14 Vintage Postcards Of Old Hollywood Vs. Hollywood Now

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1. Bernheimer Gardens then…

Bernheimer Gardens then...

…Yamashiro now.

...Yamashiro now.

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

 

2. The Pantages Theatre then…

The Pantages Theatre then...

 

…and the Pantages Theatre now.

...and the Pantages Theatre now.

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

 

3. Griffith Observatory then…

Griffith Observatory then...

…and Griffith Observatory now.

...and Griffith Observatory now.

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

 

4. The Chinese Theatre then…

The Chinese Theatre then...

…the TCL Chinese Theatre now.

...the TCL Chinese Theatre now.

The theater famous for its impressions of famous hands and other body parts is at6925 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.

 

5. NBC Radio City building then…

NBC Radio City building then...

…a bank now.

...a bank now.

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…

The Hollywood Bowl then...

…and the Hollywood Bowl now.

...and the Hollywood Bowl now.

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

 

7. Westlake Park then…

Westlake Park then...

…and MacArthur Park now.

...and MacArthur Park now.

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

 

8. The Mulholland Memorial Fountain then…

The Mulholland Memorial Fountain then...

…and the Mulholland Memorial Fountain now.

...and the Mulholland Memorial Fountain now.

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

 

9. Chinatown then…

Chinatown then...

…and Chinatown now.

...and Chinatown now.

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

 

10. Union Station then…

Union Station then...

…and Union Station now.

...and Union Station now.

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

 

11. The Hollywood Post Office then…

The Hollywood Post Office then...

…and the Hollywood Post Office now.

...and the Hollywood Post Office now.

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

 

12. Palm Springs then…

Palm Springs then...

…and Palm Springs now.

...and Palm Springs now.

These are images of Indian Canyons.

 

13. Union Air Terminal then…

Union Air Terminal then...

…the Bob Hope Airport now.

...the Bob Hope Airport now.

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

 

14. The Hollywood skyline then…

The Hollywood skyline then...
…and now.

...and now.

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

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Taylor Goldblatt

After years of research, travel, and dreams, I have created this website for people like you who want to experience the things that only America can offer. My passion is to explore and share America's greatest destinations and attractions. Follow me on Twitter @USCityTraveler for additional travel tips and ideas.

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