It’s hard to believe that Hollywood really was a sleepy little town once upon a…
Hollywoodland-the large curved building in the lower left quadrant is the Beachwood Market...
The entrance to the Hollywoodland real estate development, which opened in 1923, as it looked in 1927. The building at right-center with the “Hollywoodland” sign on its roof just past the tower was and still is the real estate office.
1936 Hollywood Blvd. & Highland Ave.
Balboa Beach, CA 1947
Hollywood Boulevard, looking east from McCadden Place in 1928. We can see the vertical sign for Grauman’s Egyptian Theater, with the Pig ‘n’ Whistle restaurant next door—both are still here. Across the street is a sign for the Myer Siegel & Co. department store. Note the car strangely in front of the streetcar.
1936 Hollywood Blvd. & Highland Ave. Cafe Montmartre at mid- left of photo
1940s Hollywood and Vine. Bizarre Los Angeles.
Picture postcard of the Hollywood Hotel in 1940. Formerly located on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, the building was demolished in 1956. The corner is now the site of a shopping and entertainment complex.
Historic Photograph of Hollywood Sign In Disrepair