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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY                       2013

When the San Fernando Valley's population exploded after World War Two, the enormous concentration of artists in the entertainment industry suddenly had an immense audience for their talents right here in Los Angeles. Production houses such as the Greek Theatre, the Holywood Bowl, and the theaters of the Music Center laid the foundation of today's live theater in our city. The theaters of North Hollywood are the envy of most cities across the planet.

 "Girl Crazy" A Greek Theatre Production - 1951

Encino-based film and theater star Mickey Rooney honed his audience skills in Los Angeles theater between "gigs" in film.

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