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Notary Services Available As a California Commissioned Notary Public since 1967, Post 43 Auxiliary founder and member Olivia Headley is an official of integrity appointed by the California Secretary of State to serve the ...
Post News We need short films made by Legionnaires, to showcase during our monthly Movie Nights.  Doesn't matter when you made the film, and it doesn't matter if the content is veteran-related: it can be about ...
Post News  10,000 Strong Veterans Summit Hollywood Post 43 was well represented at the 1st Annual 10,000 Strong Veterans Summit held at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall and the LA Trade Tech College on July 14. ...
Sex, Love ... The benefits of having sex have been well documented.  Scholastic journals, popular print and media have touted how sex can increase your mood (feeling overall happier and less stressed), to ...
First Vice Commander By ... Fellow Legionnaires, I challenge you to make Post 43 a leader in Membership Renewals. Haven’t heard about the American Legion Early Bird Program nowFellow Legionnaires, I challenge you to make Post ...
POST EVERLASTING If you know of any Post members who have gone on to Post Everlasting, please call the office at (323) 851-3030 and let us know.
WOMENS AUXILIARY By ... Installation of Unit 43 officers for 2015-2016 occurred on July 20, 2015. Second term officers include Trish Blanton, President; Leilani Squire, First Vice President; Tamra Brown, Secretary; and, ...
SERVICE OFFICER By ... VA Celebrates 70th Anniversary of the Original “GI Bill” - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is celebrating 70 years of investment in the education and economic prosperity of America’s Service ...
Second Vice Commander by ... One of the reasons we enjoy being members of the Legion family is coming together and enjoying the fellowship of each other's company.  Starting in September, the first Monday meetings of each ...
COMMANDER’S MESSAGE by ... CHARM CITY HERE I COME! This month the 97th National American Legion Convention is being held in Baltimore, Maryland. Also known as "Charm City", Baltimore is where I grew up.   My dad, Benjamin S. ...
SONS Report by Xavier ... We are now in our 2016 Membership year and new ID cards are available. Dues are $20 - let's get our 100% early this year. Thank you for your continued support and I encourage our members to ...
Post News Hollywood Legionnaires Party Hardy on the 4th of July   Hollywood Post 43 Legionnaires, Sons and Auxiliary members celebrated the 4th of July at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank with a tribute to the ...
POST 43 BAR The Post Bar is currently open on Friday or Saturday evenings from 7pm - 1am. (Unless otherwise noted-see below).  Members are allowed two guests, but members must be here with their guests at all ...
Welcome New Members! David Mendez ARMY Juan Valdes USAF David Lara USN George Cantero ARMY Andrew Mejury USMC Vana-Ann Bell USMC David Rosen ARMY
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS August Birthdays Andre Andrews Eugene Brezany III Dan Collins Y'Dhanna Daniels Rydell Danzie Vernon Dayton Henri De La Chapelle Danielle ...
Chef's Menu August 3 - BBQ Beef, Cole Slaw, French Fries and Peach Pie August 17 - Chicken Cacciatore over a Bed of Noodles, Carrot Cake and Birthday Cake    
Post 43 Meeting Schedule August 3 - Regular and Aux. Meeting 7 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm August 6 - Voiture 47 Meeting 7 pm Post 43 August 7 - 3rd Annual Veterans Economic Summit & Job Fair at Post 43. Free backpacks ...

Hollywood Post 43, 2035 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3296

Hollywood Post 43 ClubhouseSince 1919 Post 43 has been composed of Hollywood’s finest professionals in the Entertainment industry. Here you’ll find your next star and the crew members to help get them there. Check out our members’ pages and discover the wealth of talent and experience this post has to offer. Our Clubhouse has been a landmark on Highland Avenue since 1928 and our halls are where many of Hollywood’s best and brightest have gathered.

 Hollywood Post 43
(323) 851-3030

 


 

Special Events

  • COMMANDER’S MESSAGE by Don Schilling

    Post 43 Commander Don SchillingCHARM CITY HERE I COME! This month the 97th National American Legion Convention is being held in Baltimore, Maryland. Also known as "Charm City", Baltimore is where I grew up.  

