In Photos: Unique Architecture From the Past

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, California. 1927

‘Attendants attired in period outfits led patrons to their seats. Here Sid Grauman initiated and refined the movie premiere by drawing movie stars and the attention of the world to his Hollywood theater. It was another grand illusion on the city streets’ – Jim Heimann

Pup Café, 12732 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California, 1934.

‘Within LA’s urban spread, the evolving commercial strip of Washington Boulevard in Culver City was littered with a series of fantasy buildings. A precursor to filmland’s famed Sunset Strip, this main artery to the beach also served as a direct route to the many studios in Culver City.’ – Jim Heimann

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