Driving north on Vine St, Hollywood, 1939

Driving north on Vine St, Hollywood, 1939If we were so inclined to take a drive up Vine Street, Hollywood, in 1939, this would have been our view. A lot offering to park your car for 15 cents, the Brown Derby, the Taft Building at the corner of Hollywood and Vine, and a nice clear view all the way into the freeway-less Hollywood hills. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to be able to stroll up that street in 1939.

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2 Responses to Driving north on Vine St, Hollywood, 1939

  1. Oh my, how I wish I could have shared those days with you. Y&R was on the 5th floor of the Taft building and the view from my office was north. so I remember watching the Hollywood Freeway being built. Spent more time at the Hollywood Derby than any other restaurant and did most of my shopping at the Broadway. An amazing time in the history of Hollywood. Love, L

  2. Jean Hunter says:

    Well, I’d certainly love being there with both of you too! I’ve always felt and known I was born in the wrong time period as the ’30s and ’40s are where I belong! My mom grew up in the ’30s and I never tired of hearing her stories. Of course I always grilled her about the movie stars and movies. I remember her telling me if I really want to know what the ’30s looked like in color, pay close attention to “Chinatown” as they got it right!

    Thanks, Martin, for your wonderful photos! And you too, Louella, for your posts!