Woman's Club of Hollywood

Woman's Club of Hollywood The Woman's Club of Hollywood is a non-profit organization that has been contributing to the culture of the Hollywood community and beyond since 1905.
The Woman’s Club of Hollywood is a philanthropic organization as well as a civic and cultural center for the arts. ​
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The Woman's Club of Hollywood was founded on April 15, 1905 - a year when the entertainment industry had not yet made its mark in Los Angeles and women still didn't have the right to vote. Yet 20 women - wives, daughters, and relatives of Hollywood pioneers - joined together and were passionate about contributing to the culture of the city. Their first mission to create the Hollywood Public Library. They were also founding members of both the Hollywood Bowl and the Hollywood Studio Club, something of a dormitory for young women who were involved in motion pictures (famous residents included Marilyn Monroe and Kim Novak). From the beginning, stars such as Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks were involved in events at the Woman's Club of Hollywood. In 1947, the Woman's Club moved a short distance from its original location at the crossroads of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea to its current address at 1749 N. La Brea Avenue. This new location was also once the Hollywood School for Girls - another organization the Woman's Club supported - where industry giants such as Cecil B. DeMille and David O. Selznick sent their children to be educated between 1908 and 1932. Famous faces associated with the school include Jean Harlow who was a student and Edith Head who was a teacher right before she got her job assisting head costume designer Howard Greer at Paramount. It's for all these reasons the Woman's Club of Hollywood is now on the National Register of Historic Places and a Historic Cultural Monument.

Mission: The Woman's Club of Hollywood is a non-profit organization that has been contributing to the culture of the Hollywood community and beyond since 1905. Our mission is to celebrate and promote the arts, support other philanthropic organizations, and build a strong community with all of our members.

Members and friends of the Woman's Club of Hollywood - help save our local small businesses in whatever way we can.... a...
05/14/2020
PER ARDUA AD ASTRA – THROUGH ADVERSITY TO THE STARS…

Members and friends of the Woman's Club of Hollywood - help save our local small businesses in whatever way we can.... and spread a little sunshine! Thanks - Rosemary

by Rosemary Lord Per Ardua Ad Astra – Through Adversity to the Stars – has been the motto of the Royal Air Force since 1912 and subsequently adopted by the Royal Flying Corps other nati…

PER ARDUA AD ASTRA – THROUGH ADVERSITY TO THE STARS…
05/14/2020
PER ARDUA AD ASTRA – THROUGH ADVERSITY TO THE STARS…

PER ARDUA AD ASTRA – THROUGH ADVERSITY TO THE STARS…

by Rosemary Lord Per Ardua Ad Astra – Through Adversity to the Stars – has been the motto of the Royal Air Force since 1912 and subsequently adopted by the Royal Flying Corps other nati…

PER ARDUA AD ASTRA – THROUGH ADVERSITY TO THE STARS…
05/14/2020
PER ARDUA AD ASTRA – THROUGH ADVERSITY TO THE STARS…

PER ARDUA AD ASTRA – THROUGH ADVERSITY TO THE STARS…

by Rosemary Lord Per Ardua Ad Astra – Through Adversity to the Stars – has been the motto of the Royal Air Force since 1912 and subsequently adopted by the Royal Flying Corps other nati…

The WOMAN’S CLUB of HOLLYWOOD celebrates the early May birthdays of female stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era: NORMA TALM...
05/08/2020

The WOMAN’S CLUB of HOLLYWOOD celebrates the early May birthdays of female stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era: NORMA TALMADGE, MARY ASTOR, AUDREY HEPBURN, ALICE FAYE, ANNE BAXTER, and KATHARINE HEPBURN.

#hollywoodhistory #thismonthinhistory #womansclubofhollywood #normatalmadge #maryastor #audreyhepburn #alicefaye #annebaxter #katharinehepburn

THE WOMAN’S CLUB of HOLLYWOOD Celebrates female stars of HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN ERA born in late April. But, we include CHAR...
04/29/2020

THE WOMAN’S CLUB of HOLLYWOOD Celebrates female stars of HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN ERA born in late April.

