Post 43 Breaking News
POST EVERLASTING Lonnie Anderson passed on to Post Everlasting on August 28.  Lonnie joined our Post in March 2004.  Let us keep our Comrade and his family in our prayers.   If you know of any Post members who have ...
Dust In the Wind - by ... Recently, I saw on Facebook a wonderfully produced PSA staring our Post's very own Max Thayer.  Max portrays a father who appears to be suffering from mental health issues after decades of dealing ...
SONS Report By Xavier ... Hope everyone has been staying cool! We have a few things to report on.  Our very own Luis Hernandez, who is the Historian for the Detachment, attended the D.E.C. in Santa Maria just a few weeks ...
Post 43 News ~We Want Your Short Film!!!~   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 ...
Chaplain's Corner by Tom ... "At home and abroad, military men and women are showing purpose and dedication in defending American ideas. They are performing in our country's best traditions under circumstances both difficult and ...
2nd Vice Commander By ... Happy Autumn!  Our first meeting of the month is now the "Social Meeting," where we can focus on camaraderie, fellowship, and fun, as well as have the opportunity to meet together in our committees ...
Post News BAR OPENS @ 9:30am BAR CLOSES after the last afternoon game finishes play.  (We are not open for  Sunday Night Football)    5 TV's to choose from!    Watch YOUR team play here, every Sunday ...
COMMANDER’S COLUMN by ... Last month, myself along with several other Post 43 officers and members were privileged to attend the American Legion National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.  Let me tell you... IT WAS ...
1st Vice Commander's ... We came back from the National Convention fired up to take Post 43 to an all time high for membership... our goal 120%... with your help!   As we reach for our Goal of doubling the membership by ...
WOMENS AUXILIARY By ... Auxiliary Unit 43 is fortunate to have many dedicated and talented members! Lillian Langbaum served as our Sergeant-At-Arms last year and is graciously serving in that position this year. Meg ...
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Kevin McLinden USMC Mark Valley ARMY Christopher Sanders USN David Lasher USMC William Steele USN Andy ...
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 ...

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 COLUMN by Don Schilling

    Don SchillingREMEMBERING 9/11 - Fourteen years ago on September11, 2001 terrorists attacked our great nation and the War on Terrorism began.

    The following year, the National Executive Committee of the American Legion passed a resolution affirming its support and encouraged all Legion members, Posts, and Departments to honor the victims of 9-11 by "planning and executing an appropriate annual patriotic or memorializing event..."

    It took us awhile but last year Hollywood Post 43 held its first 9-11 remembrance event. It was a huge success thanks to the hard work of Post 43 Legionnaires, Sons and Auxiliary. Envisioned as an annual event, I am happy to report that we will once again be having a breakfast honoring those who gave their lives on that awful day.

    So mark your calendars for the morning of Friday, Sept.11 when our Legion family will gather together in solemn tribute.

    While the event is free, donations will be gratefully accepted for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund (http://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy) which provides educational financial assistance for the children of military personnel who died on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

    If you wish to attend the breakfast and/or make a donation please call the office at 1 (323) 851-3030. Reservations are being requested since seating will be extremely limited due to the large number of city and country officials and first responders who are expected to attend.

    And always remember - Legionnaires Lead the Way!

  • 9/11 Breakfast
  • 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. 

  • Post News

  • 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. 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.

Welcome New Members

  • Welcome August 2015 New Members!

Post Events

Tue Oct 06 @12:00AM
"Hiring Our Heroes" Job Fair
Thu Oct 08 @ 7:00PM -
Deco Bar
Mon Oct 12 @ 6:00PM -
Executive Committee Meeting
Thu Oct 15 @ 7:00PM -
Deco Bar
Mon Oct 19 @ 7:00PM -
Business Regular and Aux Meeting
Thu Oct 22 @ 7:00PM -
Deco Bar
Mon Oct 26 @12:00AM
District 24 Meeting Post 43
Mon Oct 26 @12:00AM
Gold Coast Vets Fund Outing
Thu Oct 29 @ 7:00PM -
Deco Bar
Thu Nov 05 @ 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


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.


Newsletter in history


    August 1965 "The Hollywood Legionnaire"

Post 43 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).


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.