Letter from the Editor

Whether you are a loyal reader or this is the first issue you've ever seen, you are important to us. Years ago, when we first began promoting all the good things about Hollywood, we surveyed people who were visiting for the first time. That's when we discovered what people wanted was information about our town. They knew there was more to Hollywood than footprints in concrete and stars on sidewalks. Discover Hollywood was born.

With each quarterly issue, we follow our mission to inform visitors and residents about the unique culture and lore of Hollywood. Many years ago, there was a hit TV show with a tag line "There are a million stories in the Naked City." That's Hollywood. We have 100 years of stories with more being created each day. For those of us who live and work here, that is something we love about this fascinating place. For our visitors, it's what they know is here beneath the surface and sometimes inaccessible without a guide.

If I could, I'd take each of you by the hand to show you the Hollywood I know and love. Since that's not possible, we fill our pages with what to see and do and leave the stories up to my writers.

In this issue, you'll learn about the Woman's Club and the role it played in the early cultural life Hollywood written by noted author and now president of the club, Rosemary Lord. Celebrate a milestone with James Bartlett as he gives you a tour of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel still lively and going strong at 90. Each year something new is added to the scary and fun activities at Halloween. Annette Semerdjian takes us on a night tour of Paramount and other dark places that uniquely celebrate Halloween.

Discover Hollywood has been appearing in your mailbox four times a year since we expanded to a quarterly publication in 2006. We want to hear from you. Maybe you have a story you think our readers would enjoy; I love to get pitched. If our magazine enhanced your visit and gave you some insight into this town, I'd love to hear from you. If we've omitted a historic site or (perish the thought!) have our facts mixed up, let us know. We love you. You're the reason we do what we do. Let's get to know each other better. 

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