But, we include CHARLIE CHAPLIN, as he was involved with the WOMAN’S CLUB early days when we supported the L.A. Orphanage. He entertained local children and orphans at the clubhouse.

The 1918 Photo is of children waiting for Chaplin’s appearance – don’t you love the outfits! The piano he played is displayed on the club’s stage today.

#charliechaplin #hollywoodhistory #thismonthinhistory #womansclubofhollywood #shirleytemple #anitaloos #celesteholm #evearden #ninafoch

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!THE WOMAN’S CLUB of HOLLYWOOD Celebrates female stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era born in early April: JANE...
04/18/2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

THE WOMAN’S CLUB of HOLLYWOOD Celebrates female stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era born in early April: JANE POWELL, DEBBIE REYNOLDS, DORIS DAY, BETTE DAVIS, BILLIE HOLIDAY, MARY PICKFORD, and ANN MILLER.

MARY PICKFORD was very involved with the WOMAN’S CLUB in the early days and loved presenting the award cups for the Club’s many Flower Shows. Those award cups from 1912 and 1917 – for ‘BEST CHRYSANTHEMUMS’ and for ‘BEST 6 BLOOMS’ - are proudly on display at the club today.

#hollywoodhistory #famousbirthdays #hollywoodlegends #thismonthinhistory #womansclubofhollywood #janepowell #debbiereynolds #dorisday #bettedavis #billieholiday #marypickford #annmiller

04/17/2020
Hallmark Channel's Countdown To Christmas

I just came across this posted by our friends at the Federation of Women's Clubs! Hallmark used the WCH auditorium, stage, lounge, lobby - even the Powder Room subbed for an apartment! See if you can recognize the heavily disguised backgrounds.
A bit of fun in these anxious times...
Rosemaryo

This year's Miracles of Christmas movie premieres begins tonight with the charming romance of "A Merry Christmas Match." Tune in to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 9pm/8c to join in the holiday spirit.

On APRIL 15TH, 1905, 14 women met in a private home and decided to launch THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF HOLLYWOOD in order to buil...
04/16/2020

On APRIL 15TH, 1905, 14 women met in a private home and decided to launch THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF HOLLYWOOD in order to build Hollywood its first library.

After renting a room on Cahuenga Blvd., bringing books from home and saving pennies in jars, Hollywood founder Diaeda Wilcox donated the land on Hollywood Blvd and Ivar Avenue, where the library stands today as the Frances Goldwyn Library.

Dale Carnegie donated $10,000 to build the library, which the club members ran until they donated the library to the City of L.A.

These women were the wives, daughters & sisters of Hollywood’s founders and did not yet have the right to vote.

#hollywoodhistory #thisdayinhistory #womansclubofhollywood

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!THE WOMAN'S CLUB of HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES Hollywood legends born in March!JEAN HARLOW, born March 3rd, 191...
03/31/2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

THE WOMAN'S CLUB of HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES Hollywood legends born in March!

JEAN HARLOW, born March 3rd, 1911, attended the HOLLYWOOD SCHOOL FOR GIRLS on the WOMAN'S CLUB property.

We also celebrate other female stars of old Hollywood born this month, including DOROTHY GISH, JOAN CRAWFORD, GLORIA SWANSON, and PEARL BAILEY.

#hollywoodhistory #famousbirthdays #hollywoodlegends #thismonthinhistory #jeanharlow #joancrawford #dorothygish #gloriaswanson #pearlbailey #womansclubofhollywood

Our ladies had a fun time painting and sipping last Friday--here's a few examples of their masterpieces! #sipandpaint #p...
03/03/2020

Our ladies had a fun time painting and sipping last Friday--here's a few examples of their masterpieces! #sipandpaint #paintnight #womansclub #womansclubofhollywood

Diana Serra Cary, silent movie sensation known as BABY PEGGY, died yesterday at 101 years old.At 2 years old, in 1921, s...
02/26/2020

