"Hollywood Boulevard: The Golden Road, hardened artery, Santa Clause Lane, Main Street in slacks"
- Hedda Hopper 1941
Hollywood Boulevard was once the style capital of the world; the Rodea Drive of its time. The Who's Who of Los Angeles came here to see and be seen, to rub elbows with the rich and famous. A street as famous as New York's Broadway and as infamous as any bowery.
From the far corners of America and the world people have come in search of dreams to Hollywood.
Over the years the boulevard has changed. The facades of buildings have been altered, luckily many of the upper portions of the buildings remain unchanged.
There are four basic architectual styles on the boulevard:
• Art Deco
• Spanish Colonial Revival
• Normandy / Chateau
• Period / Exotic Revivals