♥ HOLLYWOOD ATHLETIC CLUB 6525 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA

Built in 1924 by Meyer & Holler it was the tallest building in Hollywood @ the time. Founded by stars Charlie Chaplin & others as a private men's club (no women until 1929.) J. Weismuller trained in the pool & the corpse of John Barrymore was brought here for a final drink! On 1/25/49 HAC hosted first prime time Emmy awards. In 1978 the bldg. was restored. Evolving as a nightspot & pool hall, the landmark is currently closed to the public, available as a film venue by appt../sr
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Women of the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Santa Monica Beach.

Beachball Girls of the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Santa Monica Beach, California

Dick Powell reportedly brought the corpse of fellow actor John Barrymore to the HAC for one final drink!

"The best thing about switching from being an actor to being a director is that you don't have to shave or hold your stomach in anymore.

The Hollywood Athletic Club at 6525 Sunset Blvd, was built in 1924 by the architectural firm that built Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Egyptian Theatre. At the time is was the tallest building in Hollywood. It opened as a private men's club and was a favorite with the Hollywood crowd. Members included: Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino, Cecil B. DeMille and Clark Gable. John Wayne shot billards, Humphrey Bogart played chess and Johnny Weismuller trained in the pool for his Tarzan movies.

The Hollywood Athletic Club, 6525 Sunset Blvd. Designed by the same architects who built Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Egyptian Theater. It was built in and was where Johnny Weissmuller trained in the pool for his "Tarzan" films.

Jobyna Ralston working out at HAC

She often was Harold Lloyds Leading Lady- and my Favoriten of them all.

HAC 1925

The Hollywood Athletic Club, built in located at 6525 Sunset Blvd.

photo wall of famous members in back hallway of HAC

photo wall of famous members in back hallway of HAC

Marion Nixon, Alyce Mills and Ena Gregory playing pool at the HAC

Marion Nixon, Alyce Mills and Ena Gregory play pool at the Hollywood Athletic Club in the

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