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(1930) - Aerial view of the Greek Theatre. The bare Hollywood Hills can be seen in the background.
Nowadays, the northern end of Vine Street in Hollywood is largely offices and parking lots. But in this aerial view circa early 1940s, we can see that the neighborhood was once largely residential, with large and lovely homes and scattered with trees. It’s also nice to see the area before it was bisected by the Hollywood Freeway. And in those pre-smog days, we can clearly see Mt. Lee and the Hollywoodland sign.
Sunset at Sweetzer in 1950. The Chateau Marmont in the distance. (LAPL 00104379) Bizarre Los Angeles