Westwood Village, Los Angeles, mid-to-late 1930s.

Westwood Village, Los Angeles, mid-to-late 1930s.Being so close to UCLA, these days Westwood Village is a teeming hive of activity, morning, noon and night. Back when this photo was taken (circa mid-to-late 1930s) it was more low-key and unrushed township. However, the two main buildings in this photo – the dome-shaped office building in front (which later became a Ralph’s supermarket and is currently a Peet’s Coffee and the tower of the Fox Theatre – are still with us today.

That same view in 2016:

 

The Fox Theater circa 1930s:

Westwood Village Fox Theater circa 1930s

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3 Responses to Westwood Village, Los Angeles, mid-to-late 1930s.

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    If only it still looked like it did back in…so many times I think “if only” Hollywood and surrounding areas still looked as they did in the Golden Age!

    Here’s some pics of Westwood then and now (well, as of 2013) “If only…”

    http://curious.kcrw.com/2013/11/photos-westwood-then-and-now

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean

  2. Al Donnelly says:

    Isn’t the Janss Office right about where Richard Gere hides his face from a patrol car with a newspaper just before polishing his boots off in the New Wave remake of “Breathless” in the early 80’s? No doubt the location has been an iconic symbol of Los Angeles in every decade marking the passage of time and trends. Think there was a record store there in the latter part of the decade. (The Janss family built Westwood, and later took Sun Valley ID into the age of heavy development after aquiring it from Union Pacific.)