Historic Hollywood Art is a website built for digital Artist Jim Van Schaack, the father of Dana, the owner of Mae, Inc.
Jim was born on August 17, 1928 and raised in Los Angeles. He was there during the heyday of Hollywood. As a child, Jim spent countless hours watching movie making in the back lots of Hollywood, and on the streets of Los Angeles. In those days the whole town was a movie location. As the years passed, age took its toll on Hollywood. One landmark after another quietly disappeared. Jim decided to produce a series of digital drawings, a picture, of each remaining landmark, showing it, when possible, as it appeared in its prime. Since beginning the project, Van Schaack decided to create a drawing of some additional landmarks outside of Hollywood and some that have disappeared, including the drawings in this series that are or were contained within the general area of Los Angeles, California, where Hollywood is located.
For Jim Van Schaack’s 90th Birthday, his grown kids bought him a film digitizer and a slide scanner so Jim could make digital copies of all the family movies and slides. Jim copied hundreds of rolls of movie film and thousands of slides to be used to make videos. The WeTube Van Schaack Family website was designed by MAE, Inc. to showcase Dad’s videos. Enjoy
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