Hollywood Blvd … Then and Now

6 thoughts on “Hollywood Blvd … Then and Now”

  1. Those who label it the “Times Square of the West” may have a good analogy. Though it initially reached its status as a mecca several decades after its Manhattan counterpart, both have subsequently experienced rises and falls almost concurrently. Fortunately, both have enough integrity to overcome either sleaze or sterility.

    1. Very well put indeed! It certainly does take integrity to overcome “sleaze and sterility” and is key to developing a defining sense of character, which is something that, love it or hate it, Hollywood Blvd certainly possesses PLENTY of.

  2. Republic Picture’s “Exposed” (1947) uses a beautifully framed Hollywood Blvd as its opening. You can see the Pantages Theater on the right.

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