Archive for the ‘Hollywood: Then & Now’ Category

Hollywood: Then & Now–Rollin Lane house; now the Magic Castle

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

HOLLYWOOD: THEN & NOW

Rollin P. Lane house; now The Magic Castle

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7001 FRANKLIN AVENUE, HOLLYWOOD

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The Magic Castle website

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Hollywood: Then & Now… Franklin and Highland Avenues

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

HOLLYWOOD: THEN & NOW

Franklin and Highland Avenues

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The picture above was taken in the early 1900s and is looking south towards what is now the tourist area of Hollywood. The photo is labeled with what is now located on that spot. Below is a Google Earth snapshot of the same intersection today.

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Hollywood: Then & Now – Hollywood La Brea Motel

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

HOLLYWOOD: THEN & NOW

Hollywood La Brea Motor Hotel

 

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7110 Hollywood Boulevard,

Hollywood, California

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Charlie Chaplin Studios: Then & Now

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

HOLLYWOOD: THEN & NOW

Charlie Chaplin Studios

 

 

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Charlie Chaplin standing in front of his studios at

1416 N. La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, circa 1920

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The same spot as it looks today

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Sydney Chaplin Residence

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

HOLLYWOOD: THEN & NOW

Sydney Chaplin Residence

 

 

 Above is the former residence of Sydney Chaplin, who was the brother of Charlie Chaplin. The house stood just north of, and on the same block as the Chaplin Studios, which still exist but are now the Jim Henson Studios. (LAPL)

 

 

 

 The site of the Sydney Chaplin residence as it looks today at the southeast corner of Sunset and La Brea. An improvement?? (Hollywoodland)

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Egyptian Theater mural – then & now

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

 HOLLYWOOD: THEN & NOW

The Grauman’s Egyptian Theater mural

 

 

 

Above is Grauman’s Egyptian Theater mural, in the forecourt just outside the entrance, as it looked in the 1920s.

 

 

 Above, the restored version as it looks today.

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Hollywood Blvd in 1932

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

HOLLYWOOD: THEN & NOW

Hollywood Boulevard at Christmas

 

Hollywood Blvd in 1932

Hollywood Boulevard looking west at Hudson Avenue in December 1932 (LAPL)

 

 

Hollywood Blvd 2009

Hollywood Boulvevard looking west at Hudson Avenue in December 2009 (Allan R. Ellenberger)

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Hollywood Blvd in 1932

Friday, December 18th, 2009

HOLLYWOOD: THEN & NOW

Hollywood Boulevard at Christmas

 

Hollywood Blvd 1932

Hollywood Boulevard looking west at Whitley Avenue in December 1932 (LAPL)

 

 

Hollywood Blvd at Whitley now 2009

Hollywood Boulevard looking west at Whitley in December 2009 (Allan R. Ellenberger)

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Sardi’s Restaurant – Then & Now

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

HOLLYWOOD: THEN & NOW

Sardi’s

 

Sardi's

 

6313 Hollywood Boulevard

 

Sardi’s restaurant opened in 1932 and was the sister of New York’s Sardi’s and was designed by the world-renowned architect Rudolph Schindler in International style with metal and glass. This was a favorite restaurant of many stars including Charlie Chaplin, Maurice Chevalier, Wallace Beery, Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford. Below is it’s current incarnation.

 

  

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Then & Now…

Monday, December 29th, 2008

 THEN & NOW

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

  

 THEN: Hollywood Cemetery, looking west in mid 1920s

 

NOW: The same view in 2008 with the Harry Cohn crypts in the forefront

 

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

 

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