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    Posted on Dec 2, 2013

    14 Vintage Postcards Of Old Hollywood Vs. Hollywood Now

    Hollywood's seedy beauty is more timeless than you thought. These postcards from 1930-1945 show how much things have changed — and just how much they've stayed the same.

    1. Bernheimer Gardens then...

    ...Yamashiro now.

    Flickr: eccentricscholar

    At 1999 N Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles — completed in the early 1900s, it is now an expensive Japanese restaurant.

    2. The Pantages Theatre then...

    ...and the Pantages Theatre now.

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    One of the former homes of the Academy Awards ceremony, the theater is at 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.

    3. Griffith Observatory then...

    ...and Griffith Observatory now.

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    The planetarium of the people is at 2800 E Observatory Ave., Los Angeles.

    4. The Chinese Theatre then...

    ...the TCL Chinese Theatre now.

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    The theater famous for its impressions of famous hands and other body parts is at 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.

    5. NBC Radio City building then...

    ...a bank now.

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    NBC has moved — where the building in the postcard was, on the northeast corner of Sunset and Vine, there is now a Chase bank.

    6. The Hollywood Bowl then...

    ...and the Hollywood Bowl now.

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    The 1920s amphitheater is at 2301 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles.

    7. Westlake Park then...

    ...and MacArthur Park now.

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    The iconic Los Angeles park is at 2230 W 6th St., Los Angeles.

    8. The Mulholland Memorial Fountain then...

    ...and the Mulholland Memorial Fountain now.

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    The memorial to water hog William Mulholland is in Los Feliz.

    9. Chinatown then...

    ...and Chinatown now.

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    The Old Chinatown Central Plaza is at 943 N Broadway, Los Angeles.

    10. Union Station then...

    ...and Union Station now.

    Flickr: pedrosz

    Los Angeles' main rail station is on N Alameda Street, just north of the 101.

    11. The Hollywood Post Office then...

    ...and the Hollywood Post Office now.

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    This post office has images of celebrity stamps on its walls at 1615 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles.

    12. Palm Springs then...

    ...and Palm Springs now.

    Flickr: bdearth

    These are images of Indian Canyons.

    13. Union Air Terminal then...

    ...the Bob Hope Airport now.

    Flickr: charleskremenak

    Teeny little Bob Hope Airport is at 2627 N Hollywood Way, Burbank.

    14. The Hollywood skyline then...

    ...and now.

    Flickr: jgscism

    The Hollywood Bowl Overlook has a stunning view of the town.

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