View looking north up Vine Street toward the Hollywoodland sign, shortly after it was installed in the Hollywood hills, circa mid 1920s

View looking north up Vine Street toward the Hollywoodland sign, shortly after it was installed in the Hollywood hills, 1923.jpgThis is the sort of photo I love to find: A vintage photo of a Hollywood street with just enough landmarks to identify it. This is Vine Street looking north from some point between Romaine St. & Barton Ave. It was taken in circa mid 1920s, not long after the Hollywoodland sign—which we can see in the distance—went up, as well as the Taft Building, which is the tall building in the distance on the Hollywood and Vine corner.

This Sunset and Vine now – all we can see of the Hollywood hills is a mere sliver!

Vine Street, Hollywood, June 2015

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One Response to View looking north up Vine Street toward the Hollywoodland sign, shortly after it was installed in the Hollywood hills, circa mid 1920s

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Martin, these are the kinds of photos I love too (well, the b/w one!) These glimpses of real lives frozen in time – the people walking feet apart on the sidewalk: where are they going or coming from? Further up the middle of the street where a passenger crosses between cars, never knowing they are forever part of a photograph viewed years later. The grease and oil stains on the asphalt. Residential houses that are now long gone. Those vintage cars and wondering if maybe even one is still around today.

    Thanks, Martin. And I miss your morning posts already! Know you’re having a wonderful vacation though!

    Jean 🙂