Diana Serra Cary, silent movie sensation known as BABY PEGGY, died yesterday at 101 years old.
At 2 years old, in 1921, she was earning $1 million a year. Her parents squandered all her earnings and she later became instrumental in helping her friend Jackie Coogan create The Coogan Law to protect child performers earnings. Diana became a writer in later years with books on early Hollywood. Her autobiography is WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY PEGGY?
The Woman’s Club of Hollywood salutes Diana Serra Cary’s amazing contribution to Hollywood History as an actress and as a writer.
#womansclubofhollywood #hollywoodhistory #babypeggy #jackiecoogan #rip #silentmovie #silentmoviestar #childstar #dianacarey

From our Instagram: We had a wonderful night of Bollywood dancing and delicious Indian food at the Club during our Janua...
02/25/2020

From our Instagram: We had a wonderful night of Bollywood dancing and delicious Indian food at the Club during our January Happy Hour--won't you join us for our next Happy Hour this Friday?

Retroformat Silent Films Los Angeles
02/08/2020

Retroformat Silent Films Los Angeles

**One week from tonight!** Spend Valentine’s Day Weekend with America’s Sweetheart, Mary Pickford, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of her first picture for United Artists: POLLYANNA! We are presenting it with live musician accopaniment by Cliff Retallick at the Woman's Club of Hollywood❤️🌷

Tickets to this beloved classic are available NOW—> bit.ly/Pollyanna100th

Retroformat Silent Films Los Angeles
01/18/2020
Retroformat Silent Films Los Angeles

Retroformat Silent Films Los Angeles

"I have only done a few real vampire parts, according to the figurative definition: 'One who lives by preying on others.' The term has been so misused that any woman who does anything a bit naughty is now called a "vamp. If 'Zaza,' 'Camille' and 'Sapho' were done in pictures now, they'd call 'em 'vamp' plays; yet the greatest actresses played them and they were called immoral. They were true to life. The woman I now portray are bad to start with, but they are always that kind in real life - people who make a mistake, do wrong, but later atone for it. They are not vampires - woman entirely bad. If a woman just makes a mistake unintentionally, I don't believe she should be condemned for it. That's what makes life interesting - people changing, characters developing.- Louise Glaum, quoted in the Ironwood Daily Globe,Monday, February 28, 1921 & Tuesday March 1, 1921.

Join us for the 100th Anniversary of "Sex"! Saturday, January 25 at the Music Box Cinema, with a live musical act and live accompaniment by Cliff Retallick. Tickets are available now on Eventbrite!
#silentfilm #silentmovie #classichollywood #oldhollywood #lahistory #losangeleshistory #whattodoinla #whattodoinhollywood #livemusic #vintagemusic #vintageevent #vintagemovie #silentfilmstar #oldhollywoodglamour #roaring20s #cliffretallick #16mm #hughmhefnerarchive #uschughhefner #uschughmhefnerarchive #womansclubofhollywood #Sex #Thomashince #LouiseGlaum #cliffretallick #fredniblo #100thAnniversaryofSex

Woman's Club of Hollywood's cover photo
01/07/2020

Woman's Club of Hollywood's cover photo

12/27/2019
Woman's Club of Hollywood Annual Christmas Party & Holiday Bazaar

For those of you who weren't able to attend our lovely Annual Christmas Party & Holiday Bazaar earlier this month, here's a short video with some highlights of our member and featured guest of the night, Alyce Morris Winston. Thank you to all who attended, our many vendors, and of course the support of the Jeffrey Foundation!

Woman's Club of Hollywood' 2019 Annual Christmas Party & Holiday Bazaar featured Alyce Morris Winston who signed her new book, "To Jeffrey with Love: A Heart...

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukkah, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Woman's Club of Hollywood. ...
12/27/2019

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukkah, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Woman's Club of Hollywood. See you in 2020!

--Rosemary, Tracy, and the crew of the Club

Just a reminder to join us tomorrow for our Club's Coffee Morning! We get together the first Wednesday of each month to ...
10/01/2019

Just a reminder to join us tomorrow for our Club's Coffee Morning! We get together the first Wednesday of each month to meet new Members and friends and share some of our exciting upcoming events. We'll have coffee, tea, and delicious pastries. It is free to all and everyone is welcome! 10:30 am - 12:00 pm See you at the Club!

