I came across this nostalgic video of Los Angeles. It appeared on You Tube ten years ago by Alison Martino whose YT channel is called “Vintage Los Angeles”.
We can pin the time period down to 1948 as Bette Davis’s June Bride is showing at the Warners cinema; also “Born to Kill” from 1947 and “The Stranger”.
The Hollywood Hotel looks luxurious and we can see the entrance to Paramount Studios; the MGM sign; RKO at Culver City;
Hollywood Boulevard doesn’t look busy, everyone is well dressed; a taxi driver waits for a fare outside the Hollywood Hotel.
The Knickerbocker Hotel , built in 1923, was popular with stars. It is now the Knickerbocker Apartments for retirees.
The Hollywood Hotel was built in 1902 and lasted till 1956.
There is a sign we only see a part of – PECK-LAUG….
It’s three minutes capturing old Hollywood. And in color. Wonderful.
Gregory Peck and Charles Laughton in THE PARADINE CASE (1947).
A very historic colour film of Los Angeles. Thanks for drawing our attention to it, Vienna.
You’re welcome. The color brings it to life.
I love this! (And was so excited to figure out the Peck-Laugh mystery, LOL.) Watching this is like stepping into the past. Thank you for sharing it!
Yes, a moment in Hollywood, we might even have seen a star!
Not only nostalgia for the long-gone Hollywood, but it reminded me of my childhood when I saw San Francisco and other cities in the Bay Area when they were like this. Thanks for posting it.
Glad it brought back memories for you.