Post 43 Breaking News
SONS Report by Robert ... Salutations my Fellow Sons, as we fall into Springtime and the trees, shrubs and bushes start to bloom again. I'd like to see our Squadron members bloom again, into attending our meetings and ...
It's a Family/Friend ... With the recent passing of our friend, Roberta Robles, it brings me back to the speech I gave last year.  The positive relationships we cultivate from our family and friends can increase our mood ...
Post 43 Son Wins Post 43 ... Congratulations to Sam Novicki!   Sam, a member of the Sons, was the winner of the Post 43 Oratorical Contest which was held Sunday, Feb. 8 at Post 43.  Sam is a sophomore at Cathedral High School ...
First Vice Commander by ... With Membership at 94% we're just 27 renewals away from 100% !! So, if you are one of the 27 who hasn't paid their 2015 Dues please take a minute to send in that check. For under $30 a year you ...
Post 43 Meeting Schedule March 2 - Regular and Aux. Meeting 7 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm. March 9 - Executive Meeting at 6 pm March 12  - Voiture 47 Meeting 7 pm at Post 43 March 16 - Law & Order Night and Aux. Meeting ...
Chef's Menu March 2 - Pasta & Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Dessert  March 16 - Corned Beef and Cabbage, Dessert and 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 ...
POST EVERLASTING We lost Roberta Robles on January 29 after a long battle with cancer.  Many of you took the opportunity to visit her in those last days.  There was a very moving Funeral held for Roberta in which ...
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Mark Arciniega USN Shane Borza USAF John Holt USAF Layla Hunter USN Robert Janovich ARMY Gilbert Jones ARMY Stephan MacNab USN Rory O'Connor USN ...
Auxiliary Report by ... March means spring is on its way. Spring means all things new. Spring means that elections soon will take place. Elections will bring new energy, new direction and new focus. It's not too soon to ...
SERVICE OFFICER By ... I hope all have a good March 2015. I hope all got their new V.A. card and choice card. Please sign up at the V.A. hospital as it helps all veterans.  I will have attended the Women's PAC & the ...
2nd Vice Commander By ... Membership is up!  Meeting attendance is up! More members are enjoying the events planned by the Post.  Let me know if there's something you'd like to see or do or perhaps a special meeting night ...
COMMANDER’S MESSAGE by ... Greeting Comrades!   In case you didn't know... March 19th marks the 96th anniversary of the creation of The American Legion. With the end of World War I in November 1918, Lt. Colonel Theodore ...
CHAPLAIN’s CORNER By ... Please keep Willie Bellamy in your prayers as he is not doing well and the family of Roberta Robles.  Also remember the families of Roberta Robles and Auxiliary member Marjorie Schilling who both ...

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

  • Post 43 Son Wins Post 43 Oratorical Contest

    Caption:  Post 43 Commander Don Schilling (far right) and Oratorical Chair Randy Kahn (far left) congratulate contestants (left to right) Chemil Durant, Kyle Alford, Kathleen Glynn and Sam Novicki, all four of whom received checks for $1000 and certificates from the Post.  Sam, as the top finisher, will compete in the District contest Sunday, Feb. 22, 1 pm, being held at Post 43.  (Photo by Bill Tapp)

    Congratulations to Sam Novicki!   Sam, a member of the Sons, was the winner of the Post 43 Oratorical Contest which was held Sunday, Feb. 8 at Post 43.  Sam is a sophomore at Cathedral High School and is the son of Post 43 members Carl and Heather Risinger.  Other contestants included Kathleen Glynn and Chemil Durant of Los Angeles High School and Kyle Alfaro of Granada Hills Charter High School.  Sam now goes on to the District Competition which will be held at the Post on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 pm.  All members are invited.

    P.S. Do not arrive before 12 Noon as we have an Event that will be loading out the morning of the 22nd.  Also be aware the 22nd is Oscar day and there will be street closures.

  • COMMANDER’S MESSAGE by Don Schilling

    Greeting Comrades!  

    In case you didn't know... March 19th marks the 96th anniversary of the creation of The American Legion.

    With the end of World War I in November 1918, Lt. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., eldest son of the 26th President, came up with the idea of forming an organization of wartime veterans who would continue to serve their nation in peace as they had in war.  Among the names considered for the new organization were Veterans of the Great War, Liberty League, American Comrades of the Great War, Legion of the Great War, among others. "The American Legion" was eventually selected.

    It is interesting to note that Hollywood Post 43 was one of the first posts in the nation to be chartered by the new American Legion.  Today - thanks to our members - Hollywood Post 43 is known throughout The American Legion as one of the most historic and dynamic posts in the nation.

    Let us carry on that tradition of service to our community, state and nation through The American Legion's Four Pillars of service - National Security; Americanism; Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation; and Children and Youth.

    Join with me in rededicating ourselves in becoming the best Legionnaires we can possibly be by regularly attending post, district, and county council meetings; serving on committees; and running for elective offices.

Dept of Vet Affairs

VA News Releases

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

Member News and Information

Post 43 Calendar

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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.