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S.H. Woodruff, community developer : Hollywoodland, Dana Point, California photograph album, 1923-1929
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Description
Album of photographs (20 x 25 cm) from the 1920s, documenting the development of Hollywoodland, a 500-acre subdivision at the top of Beachwood Canyon in Los Angeles, California, and the seaside town of Dana Point, California.
Background
Real estate developer and builder. S.H. Woodruff came from a wealthy Michigan family, and worked as an architect in the East before coming to California. He was involved in the reconstruction of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. He is best known for his development of Hollywoodland, and Dana Point in the 1920s. The Dana Point project was halted by the 1929 stock market crash--only 13 homes were actually built--and by 1930, Woodruff was forced to sell off syndicate assets.
Extent
1 album (62 photographic prints) : gelatin silver, 22 x 29 cm (album)

Photographs are mounted on rectos of canvas leaves, one to a page; a few have numbers in negative in the lower right corners, possibly stock numbers.

Bound in black pebble-grain leather covers, with three-hole binding; gold-stamped cover title.

Spec. Coll. copy: Album has been disbound; photographs, which have been numbered, are housed individually in mylar sleeves; album covers and photographs, in original order, are laid in modern beige cloth clamshell box.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.