Black-Foxe Military Institute

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The Black-Foxe Military Institute was a private school (kindergarten through twelfth grade) on both sides of Wilcox Ave. in Hollywood, adjacent to the Wilshire Country Club to the west and south and the Los Angeles Tennis Club to the east.[1]

Black-Foxe was founded in 1928 by Charles E. Toberman, a Hollywood developer and financier, and Majors Earle Foxe and Harry Lee Black, both World War I veterans, on the site formerly occupied by Urban Military Academy, where Black had been commandant;[2] Foxe was president, remaining in that post until 1960, Black commandant of cadets, and Major Harry Gaver headmaster. From the start the school attracted the sons of people involved in the movie industry, thanks to its location and Foxe's Hollywood connections. In 1954 Gaver died, and in 1959 Toberman sold the school to Raymond Rosendahl. In the early 1960s the name was changed to The Black-Foxe School. In 1965 Rosendahl sold the school to a nonprofit group that was unable to make a success of it, and in 1968 the mortgage holder foreclosed and Black-Foxe shut its doors.[3]



  1. ^ Memoir by R. S. Wachter
  2. ^ Hank Adams letter
  3. ^ Black-Foxe: A Brief History Archived January 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Ana Teresa Benjamin (September 29, 2009). "La vida política de un hombre bueno". La Prensa (in Spanish). Archived from the original on October 2, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ Wilder, Gene. Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art. St. Martin's Press, 2005. ISBN 0-312-33706-X; page 13
  6. ^ "Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company" Taylor Trade Publishing; Reprint edition (December 7, 2013

Coordinates: 34°04′57″N 118°19′55″W / 34.08250°N 118.33194°W / 34.08250; -118.33194