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Then Vs. Now: Hollywood & Vine

These photos and rare clips give us a peek at street life in 1950’s Hollywood.

1. Then: Hollywood & Vine

2. Now: Hollywood & Vine

3. Then: Hodys Coffee Shop.

4. Now: Former location of Hody’s.

While Hody’s had long gone out of business the building that housed it had been converted into a nightclub, Basque.

Basque burned down in an early morning fire in 2008.

5. Then: Intersection at Hollywood & Vine.

Photo from the early ’50s.

6. Now: Intersection at Hollywood & Vine.

7. Then: Looking onto Hollywood & Vine, from Hollywood & Ivar.

8. Now: Looking onto Hollywood & Vine, from Hollywood & Ivar.

9. Then: Taft building housing Rexall drugstore.

Photo is from the early ’60s.

10. Now: Taft building housing a Starbucks.

11. Then: Capitol Records Building from Hollywood & Vine.

Photo is from the early ’60s.

12. Now: Capitol Records Building from Hollywood & Vine.

13. Then: Looking onto Hollywood & Vine, from Selma & Vine.

Early ‘50s: Construction of the Capital Records Building can be seen in the far upper right. It would be completed in 1956.

14. Now: Looking onto Hollywood & Vine, from Selma & Vine.

15. Then: Pantages Theatre

Photo from the mid-’60s.

Fun fact: It opened in 1930 and is formerly known as the RKO Pantages Theatre.

16. Now: Pantages Theatre

17. For even more 1950s Hollywood you can watch this film clip:

18. Another awesome film clip of 1950’s Hollywood & Vine:

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