Sunset Blvd.


Sunset Boulevard is a street in the western part of Los Angeles, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades. The street is an icon of Hollywood celebrity culture and the phrase "Sunset Boulevard" is an enduring shorthand for the glamor associated with Hollywood The best-known section of Sunset Boulevard is probably the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, which is a center for nightlife in the Los Angeles area. The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California. It extends from West Hollywood's eastern border with Hollywood at Harper Avenue, to its western border with Beverly Hillsat Sierra Drive. The Strip is probably the best known portion of Sunset, embracing a premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclub that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards and has developed a notoriety as a hang out for rock stars, movie stars and entertainers. As the Strip lies outside of the Los Angeles city limits and was an unincorporated area under the jurisdiction of the County of Los Angeles, the area fell under the less-vigilant jurisdiction of the Sheriff's Department rather than the heavy hand of the LAPD. It was illegal to gamble in the city, but legal in the county. This fostered the building of a rather wilder concentration of nightlife than Los Angeles would tolerate, and in the 1920s a number of nightclubs and casinos moved in along the Strip, which attracted movie people to this less-restricted area; alcohol was served in back rooms during Prohibition. Glamour and glitz defined the Strip in the 1930s and the 1940s, as its renowned restaurants and clubs became a playground for the rich and famous. There were movie legends and power brokers, and everyone who was anyone danced to stardom at such legendary clubs as Ciro's, the Mocambo and the Cafe Trocadero. Some of its expensive nightclubs and restaurants were said to be owned by gangsters like Mickey Cohen, earning the Strip a place in Raymond Chandler's 1949 Philip Marlowe novel, The Little Sister. Other spots on the strip associated with Hollywood include the Garden of Allah hotel/apartments — Hollywood quarters for transplanted writers like Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, and F. Scott Fitzgerald — and Schwab's Pharmacy By the early 1960s, the Strip lost favor with the majority of movie people, but its restaurants, bars and clubs continued to serve as an attraction for locals and out-of-town visitors. In the mid-1960s and the 1970s it became a major gathering-place for the counterculture— and the scene of the Sunset Strip curfew riots in the summer of 1966, involving police and crowds of hippies serving as the inspiration for the Buffalo Springfield song "For What It's Worth". Go-Go Dancers performed at such spots as the famous Whisky-A-Go-Go. Bands like Van Halen, Motley Crue, Poisen Ratt, Quiet Riot, L.A. Guns, Whitesnake, Guns N' Roses, The Doors, The Byrds, Love, The Seeds, Frank Zappa and many others played at clubs like the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Roxy's, Pandora's Box and the London Fog. As the Strip became a haven for musical artists in the 1960s and 1970s, the Hyatt West Hollywood (now known as the Andaz West Hollywood) became a hotel of legend. Many musicians lived or stayed at the hotel for the easy access to the live music venues on Sunset Boulevard.

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Sunset Blvd
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Sunset Blvd. At Plummer St. in West Hollywood
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Sunset Blvd. & Gower St.
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Sunset Blvd. & Laurel Canyon
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd
SB-001
1902
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. At Plummer St. in West Hollywood
SB-002
1902
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Gower St.
SB-003
1905
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Laurel Canyon
SB-004
1908
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Sunset Blvd.
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Sunset Blvd.
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Sunset Blvd.
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Horses and riders at the rear of the Sunset Livery Stable on Sunset Blvd., just west of Cahuenga Ave
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd.
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Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd.
SB-006
1909
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd.
SB-007
Sunset Blvd.Horses and riders at the rear of the Sunset Livery Stable on Sunset Blvd., just west of Cahuenga Ave
SB-007-1
1910
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Carriages on Sunset Blvd., just west of Cahuenga Ave.
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A hearse carriage in front of the Sunset Livery & Boarding Stable, just west of Cahuenga Ave.
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Carriages in front of the Sunset Livery & Boarding Stable on Sunset Blvd., just west of Cahuenga Ave.
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Sunset Blvd. & Fairfax Ave.
Sunset Blvd.Carriages on Sunset Blvd., just west of Cahuenga Ave.
SB-007-2
1910
Sunset Blvd.A hearse carriage in front of the Sunset Livery & Boarding Stable, just west of Cahuenga Ave.
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1910
Sunset Blvd.Carriages in front of the Sunset Livery & Boarding Stable on Sunset Blvd., just west of Cahuenga Ave.
SB-007-4
1910
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Fairfax Ave.
SB-008
1918
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Sunset Blvd., near Kings Rd., in West Hollywood
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Sunset Blvd. & Highland Ave.
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Sunset Blvd. near Doheny Dr. & Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills
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Sunset Blvd. near Kings Rd.
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd., near Kings Rd., in West Hollywood
SB-008-1
1921
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Highland Ave.
SB-010
1922
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Doheny Dr. & Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills
SB-010-1
1922
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Kings Rd.
