Category: Lodging, hotel, motel

Hollywood Tower

Image: Maynard L. Parker, photographer. Courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

“When the Sunset Tower opened in 1931 at 8358 Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, the apartment building was considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the Los Angeles area. This photo was taken in 1939, when parking on the Sunset Strip was an achievable ambition.”

Excerpt from Martin Turnbull post on facebook. See it at the link below along with much additional information.

At the present time, this building was the inspiration for a spooky building at a well-known theme park.

So Cal Hotels

Left: 1939 brochure from author’s collection. Right: from scans via New York Public Library*

The All-Year Club of Southern California published a variety of guides for visitors and also operated a free information bureau at 505 W. Sixth St. in Los Angeles. Their hotel guide had 30 pages of lodgings but there was no overlap with the listings in The Negro Motorist Green Book.