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1934: Cary Grant at Trocadero with Billy Wilkerson

At Trocadero Cafe in 1934: From left, unknown woman, Cary Grant and Billy Wilkerson, owner of the Trocadero and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter

Source: The Man Who Invented Las Vegas.

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Harlow and Powell Out at Trocadero with William Haines and Jimmy Shields

Cafe Trocadero on the Sunset Strip1935: From left, Edith Gwynne Wilkerson (wife of Trocadero owner Billy Wilkerson), Jean Harlow, William Powell, William Haines’ lover Jimmy Shields (standing), Anderson Lawler (seated), unidentified man (standing), William Haines, Edith’s sister Marge

Source: The Maybelline Story.

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Photo: Nazimova and Her Goddaughter, Nancy Davis, at the Garden of Allah in 1944

Hollywood 1944: Glesca, Nazimova in her favorite “Chinese coolie” hat and goddaughter Nancy Davis (later Reagan)

That’s Alla Nazimova, age 65, in the center, her long time companion Glesca Marshall to the left and Nazimova’s goddaughter Nancy Davis, age 23, future first lady of the United States, standing at right. This was probably taken in Los Angeles, maybe even on the grounds of the Garden of Allah, about a year before Nazimova died.

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Photo: Sunset Strip Looking East, 1950

Sunset Strip looking east, 1950.

This photo, taken in 1950, may be a still from the opening credits of the Mickey Rooney movie, “Sunset Strip,” and was probably shot from the roof of the Sunset Tower. The Chateau Marmont is in view, center right. At the extreme center left is Mt. Kalmia, Hersee Carson’s castle, which is now hidden by a stand of bamboo that was installed by Johnny Depp when he owned the house a few years ago. The vacant lot below it on Sunset was later the setting for the scene in “Annie Hall” in which the Woody Allen character wrecks his rental car trying to leave the health food restaurant after Annie breaks up with him. It’s still an empty lot today.

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Photo: Sunset Strip Looking West, 8200 Block, 1952

The Sunset Strip in the 1950s looking west from about Sweetzer Ave. That’s the Sunset Tower on the horizon.

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