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Hollywood Aerial Photographs

Hollywood Aerial Photographs

The largest collection of aerial photos of Hollywood is on the website.  The collection has more than 1000 rare and vintage aerial images.

The pioneer aerial photographer, Robert Spence, took thousands of photos from his bi-plane.  Many of his photos were taken using a large format camera, which used 8X10 inch and 4X5 inch glass negatives.

Hollywood Airfield photo

Hollywood Airfield Aerial Photos

Some of best aerial photos in the collection are of some of Hollywood’s airfields.  Cecil B. DeMille founded an airfield near Fairfax Ave. & Melrose Ave.  Later, he established another airfield, in 1919, at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. & Crescent Ave. (now Fairfax Ave.)  Across Wilshire Blvd., Syd & Charles Chaplin established the Chaplin Airdrome.  Both airfields seized operation in 1920 & 1921.

Hollywood Photo

Other Vintage & Rare Aerial Photos from

Other aerial photographs in the collection are of Hollywood Blvd, the Hollywood hills, Hollywood residences, theaters, restaurants and many other subjects. This collection has more than 12,000 vintage photos in this fabulous website.

Sunset Boulevard Aerial Photos

Aerial photographer, Robert Spence, took scores of aerial photographs of Sunset Blvd. The website has many Sunset Boulevard photos. All photos are available for purchase.

Hollywood Sign photo

Hollywood Sign Aerial Photos

The largest collection of Hollywoodland and Hollywood Sign photographs is on  The earliest photos were taken during the construction of the Hollywoodland sign, in 1923.  Other sign photos in the collection show its deterioration due to severe weather.  In 1949, the last four letters were removed and the sign refurbished. Ever since then, the sign has read HOLLYWOOD.





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