The American Legion was founded in 1919 to offer comaraderie and solace to war veterans. That same year, Hollywood’s Post 43 was formed. The building on Highland Avenue was built in 1928 with proceeds from a boxing venue run by the veterans! Come tour Post 43 and its museum to learn about its storied history – which has been closely tied to Hollywood celebrity for nearly a century. Photos of Sid Grauman himself are among the memorabilia on display in the museum!
Following the 1:00 PM tour and museum visit is a 3:30 PM screening of the patriotic wartime musical YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH starring Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire, with songs by Cole Porter – at the Egyptian Theatre!
1:00 PM Presentation/Tour & Museum visit at Post 43
Hollywood Post 43
2035 N. Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Post 43 is located just south of the Hollywood Bowl on the same side of the street.
Screening of YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH at the Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Parking is limited at Post 43 and will first be reserved for those with disabilities. Parking is available across the street at the Hollywood Heritage Museum. The Hollywood & Highland Red Line is a short walk north on Highland or park at the Egyptian and walk.
This event begins at American Legion Post 43 and ends at the Egyptian Theatre. No tickets will be sold onsite at Post 43. You must purchase a ticket in advance at the Egyptian Theatre box office or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/507221 (the box office opens at 2:30 PM on Nov. 23.
Veteran’s, show your military I.D. or proof of service for free admission at the box office.