Hollywood Hotel at the Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave in the 1940s

Hollywood Hotel at the Hollywood and Highland in the 1940s pin.jpgWhat a shame we no longer have this grand old lady to behold. This is the Hollywood Hotel, which stood at the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave from 1902 to 1956. This shot was taken some time in the 1940s. I love the little ornamental arch right on the corner—it’s just a little more atmospheric than what’s there now: the front door to The Gap. Below is a shot from 1905, after the original hotel was expanded west along Hollywood Blvd:

Hollywood Hotel in 1905, after expansion

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One Response to Hollywood Hotel at the Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave in the 1940s

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Love all these wonderful pics of the Hollywood Hotel. Wish I could have seen it with my own eyes during its glory days. Thanks for sharing these. Jean