Nestled between Palm Beach’s exclusive boutiques and the lavish lifestyle of Miami’s South Beach rests the charming city of Hollywood, Florida. The charismatic land developer J.W. Young first envisioned this prosperous and well-appointed town in the early twentieth century, and within in a few short decades carved an elegant resort town from a veritable wilderness. Divided into two parts, A Guide to Historic Hollywood by local historian Joan Mickelson, the daughter of a city founder, provides a history of Hollywood’s formative years as well as a guide through the historic streets of this beautiful Florida city. From the roaring twenties to the post-war fifties, Mickelson highlights the buildings, people and events vital to the history of this now thriving coastal landmark. A Guide to Historic Hollywood brings to life Hollywood’s characters and pioneers, which have shaped the city through its long and diverse history.