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April 17, 2012

Wonderful Color Photos of Hollywood California in the 1950s and '60s

The 1950s and '60s were a very drowsy time. It wasn't just a matter of piling paint on a canvas, as much as just living the life out here in LA. The movies were out here, the beach, the freeways, the desert. It had an accelerated pace to it; it was a fast city, but it didn't have the cultural depth that New York had, and probably still does.

Hollywood & Vine c.1952

The Brown Derby Restaurant

Hollywood Blvd & Orange c.1952

ABC Vine Street Theater c.1966

Carolina Pines Jr. Restaurant

Grauman's Chinese Theater c.1959

Ciro's Night Club

Chinese Theater Forecourt 1950s

Hollywood & Vine 1960s - American Airlines

Hollywood & Vine 1950s - Hody's Restaurant

Hollywood Boulevard 1960s

Hollywood & Vine 1950s - Hody's Coffee Shop

Hollywood & Highland 1950s - Coffee Dan's

Hollywood Blvd. & Wilcox 1950s. Featuring the Warners Building - now the Pacific Building

Vine & Sunset - Hollywood Recreation Center, Bowling

Vine & Sunset 1950s - Radio City, NBC Building

Hollywood Blvd. 1950s. Toffs Coffee Shop, First Federal, Barker Bros.

Hollywood Blvd 1950s - Roosevelt Hotel, Cinegrill

Mother of Good Counsel Church

Saharan Motel - Sunset & Alta Vista 1950s

Sunset & Vine 1950s - Wallick's Music City

Sunset & Vine 1960s - Self Service Records

Sunset & Vine 1950s

Sunset Blvd & Ivar 1960s - Cinerama Theater

Capitol Records Building 1950s

Sunset Blvd & N. Clark Street 1960s

Vine Street 1960s - Dupar's Restaurant, Broadway Hotel


  1. This is the best post ever here in my opinion :)

  2. Very nice ... I used to live around the corner from Mother of Good Counsel Church. Thems were the days.




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