September 27, 2015

Snapshots of Strangers Along Hollywood Boulevard During the Late 1960s to Early '70s

For three years, between 1969 and 1972, Los Angeles photographer Dennis Feldman started documenting people walking up and down Hollywood Boulevard, where the rich and famous are immortalised with bronze stars embedded in the pavement. Visitors to this iconic street might have imagined glamour and glitz but instead found a seedy, rubbish-strewn and dangerous area.

“It was really gritty and grubby,” Feldman said. “People were attracted by the Hollywood myth but they stayed for the cheap housing. The tourists didn’t come down much from beyond Highland. These were the regulars, the people who lived around there.”


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