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COMMANDER’S COLUMN by ... The 9-11 Remembrance Breakfast was a tremendous success! Despite having to get up early, close to 100 people attended. Attendees included Legionnaires, Sons, Auxiliary, first responders and community ...
1st Vice Commander's ... Boooo and Happy Halloween! As our membership continues to grow I can't help the feeling I have when our new members tell me about the first time they came to our Post and their excitement of becoming ...
9/11 Remembrance ...   Tom LaBonge presenting Hollywood Post 43 Proclamation to Post Commander Don Schilling at the 9/11 Remebrance Breakfast hosted by Post 43.  From left to right. Chief Butler, LAFD; Chief Greg ...
SERVICE OFFICER By ... The V.A. has an inpatient integrative holistic health and healing programs at West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital. These approaches include: The Care Channel, Guided Imagery, Aromatherapy, Healing ...
WOMENS AUXILIARY By ... In light of the recent anniversary of 9/11, we take this belated opportunity to thank those in uniform who keep this great county safe. Post 43 commemorated 9/11 with a breakfast, and we appreciate ...
Post 43 News Shown above are the Hollywood Post 43 Legionnaires attended a special taping of "The Price Is Right" on Sept. 5. It will be aired in November on Veterans Day as a salute to our Armed Forces! As you ...
Promoting Patriotism TheTallest Flagpole in North America Standing 400 feet tall, the new Acuity Insurance Flagpole is the tallest flagpole in North America . Located on the Acuity Insurance headquarters campus in ...
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Russell Nicholas USMC Derrico Jr Joseph USN Ham Robert ARMY Thompson Mason USMC Freeland Peter USAF ...
Post 43 Meeting Schedule   October 2 - Voiture 47 Meeting 7 pm at Post 43   October 6 - Regular and Aux. Meeting 7 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm.   October 13 - Executive Meeting at 6 pm   October 20 - Regular and ...
Chef's Menu October 6 - Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes, Chicken, Apple Pie and Ice Cream October 20 - Pork and Chicken Schnitzel Wiener stile w/Mushroom Sauce, Asparagus Hollandaise & Birthday Cake ...
October BIRTHDAYS! Happy October BIRTHDAYS!
POST 43 BAR The Post Bar is currently open on Thursday evenings from 7pm - 1am. (Unless otherwise noted-see below).  Members are allowed two guests, but members must be here with their guests at all times.  We ...
Post News UCLA vs. Arizona Game Bus w/Bar November 1st. Veterans only at this time.  In order to reserve you must put up a $20 deposit. Pay by mail, at a meeting night or at a Bar Night. The $20 ...
Post News We Wish to Congratulate 2nd Vice Commander, Keven Freedman on becoming a proud new Grandfather with the birth of Dylan Freedman on September 8  

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



Member News and Information

  • 9/11 Remembrance Breakfast at Hollywood Post 43


    9/11 Rememberance Breakfast was a big success!

    Tom LaBonge presenting Hollywood Post 43 Proclamation to Post Commander Don Schilling at the 9/11 Remebrance Breakfast hosted by Post 43.  From left to right. Chief Butler, LAFD; Chief Greg Gibson, Chaplain LAFD; Tom LaBonge, LA City Councilman; Fred Tredy, Post 43 member; Don Schilling, Post 43 Commander;  LA County Sheriff; Paul Jordan, LAPD; David Gibson, Post 43 Past Commander; Leron Gubler, President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.



    Post 43 Members on The Price Is Right TV Show

    Shown above are the Hollywood Post 43 Legionnaires attended a special taping of "The Price Is Right" on Sept. 5. It will be aired in November on Veterans Day as a salute to our Armed Forces! As you can tell from this photo everyone had a blast! And while we were there Post Commander Don Schilling made "Price is Right" host Drew Carey ( who served in the Marine Corps) an Honorary Post 43 member during one of the commercial breaks when he talked to the audience. He received a Post 43 baseball cap and promised to visit the Post. 

  • Out and About With Post 43 Members
    Out and About With Post 43 Members
    Out and About
    With Post 43 Members
    By Frank W. Pierson
    WW11 Marine Vet and Pool Neophyte
    American Legion Hollywood Post 43 members are a busy bunch, do a lot of stuff.
    Just this past few days, three of our members and a friend have been seeking status as pool sharks in “The Greatest Pool Tournament in the World”, the BCAs at the Rio in Las Vegas. Around 6000 players competing for glory and $$$$$ in many categories on some 500 tables!
    T’was a sea of tables awash with breaking balls, broken hearts, and winner jubilation.
    Actually that last description, jubilation, is not quite on target because this crowd, when focusing on the next shot, was quiet to the extreme, just looking to be in the zone as each player stalked his or her table, thinking strategies and tactics, and just how to connect the cue ball with the object ball with precise finesse into a pocket, then the next shot, the next and next and next. Talk about stealth, heavy duty concentration, catlike prowess to sink a ball or make a run and do it with a straight quiet face maybe with just a twinkle.
    Post 43 had three members and a friend in the Vegas matches—Anaquad Cobe, Emily Duddy with her partner Brian Marshall, and yours truly. You see us all around the table in the photo, we guys, of course, all focused on Emily the starlet of our foursome.
    As the pool-hooked neophyte in this motley crew, I feel qualified to give you a quicky impression of what the experience on the Vegas tables was all about. The tables are “bar” size, meaning smaller than our venerable 100 year old vintage Brunswick in the little room off our Post bar on which Fats and other greats, plus our own Marshall Wyatt, our beloved ghost, have played. These Diamond tables are all of prime quality having the very best cloth, very responsive banks, and somewhat larger pockets. The essential difference from my limited experience is the sensitivity and speed of the balls following the slightest hit, plus the precision required because, I suppose, the tables are not only beautifully clothed and really level but the balls are highly polished. All this comes down to finesse playing as opposed to banging, extremely careful aim with just the right touch. 
    So, instead of a noisy bunch at the table, imagine opponents sitting or moving around like cats aiming for a kill. Not even a purr. Just those eyes.
    In one of Emily’s matches, I was taken by some lady in a wheelchair two tables down, just swinging herself around the table like a trapeze artist, stopping on a spot, then, while still seated in the wheelie. effortlessly placing her body and cue stick over the table for just that kind of kill.
    Seems about anybody can get into the pool game, love it and get hooked just like she and I did.
    P.S. At this time when Emily, Brian and I have finished in Vegas though Anaquad is still competing in team events, nobody has won any money. But. speaking for myself, the Vegas BCAs has been well worth it all. What an introductory adventure! Maybe next year there’ll be more of us from the Post. Hope so. 
  • Post 43 Supports Marty Tregnan Golf Academy
    Post 43 Supports Marty Tregnan Golf Academy

    Shown here at Marty Tregnan Golf Academy in Griffith Park is Post 43 First Vice – Commander Don Schilling and Post 43 member Mel Rogow with young people from the Yucca Park Community Center in Hollywood . Ranging in age from 7 to 17, Hollywood Post 43 provided funding for them to take a 10 week program of instruction on how to play golf.

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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.


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.