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Hollywood High named to register of historic places

January 23, 2012 |  4:40 pm

Hollywood High, a school almost as old as Hollywood itself and with a history nearly as illustrious, will join the National Register of Historic Places this month, the National Park Service announced.

The Hollywood High School Alumni Assn. pushed for the school to join the registry because of its local significance in connection with the entertainment industry and the development of Hollywood.

Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and Lana Turner are among the alums; Carol Burnett was an editor for the school's newspaper.

And the alumni group also noted the architecture of the building, designed by the firm Marsh, Smith and Powell.

The initiative to add the school to the historic register was approved at the state level last year, and it was approved to join the National Register on Jan. 4.

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 -- Rick Rojas

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