Top: Looking south at the Trocadero at 8610 Sunset Blvd. from Sunset Plaza drive, in a photo taken after 1944; bottom: a newly built row of Sunset Plaza shops that occupies the same lot today

Here’s another angle showing the Trocadero looking east:

Top: A man stands in front of La Rue Restaurant at 8631 Sunset Blvd., in photo taken in 1944 or later; bottom: the same view today from in front of the Nicole Miller shop at 8631 Sunset Blvd.