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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hooray For Hollywood: Your Streetcar Is Here, But Your Subway Doesn't Arrive For Almost 50 Years

No. 736 on Pacific Electric Railway's San Fernando Valley Line, circa late 1940s.

Northbound Highland Avenue just south of Hollywood Boulevard. Note the large group of people at the boarding area in the middle of the street. The Hotel Hollywood is at the northwest corner of the intersection which is the current site of the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Complex and Metro's Red Line Hollywood/Highland station.