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The very best collection of Hollywood Blvd. photos can be found on the web site.  The collection was started, by Bruce Torrence in 1970, and today there are over 12,000 photographs of which there are more than 7,000 images on the web site.  These wonderful photos of Hollywood Blvd. show the development of the street from when it was a dirt road to the way it is now.  Originally, Hollywood Blvd. was named Prospect Ave.  However, in 1910, the residents of Hollywood caused the name to be changed to Hollywood Blvd.  Some of the early photos show the homes that lined Prospect Ave.  Also, are photos of the street cars that traveled east and west on the street. Until about 1910, Prospect Ave. was almost residential.  However, when the motion picture industry discovered Hollywood, commercial development began to take place.  In the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s Hollywood Blvd. was one of the most popular shopping streets in the country.  In the 1960s and 1970s, Hollywood saw decline in shopping, primarily due to the advent of shopping centers and malls.  Today, there has been a resurgence in the real estate development of Hollywood and Hollywood Blvd.

In addition to the Hollywood Blvd. photos, there are over ninety other categories of photos from which to choose.  The newly designed web site is more user friendly and easier to find the photographs desired.   Whether it is images of the Hollywood sign, the hand and footprints ceremonies at Grauman’s Chinese Theater or Hollywood and Vine, they are all here.  Visitors to the site can see photos of the many of the celebrities that dined at famous Hollywood restaurants and nightclubs, including the Coconut Grove, La Rues and the famous Romanoff’s.  There are over 350 wonderful photographs of the activities that too place at the famous Hollywood Canteen -- Dinah Shore singing or Spencer Tracy chatting with the servicemen, it was “standing room only.”

Images of premieres, attended by such stars as Rhonda Fleming, Barbara Streisand and Dick Powell can be seen.  There are also great historic photos of such hotels as the Garden of Allah and the Hollywood Hotel.  In addition, the photographs of the famous Ken Murray’s Blackouts and the Chinese Theater will give viewers and idea of how glamorous Hollywood was in it’s heyday.

Two other popular categories are the hundreds of images of the scores of Hollywood motion picture studios that existed during the past one hundred years.  In addition, the collection has scores of “movie making” photos which show how movies were made.

Other popular categories of photographs include the Grauman’s Egyptian Theater, Hollywood Stars Baseball team and the Hollywood Studio Club.

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