SB-010-2
1923
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Sunset Blvd., west of Sunset Plaza Dr.
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Sunset Blvd. & Gardener St.
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Sunset Blvd. near Kings Rd.
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Sunset Blvd. & Cahuenga Ave.
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd., west of Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-011
1924
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Gardener St.
SB-012
1927
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Kings Rd.
SB-013
1930
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Cahuenga Ave.
SB-014
1930
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Susnet Blvd. & Vine St.
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Sunset Blvd. & Vine St
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Sunset Blvd. at 8700 block
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Sunset Blvd. near Harper St
Sunset Blvd.Susnet Blvd. & Vine St.
SB-016
1930
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Vine St
SB-017
1930
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. at 8700 block
SB-018
1930
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Harper St
SB-019
1930
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Looking west on Sunset Blvd. towards Harper St.
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Aerial photo of Sunset Blvd. just east of La Cienega Blvd.
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Sunset Blvd. at Sierra Blvd. & Alta Dr. in Beverly Hills
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Sunset Blvd. & Sunset Plaza Dr.
Sunset Blvd.Looking west on Sunset Blvd. towards Harper St.
SB-020
1930
Sunset Blvd.Aerial photo of Sunset Blvd. just east of La Cienega Blvd.
SB-021
1932
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. at Sierra Blvd. & Alta Dr. in Beverly Hills
SB-021-1
1932
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-022
1936
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Sunset Blvd. at 8600 block
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Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
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Sunset Blvd. at 9100 block
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Sunset Blvd. at 9100 block
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. at 8600 block
SB-023
1936
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-024
1936
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. at 9100 block
SB-025
1936
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. at 9100 block
SB-026
1936
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Sunset Blvd. at 8600 block
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Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
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Sunset Blvd. at Las Palmas Ave.
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Looking east down Sunset Blvd. from Holloway St.
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. at 8600 block
SB-027
1936
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-028
1936
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. at Las Palmas Ave.
SB-029
1937
Sunset Blvd.Looking east down Sunset Blvd. from Holloway St.
SB-029-1
1937
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Looking east on Sunset Blvd. from Holloway St
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Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr. in West Hollywood
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Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr. in West Hollywood
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Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
Sunset Blvd.Looking east on Sunset Blvd. from Holloway St
SB-029-2
1937
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr. in West Hollywood
SB-030
1938
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr. in West Hollywood
SB-030-1
1940
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-030-2
1938
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Sunset Blvd near Sunset Plaza Dr. in West Hollywood
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Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr. in West Hollywood
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Norma Talmadge Bldg. On Sunset Blvd.
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Sunset Blvd. at Sunset Plaza Dr.
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd near Sunset Plaza Dr. in West Hollywood
SB-030-3
1938
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr. in West Hollywood
SB-030-4
1938
Sunset Blvd.Norma Talmadge Bldg. On Sunset Blvd.
SB-031
1938
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. at Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-032
1941
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Sunset Blvd. & Vine St.
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Sunset Blvd & Vine St.
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Sunset Blvd. & Vine St.
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Sunset Blvd. near Doheny Rd.
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Vine St.
SB-033
1943
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd & Vine St.
SB-034
1944
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Vine St.
SB-035
1946
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Doheny Rd.
SB-036
1948
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Sunset Blvd. near La Cienega Blvd.
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Sunset Blvd. near La Cienega Blvd.
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Phil Hall Buick on Sunset Blvd. at Cherokee Ave.
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Sunset Blvd at 8600 block
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near La Cienega Blvd.
SB-037
1948
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near La Cienega Blvd.
SB-038
1948
Sunset Blvd.Phil Hall Buick on Sunset Blvd. at Cherokee Ave.
SB-038-1
1948
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd at 8600 block
SB-040
1950
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9100 Block of Sunset Blvd.
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Paul Kohner Agency on the Sunset Strip
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Looking east on Sunset Blvd. at the 9100 block
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Sunset Blvd. at Sunset Plaza Dr.
Sunset Blvd.9100 Block of Sunset Blvd.
SB-041
1950
Sunset Blvd.Paul Kohner Agency on the Sunset Strip
SB-042
1950
Sunset Blvd.Looking east on Sunset Blvd. at the 9100 block
SB-043-1
1950
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. at Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-044
1951
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Sunset Blvd. at Londonberry Dr.
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Sunset Blvd., looking at Sunset Plaza Dr.
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Sunset Blvd. & Vine St.
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Sunset Blvd. near Londonberry St.
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. at Londonberry Dr.
SB-045
1951
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd., looking at Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-046
1953
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Vine St.
SB-047
1954
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Londonberry St.
SB-048
1953
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Lytton Savings at Sunset Blvd. & Crescent Heights Blvd.  Former site of the Garden of Allah Hotel
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RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Blvd.
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Bank of America at Sunset Blvd. & Vine St.
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Sunset Blvd & Gardner St.
