Looking west from the corner of Wilshire Blvd & Ardmore Ave, Los Angeles, circa mid-1950s

Looking west from the corner of Wilshire Blvd & Ardmore Ave, Los AngelesThis is a shot of Wilshire Blvd looking west from Ardmore Ave in around the mid-1950s. A couple of blocks farther east is the Ambassador Hotel and the original Brown Derby. That domed building is the Wilshire Boulevard Temple (which Louis B. Mayer attended for years. This stretch of Wilshire is now quite heavily built up with office towers, so it’s nice to see it so open and more relaxed. It’s also interesting to be reminded that once upon a time, Wilshire Blvd had large houses running along its entire length.

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2 Responses to Looking west from the corner of Wilshire Blvd & Ardmore Ave, Los Angeles, circa mid-1950s

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Back in the late ’70s on one of my jaunts down to LA from the Bay Area, a friend and I ate at this Brown Derby. I remember it was a rainy weeknight and there was hardly any clientele, but still exciting for an old movie buff! Love these vintage photos! Jean