History

Hollywood Sound Systems - Our History

Founded in 1960, Hollywood Sound Systems is one of the oldest, best-known sound companies in the country — with nearly 6 decades of service to the Los Angeles region and beyond. From the start, we’ve been at the forefront of our industry, contributing many milestone innovations and cutting-edge approaches to sound design and application that have become quite commonplace today.

Our sound equipment, packages, and specialized systems designs can be found at Disneyland (including the original Main Street Electrical Parade), Knott’s Berry Farm, and Magic Mountain — and on countless television shows, at film premieres, USO tours, parades, concerts, and corporate events. In 1975, we conceived and developed the wireless referee system for the National Football League — an idea that is now an integral part of many forms of live sports. We also originated the sound for TV programs like Saturday Night Live.

Fluent in the integration of today's latest sound technologies — Hollywood Sound Systems continues to bring our vast knowledge, experience, and passion to the world of audio capture, distribution, and editing — creating solutions for every area of the entertainment industry, Houses of Worship, theatrical production, schools, civic groups, corporate and special events, and concert production. And we bring all of this together with the sole purpose of serving our clients well.

Hollywood Sound Systems - Pro Audio Solutions, Sales, Rentals

Below is an album of images dating back to the early 60's.

Dodgers fireworks 1981.jpg
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Darren NBC 5 72.jpg
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Elvis.jpg
Glen Campbell @ Bob Hope.jpg
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John Pollock 2.jpg
Sound 1.jpg
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Bramlette @ Ford.jpg
console 3 1975.jpg
Hollywood bowl 32.jpg
JAS @ Dodger stadium.jpg
Jack 1981.jpg
Johnny Grant's 80th.jpg
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Johnny Grant's birthday.jpg
mame.jpg
Main Street Electrical.jpg
Andy & Shawn 1975.jpg
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tonight show.jpg
uso 1971.jpg
8-10 Speaker Hang at the Hillcrest show.JPG
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Paul Barreras 1962.jpg