Today’s feature image, taken on February 7, 1938, is the first in a series of photos showing Sunset Boulevard and vehicles on it dating all the way back to 1904. This photograph shows the Boulevard traveling left-to-right at the intersection with Highland Avenue in Hollywood, California. The 22-mile long thoroughfare travels west from Little Armenia located near the Hollywood Palladium and ends at Route 1, the Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades near the ocean.
The lead image and the enlargeable views of it below show the oldest automobiles, Packard and Ford sedans that date to about 1930, and one of the latest that appears to be a 1938 Cadillac convertible just to the left of the center of the intersection. Currie’s Ice Cream Parlor serving ten cent malts and five cent ice cream cones is located just to the right of the intersection on the Boulevard.
A late-1930s image of the interior of a Currie’s Ice Cream Parlor courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library can be see at the bottom of the post. You can view a recent image of Highland Avenue and Sunset Boulevard at Google Street View.
Tell us what you find of interest in this photograph courtesy of the USC Libraries.