Post 43 Breaking News
2nd Vice Commander By ... I'm spending a lot of time with my daughter and my new grandson.  Holidays are for families and I miss my Legion family when I'm not here.  Pray for Peace and for our Troops and their families.  ...
CHAPLAIN'S CORNER by ... Cherish every day. Yes, laugh, sing, play and remember to find time to pray. Enjoy the cool breeze or the rays of the sun. Smile and tell someone you love them. Yes, cherish every day before the days ...
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 MUSEUM The Post Museum is open on meeting days from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
COMMANDER’S COLUMN by ... As we move into the holiday season, November is traditionally a time of giving thanks for all the blessings bestowed on us as individuals and a nation. This month each of us should give thanks that ...
1st Vice Commander's ... I can't believe Christmas decorations are out already. What happened to Thanksgiving! Hope that you get together with family and friends this holiday season... set your clock 'Back' an hour on ...
WOMENS AUXILIARY By ... As everyone knows, we are rapidly approaching the holidays! In that regard, the Auxiliary will be offering assistance to Legionnaires and SOLs who are Ralph's shoppers to link their Ralph's cards to ...
Post News - New Year's ... This year's New Year's Eve Party for Post members will start with the bar opening at 7 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be in the bar at 7:15 p.m. and dinner starts at 9 p.m. The band will start at 10 p.m. ...
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!   Jonathan Cousens ARMY Ashley Freeny USN Tracy Nolting USN Harvey Walden USMC Harold ...
Chef's Menu November 3 - Pasta & Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Spumoni Ice Cream November 17 - Traditional Turkey Dinner with all the Trimmings & Birthday Cake  
Post 43 Meeting Schedule   November 3 - Regular and Aux. Meeting 7 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm. November 7 - Voiture 47 Meeting 7 pm at Post 43  (Tentative) November 10 - Executive Meeting at 6 pm November 17 - Regular ...
SERVICE OFFICER By ...  Robert Cox is still in rehab.  Visit him if you can.  Call the office for details.  See you on Veterans Day.  
Post News The gates will open at 11:30am.  The Bar will open at 12:00 Noon and starting at 1 p.m. on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th, the Post will do a roll call of our deceased. Please be sure to arrive ...
Post Everlasting Member Joseph Noel passed on to Post Everlasting on October 3, 2014.  Joseph had been a member of Post 43 for 10 years.  Let us keep Joseph and his family in our thoughts and prayers.  Please let us ...

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

  • Day of Heroes

  • 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. 

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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.