    My dad, Benjamin S. Schilling, Jr. was a World War II veteran and was the Commander of his B&O American Legion Post in the 1960s. So this will be a pilgrimage of sorts back to my Legion roots. I'm pretty excited because there'll be lots of things to see and do. Fort McHenry, home of the "Star Spangled Banner" is a must see. Other activities will include American Legion Family Night at Camden Yards where the Baltimore Orioles reign supreme. There also be dinner cruise around Baltimore harbor where my mother, also a World War II veteran, was a Coastie in the Harbormaster's Office.  

    Incidentally, I'll be hosting a crab feast for the delegates from Post 43 and other invited guests. For those of you who have never had steamed Maryland blue crabs with lots of Old Bay seasoning and a National Bohemian beer you don't know what you've been missing! For God and Country - Legionnaires Lead the Way! 

  • Post News

    We need short films made by Legionnaires, to showcase during our monthly Movie Nights.  Doesn't matter when you made the film, and it doesn't matter if the content is veteran-related: it can be about ANY (tasteful) subject that you would be proud to show to your fellow Legion Members during Movie Night.  We'd like to keep the films to 10 minutes or less, but if your short is a little longer, we'll still accept it.  Multiple submissions are more than welcome, and this is also open to Sons or Auxiliary, though ideally the film you submit has a veteran cast or crew member that had a significant role in the film), but that's not necessarily a deal breaker since we're all family and we want to support one another.

    Obviously none of this is for profit, the only purpose is to make an already entertaining night, potentially more meaningful, by showcasing some of our own work.  Submitting does not guarantee that your short will be shown.  If it is selected for viewing, the short film will be shown during a Movie Night, before and after each feature showing (so four times in the night).

    You can email a link of your short to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  If you do not have a version of your film online, please contact me to coordinate an alternative submission method. 

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     10,000 Strong Veterans Summit

    Hollywood Post 43 was well represented at the 1st Annual 10,000 Strong Veterans Summit held at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall and the LA Trade Tech College on July 14. Shown here manning the Post 43 table are (left to right) Brian Binkley, Michael Hjelmstad, Tim Shaner, Don Schilling and Danny Roberts. Four potential new members were signed up during the event along with a dozen or so other veterans who were invited to come attend one of our monthly meetings.

     

  • Notary Services Available

    As a California Commissioned Notary Public since 1967, Post 43 Auxiliary founder and member Olivia Headley is an official of integrity appointed by the California Secretary of State to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents.

    Pursuant to Government Code section 6107, no fee may be charged to a United States military veteran for notarization of an application or a claim for a pension, allotment, allowance, compensation, insurance, or any other veteran's benefit.

    You may contact her via phone at (213) 388-2655 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Dept of Vet Affairs

VA News Releases

News Releases from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Member News and Information

  • KFI AM 640 Commemorating Memorial Day with the Hollywood American Legion Post 43

    Sunday, May 24th 2015 @ 1am

    (5/24) Today HOUR TWO of The MoKelly Show is joined by WW II Vet Jimmy Weldon AND Iraq and Afghanistan War Vet Fernando Rivero as they share their inspiring stories on KFI AM 640 more stimulating talk

    Read more: http://www.kfiam640.com/media/podcast-the-mo-kelly-show-MorrisOKelly/524-commemorating-memorial-day-with-the-26073708/#ixzz3bP9TUSQG

  • Scouts Honor Fallen Soldiers By Planting 86,000 Flags On Graves

    WEST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A special Memorial Day weekend salute was held Saturday for each of the 86,000 veterans buried at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

    Young boy scouts and girl scouts walked the burial grounds, planting small American flags in front of the graves of soldiers who are no longer with us.

    Cub scout Zachary Risinger may be only six years old, but, being the son of a veteran, he says he knows what Memorial Day stands for. “It’s when you celebrate the soldiers that went into the Army that died,” Zachary said.

    GALLERY: LA Scouts Honor Heroes

    More than 4,000 scouts took part in planting the flags, and thanking fallen soldiers.

