Saturday, April 10, 2010

Palace Hotel: Hollywood arrives by train, 1932 - what a banquet!

Banquet for Hollywood Stars, Garden Court of the Palace Hotel, 1932
Who can you recognize in this shot?  (Edgar G. Robinson for starters)

Hollywood's elite partied all night, arrived by private rail care to this festive Garden Court banquet at the Palace Hotel. This banquet was held by by Governor James Rolph for motion picture stars, who traveled from Los Angeles by train for the occasion. Rolph served as mayor of San Francisco for 20 years, before being elected Governor of California in 1931.

This five foot hand-tinted photography is on view in the 2nd floor banquet room at the Palace.
Palace Hotel photographs on San Francisco Images web site
 Case study of project
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