Sunset Blvd.Lytton Savings at Sunset Blvd. & Crescent Heights Blvd. Former site of the Garden of Allah Hotel
SB-052
1968
Sunset Blvd.RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Blvd.
SB-053
1968
Sunset Blvd.Bank of America at Sunset Blvd. & Vine St.
SB-054
1968
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd & Gardner St.
SB-060
1972
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Sunset Blvd. & Western Ave.
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Sunset Blvd. & Orange Dr.
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Sunset Blvd. & Las Palmas Ave.
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Sunset Blvd. & Wilcox Ave.
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Western Ave.
SB-061
1972
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Orange Dr.
SB-062
1972
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Las Palmas Ave.
SB-063
1963
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Wilcox Ave.
SB-064
1971
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Mark C. Bloome Tore Co on Sunset Blvd near Wilcox Ave.
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Sunset Blvd. & Cherokee Ave
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Sunset Blvd. & Hudson Ave.
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Sunset Blvd. & Wilcox Ave.
Sunset Blvd.Mark C. Bloome Tore Co on Sunset Blvd near Wilcox Ave.
SB-065
1971
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Cherokee Ave
SB-068
1972
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Hudson Ave.
SB-069
1972
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Wilcox Ave.
SB-070
1972
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Samuel's Flower Shop at Sunset Blvd. & Orange Dr.
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Looking west at Sunset Blvd. & Orange Dr.
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RCA building at 6363 Sunset Blvd
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Looking west on Sunset Blvd. from San Vicente Ave.
Sunset Blvd.Samuel's Flower Shop at Sunset Blvd. & Orange Dr.
SB-071
1972
Sunset Blvd.Looking west at Sunset Blvd. & Orange Dr.
SB-074
1972
Sunset Blvd.RCA building at 6363 Sunset Blvd
SB-075
1972
Sunset Blvd.Looking west on Sunset Blvd. from San Vicente Ave.
SB-076
1973
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Looking west on Sunset Blvd. towards Hammond Ave.
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Looking east on Sunset Blvd. towards La Cienega Blvd.
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Looking west on Sunset Blvd. towards Harper St.
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Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. at Horn St.
Sunset Blvd.Looking west on Sunset Blvd. towards Hammond Ave.
SB-077
1973
Sunset Blvd.Looking east on Sunset Blvd. towards La Cienega Blvd.
SB-078
1973
Sunset Blvd.Looking west on Sunset Blvd. towards Harper St.
SB-079
1973
Sunset Blvd.Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. at Horn St.
SB-080
1973
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Sunset Blvd. at Shelbourne
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Stores on Sunset Blvd. near Doheny Ave.
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Stores on Sunset Blvd near Sunset Plaza Dr.
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The Penny Arcade Store and other stores on Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. at Shelbourne
SB-082
1973
Sunset Blvd.Stores on Sunset Blvd. near Doheny Ave.
SB-083
1973
Sunset Blvd.Stores on Sunset Blvd near Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-084
1973
Sunset Blvd.The Penny Arcade Store and other stores on Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-086
1973
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Stores on Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
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Turner's Market at Sunset Blvd near Larabee St.
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Penny Arcade Store on Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
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Troc Pharmacy at Sunset Blvd. & Hilldale
Sunset Blvd.Stores on Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-087
1973
Sunset Blvd.Turner's Market at Sunset Blvd near Larabee St.
SB-088
1973
Sunset Blvd.Penny Arcade Store on Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-091
1973
Sunset Blvd.Troc Pharmacy at Sunset Blvd. & Hilldale
SB-092
1973
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Optique Boutique on Sunset Blvd.
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Cine Mobile at Sunset Blvd. & Sunset Plaza Dr.
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Sunset Blvd. near Clark St.
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Sunset Blvd. & Horn Ave
Sunset Blvd.Optique Boutique on Sunset Blvd.
SB-093
1973
Sunset Blvd.Cine Mobile at Sunset Blvd. & Sunset Plaza Dr.
SB-095
1973
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. near Clark St.
SB-097
1973
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. & Horn Ave
SB-098
1973
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Looking west from Sunset Blvd. & Horn Ave.
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Golden Carrot Health Food Store at Sunset Blvd. & Larabee St.
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Looking west on Sunset Blvd. towards Crescent Heights Blvd. Schwab's Pharmacy at left.
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Looking east on Sunset Blvd. towards Crescent Heights Blvd. Schwab's Drug store in photo
Sunset Blvd.Looking west from Sunset Blvd. & Horn Ave.
SB-099
1973
Sunset Blvd.Golden Carrot Health Food Store at Sunset Blvd. & Larabee St.
SB-100
1973
Sunset Blvd.Looking west on Sunset Blvd. towards Crescent Heights Blvd. Schwab's Pharmacy at left.
SB-101-1
1973
Sunset Blvd.Looking east on Sunset Blvd. towards Crescent Heights Blvd. Schwab's Drug store in photo
SB-101-2
1973