Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vintage Los Angeles--Sunset Strip in the 1940s


Courtesy of Vintage Los Angeles, one of my favorite online resources, take a drive down Sunset Boulevard around the time that Rita Hayworth filmed Gilda at Columbia Studios.  Columbia was located at Sunset and Gower in the 1940s, so this is a stretch of the street that you would indeed share with Rita and other stars.  I love to think of them driving to work at the studios when I watch this.

Of course I love their inclusion of a Hitchcockian soundtrack, too.  

ABOVE:  The Palladium theater on Sunset Boulevard between Gower and Vine c. 1940s

2 comments:

Kay said...

Oh, this is wonderful stuff, Kimberly! Thanks for posting this! Have you seen the Voice of the Globe video on TCM about California, featuring a trip to a ranch outside of town (owned by Lou Carillo, The Cisco Kid's sidekick)? It's terrific!
Kay
www.moviestarmakeover.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Incredibly I actually HAVE caught that video on TCM! lol Can you tell we're fans?

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