Hollywood Boulevard 1934 Postcard

Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Hollywood Boulevard was another great subject of postcards. Unmodernized PE “Hollywood” cars roll along “The Boulevard” in this 1934 hand-tinted view.

From Ralph Cantos:

The PE Red Cars were as much a part of Hollywood, as Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Hotel. Hollywood Blvd. would see the comings and goings of the PE cars until September 24, 1954. After that date, the “Boulevard” started to lose much of its charm, and turn into the ZOO it has become today.

Ralph Cantos Collection

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  • Al Donnelly
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    A beautiful view of “The Great White Way”. The Hollywood Hotel was always an iconic structure linked to the passing streetcar lines from the get-go. Valentino burst forth from inside the walls. But today, few can even recall the diminished remains of the structure before it was ruthlessly demolished. Presently it is very hard to find any real detail on the interior and furnishings, but luckily we have the results of a great effort to preserve the electric railway history so closely associated.

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