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Sunset Blvd.

Sunset Strip Photos

Sunset Strip Photos

The question of the geographic boundaries of Hollywood is been the subject of debate ever since the small community was annexed to Los Angeles in 1910. As mentioned earlier, the corporate limits of the city of Hollywood extended from Center Street (now Normandie Ave.)  on the east 2 Crescent Ave. (now Fairfax Ave.) on the west, and from the top of the Santa Monica Mountains on the north, to Beverly Boulevard on the south.

Sunset Blvd. photo

After annexation in 1910, Hollywood retained its identity as a district, with essentially the same boundaries as before. However, as Hollywood began to grow and gain in  the east and west boundaries were unofficially extended to Vermont Avenue and Crescent Heights Boulevard respectively.

Sunset Strip Boundaries


Vintage Sunset Blvd.

Vintage Sunset Blvd. Photographs

Sunset Blvd. is one Hollywood's longest and most popular and travelled streets. It runs from the Pacific Ocean on the west to downtown Los Angeles. The most lavish and glamorous portion of Sunset Blvd. is the Sunset Strip, which is in the County of Los Angeles. The Sunset Strip was home to some of the world's most gorgeopus and popular nightclubs and Restaurants. They included La Boheme, Cafe Trocadero. Mocambo, Ciro's ansd La Rue, which all existed during the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.  During the 1970s and 1980s, restaurants shuch as Scandia, Cock 'n Bull and Cyrano's lined the famous Sunset Strip. Photos of Sunset Blvd. can be the viewed on the website. It is the largest collection of...

Sunset Boulevard. Photos on

Sunset Blvd. Photos on

Sunset Blvd. is one of the oldest and longest streets in Los Angeles.  At about 24 miles in length, from the Pacific Ocean on the west to Echo Park at the east, parts of Sunset Blvd. is considered one of the most glamorous streets in the country.  Some of the finest photos of Sunset Blvd. are in the website and collection.

One of the earliest photos, of the famous street, is of the grading in the Hollywood Area.  As Hollywood began to grow, the street became the hub of some of Hollywood’s most glamorous restaurants, nightclubs and shops.

For years, a portion of Sunset Blvd. is not part of the city Los Angeles or Hollywood....

History of the Sunset Strip


The Sunset Boulevard is one of the most popular streets in the United States. It is, also, one of the longest streets in Los Angeles – running from Figueora Ave. to the Pacific Ocean.  During the teens and 1920s, the Fine Arts Studio called Sunset Blvd. home.  Two other movie studios were located on Sunset Blvd. – Warner Bros. had its studio at the intersection of Bronson Ave. Columbia Studios built their plant at the corner of Gower St.  The first film studio, Nestors Film Co., to settle in Hollywood rented a former tavern, Blondeau Tavern, in October, 1911. It was located on the northwest corner of Sunset Blvd. & Gower St.


Hollywood High School, which was built in 1903,...

Sunset Boulevard History

                                                                              SUNSET BOULEVARD HISTORY

Sunset Boulevard is probably one of the most popular and celebrated streets in Los Angeles.  With its westerly terminus at Pacific Coast Highway (at the Pacific Ocean) and running east through Echo Park, it famous street is approximately 24 miles long.  Beginning at the west end, the street winds its way through such affluent areas as Pacific Palisades, Bel Aire and Beverly Hills.  As it leaves Beverly Hills, Sunset Blvd. passes through a portion of Los Angeles County which is commonly referred to as “the...