This is the Warner Bros. Theater, which stood on Wilshire Blvd at Canon Drive in Beverly Hills. That soaring tower with the art-deco-ish buttresses must have really stood out in the day. The theater was built in the early 1930s and demolished in the late 1980s. See more views of this palace on my website: http://www.martinturnbull.com/?p=6994
Hollywoodland Tract Office | Originally intended as a temporary billboard for a housing tract of the name 'Hollywoodland'. The Hollywood sign was first erected on a hillside over-looking the Los Angeles basin in 1923 - but now serves as an international icon.
(ca. 1925)* - Exterior view of the Figueroa Theatre, located on the corner of Figueroa and York Boulevard in Highland Park. The corner entrance is for McColloch Drug Co., offering perfumes, prescriptions, stationary, cigars, candy, and an array of goods. Two entrances for the theater are visible on either side of the building, each with a box office and marquees advertising Cecil B. DeMille's 1925 drama film, "The Road to Yesterday", starring Joseph Schildkraut.
The St. Moritz Hotel, located at 5849 Sunset Boulevard, was built around 1924. According to information found on the back of the postcard above, Judy Garland and her family stayed at the hotel in 1926 on their first visit to Los Angeles. The top photo was taken by Paul Adrian in 1979. The bottom photo was taken from Google Maps. (Bizarre Los Angeles)
Here we have a rare shot of Grauman's Chinese Theatre being built. It broke ground on January 9, 1926, so this shot was probably taken in summer of 1926. We can see the Garden Court apartments to the west of it (below), and the Hollywood Hotel to the (east.) But look how packed with trees the area is. And they all seem to full and lush and green. Oh yeah, that’s right, it’s back when we used to get rain...
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