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HOLLYWOOD POST 43 IS part OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, THE NATION’S LARGEST WARTIME VETERANS ORGANIZATION DEVOTED TO SERVING VETS, YOUTH, AND THE COMMUNITY.

 
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We're also the coolest private club in Hollywood.

You served your country in a time of war. You probably learned a few things about yourself, about being a part of something bigger. As a veteran, your life of service has just begun. Help your community, your country, and your fellow vets, and have a good time doing it with people who get you. 

Find out how joining the American Legion and Hollywood Post 43 helps veterans and others while enriching your life.

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WHO WE ARE

THE AMERICAN LEGION IS THE NATION’S LARGEST VETERANS ORGANIZATION.

 

 

U.S. veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan & Iraq

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With more than 2.5 million members and 14,000 posts across the country devoted to serving veterans, youth, and the community, the Legion is a powerful force.

Post 43 is a Hollywood institution, founded in 1919 by WWI veterans working in the motion picture industry. Its members have included Hollywood luminaries like Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, Johnny Grant, Ronald Reagan, and more.  Today, Post 43 boasts nearly 1,000 Legion Family members made up of veterans, Sons, and Auxiliary.

 

The Clubhouse

POST 43’S HISTORIC MEMORIAL CLUBHOUSE HAS BEEN A HOLLYWOOD LANDMARK SINCE 1929.  

 

The memorial clubhouse on Highland Avenue honors those who served during WWI and opened on July 4, 1929.

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The “longest continuously operating speakeasy in Hollywood,” the post clubhouse is a private club for our members to congregate and relax.  

It’s also a vibrant community civic center and event venue, featuring the famous Art Deco Bar, Cabaret Room banquet hall, and coming in 2017, a state-of-the-art film and digital cinema theater.  

 
 

membership

Hollywood Post 43 boasts the most diverse membership in the country, where all generations of veterans of every race, religion, and orientation are welcome.

 
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The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism.

The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.  Wartime veterans who have served honorably during the eligibility periods as determined by Congress may apply for membership.  If your parent or spouse served during wartime, you may qualify for membership in the Sons of the American Legion or the American Legion Auxiliary.  Members of the Hollywood post have included showbusiness luminaries like Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, and many more.  Today, many Post 43 Legionnaires are still employed in the entertainment industry and all walks of life in Los Angeles