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My new novel – “Twisted Boulevard” – opens in February 1948, so how funny / coincidental / synchronistic that this morning I should come across this northward-looking view of Vine Street, Hollywood from 1948. Tom Breneman was the popular host of a morning radio show, “Breakfast in Hollywood” who died unexpectedly in April of 1948, so this shot was probably taken early that year, around about the same time as the events in “Twisted Boulevard” kick off.

My new novel – “Twisted Boulevard” – opens in February 1948, so how funny / coincidental / synchronistic that this morning I should come across this northward-looking view of Vine Street, Hollywood from 1948. Tom Breneman was the popular host of a morning radio show, “Breakfast in Hollywood” who died unexpectedly in April of 1948, so this shot was probably taken early that year, around about the same time as the events in “Twisted Boulevard” kick off.

The Melody Room on Sunset Boulevard (1956)

Street view on the Sunset Strip in the late including the Melody Room Sunset Boulevard), a jazz club that had been popular with local mobsters. It eventually morphed into the Viper Room in the and is the site where River Phoenix.

Used Cars Dealer, Hollywood, 1942

used car lot with Savenick's Tires next door in Los Angeles, California. April Photo by Russell Lee.

LOS ANGELES / HOLLYWOOD: Widow of pioneer filmmaker, Thomas H. Ince, built the Château Élysée at 5930 Franklin Ave as a residential apartment house. The names associated with it include: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn Edward G. Robinson, Carol Lombard, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Ginger Rogers, Lillian Gish, Katharine Hepburn, George Gershwin, and Cary Grant. It’s still there, in wonderful condition...but it’s in the hands of the Scientologists.

Residential apartment house, Château Élysée at 5930 Franklin Ave., Hollywood: built by Thomas Ince's widow as a luxury long-term residential apartment house for movie stars.