DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY 2011
Often we are not able to get a good idea of when a vintage postcard was printed, unless by good fortune there is a postmark and date. In this case, this card entitled "Hollywood, the City of Stars" was sent to Mrs. Wilma McGee (wife of E. J. McGee at East 933 Mission Avenue, Spokane 13 Washington on the 10th of February 1947.
"Hollywood, California, North Hollywood and San Fernando Valley in Distance. Vintage postcard 1947 gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2011. (click on image to enlarge.)
Note: The Hollywood Freeway was being put through the Cahuenga Pass at this time. The construction area can be clearly seen with Lake Hollywood Reservoir to its right. Double click on this image, seeing it up close is worth it.
"All the world knows of glamorous Hollywood, of its queens of fashion, its stars of the silver screen and radio, its world wide influence in entertainment, art, literature and music.
With a background of beautiful foothills and bathed in the brilliance of the California sun, Hollywood si a beautiful city. Wonderful hotels, unique theaters and cafes, charming shops - its broad palm lined avenues which lead the exchanged traveler to the sparkling blue of the Pacific or towering mountain ranges."