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History of the Sunset Strip


The Sunset Boulevard is one of the most popular streets in the United States. It is, also, one of the longest streets in Los Angeles – running from Figueora Ave. to the Pacific Ocean.  During the teens and 1920s, the Fine Arts Studio called Sunset Blvd. home.  Two other movie studios were located on Sunset Blvd. – Warner Bros. had its studio at the intersection of Bronson Ave. Columbia Studios built their plant at the corner of Gower St.  The first film studio, Nestors Film Co., to settle in Hollywood rented a former tavern, Blondeau Tavern, in October, 1911. It was located on the northwest corner of Sunset Blvd. & Gower St.


Hollywood High School, which was built in 1903, is situated at Sunset Blvd. & Highland Ave.

Further west is the section of Sunset Blvd. known as the Sunset Strip.  Commonly known as “the strip”, this section was actually within the boundaries of the County of Los Angeles. In 1984, the residents of the West Hollywood area incorporated it as the City of West Hollywood. As a result, the Sunset Strip became part of the City of West Hollywood.


The Sunset Strip was long know as being the home of some of the most popular restaurants and nightclubs in the world.  Nightspots, such as, Café Trocadero, Ciro’s, Mocambo called the Sunset Strip home.

Traveling further west, Sunset Blvd. meanders through Beverly Hills and the Pacific Palisades.

 Hundreds of Sunset Strip photos can be seen on the 

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