    “Freedom of speech, freedom of press, that’s something other countries don’t get,” 14-year-old boy scout Lucas Humayan said. “We owe those freedoms to the veterans we are commemorating.”

    It took the scouts only a couple of hours to place the 86,000 flags on all the graves, but organizers hope the scouts take the lessons learned from honoring the veterans, and that they keep them for a lifetime.

    “I hope that they take home the price our men and women have given for our freedom,” troop leader Keith Smith said.

    Parents, meanwhile, such as veteran Carl Risinger, say these lessons are incredibly important for their children to understand.

    “It’s very important to uphold the traditions of America and bring these little guys along.”

  • Outgoing 2014-2015 Executive Committee
    Outgoing 2014-2015 Executive Committee

    From left to right - seated; 1st Vice Commander Tim Shaner, Commander Don Schilling, 2nd Vice Commander Keven Freedman.

    From left to right - standing; Danny Roberts, Micheal Hjelmstad, Drea Garcia, Adjutant Terry Duddy, Jr. Past Commander David Gibson, Tom Urich, and Terrence Pallend. Not shown Fernando Rivero.

Post Events

Thu Jul 23 @ 7:00PM -
DISCO KARAOKE
Thu Jul 30 @12:00AM
ART DECO COMEDY HOUR: Live Standup Comedy - Art Deco Bar
Mon Aug 03 @ 5:30PM -
Regular and Aux Meeting
Thu Aug 06 @ 7:00PM -
40 & 8 Meeting
Fri Aug 07 @12:00AM
3rd Annual Veterans Economic Summit & Job Fair
Fri Aug 07 @ 7:00PM -
Deco Bar
Tue Aug 11 @ 6:00PM -
Executive Committee Meeting at 6 pm
Fri Aug 14 @ 7:00PM -
Deco Bar
Mon Aug 17 @ 5:30PM -
Regular and Aux Meeting
Fri Aug 21 @ 7:00PM -
Deco Bar

Hall Rental

Post 43 Theater

Hollywood Post 43 is available to rent out for filming, weddings,barmitzvahs, quincinieras, concerts, special events, fundraisers,conventions, red carpet parties, etc.  We are a multifaceted facility with over a dozen rooms that have multiple purposes.  We have Dressing and Makeup rooms that are Equity standard.  If you can think of it, we are here to help make your event everything you were envisioning.

Hall Rental Info

Post 43 in History

  • Newsletter in history

     

     

  •  Throughout the Post's history, Post 43 would often join other organizations and other Posts to honor our fellow soldiers and sailors on Memorial Day. For many years, we would publish a Memorial Day program (see photos).

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Salute To The Troops

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member spotlight

  • Jimmy Weldon

    Webster the Duck and Jimmy Weldon

    Jimmy Weldon &

    Webster Webfoot Story

    Born James Weldon on December 23, 1923 in Dale, Texas, Weldon began his career as a disc jockey at KWCO in Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1946, remaining there for four years. He made his television debut in 1950, as "Uncle" Jimmy (himself) and the voice of the duck puppet, Webster Webfoot on The Webster Webfoot Show, produced locally by Dallas station WFAA-TV.

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History of the American Legion

Post 43 Media

Hall Rentals

Hall has 55 ft ceiling!The Hollywood American Legion Hall is a wonderful mid-size venue, with classic art deco architecture mixed with an historic military motif. The stage in the hall is small and intimate and the general admission set up allows you to be as close as you want to the action. This is a great venue to see your favorite artists up close and personal. The Hall has a rich heritage as an American Legion Post, but also has been a favorite haunt of local artists and politicians. Humphrey Bogart was often seen (and heard!) in the basement bar, and many films and television commercials are filmed here. The small and intimate atmosphere of this venue makes this a great place to enjoy a show. There is a collection of military memorabilia to peruse while you enjoy a drink in the foyer, and don't forget to slip downstairs to the bar for a roaring 20's style club. Learn More...

Preamble of the Constitution of the American Legion

 

We Associate Ourselves for the Following Purposes:


To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.