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Here is a wonderfully atmospheric shot of the Hollywood Hotel captured by a Life magazine photographer in 1936. Interestingly the hotel’s sign across the front reads “HOTEL HOLLYWOOD” rather than the other way around. On my website, I have another photo taken that same night from the other side of the driveway: https://wp.me/p5XK3w-3bK

Here is a wonderfully atmospheric shot of the Hollywood Hotel captured by a Life magazine photographer in 1936. Interestingly the hotel’s sign across the front reads “HOTEL HOLLYWOOD” rather than the other way around. On my website, I have another photo taken that same night from the other side of the driveway: https://wp.me/p5XK3w-3bK

(1923)^ - View of Hollywood Blvd. at Cahuenga with traffic and pedestrians waiting to cross in 1923. The Security Trust & Savings Bank building is on the left side of the photograph.

(1923)^ - View of Hollywood Blvd. at Cahuenga with traffic and pedestrians waiting to cross in 1923. The Security Trust & Savings Bank building is on the left side of the photograph.

Then & Now: Hollywood and Cahuenga, 1930s and 2015

Then & Now: Hollywood and Cahuenga, 1930s and 2015

(Los Angeles, CA,1898) - The Crocker Mansion and neighbors on Bunker Hill. Construction on the Third Street tunnel began in 1900. Mrs. Crocker filed a petition claiming that the mansion was endangered by the street tunnel which was “unsafe, improperly constructed and a veritable death trap.” The house was alive and well in 1902 when Angels Flight began operating and dropping riders off practically on the Crocker doorstep.

(Los Angeles, CA,1898) - The Crocker Mansion and neighbors on Bunker Hill. Construction on the Third Street tunnel began in 1900. Mrs. Crocker filed a petition claiming that the mansion was endangered by the street tunnel which was “unsafe, improperly constructed and a veritable death trap.” The house was alive and well in 1902 when Angels Flight began operating and dropping riders off practically on the Crocker doorstep.

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