Fun Facts

Hollywood History Facts

  • The Hollywood Neighborhood was named after the Hollywood Theater which opened on July 17th, 1926 with the silent movie, "More Pay-Less Work".
  • The first Junior Rose Festival parade was held in June 1918.
  • The Hollywood Neighborhood was the most popular automobile cruising destination in Oregon.
  • The trolley operated between 1906 and 1937 in the Hollywood District and was the 3rd largest electrical transport system in the U.S. during the 1930s.
  • The Banfield Highway was named after T.H. Banfield, a prominent Portland businessman.


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