The Hollywood legacy began when Abraham Shelasky, my great-grandfather, arrived at Ellis Island in 1907. He was a tailor and lived in a tenement on Hester Street. Moving to Massachusetts, he and my grandfather, Milton Shelasky, opened a tailor shop called Shelasky & Son. In 1933, Hollywood Shoppe was incorporated and opened as a uniform store in the South End of Springfield, also known as the Hollywood section. Milton’s son, Edward, my father, joined the family business in 1973. Edward later brought the business back to New York City in 1998. In 2007, three generations and nineteen United States presidents later, Hollywood Fourth, a division of Hollywood Uniforms, was established. We are a young company with an old soul.

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