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Old Posted Nov 14, 2011, 2:40 AM
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Initially posted by HANDSOME STRANGER. Vine Street circa 1953.

This is one of my favorite photographs of Hollywood.

below: Here is another photo with the same banners. This is looking west on Hollywood Boulevard.

I've posted this once before....I can't recall the source.

below: Banners at Hollywood & Vine 7 years earlier (1946). I believe these banners are slightly different.

below: Now jump in the Way Back Machine.

Banners along Spring Street in 1929. At right is the brand new Los Angeles City Hall.

usc digital archive

below: Banners over the 4th Street viaduct in 1931.

usc digital archive

below: Banners in front of Grand Central Market downtown (no date given).


below: Banners as far south as Crenshaw and 48th Street.

usc digital archive

below: Back in Hollywood 1947.

ucla digital archive

below: There is no description with this photograph. The banner seems to have the American Legion logo.
Does anyone know where this is?


below: A tourist snapshot showing banners over Vine Street near the NBC Radio Studios.


below: Another ebay find. The banner says Teen Age something.....perhaps Fair?


below: Extensive use of banners over Hollywood Blvd. as late as 1961.


So who owned these banners....the city? Did they rent them out like you would rent a billboard?


Also...thanks for the recording history of 6000 Sunset Boulevard 3940dxer. That building has a wonderful legacy.


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