WeHo History in Images

March 13, 2014

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Title: Images of America: West Hollywood

Author(s): Ryan Gierach

ISBN: 0738528501

Price: $19.99

# of Pages: 128

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Publication Date: 11/12/2003

West Hollywood’s First & Only Published History – By Ryan Gierach. Advertisement

Book Description: West Hollywood, which began as Sherman, a rail yard town, played an integral role in creating the “Hollywood” film industry while it grew up alongside the fashionable Beverly Hills to house the service industries needed by these wealthy neighbors.

An excursion on the Balloon Route, which began and returned downtown via West Hollywood (the central train station), the beach communities and South-Central at the beginning of the 20th Century. From Images of America: West Hollywood, courtesy Arcadia Publishing.


The studio built by Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks Sr., which eventually became United Artists and MGM and then Warner Bros., still stands as The Lot.

As time marched on, the predominantly renter, Jewish, gay, and senior citizen residents of the progressive-minded area determined to step out of the shadows of nearby communities and create a city of their own, an effort that caused some controversy but resulted in the incorporation of West Hollywood in 1984.

Since incorporation West Hollywood has been a beacon of hope, drawing refugees from Russia and around the world to its tolerant streets.

The world famous Trocadero on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, from Images of America: West Hollywood, courtesy Arcadia Publishing.

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Illustrated with more than 200 historic photographs drawn from the archives of the city, the Sherman Library, and area universities, as well as the private collections of longtime residents, this new retrospective pays tribute to the people, places, and events that have shaped the history of this unique community and continue to move it towards the future.

Local journalist and historian Ryan Gierach is an active member of the West Hollywood community.

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This history of West Hollywood is available at most local book stores.

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ALSO by Mr. Gierach –

Cedarburg: A History Set In Stone. By Ryan Gierach.

Discerning history buffs will appreciate this text history by Mr. Gierach, of Cedarburg, WI, a village north of Milwaukee with its entire downtown on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cedarburg: A History Set In Stone.

Title: Cedarburg: A History Set In Stone

Author(s): Ryan Gierach

ISBN: 073852431X

Price: $24.99

# of Pages 160

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC

Publication Date: June 23, 2003

Resting on the shores of Lake Michigan, Cedarburg, Wisconsin has been defined by its natural resources and its pioneering settlers since its earliest days. Native Americans once hunted wildlife drawn to the pristine springs in the region, and in the 1840s, “Old Lutheran” immigrants built a thriving town on the same spot, eventually grafting a dynamic Teutonic culture by constructing hundreds of magnificent stone buildings in a unique German craftsman style.

The striking landscape of Cedarburg today, so carefully preserved, is a testament to the unyielding spirit of the men and women who fashioned this unique place out of the wilderness.

To get an inscribed copy of the book, contact Mr. Gierach at Book@WeHoNews.com. , or to order online visit Arcadia Publishing.

Or call Mr. Gierach at 323.380.6350.