Gilmore Stadium was built in the center of Hollywood by Earl Gilmore (son of the oil tycoon, Arthur Gilmore of Gilmore Oil) in 1934 & 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).