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Found on EBay -- Hollywood Boulevard


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Hollywood_postcard
Notice that there's no traffic signal at Highland, just a stop sign.
This postcard of Hollywood at night, showing the neon signs on Hollywood Boulevard, has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $5.99. I suspect my crime buddy Nathan Marsak can give the history of every sign in this picture, starting with Coffee Dan's (6776 Hollywood Blvd.) and the Pickwick bookstore, 6743 Hollywood Blvd.   
 
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IThere appears to be a tri-light signal in front of the Bank of America. Also it looks like a Danger sign is present where the signal would be. This could be the time when the Acme signals were being replaced with tri-lights. The cars present are about the years for that time. In the Acme era there were Stop signs on many of them as the Acmes stopped operating late at night when traffic was very light...Traffic is never light any more.

The car at the far right of the shot looks like a '53 or '54 Ford, which gives a more specific idea as to the time period.

This postcard is one of the items displayed on the YesterdayLA site, featuring views of L.A. in the '30s through the mid-'60s via postal card shots.


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