Hollywood, CA: Arthur H. Cawston, Publisher, 1937. First Edition. 4to. 292; 320 pp. Engraved portrait plates; photographic illustrations; plans; maps. Index. Blindstamped brown fabricoid with gilt lettering. Minor wear to extremities; a near fine set. Item #20640
Volume I provides historical narrative; Volume II provides biographies of early pioneers. The author came to Hollywood in 1900, when farmers raised their hay and grain crops - without benefit of irrigation. Three years later the little village was incorporated but in 1910 lost its political autonomy by annexation to Los Angeles. For ten years Dr. Palmer has gathered material, interviewed pioneers, pored over records and newspaper clippings. For a year he wrote. His story is a complete account including the blossoming of Hollywood into the Motion Picture and Radio Capitol of the world.