Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood Boulevard), circa 1940s

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood Boulevard) in the 1940s.With its strikingly eye-catching architecture, it’s little wonder that most cameras are trained toward Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, so what I like about this shot is that we get to see what the south side of Hollywood Boulevard looked like. Naturally the Roosevelt Hotel dominates, but what I find most interesting is the line of cute little stores. One of these days, I’d love to find a photo showing us what those stores were back in the 1940s, when this shot was taken.

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One Response to Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood Boulevard), circa 1940s

  1. Elizabeth Honnold says:

    One of the little stores to the west of the Roosevelt Hotel, same side of street and cater corner from C.C.Browns, was the ABC Bookstore, run by a fella named Abe. Abe was not literary, he was a natural born Vendor and made no great distinction between a rare issue of Golden Book and a shelf full of Mary Roberts Rinehart. I fed gorgeously off his dime shelves and out of his nickel bins, and traded old goods for new to get discounts. Abe would not sell pornography and never cheated anybody out of their nickels or dimes. The shop was on my walking route home from school, in that it was just yards away from my red car stop. I could fit 4 paperbacks into my school binder, and get all 4 read over the weekend.