La Rue Restaurant in Sunset Plaza, with Cafe Trocadero across the street, 1944

We’ll take these recent articles as signs of welcomed interest in the history of the Sunset Strip.

Two at — one about the early years and the other about the rock n’ roll era — by masterful history writer Hadley Mears:

And one by Danny Hajek at about the Sunset Strip Riots in 1966, and the writing of the protest anthem, “For What It’s Worth,” by Stephen Stills: