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Vintage Hollywood Hotel Photos

Vintage Photographs of Hollywood Hotels

The hollywoodphotographs.com website has the largest number of vintage photographs of Hollywood hotels. There are more than 200 historical images of famous Hollywood hotels, including the Garden Court, the Plaza Hotel, the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel and the Christie hotel.

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The Pass Hotel

The first hotel was built in the early 1870s and was the first oasis on the long road north from Los Angeles. Known as the Pass Hotel or the

Eight-Mile House, it was located on the east side of the Cahuenga Pass and had a total station next to the hotel. For those weary travelers traveling north or south through the cooling...

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Pass Hotel

The Pass Hotel, in the Cahuenga Pass, was one of the first hotels in, what is now, Hollywood.  Originally known as the Cahuenga Valley, Hollywood was a very small community that was located just south of the Cahuenga Pass, which served as the access to the San Fernando Valley.  Because the Pass Hotel was centrally located, it was a popular stopping off point for travelers going north and south through the Cahuenga Pass.

 

 

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The Hollywood Hotel

One of Hollywood’s first and most popular hotels was located on the northwest corner.  Known as the Hollywood Hotel, the first structure was built...

In Hollywood, They Got It Wrong

IN HOLLYWOOD, THEY GOT IT WRONG

The sign at 'Hollywood Historic Site No. 38' has its facts wrong, Brian Christie says. And he ought to know, he says, because the Christie Hotel, Hollywood's first 'modern' luxury hotel, was built by his great-grandfather, Haldane H. Christie.

Until now, it was believed the hotel was built and owned by Al and Charles Christie who were instrumental in establishing the first movie studio in Hollywood. 

If the historical record can be believed, Christie has rich family roots.

The 52-year-old West Hills resident has traced them back to 1740, when Capt. John Christie was born in Scotland and later migrated...