Vine Manor Hotel, Vine St, Hollywood, August 1953

Vine Manor Hotel, Vine St, HollywoodThis photo was taken in August of 1953 at the top end of Vine Street near the Vine Manor Hotel looking south toward Hollywood Boulevard and The Broadway department store building. If we stood at that spot now, the view would be dominated by the Capital Records building, which opened in 1956. I wish the photographer was standing on the other side of Vine so that we could see what was there, and also a better view of the Vine Hotel.

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5 Responses to Vine Manor Hotel, Vine St, Hollywood, August 1953

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Good morning, Martin –

    LOVE this shot so I had to delve into finding out more about it.

    I found some info – this was taken on a hazy day in August 1953. The intersection is Yucca St., and although the Hotel is now gone, the red streamlined building just behind the Vine Manor sign still there. The tall palm tree seen just above it is where the Capitol Records building now sits.


    Here’s another view from the other side of the street – filming locations for “City of Fear” 1959

    If you want to see more film locations for this movie, check this out:

    Love your posts, Martin! Jean

  2. David R. Ginsburg says:

    I believe that this is one of a small series of tourist Kodachromes that turned up on a Flickr photoset a few years ago. All were taken within a few blocks of your posted Vine Street picture.

  3. Debra Kaufman says:

    Hello Martin: My grandmother owned the Vine Manor Hotel and I spent my childhood weekends there. I can’t believe it but we don’t seem to have any photos of the hotel besides family photos in the lobby and one photo of my grandparents all dressed up in the front of the hotel. Great to see this shot of it. Best, Debra