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a baby crib in the corner of a room with a chandelier above it
Historic Photograph of Interior Of The Max Factor Salon On Highland Ave. In Hollywood
1933 Interior Of The Max Factor Salon On Highland Ave. In Hollywood
an old black and white photo of a building with a car parked in front of it
Patrick Longden’s Castillo del Lago, Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles
This is the 20,000-square-foot Castillo del Lago, a Spanish colonial style castle built by oil baron Patrick Longden in Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles, in 1926. In the 1930's, Gangster Bugsy Siegel ran a gambling operation out of the place. With 32 rooms, an elevator, and city and lake views.
an old black and white photo of a building with palm trees in the foreground
HUSH MONEY! MURDER!: The Famed Chateau Elysee
HUSH MONEY! MURDER!: The Famed Chateau Elysee | Hollywood Reporter
black and white photograph of an aerial view of a highway in the middle of town
RKO Forty Acres - Wikipedia
"Mayberry, N. Carolina" RKO Forty Acres
before and after photos of an intersection in the 1950's and today, with cars parked on the street
Top: The Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard as it appeared around 1935; bottom: the dreary shopping center that replaced it in 1959 as it appears today.
an old black and white photo of houses with trees in the foreground, from above
The Garden of Allah: The Lotus-Eaters' Hideaway
An aerial view of the ramshackle villas that made up the Garden of Allah, Hollywood, CA
an old black and white photo of a house in the woods with trees around it
The Lost French Village of Hollywood
Completed in 1920, the charm & artistry of the French Village made it instantly popular with Hollywood’s creative elite. The charming French Pavilion had originally been home to the designer Adrian. By 1930, it had been taken over by writer Cyril Hume & his wife, actress Helen Chandler. Both were to achieve notable successes while living there, Hume as the screenwriter for Tarzan of the Apes for MGM & Chandler as “Mina,” in Dracula (1931), which was filmed just up the Pass at Universal.
an old black and white photo of people walking in front of a small gazebo
This is the ticket booth of Grauman's Chinese Theatre forecourt during the May 1936 run of an MGM picture called “Robin Hood of El Dorado” starring Warner Baxter. This booth was added to Grauman’s in 1934 and was referred to as a “grind” box-office. That marked the change from presenting a “movie + stage show” format to a “short + newsreel + feature.” This format (known as “grind”) ran continuously all day and you could stay as long as you wanted!
black and white photograph of two women dressed in costume, one wearing a hat while the other wears a flowered dress
Spooky Starlets!
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an old black and white photo of four women dressed in costume posing for the camera
Spooky Starlets!
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an old black and white photo of a town with mountains in the background as seen from across the street
L.A. HOLLYWOOD 1920s
1920s
an old bus parked in front of a stone building
Historic Photograph of Tourist Bus At Hollywoodland
Tourist Bus At Hollywoodland
an old black and white photo of a restaurant with palm trees in the middle of it
Historic Photograph of Cocoanut Grove
Historic Photograph of Coconut Grove
the entrance to an ornately decorated building with palm trees on it's sides
The entrance to Cocoanut Grove at the Ambassador .