#CharlieChaplin gifted the Club with pianos and even played on one for events. It comes full circle that now we use them...
09/29/2019

#CharlieChaplin gifted the Club with pianos and even played on one for events. It comes full circle that now we use them to accompany our #SilentFilm Nights. How amazing is that? #OldHollywood #ClassicHollywood

Raffle time! Karie Bible draws the winners for great prizes that included sheet music from #MabelNormand's movie MICKEY ...
09/29/2019

Raffle time! Karie Bible draws the winners for great prizes that included sheet music from #MabelNormand's movie MICKEY (1918). #OldHollywood #ClassicHollywood

Fun times at the Club last night celebrating the talent of #SilentFilm giant #MabelNormand! What an experience seeing th...
09/29/2019

Fun times at the Club last night celebrating the talent of #SilentFilm giant #MabelNormand! What an experience seeing these films projected on the big screen with live musical accompaniment.

Everyone knows #CharlieChaplin, but few know how much he owes to his mentor #MabelNormand. She was already a veteran of ...
09/27/2019

Everyone knows #CharlieChaplin, but few know how much he owes to his mentor #MabelNormand. She was already a veteran of about 100 films when he was just starting out. She also directed many of his movies, including the one where the Tramp was first introduced. Come to the Club tomorrow night at 7:30 pm to watch MICKEY - Mabel's own production and the hugest hit of 1918.

Tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-music-box-cinema-presents-mabel-normand-in-mickey-1918-tickets-69832945219?fbclid=IwAR31yeS6adGu12_k1l-nz4YDjIKGlFDjZb-P5EsFAz0GABmX-vP5XbjWChY

Answering the age-old question, “What does it take for us to feel good and be happy?” Atomic You with Cindy Leuty Jones ...
09/27/2019

Answering the age-old question, “What does it take for us to feel good and be happy?” Atomic You with Cindy Leuty Jones is about powerful, small, relevant changes to help you form good habits to be your best. Join us tomorrow at the Woman's Club of Hollywood for a light lunch and this fascinating talk. Saturday, September 28 starting at 1 pm. See you at the Club!

Tickets available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atomic-you-talk-and-lunch-with-cindy-leuty-jones-tickets-71921887301

Visit our newly refreshed website! We're sharing much more of our fascinating history on it with great photos to illustr...
09/26/2019
WOMAN'S CLUB OF HOLLYWOOD

Visit our newly refreshed website! We're sharing much more of our fascinating history on it with great photos to illustrate the journey of the Woman's Club of Hollywood. There is also an Events calendar now with links to Eventbrite and a Membership form you can fill out right on the site. There's still more to come, including more events to be added, so stay tuned! https://www.wchollywood.org/

Womans Club of Hollywood

09/24/2019

The second event taking place this Saturday at the Club is our Silent Movie Night: Mabel Normand in Mickey (1918). Mabel produced this picture herself and starred in it, and it was the biggest hit of 1918. It begins at 7:30 pm. Hope you can join us!

09/24/2019

We've got a couple events happening at the Club this Saturday. In the afternoon is a light lunch and the fascinating talk Atomic You with Cindy Leuty Jones from 1 to 3 pm. Link for tickets included in the FB event info below. Hope you can join us!

#HappyHour at the Woman's Club of Hollywood is a classic affair - right down to the chandeliers and our #ArtDeco plates ...
09/24/2019

#HappyHour at the Woman's Club of Hollywood is a classic affair - right down to the chandeliers and our #ArtDeco plates with the Club's old logo. We had a great time last Friday night! #OldHollywood #ClassicHollywood #Style

Thanks to all who came to Friday night's #HappyHour at the historic Woman's Club of Hollywood! It was a wonderful party....
09/24/2019

Thanks to all who came to Friday night's #HappyHour at the historic Woman's Club of Hollywood! It was a wonderful party. Loved spending time with old friends and meeting so many new ones! #OldHollywood #ClassicHollywood #Style

09/19/2019

Hi all! Just a reminder that tomorrow night is our Woman's Club of Hollywood Happy Hour - September event! For a $15 donation, you can enjoy two glasses of wine, lots of delicious hors d'oeuvres, and the fun of a classic Hollywood setting. As a bonus, there is plenty of free parking behind our building. You can purchase your tickets through Eventbrite below. Hope to see you tomorrow at the Club!

