History of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood's Golden Era


William Powell and Carole Lombard Dancing at Ciro’s

The source of this photo of William Powell and Carole Lombard dancing at Ciro’s says that it was taken in 1940, which would have been seven years after Powell and Lombard divorced and a year or so into her marriage… Continue Reading →

Dorothy Parker in Hollywood

Dorothy Parker at work on a screenplay.

Then and Now: Trocadero

Then & Now: Western End of the Sunset Strip

Still of Nazimova in ‘Blood in Sand’

The Cahuenga Valley, Circa 1915

Photo: Harry’s Tours of Movie Star Homes – Sunset Strip 1937

Photos: Brenda Allen Burns, Witness in the ‘White Slave’ Trial, July 1940

The future notorious Sunset Strip madam Brenda Allen in 1940, when she claimed to be 21 years old, at the time of her involvement in the “white slavery” scandal involving Ann Forrester, the “Black Widow,” and her boss, Charles Montgomery.

Then & Now: Garden of Allah Hotel Looking South from Sunset

Raid on a Bordello, Los Angeles 1948

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