This map of Hollywood was apparently taken from a tourist guidebook. Unfortunately, the page shown here, Plate 59, is all that was available online, based on a quick but thorough scour.
As the map key notes, items indicated with letters refer to “pleasure resorts.” The first of these, A. La Boheme Cafe, is not shown on this map because it was located at 8614 Sunset Blvd. [map], four miles west of Hollywood and Vine, in the Sunset Plaza section of the Sunset Strip. Cafe LaBoheme — which for a while featured entertainment by Karyl Norman, a cross-dressing star of what was known as the “Pansy Craze” — was closed during Prohibition. Later, Hollywood Reporter publisher Billy Wilkerson acquired the space and reconfigured into the Trocadero Cafe, which, in the 1930s and ’40s, was one of the most famous night clubs in the world.
Many of the spots shown here are still standing eight decades after this map was published:
B. Roosevelt Hotel
J. Musso Frank Grill
L. Beverly Hills Hotel (on Plate 58, which is missing)
M. El Capitan Theatre
O. Pantages Theatre
P. Grauman’s [Chinese] Theatre
Also still standing today are Warner Bros. and Universal studios, Hollywoodland (home of the Hollywood Sign) and the Hollywood Bowl, as is number 4, the former Pickfair Studio.
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