mansions and a maze of winding streets. This was especially useful during prohibition.
One home on Woodhaven still has the fake bookshelves which conceal a secret storage space where no doubt a case of your favorite hooch could be stored. Some of this fairy tale like properties include the Rodgerton estate, where Humphrey Bogart lived for two years, a castle complete with bell towers on Mulholland.and Durand where Bugsy Siegal ran a speakeasy and gambling casino until it was shut down by the Feds, and even a French Normandy estate on Beachwood with a 12 ft. high painted crest of a knight holding a sword and shield.
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