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One of the homes receiving Cultural Resource Designation status on Cynthia Street.

Cynthia Street Homes Recognized as Historic Properties

One of the homes receiving Cultural Resource Designation status on Cynthia Street. Two adjacent properties on Cynthia Street have been granted Cultural Resource Designation by the City of West Hollywood. The two single-family structures, located at 8863...

Owner Talks of Demolishing Historic El Mirador Building

​(L.A. Weekly) – It all started over the inability to replace windows, and now West Hollywood’s historic El Mirador apartment building may be demolished. ...

History: Scotty’s Infamous Hollywood Gas Station-Brothel

Curbed LA has a historical Hollywood revelation from the forthcoming Damn You, Scarlett O’Hara, about the various bedroom shenanigans of Vivien Leigh and her husband Laurence Olivier. The book describes “bad boys she’d pick up at Scotty’s,...

This Day in Beverly Hills History: Charles Manson Murders

Beverly Hills Patch points out that 41 years ago today, members of the Manson family broke into a residence being rented by director Roman Polanski and his wife, actress Sharon Tate. Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant, was murdered along...
Classic Boom Boom Room illustration froma  post card.

Nearby: Gays Fight for Boom Boom in Laguna

Prominent Laguna Beach architect Morris Skendarian told the Laguna Beach Independent newspaper on Friday that his client, Steven Udvar-Hazy, has “no interest in a restaurant or bar of any size, especially… primarily as a gathering place for the gay...
Photo showing the old and new of the Harper WestHollywood project. (via CurbedLA, click for gallery)

Harper Weho and Ramona, Living Side by Side

Anyone watching the construction of the Harper WestHollywood condo project knows the at-times controversial history. Curbed LA will catch you up on it in their post today. What a fantastic effort to blend old and new. Photo showing the old and new of...

This Day in History: “Hell’s Angels” Premiere

RT @LAhistory: June 30, 1930: Howard Hughes’ “Hell’s Angels” premiered @ Chinese Theatre. Red carpet footage @ YouTube: ...
Christopher Reeve as Superman over the Sunset Strip in West Hollywod, CA during the heyday of the classic billboards in the area. - Photo: Robert Landau

Robert Landau: Iconic Billboards of the Sunset Strip

A multi-generational crowd gathered on Tuesday evening at the Key Club to appreciate the work of photographer Robert Landau. Christopher Reeve as Superman over the Sunset Strip in West Hollywod, CA during the heyday of the classic billboards in the area....

 

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