The beautiful Woman's Club of Hollywood, which was built in the mid-1940s.
09/18/2019

The beautiful Woman's Club of Hollywood, which was built in the mid-1940s.

Woman's Club of Hollywood's cover photo
09/07/2019

Woman's Club of Hollywood's cover photo

WHAT JUST HAPPENED…? By Rosemary Lord
07/24/2019
WHAT JUST HAPPENED…? By Rosemary Lord

WHAT JUST HAPPENED…? By Rosemary Lord

Do you ever look around and think “What just happened?” “How did I end up here? A flurry of self-searching thoughts tumble out: Where did the months – nay, years go? This was not what I intended… I…

04/28/2019
GFWC/CFWC Marina District #18

GFWC/CFWC Marina District #18

Roll call has been taken as we wait to welcome home the veterans on the Honor Flight. We have 2 Districts, multiple Clubs, our Area C VP And our CFWC Chair for Public Issues and our Marina District Public Issues Chair!

GFWC/CFWC Marina District #18
04/14/2019

GFWC/CFWC Marina District #18

Mark your calendars!!! April 28 at 11:20am

Honor Flight is landing at Terminal 1 Southwest Airlines on April 28 at 11:20am. Park in Parking Structure P1 and walk across to baggage claim. Dress in red, white and blue. Make signs and banners welcoming our veterans home. Car pool, take mass transit, make your way to LAX!

Expect to be there for 1.5 hours. In October, it took a little longer for the vets to make it to baggage claim area because the other passengers at the gate and in the secured areas of the terminal caught on to the homecoming event and joined in.

GFWC/CFWC Marina District #18
04/14/2019

GFWC/CFWC Marina District #18

Mark your calendars!!! April 28 at 11:20am

Honor Flight is landing at Terminal 1 Southwest Airlines on April 28 at 11:20am. Park in Parking Structure P1 and walk across to baggage claim. Dress in red, white and blue. Make signs and banners welcoming our veterans home. Car pool, take mass transit, make your way to LAX!

Expect to be there for 1.5 hours. In October, it took a little longer for the vets to make it to baggage claim area because the other passengers at the gate and in the secured areas of the terminal caught on to the homecoming event and joined in.

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1749 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA
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Monday 11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 14:00
Thursday 11:00 - 14:00
Friday 11:00 - 14:00

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The Heart of Hollywood since 1905

The Woman's Club of Hollywood was founded on April 15, 1905 - a year when the entertainment industry had not yet made its mark in Los Angeles and women still didn't have the right to vote. Yet 20 women - wives, daughters, and relatives of Hollywood pioneers - joined together and were passionate about contributing to the culture of the city.

Their first mission to create the Hollywood Public Library. They were also founding members of both the Hollywood Bowl and the Hollywood Studio Club, something of a dormitory for young women who were involved in motion pictures (famous residents included Marilyn Monroe and Kim Novak). From the beginning, stars such as Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks were involved in events at the Woman's Club of Hollywood.

In 1947, the Woman's Club moved a short distance from its original location at the crossroads of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea to its current address at 1749 N. La Brea Avenue. This new location was also once the Hollywood School for Girls - another organization the Woman's Club supported - where industry giants such as Cecil B. DeMille and David O. Selznick sent their children to be educated between 1908 and 1932. Famous faces associated with the school include Jean Harlow who was a student and Edith Head who was a teacher right before she got her job assisting head costume designer Howard Greer at Paramount.

It's for all these reasons the Woman's Club of Hollywood is now on the National Register of Historic Places and a Historic Cultural Monument.

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Hello everyone , we have received concerns over not being able to RSVP for the Diwali event .. we apologize for the inconvenience Here’s a quick update about tomo Walk ins are welcome The entry fee members :20$ Guest : 25 $ We look fwd to having you with us for yummy biryani , Bollywood dance and henna party ... Regards WCH team
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So great hearing Andrea Derujinsky's presentation and seeing the amazing fashion photography by her father Gleb Derujinsky! Thank you to WCOH!
Getting ready for Saturday's fashion show
Hollywood, California!!!!!!!!