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Outpost Estates

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The Outpost Estates is one of Hollywood’s finest real estate developments.  In 1927, Hollywood developer, Charles E. Toberman, purchased 325 acres rrom candy heiress, Myra Hershey for the development of the Outpost Estates. a few months later, he purchased ten and a half acres from film maker, Jesse Lasky for an enormous amount of $275,000.

Once he acquired all the property, he embarked on a development program.  He installed streets of concrete, very ornate street lights, underground utilities, concrete sidewalks and began grading lots to sell to waiting buyers.  The lots were priced from $30,000 to $50,000.

The architectural designs were limited to Spanish with sloped tile roofs.  Flat roofs were prohibited and landscape...

Sunset Boulevard Restaurants & Nightclubs # 1

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                           Sunset Boulevard Restaurants & Nightclubs # 1

Earl Carroll Theater

Probably no other street in the United States had more famous and popular restaurants than Sunset Boulevard.  Some were located in Hollywood but most were situated on that part of Sunset Blvd., known as the Sunset Strip.  The Strip was that geographic area that is part of the County of Los Angeles.  Surrounded by the City of Los Angeles, this area was popularly referred...

Popular Hollywood Images

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Some of the most popular Hollywood Images date back to the first fifteen years  of the twentieth century.  The include photos of Fields and orchards, old residences, Prospect Ave. (now Hollywood Blvd.) and hollywood studios.

However, there are a great number of photos on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site that are not as popular as the Chinese Theater or Sunset Blvd.  Some of these “not so popular” Hollywood images...