This 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.