West Hollywood


West Hollywood, a city of Los Angeles County, was incorporated on November 29, 1984, with a 2000 residential population estimate of 34,675. This city has a dense population of homosexuals, according to a 2002 demographic study. West Hollywood is bordered on the north by the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, on the east by the Hollywood District of Los Angeles, on the west by the city of Beverly Hills, and on the south by the Fairfax District of Los Angeles. Major residential neighborhoods in West Hollywood include the Norma Triangle, West Hollywood North, West Hollywood West, and West Hollywood East West Hollywood has a distinctive street design scheme, with postmodern street signs featuring a blue map of the city. The Los Angeles County Sherrif vehicles patrol West Hollywood. Because of the large population of homosexuals and the large numbers of same-sex-oriented businesses, West Hollywood became prominently known as a gay village. The section of Santa Monica Boulevard from La Cienega Boulevard to Robertson Boulevard, known as "boys' town," is among the most popular gay neighborhoods in the world, with numerous well-known spots such as the nightclubs Micky's and Rage, and newer bars/restaurants such as Eleven and East|West Lounge. Alta Loma Road is also home to the exclusive hotel "The Sunset" with its famous 45-person Whisky Bar and a recording studio that has been the home to many hits. Alta Loma Road was one of the main locations for the film Perfect. Actor Sal Mineo lived on this street in the 1970s; he was murdered in his carport just around the corner from Alta Loma Road on Holloway Drive. The western stretch of Melrose Ave., between Fairfax Ave. and Doheny Dr., is notable for its trendy clothing boutiques, interior design shops, restaurants and antique stores. The west end of Melrose Ave., near the Pacific Design Center, is especially known for its exclusive furniture. The area around Fountain Avenue, Harper Avenue and Havenhurst Drive contains a high concentration of landmark 1920s Spanish Revivaland Art Decoapartment buildings by such noted architects as Leland Bryant. This historic district has been home to many celebrities and at one time the Sunset Tower at 8358 Sunset Boulevard was home many celebrities.

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Bekins Storage at 8431 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood
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Casaba Field at Sunset Blvd. & Harper Ave. in West Hollywood
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Continental Hotel on Sunset Blvd.
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Continental Hotel on Sunset Blvd. Now West Hollywood.
West HollywoodBekins Storage at 8431 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood
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1928
West HollywoodCasaba Field at Sunset Blvd. & Harper Ave. in West Hollywood
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1918
West HollywoodContinental Hotel on Sunset Blvd.
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1967
West HollywoodContinental Hotel on Sunset Blvd. Now West Hollywood.
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1969
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Continental Hotel on Sunset Blvd. Now West Hollywood.
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Continental Hotel on Sunset Blvd.
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Piazza Hotel at 8439 Sunset Blvd.
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Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd.
West HollywoodContinental Hotel on Sunset Blvd. Now West Hollywood.
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1969
West HollywoodContinental Hotel on Sunset Blvd.
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1973
West HollywoodPiazza Hotel at 8439 Sunset Blvd.
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1973
West HollywoodChateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd.
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1973
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Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd.
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Sherman, now West Hollywood
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General Moses Sherman (R) & Sheriff A Hammel in Sherman, now West Hollywood
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Barney's Beanery at 8487 Santa Monica Blvd.
West HollywoodChateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd.
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1973
West HollywoodSherman, now West Hollywood
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1890
West HollywoodGeneral Moses Sherman (R) & Sheriff A Hammel in Sherman, now West Hollywood
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1900
West HollywoodBarney's Beanery at 8487 Santa Monica Blvd.
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1949