History of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood's Golden Era
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Billy Wilkerson

Rare Shot from 1949 of the Trocadero Nightclub on the Sunset Strip Before the Building Was Demolished

This shot from a 1949 film may well be the last existing photograph of the building that housed the world-famous Trocadero nightclub on the Sunset Strip.

Felix Young, the Sunset Strip Impresario Who Killed Cafe Trocadero, Launched Mocambo and Discovered Lena Horne

Schwab’s Drug Store: Where Lana Turner Was Not Discovered

In its five decades at the epicenter of the movie industry’s comings and goings on the Sunset Strip, Schwab’s Drug Store was a lot of things — a movie industry meeting place, restaurant, soda fountain, liquor store, tourist attraction and,… Continue Reading →

1933 Tourist Map of Hollywood

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… Continue Reading →

1934: Cary Grant at Trocadero with Billy Wilkerson

Source: The Man Who Invented Las Vegas.

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