Hollywood High School

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Hollywood High School
HollywoodHighSchool.jpg
Achieve The Honorable
Location
1521 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Information
Type Public
Established 1903
Principal Alejandra Sanchez (2012 - Current)
Grades 9 - 12
Campus Urban
Color(s)          Crimson, White
Mascot Sheiks
Website
Hollywood High School Historic District
Built 1910 et seq
Architectural style Art Moderne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 11000989[1]
Added to NRHP January 4, 2012

Hollywood High School is a Los Angeles Unified School District high school located at the intersection of North Highland Avenue and West Sunset Boulevard in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.

History[edit]

In September 1903, a two-room school was opened on the second floor of an empty storeroom at the Masonic Temple on Highland Avenue, north of Hollywood Boulevard (then Prospect Avenue). Hollywood was incorporated as a municipality in November 1903. The Hollywood High Organ Opus 481 was a gift from the class of 1924. After suffering severe water damage from the Northridge earthquake in 1994, it was restored in 2002. The campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 2012.[2][3]

The school's mascot was derived from the 1921 Rudolph Valentino film of the same name, The Sheik.[4]

Filming location[edit]

Hollywood High School mural

Hollywood High has been the filming location for movies, television shows, and other productions, including the following:

Mural[edit]

In 2002, artist Eloy Torrez painted a mural of 13 famous entertainers, titled "Portrait of Hollywood", across the entire east wall of the school's auditorium.[6][7] From left to right, the entertainers displayed are Dorothy Dandridge, Dolores del Rio, Brandy Norwood, Selena, Lana Turner, Laurence Fishburne, Cantinflas, Carol Burnett, Cher, Ricky Nelson, Bruce Lee, Rudolph Valentino, and Judy Garland. In 2007, Torrez added a 50-foot (15 m) tall mural of John Ritter, who died four years earlier, on the connecting portion of the building's north wall.[8] All but four of the entertainers, Cantinflas, Lee, Selena and Valentino, were students at Hollywood High School.[citation needed] The artist said the mural is a celebration of a diverse ethnic range of actors and entertainers.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Hollywood HS students; Lazzaretto, Christine (July 21, 2011). "National Regiwster of Historic Places Registration Formn: Hollywood High School Historic District (draft)". National Park Service. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hollywood High named to register of historic places". Los Angeles Times. January 23, 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  4. ^ LeBlanc, Rena (Fall 2012). "Hollywood High Revisited". Discover Hollywood Magazine. 
  5. ^ Favreau, Jon (2001). Made script by Jon Favreau. (See page 17, line 23) Retrieved on June 2, 2008.
  6. ^ Deoima, Kate. "Hollywood High School." About.com. Retrieved on March 23, 2010.
  7. ^ Johnson, Reed. "A marriage as a work of art; Eloy Torrez paints with intensity. Margarita Guzman assists with a sense of calm. But it was her brush with death that helped him see his work in a new light." Los Angeles Times. October 12, 2003. E48. Sunday Calendar, Part E, Calendar Desk. Retrieved on March 23, 2010. "HOLLYWOOD HIGH: Eloy Torrez and his mural on an east-facing wall of the..."
  8. ^ "John Ritter photo added to mural." The Hollywood Reporter. June 5, 2008. Retrieved on March 23, 2010.
  9. ^ Kerr, Mike (May 21, 2003). "Celebrating Santa Paula’s Latino Culture". Santa Paula News. 
  10. ^ Klein, Alvin. "Actress, 18, Has Some Regrets", The New York Times, October 30, 1983. Accessed December 27, 2007. "Before attending Hollywood High School, she was a student at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood."
  11. ^ Woo, Elaine. "Togo W. Tanaka dies at 93; journalist documented life at Manzanar internment camp", Los Angeles Times, July 5, 2009. Accessed July 7, 2009.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°05′57″N 118°20′24″W / 34.0991477°N 118.3400676°W / 34.0991477; -118.3400676