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Crossroads of the World Photos

One of the worlds most unique shopping centers, the Crossroads of the World, was opened on October 29, 1936 and was built in the shape of a cruise ship with a revolving globe on a spire. When the Crossroads of the World had its grand opening, many of Hollywood's celebrities attended the event including, Cesar Romero, Boris Karloff, Marjorie Gage, Emily Lane, and a galaxy of business and civic leaders. Located on the north side of Sunset Boulevard just east of Las Palmas Avenue, the unique complex was designed by architect Robert the Derrah for owner, Ella Crawford. In order to develop the property to the fullest, so as to maximize store frontage, a private street scheme...