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Great Old Hollywood Blvd. Photos

1905 Hollywood Boulevard photo

Hollywood Blvd. was known as Prospect Ave. until the Hollywood Board of Trade changed its name in 1910. Prospect Ave. was, primarily, a residential street with a couple of commercial areas.Here is a 1905 photo showing a streetcar travelling down Prospect Ave. near Highland Ave. There are hundreds of vintage Hollywood photos on the hollywoodphotographs.com website.

1923 Photo of Hollywood Blvd & Cahuenga Ave.

By 1923, twenty three years after the motion pictury industry settled in Hollywood, Hollywood Blvd. & Cahuenga Ave. was a veery busy intersection. Here is a photo of a policeman directing traffic. This was before a traffic signal was installed. From the hollywoodphotographs.com website.

Vintage 1936 photo of Hollywood Blvd.

By the 1930s, Hollywood Boulevard was a bustling street of shops, restaurants, theaters and hotels. People from all over Southern California would come to Hollywood to shop. More historic hollywood photos can be seen on the hollywoodphotographs.com website.

Early photo of Hollywood Blvd. & Highland Ave.

1964 Early photo of Hollywood Blvd. & Highland Ave. The twelve story building in this old photo is the First Federal Savings and Loan, located on the NW corner of the intersection.

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