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April 18, 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.

  3. I love to look at sunny 50s and 60s photos of the Hollywood area AND most of California. It instantly elevates my mood. Oh, what it must have been like to live there back then. Every day must have been so exciting! Today, and back then, are night & day :-))!!




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