Gilmore Stadium was built in the center of Hollywood by Earl Gilmore (son of the oil tycoon, Arthur Gilmore of Gilmore Oil) in 1934 and it would serve many purposes throughout its history... from Presidential Inaugural events (Truman's above) to professional football to midget car racing... and even a short little stint as a Triple-A Pacific Coast League Ballpark. Gilmore Stadium would last just 19 years before being demolished to make way for Hollywood being more "Hollywood" (but more on that later).