Panoramas


To get a real sense of the growth of Hollywood, one only has to look at the panoramic type photos on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site.  Some of the early panorama photos show how rural and unpopulated the Cahuenga Valley really was.  One of the 1895 photos was taken from Barnsdall Park and shows only a couple of ranch or farm houses, surrounded by fields and orchards. Another 1906 panorama photo shows a few residences, commercial buildings and the first building of the Hollywood High School.  As time went on, the panoramic photos show more and more buildings in the photos.


Hollywood’s real growth took place after the motion picture business settled there in October, 1911.  Within three years, more than fifteen film companies called Hollywood home.


Most of the panorama photos were taken from the hills just north of the Cahuenga Valley and Hollywood.  As high rise buildings were built, panorama photos were taken from these buildings’ roof tops.


 


Some of the panorama photos show searchlights and movie premieres.

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Looking south from Olive Hill, now Barnsdall Park
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Panorama of Hollywood from Olive Hill, now Barnsdall Park
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Looking south from Laurel Canyon
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Panorama looking south from Laughlin Park
PanoramasLooking south from Olive Hill, now Barnsdall Park
PAN-003
1895
PanoramasPanorama of Hollywood from Olive Hill, now Barnsdall Park
PAN-004
1895
PanoramasLooking south from Laurel Canyon
PAN-005
1895
PanoramasPanorama looking south from Laughlin Park
PAN-006
1896
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Looking SE from Kratona Hill (near Argyle & Gower Sts.)
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Looking east from Laurel Canyon
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Panorama of Hollywood
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Looking southeast from Whitley Heights
PanoramasLooking SE from Kratona Hill (near Argyle & Gower Sts.)
PAN-007
1899
PanoramasLooking east from Laurel Canyon
PAN-008
1900
PanoramasPanorama of Hollywood
PAN-009
1901
PanoramasLooking southeast from Whitley Heights
PAN-010
1910
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Looking southwest from the Kratona Hill (near Argyle and Gower)
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Panorama of Hollywood
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Looking southeast from Hollywood Blvd. & Cahuenga Ave.
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Looking southeast from the hills west of Highland Ave.
PanoramasLooking southwest from the Kratona Hill (near Argyle and Gower)
PAN-011
1903
PanoramasPanorama of Hollywood
PAN-014
1904
PanoramasLooking southeast from Hollywood Blvd. & Cahuenga Ave.
PAN-015
1904
PanoramasLooking southeast from the hills west of Highland Ave.
PAN-016
1904