Hollywood Blvd & Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, circa 1930

Hollywood Blvd & Grauman's Chinese Theatre, circa 1930I assume that this bird’s eye view of Hollywood Blvd and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (circa 1930) was taken from the roof of the nearby Roosevelt Hotel. From this angle, we can see the shape of Grauman’s forecourt, as well as its neighboring parking lot. During this time, Orchid Ave went all the way through from Franklin Ave to Hollywood Blvd where it was the western border of the Hollywood Hotel, which we can also see.

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One Response to Hollywood Blvd & Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, circa 1930

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    This is a treasure (to me) for a number of reasons including a clear aerial shot of Grauman’s and a view I’ve never seen before – the western side to the Hollywood Hotel. Look how built-up Hollywood was circa 1930 and peppered with lots of trees! Wonder what the building with the flag is? You can also see a streetcar, I believe called “red cars” in those days? Another great portrait of Hollywood in its Golden Age. Thank you, Martin! Jean