Post 43 Breaking News
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 ...
Mental Health Awareness ... Recently, VA Secretary Bob McDonald visited the West Los Angeles VA to address an epidemic where approximately 2700 Veterans are suffering from homelessness in the city of Los Angeles.  Part of his ...
SONS Report By Xavier ... Greetings from Hollywood Squadron 43, Sons of the American Legion.  We would like to announce the new Officers of the  Squadron: Commander, Xavier Corral, First Vice Commander, Dan McCool, Second ...
Post 43 Meeting Schedule July 1 MOVIE NIGHT: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) - Cabaret Room 7 pm (Date subject to change) July 4 CONCERT at BURBANK STARLIGHT BOWL (FREE Tickets still available) July 6 - Regular and Aux. ...
Chef's Menu July 6 - Grilled Chicken Breast with Roasted Pecan, Broccoli, Mashed Potato, Carrots and Lemon Cake July 20 - Baked Ham with Scallop Potato, Green Beans, and Apple Pie.  Birthday Cake.     ...
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 ...
CHAPLAIN’s CORNER By ... As we begin the new legion year, I welcome and congratulate our newly elected officers and board members.  Thank you Commander Schilling for appointing me Chaplain for the 2015-2016 year.  I will ...
COMMANDER’S MESSAGE by ... Once again it's my great honor and privilege to be the Commander of Hollywood Post 43. Thank you so much for your confidence in me. Congratulations to my new 2nd Vice Commander Fernando Rivero and ...
Second Vice Commander by ... I want to thank all of you who came out to vote in May and for electing me to your Second Vice Commander!  Your involvement is critical in making this post an exciting and vibrant place.  I am really ...
First Vice Commander By ... Thank you for your 'vote' of confidence and faith in my ability to take the position of 1st Vice Commander charged with Membership to the next level. When talking to your fellow veterans remember to ...
POST EVERLASTING Herbert Frankhauser passed on to Post Everlasting on May 6, 2015. Three other members passed on: Walter Hanlon April, 2014; Dale Stephens December 2014; and, Harry Hyams January 2015. Walter Hanlon ...
WOMENS AUXILIARY By ... Unit 43 announces the following election results: President-Trish Blanton; First Vice President- Leilani Squire; Second Vice President- Terri Scott Mitchell; Secretary- Tamra Brown; Treasurer- ...
SERVICE OFFICER By ... A change in how VA determines eligibility for its health care could allow nearly 200,000 more veterans into its system. In March, VA announced it has dropped the use of a veteran's net worth when ...

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

    Once again it's my great honor and privilege to be the Commander of Hollywood Post 43. Thank you so much for your confidence in me. Congratulations to my new 2nd Vice Commander Fernando Rivero and new members of the Executive Committee - Jennifer Campbell,Terry Duddy, Luis Soto and Jeric Wilhelmson.

    I want to thank Keven Freedmen for his contributions as last year's 2nd vice commander and as well as those of outgoing Executive Committee members Tom Urich, Danny Roberts and Drea Garcia.

    This past Legion year has been hugely successful. We have Promoted Patriotism far and wide. Post 43 had gained local and national attention as a place where patriots gather and American values are honored and cherished.

    Building on last year's theme of 'Promoting Patriotism' I would like to add 'Citizenship'

    In its simplest meaning, citizenship can be defined as being a member of a country. Being a good citizen is generally thought of as one who...

    • Votes
    • Obeys the law
    • Pays taxes
    • Serves on a jury when asked

    But as Legionnaires we have gone above and beyond those simple duties of citizenship  -  we served our country in the military during wartime. We are indeed Citizen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coasties.

    President Andrew Jackson once said, "Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred and is willing to risk his life in its defense..."

    So my fellow Citizen Patriots I would ask this of each one of you this coming year. 

    Identify an issue that is important to you as a veteran; then do the following:

    • a. Find out who in your local, state and national government is responsible for this issue.
    • b. Call or write them and ask what is being done about this issue and how you and Post 43 can help.  
    • c. Share what you have learned with myself and members of the Executive Committee so that we can become involved.

    For God and Country - Legionnaires Lead the Way!


  • Post 43 News







    COMMANDER                                              DONALD SCHILLING

    1ST VICE COMMANDER                                 TIM SHANER

    2ND VICE COMMANDER                                FERNANDO RIVERO

    JR PAST COMMANDER                                  DAVID GIBSON


    JUDGE ADVOCATE                                      BILL McTAGGART

    CHAPLAIN                                                 TOM URICH

    SERVICE OFFICER                                       ELIZABETH SHADDIX

    HISTORIAN                                               (TO BE DETERMINED) 

    ASSISTANT HISTORIAN                                 TERRY DUDDY

    SGT AT ARMS                                              MICHAEL McCADDEN

    ASST SGT AT ARMS                                      DAN VASQUEZ




    JENNIFER CAMPBELL                                    TERRY DUDDY

    MICHAEL HJELMSTAD                                   TERRENCE PALLEND

    LUIS SOTO                                                 JERIC WILHELMSEN




    BRIAN FAGAN            PETER LISOWSKI                   TOM URICH

  • 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

  • Commander's Ball
    Commander's Ball
    We are going to be opening up invites to the black tie Commander's Ball to the 24th District members. RSVP with me ASAP if you would like to attend. $20 per person and you are allowed 1 guest. Cocktail hour, dinner, red carpet, special VIPs, live music, dancing and more!!!! If you haven't paid for your ticket yet, you must do so immediately. Message me for details. It's going to be a fabulous event.
    We have opened up the Commander's Ball to friends and family of our members!!!! If you have additional guests you would like to invite, please let me know ASAP. $20 per person.
  • 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.”

Post Events

Wed Jul 01 @ 7:00PM -
Sat Jul 04 @12:00AM
Mon Jul 06 @ 5:30PM -
Regular and Aux. Meeting
Wed Jul 08 @ 7:00PM -
40 and 8 Meeting
Thu Jul 09 @12:00AM
PARTY BUS to DODGERS GAME: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles (FREE Tickets still available)
Tue Jul 14 @ 6:00PM -
Executive Committee Meeting
Thu Jul 16 @12:00AM
Mon Jul 20 @ 5:30PM -
Regular and Aux. Meeting 7 pm
Thu Jul 23 @ 7:00PM -
Thu Jul 30 @12:00AM
ART DECO COMEDY HOUR: Live Standup Comedy - Art 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).


Salute To The Troops


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.