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11 historic photos of the Hollywood Palladium as it moves toward becoming a city landmark

The landmarking is part of a plan to build a pair of towers alongside the venue Judy Garland and Bob Hope were at the Hollywood Palladium the night it opened in 1940. It was Halloween, and Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra were performing for a crowd of 10,000. Sinatra wasn’t quite world famous yet and neither was The Palladium — but both were well on their way. A city report that makes the case for landmarking the venue says its opening seven decades ago on Sunset Boulevard was "highly anticipated," the dream of former film producer Maurice M.
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