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Hollywood Photos - Garden Court Apartments Photographs

Garden Court ApartmentsT

For decades, the elegant Garden Court Apartments represented high-class living for both aspiring and successful residents of Hollywood. Located just west of the thriving business district at 7021 Hollywood Blvd., the neo-baroque structure featured regal caryatids holding up pilasters just above the first floor, a dramatic design showing the strength and integrity of the building.

The June 3, 1916, Los Angeles Times noted the beginning of construction for J. E. Ransford’s four-story class C apartment home, designed and built by the renowned Frank Meline Co. The classical structure would consist of 190 two and three room suites composed of hard wood and tile. An ad in the Jan. 1, 1917, Times proclaimed Hartwell Motor Co. President Ransford’s $500,000 building, “the Most Modern in the West,” and...

Vintage Hollywood Hotel Photos

Vintage Photographs of Hollywood Hotels

The website has the largest number of vintage photographs of Hollywood hotels. There are more than 200 historical images of famous Hollywood hotels, including the Garden Court, the Plaza Hotel, the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel and the Christie hotel.

Hollywood Hotel

The Pass Hotel

The first hotel was built in the early 1870s and was the first oasis on the long road north from Los Angeles. Known as the Pass Hotel or the

Eight-Mile House, it was located on the east side of the Cahuenga Pass and had a total station next to the hotel. For those weary travelers traveling north or south through the cooling...

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Pass Hotel

The Pass Hotel, in the Cahuenga Pass, was one of the first hotels in, what is now, Hollywood.  Originally known as the Cahuenga Valley, Hollywood was a very small community that was located just south of the Cahuenga Pass, which served as the access to the San Fernando Valley.  Because the Pass Hotel was centrally located, it was a popular stopping off point for travelers going north and south through the Cahuenga Pass.




The Hollywood Hotel

One of Hollywood’s first and most popular hotels was located on the northwest corner.  Known as the Hollywood Hotel, the first structure was...

In Hollywood, They Got It Wrong


The sign at 'Hollywood Historic Site No. 38' has its facts wrong, Brian Christie says. And he ought to know, he says, because the Christie Hotel, Hollywood's first 'modern' luxury hotel, was built by his great-grandfather, Haldane H. Christie.

Until now, it was believed the hotel was built and owned by Al and Charles Christie who were instrumental in establishing the first movie studio in Hollywood. 

If the historical record can be believed, Christie has rich family roots.

The 52-year-old West Hills resident has traced them back to 1740, when Capt. John Christie was born in Scotland and later migrated...