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North Hollywood High School Reunion Brings Back the Memories

One alum recalls hearing the whole school gathered in the auditorium to hear the president declare the beginnings of World War II.

The North Hollywood Alumni Association gathered for their reunion Sunday afternoon and past classmates got together with memories from as far back as the class of 1937.

The McGrath family of Studio City, with two sets of twins—Jack and Lynn and and Teresa—all went together for the first time. Lynn said she had never been to a reunion. Very soon, she was dancing up a storm.

Hamburgers were served, a band played, and the classrooms and buildings were opened for the alumni to reminisce and look around. Yearbooks dating back to the 1920s were on hand, and clippings from famous students such as Teri Garr and John Williams, and former teachers were on posterboards for people to read.

Hilma Hansen-Bradberry, from the class of 1943, as well as Evelyn Boe Lohr (’41) and Richard Halpin (’37) are also in the above video reminiscing about the school. Hilma recalls the announcement in 1941 about the United States going to war, listening to the President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the auditorium on the radio.

(See the video above and the photo gallery.)

Mary McGrath June 27, 2011 at 05:06 AM
Thank you for this wonderful tribute Mike!
teresa mcgrath June 27, 2011 at 11:26 AM
loved meeting you mike.....loved the video and photos of the nhhs picnic.... you did a fabulous job!
Irene DeBlasio June 27, 2011 at 02:09 PM
What wonderful memories! I went back home for my 50th high school reunion and ever since have carried on email correspondence with many of my classmates. When you bond with others early in life those friendships mean a lot. I'm in the process of planning our next class reunion -- we all like each other so much that we've decided to make it a three-day event. Great job, Mike!
Mary McGrath June 27, 2011 at 06:58 PM
The memories and friendship are very poignant in my mind. It was really such a memorable event, and so well-executed.
teresa mcgrath June 29, 2011 at 06:26 PM
watching your video and seeing the photos again were comforting and fun. mike your questions were great, and loved your interview. the shots and footage were topnotch. thx.

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