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The corner of Hollywood Blvd and Vine Street looking south down Vine circa WWII maybe?

I do enjoy a slice-of-life street scene, especially at one of the most famous street corners in the world: the corner of Hollywood and Vine. I don’t have a date on this but from the trio of Marines on the … Continue reading

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Vine Street Brown Derby restaurant, Hollywood, circa 1944

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of the Vine Street Brown Derby from such a low angle before. The photographer must have been sitting on the ground or possibly even laying on it. I can’t imagine that happened … Continue reading

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Looking north on Vine Street from NBC Radio City, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, circa 1948

I do enjoy a night sky lit up with a buffet of neon lights. This circa 1948 shot show us Vine Street north of Sunset Boulevard where we can see the ABC television studio, Santa Fe railway booking office, Wil … Continue reading

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The original Brown Derby in color, Wilshire Blvd at Alexandria Ave, Los Angeles, 1965

I must confess that I do love me a Brown Derby photograph I haven’t seen before, but especially the original one* at Wilshire and Alexandria, and especially-especially if its in color — we can get a sense of exactly what … Continue reading

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Looking north toward the Hollywood and Vine corner, with Vine St Brown Derby on the right, circa 1950

In this circa 1950 photo, we’re looking north toward the Hollywood and Vine corner, with Vine St Brown Derby on the right. Like everywhere else in LA I suppose, the Hollywood and Vine corner always seems so jam-packed these days … Continue reading

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Original Brown Derby after its 1936 move half a block east on Wilshire Blvd

I love finding new vintage photos of the Brown Derbys, especially the first restaurant. This photo was taken after it moved from its original location at 3427 Wilshire, between Mariposa & Alexandria to where most people remember, at 3377 Wilshire, … Continue reading

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Brown Derby restaurant, Vine Street, Hollywood in color, circa 1940s

Without a motorcar in the frame to help us date this photo, it hard/impossible to date this photo of the Brown Derby restaurant on Vine Street in Hollywood, but that’s okay. To me, this place was timeless and in my … Continue reading

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Original Brown Derby restaurant on Wilshire Blvd under construction, 1926

Here’s a rare shot of the original Brown Derby restaurant on Wilshire Blvd under construction, 1926. It was later moved to 3377 Wilshire, half a block east, but was first here at 3427 Wilshire between Mariposa and Alexandria. This photo … Continue reading

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Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, 1929

In this 1929 photo of Wilshire Blvd, we can see the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, which at this time would have only been open a year. It’s facing Rodeo Drive whose eastern corner is a vacant lot (!) western corner would, … Continue reading

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Brown Derby Restaurant, Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, circa 1947

Two of my favorite types of vintage Los Angeles photos are of a Brown Derby restaurant and of a terrific use of neon light. So finding this one makes my heart go pitty-pat. This is the Brown Derby restaurant we … Continue reading

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