Monday, July 07, 2014
Old Hollywood Map: The Hollywood Hotel
#23 on my vintage Hollywood Map is the Hollywood Hotel.
Located on the north side of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Orchid Avenues, The Hollywood Hotel was one of the first elegant hotels to spring up in the bustling city of Hollywood. This first photo is from 1906. A closeup of the Hotel's marquee:
This 1950 shot was taken six years before the Hotel was razed to make way for the First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Hollywood, a shopping center, and parking lots.
A closeup of the attached Florist Shop:
On the backside of this photo is a message to Miss Beverly Grant in New York. Today, a 1 cent stamp wouldn't even get this postcard from the service window to the back of the Post Office.
Knowing you'd be as interested as I am in seeing Aunt Laura's message to Beverly, here it is rotated and cleaned up!
Today, this parcel of land is occupied by the Dolby Theater, formerly the Kodak Center and then The Hollywood and Highland Center, which contains a few nods to vintage Hollywood.
From yesterday's post for Cox Pilot, here's a closeup of the sign hanging from the Moonliner. Not very exciting stuff:
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